Global Education & Training

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Global Education & Training

The Global Education & Training Initiative of the Children’s Eye Foundation of AAPOS focuses on engaging international physicians from underserved areas of the world in training alongside AAPOS members in the US.  This important Foundation program allows ophthalmologists to benefit from a vastly expanded international collegial network and to develop skills that end preventable vision loss in children around the world. 

 

Each year, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) hosts an annual symposium where leading experts and researchers in the field share information about cutting-edge technology and the latest innovations in care. Colleagues from around the world convene to learn from one another and build relationships that further advance pediatric ophthalmology.  In an effort to increase opportunities for pediatric ophthalmologists outside of North America, Marilyn Miller, MD, made a generous gift in 2012 to underwrite the cost of annual meeting attendance for select international attendees.  Now named the Miller International Travel Award, this program continues to grant funds to at least one international doctor per year – facilitating their participation in the AAPOS annual meeting. 


2023 MILLER INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL AWARD APPLICATIONs are now closed.


2022 Miller international travel grant award recipient's

Dr. Laura AngelescuDr. Laura Angelescu

Opticline Deva | Romania

Dr. Quazi Sazzad IftekharDr. Quazi Sazzad Iftekhar

Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital | Bangladesh


2021 (Virtual)

  • Muneeb Alam-Saudi Arabia
  • Maria Angelescu-Romania
  • Ghada Hassan Allam-Egypt
  • Sahithya Bhaskaran-India
  • Chavisa Bunyavee-Thailand
  • Varada Gokhale-India
  • Ibrahim Matende-Kenya
  • Amra Nadarevic Vodencarevic-Bosnia and Herzegovina

2020-Annual Meeting Canceled Due to COVID-19


2019

  • May May Choo, FRCS- Malaysia
  • Thi Que Anh Vu- Vietnam

2018

  • Anuradha NN Ganesh- Oman
  • Alketa Ajazi Tandili-Albania
  • Mohammad Mostafa Hossain-Bangladesh

2017

  • Maria Laura Curutchet, MD-Argentina
  • Mark Roland Jacoby, MD-South Africa
  • Chinyelu Nkemdilim Ezisi, MD- Nigeria
  • Satenik Gagikovna Agagulyan, MD-Russia

2016

  • Israr Ahmed Bhutto, MD-Pakistan
  • Jitendra Nenumal Jethanim, MD- India
  • Ibrahim Ondeko Ndale Matende, MD- Kenya
  • Teresita de Jesús Méndez Sánchez, MD-Cuba
  • Rosa María Naranjo Fernández, MD- Cuba

2015

  • Muhammad Nazmul Haque Kallol, MD-Bangladesh
  • Srijana Adhikari, MD -Nepal
  • Kateryna Alimivna Fedchuk, MD -Ukraine
  • Ngoc Quang, DO-Vietnam
  • Olubunmi Temitope Bodunde, MD-Nigeria

2014

  • Dr. Adedayo Omobolanle Adio, Nigeria

2013

  • Dupe Ademola-Popoola, MBBS –Nigeria
  • Dechen Wangmo, MD- Bhutan

2012

  • Ahmed Mohamed Fahmi, MD-Sudan