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International Forum

2012 International Forum: Addressing Diabetic Blindness, Refractive Error and the Basic Eye Exam

Monday, 12 November
08:30 to 11:00
McCormick Place, Room S101AB
Chicago, Illinois

Panels comprised of experts from around the world will present data on diabetic retinopathy worldwide, screening and treatment modalities in resource poor countries, refractive error and the barriers to accessing optical services and spectacles in developing countries, and training in a comprehensive basic eye exam and screening strategies in developing countries.

Panel discussions will be followed by question and answer sessions. The program will close with a networking reception.

Zelia Correa, MD, PhD, Cincinnati, Ohio

Emerging Threat of Diabetic Blindness in Resource Poor Counties
Linda M. Lawrence, MD, Kansas, United States

Ivo Kocur, MD, Geneva, Switzerland
John M. Barrows, MPH, Maryland, United States
Juan F. Batlle, MD, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Audience Question & Answer

The Comprehensive Basic Eye Exam and Screening Strategies
Victoria M. Sheffield, Maryland, United States

James E. Standefer, MD, Minnesota, United States
Fernando R. Barria von-Bischhoffshaunsen, MD, Concepción, Chile

Audience Question & Answer

Timothy P. Page, MD, Michigan, United States

Networking Reception with Refreshments