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American Academy of Ophthalmology Appoints International Advisors

03/26/2010   12:30:24 PM

Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, and Stefan Seregard, MD, Join AAO Board of Trustees

SAN FRANCISCO Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, of Hong Kong and Stefan Seregard, MD, of Sweden have been appointed to serve a one-year term on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s (AAO) Board of Trustees.

The International Advisor position on the AAO Board was established in 2010 to bring a global perspective to the board’s decision making and policy setting. Each advisor serves a one year term and represents one of the five major geographic world regions.  In 2011, the new appointees will represent two of the remaining three regions.

“The AAO has a substantial number of international members,” said David W. Parke II, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the AAO. “At the same time, we have expanded upon and strengthened our relationships with national and supranational ophthalmic societies worldwide. We are very fortunate to add the insight of strong leaders like Dr. Lam and Dr. Seregard to our board of trustees and will look to them for guidance regarding our participation in the international ophthalmic community.”

Dr. Lam is the chairman of the department of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is the secretary-general and CEO of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), and served as president and organizing committee chairman of the 2008 World Ophthalmology Congress (held in Hong Kong).

Dr. Seregard is professor of ophthalmology, Karolinska Institutet, and chairman, department of vitreoretinal diseases, at St. Erik’s Eye Hospital in Stockholm. He currently serves as secretary general of the European Ophthalmological Society and president of the Swedish Ophthalmological Society.

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons — Eye M.D.s — with more than 29,000 members worldwide.  Eye health care is provided by the three “O’s” – opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists. It is the ophthalmologist, or Eye M.D., who can treat it all: eye diseases, infections and injuries, and perform eye surgery.          

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