79th Annual International conference on Ophthalmology scheduled Virtually

NEW DELHI: In order to discuss the future of Ophthalmology in India, All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) will be organizing its 79th Annual conference from 24th to 27th June 2021. This scientific extravaganza which is also a huge platform for the exchange of ideas is expected to be attended by more than 10000 delegates not only from India but also from all over the world.
Coronavirus disease pandemic has impacted global healthcare tremendously and ophthalmology is one of the high-hit specialties. Amid such pandemic induced adversities, the medical world has demonstrated remarkable resilience and this conference is an example of that.
The event will be virtually inaugurated by the Chief Guest Honourable Mr Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and will be live from JLN Auditorium, Delhi and PD Hinduja Auditorium, Mumbai.
All the experts and research scholars in the field of Ophthalmology have been invited. There will be spirited debates, keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations, workshops and networking opportunities. 17 international associations like the American Glaucoma Society, American Society of Retina Specialist, Singapore Society of Ophthalmology, Egyptian Ophthalmological Society are participating in the conference.
According to the recent data provided by WHO, India accounts for around 30% of the World’s blind population attributing to a total of 12 million cases. With an addition of 2 million new cases annually, it is not only affecting the quality of life of the individual, but also dragging the holistic development of the nation. It is only adoption of the latest technological advances in the field of Ophthalmology, which can lead to a reduction in the blindness load of India. Said Dr. Mahipal S Sachdev, President, AIOS
The conference will be a four-days celebration of ophthalmology featuring the best works in the fields of Cataract, Refractive Surgery, Cornea, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Neuro-ophthalmology and Oculoplasty. The diverse program will feature plenary lectures, symposia, instruction course, and recorded surgeries for demonstration, Eposter, Video and much more. This scientific extravaganza which is also a huge platform for the exchange of ideas will be attended by thousands of delegates not only from India but from all over the world. More than 225+ international faculties and more than 2500 renowned national faculty members will contribute to the scientific extravaganza. Deliberations in this conference are expected to be a genesis of a lot of ingenious and indigenous therapeutic protocols and ideas which will become gold standards of ophthalmic care the world over.
Along with the scientific contents, cultural programs, painting competition, photography competition and other creative activities are the part of the conference and are completely for the members and by the members.
Apart from the burden of blindness in India, around 15% of the Indian population suffers from preventable blindness and some kind of vision problem. With advancements in the field of ophthalmology, timely detection and treatment can prevent almost all types of vision problems thereby preventing the addition of blindness burden in the country.” Said Dr Namrata Sharma, Secretary, AIOS
As we endeavour to a better world in a new reality of masks, sanitizers and social distancing, it’s time we get back to our academics as well and move forward with renewed hope.
We welcome all the Ophthalmologists from India and abroad to 1st ever virtual AIOC 2021, to share and explore the academic and the scientific aspects of Ophthalmology. A lot of thrusts have also been made on the Pan India Participation with a total of 2500 faculty members on the podium. Research scholars are also being welcomed to gain knowledge and share their expertise. This is going to be an excellent opportunity for ophthalmologists to meet colleagues, juniors and seniors, make new friends and forge lasting bonds. Said Dr. Barun Nayak, Incoming President, AIOS

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