28th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology (in conjunction with XIX International Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting 2012 (INOS))

Date: 15 - 18 June 2012

Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel


The College of Ophthalmologists is pleased to have participated in the 28th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology in conjunction with XIX International Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting 2012 (INOS).

The Organizing Commmittees were chaired by Dr Sharon Tow, Dr Goh Kong Yong and Dr Lee Shu Yen. The Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) was instrumental in being at the forefront of key international programmes.

The conference was well attended by a total of 600 delegates, including the speakers and chairpersons. About 400 delegates attended the INOS meeting, together with 40 faculty members and many international experts. 130 posters were presented during the event. Delegates came from over 30 countries, including the USA, the UK, Aus tralia, Malaysia, among many others etc.

The INOS comprised of 10 Thematic Sessions which included sessions on 'Unexplained Visual Loss' and 'Degenerative Disorders'. The Singapore-Malaysia Meeting comprised of symposiums in the areas of Cataract, Glaucoma, Refractive Surgery and Paramedical.

Professor Neil Richard Miller delivered the College of Ophthalmologists' 3rd Lectureship & Scientific Meeting titled, 'Vascular Diseases in Neuro-Ophthalmology' at the 28th Singapore-Malaysia Joint Meeting in Ophthalmology.

More information on the distinguished speaker, Professor Neil Richard Miller:
He joined the staff of the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1975 and has been a faculty member there since then. He is currently Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and also the Frank B. Walsh Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology and head of the Neuro-Ophthalmology and Orbital Units of the Wilmer Institute. Other departmental duties include being Chair of the Wilmer Resident Selection, and Chair of the Associate Professor Reappointment Review Committee for the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

There was also a social programme which featured activities on the theme 'Experience Singapore', with a bumboat ride in the Singapore River, as well as a welcome reception at Indo-Chine Restaurant.

Overall, the conference received a positive feedback.