Class 2009 – 2010 (Class I)


1. Selected Scientific Programs

The 2009 – 2010 Class participated the following sessions in the 24th APAO Congress in Bali, Indonesia.

  • APAO Leadership Development Program Inauguration Symposium [OE-S3];
  • AAO Leadership in Medicine [OE-S1];
  • ICO How to Tackle Problems in Developing Countries [PB-S1].

2. Induction Session

The induction session was held on May 17, 2009, at the 24th APAO Congress. The Program Committee welcomed the participants. Dr Bruce Spivey, ICO President, and Dr Michael Brennan, AAO President, gave their encouragement to the future leaders.

Dr Zelia Correa, Dr Mary Lawrence, Dr Sundaram Natarajan and Dr Jun S Wong shared their experience on leadership programs and their advice on the self-initiated projects.


3. Self-initiated Project

Each participant was required to plan and execute a self-initiated project, and they were to forward their project briefs and propose a mentor to the Central Secretariat by a stipulated deadline (January 16, 2010). A mentor was assigned to each participant to provide personal guidance.

4. LDP Graduate and Self-Initiated Projects

The following participants presented and graduated from the program on September 19, 2010, at the 25th APAO Congress in Beijing, China.

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1 Dr. Jessica Marie ABANO (Philippines)
Project Title:
Proposed National Eye Care Program of the
Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology
2 Prof. Hyosook AHN (Korea)
Project Title: PBL Problem Based Learning in Ophthalmology Educa
3 Prof. Nadeem Hafeez BUTT (Pakistan)
Project Title:
Development of Ophthalmology Residency Training
Programme in Pakistan<strong
4 Prof. Seiha DO (Cambodia)
Project Title:
Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness in
Cambodia RAA
5 Dr. Catherine GREEN (Australia)
Project Title:
Implementation of a New Model of Care for Glaucoma
Patients in a Hospital Clinic
6 Prof. Atsushi HAYASHI (Japan)
Project Title:
How can we implement sustainable eye-care programs
in the Asia-Pacific region – past, present, and future?
7 Dr. Johan HUTAURUK (Indonesia)
Project Title:
A Model of Ambulatory Surgery Center to Provide Free
Cataract Surgery and Facilitate Phacoemulsification Training
Program for Residents of Ophthalmology in Jakarta
8 Dr. Md Sayedul HOQUE (Bangladesh)
Project Title:
Magnitude Determinants, Consequences and Health Seeking
Behaviour of People with Ocular Injury in Bangladesh
9 Prof. Yoon-Duck KIM (Korea)
Project Title:
Survey of Clinical Characteristics of Thyroid Orbitopathy in
Patients with Thyroid Dysfunction in Korea
10 Dr. Evelyn KOMARATIH (Indonesia)
Project Title:
Implementation of Modified ICO Curriculum for
Ophthalmology Residents at Dr Soetomo Hospital Airlangga
University Surabaya
11 Dr. Dexter LEUNG (Hong Kong, China)
Project Title:
World Glaucoma Day 2009-2010, Hong Kong, China Chapter
12 Dr. Meng NGY (Cambodia)
Project Title:
Establishing Ophthalmology Residency Training in Cambodia
13 Prof. Javed Hasan NIAZI (Pakistan)
Project Title:
Survey of Use of anti-VEGF in Pakistan
14 Dr. Md Anisur RAHMAN (Bangladesh)
Project Title:
Ultrasonography in the Management of Open Globe Injury
in NIO&H
15 Dr. Paisan RUAMVIBOONSUK (Thailand)
Porject Title:
Web-based Visual Acuity Measurement in Elderly Patients
Using the iPad
16 Dr. Nasir SAEED (Pakistan)
Project Title:
Development of a System / Software for Keeping Records
of Ocular Diseases of Patients Attending the Outpatient Department
of a Tertiary Care Hospital
17 Dr. Clement THAM (Hong Kong, China)
Project Title:
Action For Vision Public Educational Series in Ophthalmology
18 Dr. Joseph Anthony TUMBOCON (Philippines)
Project Title:
Utilizing Standardized Assessment Tools for Evaluating the
Performance of Ophthalmology Residents in the Philippines
19 Dr. Dushyantha WARIYAPOLA (Sri Lanka)
Project Title:
Introduction of a Structured Educational Programme to Medical
Students in Government Medical Schools in Sri Lanka
20 Dr. Deepanee WEWALWALA (Sri Lanka)
Project Title:
Glaucoma Screening for Teachers in Western Province of
Sri Lanka