Class 2012 – 2013 (Class III)


1. Induction and Orientation

The 2012 – 2013 Class participated in the Induction and Orientation session on April 13, 2012, at the 27th APAO Congress in Busan, Korea. Prof Frank Martin, President of APAO, Prof Dennis Lam, Secretary-General of APAO, and Dr Bruce Spivey, President of ICO, were invited to address to the class. The 1-day session also included an Insights Discovery program, facilitated by Mr Simon Abbott and sponsored by Allergan.

LDP 2012-2013

2. Mid-term Forum

This A year’s mid-year forum was hosted by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand in Bangkok from September 27 – 29, 2012th to 29th. Allergan once again supported the forum by sponsoring Mr Jim Trunick, Director of Allergan, as a speaker.

3. Self-initiated Project

Each participant was required to plan and execute a self-initiated project.

4. Graduation

The following participants presented their projects and graduated from the program on April 16, 2012, at the 28th APAO Congress in Hyderabad, India.

(in alphabetical order by surname)

Name Country  Project Title
1 Prof. Shafiqul Islam Bangladesh Curriculum Development of Post Graduate Medical Education
2 Dr. Arief Kartasasmita Indonesia Enhancing Ophthalmology Services in Indonesia through Setting Up a National Standard of Ophthalmologist Education
3 Dr. Pradeepa Kurukulasuriya Siriwardena Sri Lanka Isolation and Determination of the Antibiotic Sensitivity of Conjuctival Commensal Flora of Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery at a Base Hospital, Sri Lanka.
4 Prof. Joo-Eun Lee Korea Improving Surgical Outcomes of Retinal Detachments
5 Prof. Khan Nangrejo Pakistan Public Awareness Program for Diabetic Retinopathy
6 Prof. Anuchit Poonyathalang Thailand Improving Results and Collaborations of Outreach Cataract Surgery Program
7 Prof. Koh-hei Sonoda Japan The Development of Mutual Understandings and Collaborative Immunological Research Projects in APAO Nations
8 Dr. Devaraj Supramaniam Malaysia Improving Surgical Training for Ophthalmology Trainees
9 Dr. Sherman Valero Philippines Initiation of Local Leadership Development Programs in the Philippines
10 Prof. Brendan James Vote Australia Tasmanian Eye Institute – Ensuring Health Care Needs for Tasmanians into the Future
11 Dr. Yat Hin Ian Wong Hong Kong, China Developing a Platform for Local Retinal Specialists to Promote Knowledge Exchange