Class 2014 – 2015 (Class V)


1. Induction and Orientation

The 2014 – 2015 Class participated in the Induction and Orientation session on April 2, 2014, at the 29th APAO Congress in Tokyo, Japan. The 1-day session included an Insights Colors program, facilitated by Ms Kymm Choo and sponsored by Allergan.

2. Mid-term Forum

The Leadership Masterclass (previously called Mid-term Forum) was hosted by The Vietnam Ophthalmological Society in Hanoi from October 3 – 5, 2014.
Allergan sponsored Mr Simon Abbott as a speaker for the masterclass. Ms Marsheila DeVan ran an interactive workshop on presentation and communication skills in the session.

3. Self-initiated Project

Each participant was required to plan and execute a self-initiated project. They were to send their project title and propose a mentor to the Central Secretariat by December 15, 2014.

4. Graduation

The following participants graduated on April 3, 2015, at the 30th APAO Congress in Guangzhou, China.

(in alphabetical order by surname)

1 Dr. Meenu CHAUDHARY (Nepal)
Project Title:
Improving Corneal Donation by Enhancement of Hospital Corneal Retrieval Program (HCRP) in Nepal
 Meenu Chaudhary
2 Dr. Madhuwanthi DISSANAYAKE (Sri Lanka)
Project Title:
Developing and Incorporating a Module on Professionalism and
Ethics in to Ophthalmology Post Graduate Training in Sri Lanka
 Moditha Madhuwanthi Dissanayake
3 Dr. Syeed KADIR (Bangladesh)
Project Title:
Eyelid Lesions: Referral Guidelines for Primary Physicians
 Syeed Mehbub Ul Kadir
4 Prof. Piseth KONG (Cambodia)
Project Title:
Human Resources for Comprehensive Eye Care in Cambodia
 Kong Piseth
5 Dr Yeni LESTARI (Indonesia)
Project Title:
Restructurization of IOA Cataract Blindness Elimination Program: Moving to a Better Indonesian Cataract Surgical Rate
 Yeni Dwi Lestari
6 Prof. Makoto NAKAMURA (Japan)
Project Title:
Organizing Symposia and Skill Transfer Programs to Cultivate
Research Minds in Young Ophthalmologists
 Makoto Nakamura
7 Dr. Norlina Mohd RAMLI (Malaysia)
Project Title:
Setting up Vision Screening among Indigenous Schoolchildren
in West Malaysia: A pilot project
 Norlina Ramli
8 Dr. Thitiporn RATANAPOJNARD (Thailand)
Project Title:
Public Education Via Social Media
 Thitiporn Ratanapojnard
9 Dr. Paolo SILVA (Philippines)
Project Title:
Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Severity and Predominantly Peripheral
DR Lesions are Associated with Nonperfusion on Ultrawide Field Angiography
 Paolo Antonio S. Silva
10 Prof. Angus TURNER (Australia)
Project Title:
Increasing the impact of telehealth for eye care in rural and
remote Western Australia
 Angus Turner
11 Dr. Davaatseren URANCHIMEG (Mongolia)
Project Title:
Retrospective Study on Causes of Blindness among Students
of School for the Blind in Mongolia
12 Dr. Yaxing WANG (China)
Project Title:
Ophthalmological education to medical practitioners in villages
in rural China
 yaxing wang
13 Dr Jason YAM (Hong Kong, China)
Project Title:
Improving Public Education on Myopia in Hong Kong, China
 Jason Yam
14 Prof. Jaewook Yang (Korea )
Project Title:
New Treatment and Prevention on Ocular Surface Disease by Chlamydia Trachomatis
 Jae Wook Yang
15 Dr. Po-Ting YEH (Chinese Taipei)
Project Title:
Enhancing the Education and Understanding of Uveitic Diseases in Chinese Taipei
 Po-Ting Yeh
16 Prof. Xinyuan Zhang (China)
Project Title:
Participation in Establishment of a Leadership Development
Program in China
 xinyuan zhang