Class 2015 – 2016 (Class VI)


1. Induction and Orientation

The 2015-16 Class participated in the Induction and Orientation session on April 1st, 2015, at the 30th APAO Congress in Guangzhou, China. The 1-day session included an Insights Colors program, facilitated by Mr Simon Abbott.

2. Master Class

The Leadership Masterclass (previously called Mid-term Forum) was hosted by The Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association in Bali from October 1 – 3, 2015.

3. Self-initiated Project

Each participant is required to plan and execute a self-initiated project. They are to send their project title and propose a mentor to the Central Secretariat by December 15, 2015.

4. Graduation

Each participant is required to plan and execute a self-initiated project to be presented at the 31st APAO Congress in Chinese Taipei to graduate from the Program.
(in alphabetical order by country)

1 Dr. Mar Amarin (Cambodia)
Project Title:
Validity of Vision Screening Tests by Teachers among School Children Grade 3 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 Mar Amarin
2 Dr. Yih-Shiou Hwang (Chinese Taipei)
Project Title:
Developing and Incorporating a Module on Professionalism and
Ethics in to Ophthalmology Post Graduate Training in Sri Lanka
 Yih-Shiou Hwang
3 Dr. Shaheeda Mohamed (Hong Kong, China)
Project Title:
Improving Care for Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy in Hong Kong, China
 SSShaheeda Mohamed
4 Dr. Trilaksana Nugroho (Indonesia)
Project Title:
The Development of Healthy Eye Districts in P4KMM Gunungpati, a Rural Area in Semarang City
 TTTrilaksana Nugroho
5 Prof. Mineo Kondo (Japan)
Project Title:
How to Increase the Number of New Ophthalmologists in Japan
 Mineo Kondo
6 Dr. Min Kim (Korea-South)
Project Title:
Doctor to Doctor Hotline
 Min Kim
7 Dr. Azhany Yaakub (Malaysia)
Project Title:
Eye Screening among First Degree Relatives of Glaucoma Patients in Northeast of Malaysia
 Azhany Yaakub
8 Dr. Purnima Sthapit (Nepal)
Project Title:
Ophthalmological Education for Health Assistants/Medical Practitioners Working in Rural Nepal
 Purnima Sthapit
9 Dr. Brent Gaskin (New Zealand)
Project Title:
Improving Basic Sciences Anatomy Learning in Ophthalomology Training Through the Integration of Clincially Relevant Scenarios
 Brent Gaskin
10 Dr. Yvette Marie Santiago (Philippines)
Project Title:
Establishing the Young Ophthalmologists Program of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology
 Yvette Marie Santiago
11 Dr. Chee-Chew Yip (Singapore)
Project Title:
Improving the Teaching & Assessment of Ophthalmology in Medical Undergraduates: Voice Over Lecture & Micro-CEX
 Chee-Chew Yip
12 Prof. Hae Jung Paik (Korea – South)
Project Title:
Blindness Prevention of Preschool-Aged Children in South Korea
 Hae Jung Paik
13 Dr. Dilruwani Aryasingha ( Sri Lanka)
Project Title:
Training of the General Medical Clinic Medical Officers in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Development of a Referral Network to Improve Accessibility in Public Sector Health Care Institutions in Sri Lanka
 Dilruwani Aryasingha
14 Dr. Puwat Charukamnoetkanok (Thailand)
Project Title:
Eliminating Blinding Cataract in Thailand: Innovative Solutions to an Old Challenge
 Puwat Charukamnoetkanok