Class 2016 – 2017 (Class VII)


1. Induction and Orientation

The 2016-17 Class participated in the Induction and Orientation session on March 24th, 2016, at the 31th APAO Congress in Chinese Taipei. The 1-day session included an Insights Colors program, facilitated by Mr Simon Abbott and sponsored by Allergan

2. Master Class

The Leadership Masterclass (previously called Mid-term Forum) was hosted by the Mongolian Ophthalmologists’ Society in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from September 2 to 4, 2016. Ms Marsheila DeVan ran an interactive workshop on presentation and communication skills in the session.

3. Self-initiated Project

Participant were required to plan and execute a self-initiated project in consultation with their Mentors.

4. Graduation

The following participants presented their projects and graduated from the program on March 4, 2017, at the 32nd APAO Congress in Singapore
(in alphabetical order by country)

1 Dr. Mitchell Lawlor (Australia)
Project Title:
Evaluation of a Glaucoma Clinical Referral Pathway between Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in Australia and New Zealand Using a Prospective Registry of Glaucoma Outcomes
 Mitchell Lawlor
2 Dr. Nuzhat Choudhury (Bangladesh)
Project Title:
Community Mobilization in Eye care in Bangladesh
 Nuzhat Choudhury
3 Dr. Pei-Chang Wu (Chinese Taipei)
Project Title:
Guideline for Myopia Prevention and Control for Children in Chinese Taipei
 Pei-Chang Wu
4 Dr. Vishal Jhanji (Hong Kong, China)
Project Title:
The Development of Healthy Eye Districts in P4KMM Gunungpati, a Rural Area in Semarang City
 Vishal Jhanji
5 Dr. Yunia Irawati (Indonesia)
Project Title:
Ocular Problem in Morbus Hansen Patient in Endemic Area in Indonesia
 Yunia Irawati
6 Dr. Astrianda Suryono (Indonesia)
Project Title:
Setting Up Leadership Development Program in Indonesia
 Astrianda Suryono
7 Dr. Koichi Nishitsuka (Japan)
Project Title:
Construction of the Follow-up Survey System for Vitreoretinal Diseases
 Koichi Nishitsuka
8 Dr. Miswanudin Mahyudin (Malaysia)
Project Title:
Kids Right to Sight
 Miswanudin Mahyudin
9 Dr. Chimgee Chuluunkhuu (Mongolia)
Project Title:
Improving Basic Sciences Anatomy Learning in Ophthalomology Training Through the Integration of Clincially Relevant Scenarios
 Chimgee Chuluunkhuu
10 Dr. Battuya Jamsrandorj (Mongolia)
Project Title:
Contributing Factors to the Rising Number of Cataract Surgeries between 2008-2016 in Government Hospital in Mongolia
 Battuya Jamsrandorj
11 Dr. Myra Vita Ocubillo (Philippines)
Project Title:
The Distribution of the Philippines’ Ophthalmology Training Graduates from the Past 20 Years
 Myra Vita Ocubillo
12 Dr. Marcus Ang (Singapore)
Project Title:
Incentive-based Community Eyecare Program for the Under-privileged Elderly in Singapore
 Marcus Ang
13 Dr. Claude Posala (Solomon Islands)
Project Title:
Developing and Establishing an Eye Patient Management System for Eye Patients in My Local Setting
 Claude Posala
14 Dr. Kapila Bandutilake (Sri Lanka)
Project Title:
A Pilot study to improve awareness among parents and physicians on prevention and early management of ocular trauma in children in Sri Lanka
 Kapila Bandutilake
15 Dr. Tulvatana Wasee (Thailand)
Project Title:
Good Clinical Practice and Human Subject Protection Training for the First Year Residents and First Year Clinical Fellows at the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
 Tulvatana Wasee
16 Dr. Phu Nguyen (Vietnam)
Project Title:
ChildSight Program in the North of Vietnam
 Phu Nguyen