The Ophthalmological Society of the West Indies (OSWI) is presently hosting its 30th annual Congress. It ends on Saturday.
The four- day regional symposium, which began earlier this week, serves to enable the continuation of professional development opportunities for eye physicians, surgeons, and other allied health professionals. Jealth Minister Terrence Deyalsingh is expected to attend and address the delegates at the opening ceremony.
The congress will also include distinguished ophthalmologists, international and regional who will present and share information on the latest advances in their various fields of Ophthalmology.
Included in the list of presenters is the Garth Taylor Memorial Feature Speaker, Professor Harminder Singh Dua.
Dua is the former president of the Royal College of Ophthalmology. In June 2019,Dua was appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to Ophthalmology by Queen Elizabeth II.
There will also be a team from Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute of Miami and ORBIS who have been playing an integral role as educational partners within the region. A report on Vision 2020 will also be presented by Dr Juan Carlos Silva.
The programme also includes workshops for junior doctors, during which the Residents (junior doctors in training) will be given the opportunity to develop their professional skills.
Additionally, Residents have the opportunity to present their research papers.
With the conference being held in Trinidad, it is expected that the local delegates will capitalise on the avenue to improve their region specific knowledge of prevalent eye diseases.
OSWI is looking forward to welcoming over 100 delegates as it forges ahead with its mandate as the regional voice for Ophthalmology in the West Indies