The Visit of GOAP Retina Experts
The GOAP (Global Ophthalmology Awards Program) committee met in HK from 13th July to 15th July. We were honoured to have the world-renowned committee members visiting our department on 14th July. Front row: 3rd from left Dr Patricia D’Amore (Harvard University, USA), 4th Dr Jennifer Arnold (Sydney, Australia); Middle row: 2nd Prof Quan Dong Nguyen (Stanford University, USA), 3rd Dr Francisco Rodríguez (Bogotá, Colombia), 4th Dr Peter Kertes (Toronto, Canada), 5th Prof Francesco Bandello (Milan, Italy), 7th Prof Calvin Pang (CUHK, Hong Kong); Back row: 4th Prof Masahito Ohji (Shiga University, Japan), 6th Mr Philip Hykin (Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK) and 7th Prof Daniel Pauleikhoff (University of Essen, Germany). Other guests include: Ms Jennifer Pluim, Mr George Lambrou, Ms Angela Bretagne, Ms Jan Hui and Mr Ashish Patel from Bayer; Ms Emma Burgess, Mr Rob Pilbrow, Mr Jamie Harrison from Porterhouse Medical. Our department chairman, Prof Clement Tham (Middle row, 6th), welcome them with consultant ophthalmologists from Hong Kong Eye Hospital, and our other faculty members and staff.
We showed them the facilities at the CUHK Ophthalmic Research Centre and the CUHK Eye Centre. Dr Mårten Brelén, Director of Pao So Kok Macular Disease Treatment & Research Centre and Assistant Professor, gave a presentation on our department’s latest retina research. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to exchange new ideas with the guests and establish stronger network with these vitreo-retina experts.Our honorable guests took the group photo with our faculty members and staff.Our assistant professor Dr Danny Ng (first from the left) introduced the CUHK Ophthalmic Microsurgical Training Centre (OMTC) to our guests.