IACLE salutes awards winner

December 02, 2016 Posted by IACLE

 

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators presented the prestigious IACLE contact lens educator of the year awards and IACLE travel award at the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) annual meeting held in Anaheim, California in November. The ceremony took place at an international reception at the Academy 2016 meeting (11 November). IACLE also held its annual general meeting and executive board meeting at Academy 2016. The IACLE contact lens educator of the year awards recognize and reward achievements in contact lens education worldwide. Each winner receives a bursary of up to US$3,000 towards the cost of attending a major international conference.
Thanks to generous sponsorship from CooperVision, three educator of the year awards are presented, one for each of IACLE’s three global regions. This year’s winners were: IACLE americas contact lens educator of the year 2016, Dr Jorge Giovanni Vargas, Universidad de La Salle, Facultad de Optometria, Colombia. IACLE Asia Pacific contact lens educator of the year 2016, Dr Prema Chande, Lotus College of Optometry, Mumbai, India. IACLE Europe / Africa – Middle East contact lens educator of the year 2016, Professor James Wolffsohn, Aston University, Birmingham, UK. The IACLE travel award is a travel bursary for an IACLE educator member starting out on his/her career who would not otherwise be able to attend a major international conference. The annual award is funded by IACLE. This year’s recipient was: IACLE travel award 2016, Eman Alzghoul, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. This year, for the first time, the IACLE awards winners were offered a choice of international meetings to attend as their prize. All this year’s recipients chose to travel to the Academy 2016 meeting (9-12 November).      

Next entry: IACLE welcomes new sponsor

Previous entry: Euromcontact: Action needed

Leave a comment:

Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.