From the WGA Executive Office

Shan Lin

Shan Lin, Executive Vice President

Dear readers,

I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Shan Lin and I started my role as Executive Vice President as of January 1 of this year. Besides my activities for the World Glaucoma Association, I work as a glaucoma specialist and research director at the Glaucoma Consultants of San Francisco.

Looking back at the beginning of this year, it was great to see so much commitment and activity with regard to World Glaucoma Week, which took place from March 11-17. With over 750 activities submitted to the WGW world map, it clearly showed how many people around the world are assisting us in creating more glaucoma awareness. And of course, this number of events only represents the tip of the iceberg, as many more events were organized! Thank you for your support!.

In only one month, the abstract submission and congress & hotel registration for the 8th World Glaucoma Congress 2019 will start. This time, the WGC is going down under. The Congress will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Australia from March 27-30, 2019. Make sure to mark your calendar for June 1, 2018 and register as soon as possible.

I also would like to direct your attention to the WGA Basic Course in Glaucoma. This course has been online for a few months. We have received very positive feedback from our initial users, based on a recent survey. One of the participants said: “the tips given have enabled me to become a better clinician by applying those tips in my practice”.

If you haven’t accessed the Basic Course in Glaucoma yet, you can find the course on our website. All modules are now also available in Spanish (next to the English tab) and soon to be in Portuguese and Chinese.

Another important milestone will be the launch of the WGA Patient Education website, which is planned to be ready within the next few weeks. Please watch your mailbox! You can contact our WGA Executive Office ( if you need any information or have questions on IGR or WGA-related matters.

Enjoy this issue of IGR!

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