Agneta Rydberg, Sweden - 2018 Stephenson Honorary Fellow Awardee!

Agneta Rydberg, Sweden, was selected as the 2018 Stephenson Honorary Fellow Awardee. The IOA congratulates her to this highly deserved award. Her award will be presented at 2018 IOA AGM scheduled to be held in the Netherlands this fall.

Jan Roelof Polling, the incoming President 2018 will be notifying you with the date and location of the AGM later this summer. 

The Stephenson award recognizes orthoptists’ outstanding contributions and distinguished service to the profession of orthoptics at the local and international level and Agneta is well deserving of this prestigious award. Some of her many accomplishment include:

  • Participation in the development of orthoptic training in Scandinavia - Karolinska Institute

  • Instructor/Program Head - Karolinska Institut

  • First orthoptist in Scandinavia to receive PhD

  • Encouraged and inspired other orthoptists in pursuing orthoptic basic science and clinical research 

  • served on IOA COM for 8 years as the Scandinavian member - served on both CSPC and COC committees

  • Swedish rep on OCE 

  • IOA 2012 Burian Lecturer 

News

The first orthoptic training program has started in Porthrcourt, Nigeria on WORLD ORTHOPTIC DAY!
What a wonderful way for our profession to be celebrated! 

The IOA is proud to announce the new President Mr. Jan Roelof (JR) Polling!
The IOA Council of Management welcomes JR and is looking forward working together with him for all IOA members worldwide! We wish him much success!
Please join in welcoming JR Polling to his new challenging assignment!

2018 Photo Contest! Congratulations to Ciara Zara, Italy, Rafaela Schelle, U.K. and Allanah Cramer, Australia! This years winners of the IOA photo contest!

See the prize winning photos under www.internationalorthoptics.org/members/worldorthopticday

Sad News!

With great sadness the IOA announces the death of Attie van Paassen, one of the first Orthoptists in The Netherlands. 
Her great contributions to the world of orthoptics will be well remembered. Our thoughts are with her family and with the members of the Dutch Orthoptic Association (NVvO). 

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2 Swiss orthoptists visited the IOA Exchange Program host site in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and sent us their wonderful report about their experiences! Visit Services/Exchange and Volunteer Program, Switzerland ↔ U.S.A. and enjoy their lovely report and pictures as well as for more information on this program. 

Recent News

The first orthoptic training program has started in Porthrcourt, Nigeria on WORLD ORTHOPTIC DAY!
What a wonderful way for our profession to be celebrated! 

The IOA is proud to announce the new President Mr. Jan Roelof (JR) Polling!
The IOA Council of Management welcomes JR and is looking forward working together with him for all IOA members worldwide! We wish him much success!
Please join in welcoming JR Polling to his new challenging assignment!

2018 Photo Contest! Congratulations to Ciara Zara, Italy, Rafaela Schelle, U.K. and Allanah Cramer, Australia! This years winners of the IOA photo contest!

See the prize winning photos under www.internationalorthoptics.org/members/worldorthopticday

Sad News!

With great sadness the IOA announces the death of Attie van Paassen, one of the first Orthoptists in The Netherlands. 
Her great contributions to the world of orthoptics will be well remembered. Our thoughts are with her family and with the members of the Dutch Orthoptic Association (NVvO). 

read more

2 Swiss orthoptists visited the IOA Exchange Program host site in Houston, Texas, U.S.A. and sent us their wonderful report about their experiences! Visit Services/Exchange and Volunteer Program, Switzerland ↔ U.S.A. and enjoy their lovely report and pictures as well as for more information on this program. 

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