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Winners of the #WOD23 photo contest

Congrats to the winners of this years #WOD23 photo contest!


1st place goes to Amanda Pfeifer, Orthoptic Student at The University of Iowa Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

2nd place goes to Fabio Garzarella from Italy

3rd place goes to Patricia Brandão Piolli


Fantastic job of everyone participating. We got so many wonderful entries!



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Mireille Louly

With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of Mireille Louly, a revered member of our orthoptic community. She dedicated her life to education and excellence in orthoptics, serving as an esteemed council member and president (1979-1983) of the International Orthoptic Association. Her invaluable leadership and vision made a lasting impact on our association. Her legacy will forever inspire us. Our deepest condolences to her loved ones.



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Scandinavian Orthoptic Association Congress Norway

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Welcome to the SOA Kongress 2023!

Date: 21st – 22nd of September 2023

Place: Thon Hotel Vika Atrium – Munkedamsveien 45, 0250 Oslo

Early bird ticket: 3rd of July 2023

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Child Vision and Visual Impairment Congress 12-14th July London

The Organizing committee look forward to welcoming you to the 18th Biennial Meeting of the CVRS!

We anticipate a wonderful meeting with world-leading state of the art research from our keynote speakers and invited speakers. We have had an outstanding number of submitted abstracts and will be looking forward to the active participation of researchers from across UK, Europe, USA and Australia and elsewhere sharing their latest research through open lectures and posters. We welcome early career...

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Scope of Practice Survey

Please participate in the Scope of Practice Survey to provide valuable insights into the work of orthoptists around the world. This survey aims to gather information about the skills, knowledge, and tasks performed by orthoptists and their competencies. The ultimate goal is to develop a global Scope of Practice that outlines the areas of practice and identifies common workplaces.

Your feedback is essential in making strategic decisions for future education and ways of practice in your...

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55th AIOrAO National Congress

Pediatric orthoptics...and much more.
San Marco Hotel Verona May 5-6, 2023

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48th Annual General Meeting and IOA symposium

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Dear Members of the International Orthoptic Association (IOA),

You are invited to attend the 48th Annual General Meeting of the IOA.

As with previous editions before COVID, this online version will also be accompanied by a symposium. The IOA symposium entitled Orthoptics in the Era of COVID-19 was previously presented in a different composition during the ISA congress in September 2022 in Cancun Mexico.

We hope to see you all during the AGM with symposium!

Date: Saturday, 28 January, 2023


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Child Vision Research Society (CVRS) meeting in London

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We wanted to draw the Child Vision Research Society Biennial meeting to be held in London this year to your attention.

The 18th Biennial Meeting of the Child Vision Research Society.

Date: 12-14th July 2023

‘Child Vision and Visual Impairment – Advances in Science and Related Practice’

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IPOSC and IOA launch orthoptic program in The Gambia.

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IPOSC and IOA launch orthoptic program in The Gambia.

The best time to plant a tree was 25 years ago. The second-best time to plant a tree is today.

The International Orthoptic Association (IOA) marked World Sight Day, October 13, 2022, by holding a symposium and reception in Gambia at the Sheikh Zayed Eye Specialist Centre to celebrate the launch of the first sub-Sahara African Orthoptic Program. The IOA first began working with the International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus...

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Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022. She reigned over many member countries of the International Orthoptic Association as part of the Commonwealth. Many of our members mourn profoundly the death of their Queen. Long before the IOA was established the Queen visited one of the founding mothers of the profession Sheila Mayou. An era ends with the Queens death.



Photo: The Queen on the synoptophore.

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