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Invitation Annual General Meeting

You  are  invited  to  attend  the  44th Annual  General  Meeting  of  the  IOA.

Date:  Friday,  16  November  2018
Time:  9:40  –10:15  am
Location:  Bosrandzaal  Room
Fletcher  Hotel - Restaurant  De  Wageningsche  Berg
Generaal  Foulkesweg  96
6703  DS  Wageningen
The  Netherlands

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IAPB Webinar: RoP in Africa

All interested in the topic are welcome to register for this free webinar. We have 100 slots on the call, and they will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

The webinar is on 13 November, 11 to 12 PM UK time. Do register.


An estimated 30,000 infants born preterm are becoming blind from Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP) every year worldwide. ROP is now emerging as a threat in Sub-Saharan African...

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IOA Congress 2020

Save the Date!

XIVth International Orthoptic Congress, will be held in Liverpool, United KingdomJune 20 - 23, 2020!

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Nigeria - First Orthoptic Training Program starts!

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

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Photography Contest 2018

The International Orthoptic Association is proud to present this year“s winners of the IOA photography contest with the theme «Reflections in Orthoptics»  

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Introducing the new IOA President

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!

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World Orthoptic Day 2018

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

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Attie van Paassen 1932 - 2018

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). 

Obituary Attie van Paassen 1932 -2018

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IOA Exchange Program

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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IOA Council Meeting 2018

This years IOA Council of Management Meeting took place in Washington D.C., U.S.A. 
Representatives of 13 countries were present together with the IOA executive officers, 
the IOA President, Karen McMain, as well as the incoming President, Jan Roelof Polling.  

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