Hawaiian Eye Foundation was invited by the Cambodian Ministry of Health to present the first Cambodia Eye Meeting (CEM). This meeting was be held during the week of October 1-5, 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
There are only about 40 practicing ophthalmologists in Cambodia, but 30 residents upcoming, so we have a real chance to assist in the growth of ophthalmology in this country of 15 million people. By teaching the nation’s ophthalmologists, we will enhance the quality of eye care that is provided to the entire country.
Our conference followed the same format as our successful Imperial City Eye Meeting (ICEM) in Hue, VietNam and our Myanmar Eye Meeting (MEM) in Yangon, Burma. We featured lectures, consultations, and surgery in all 8 subspecialties (cornea/external disease, vitreoretinal, oculoplastics, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, pediatrics/strabismus, cataracts, and refractive surgery).
Our popular Skills Transfer program for residents included refraction, retinoscopy, gonioscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, keratometry, lensometry, tonometry, visual fields, pediatric exam, A/B scan, biometry, and IOL calc. We also hosted a suture practice lab.
An optional 3 day faculty excursion to Angkor Wat followed the conference. This incredible UNESCO site is “one of the most important archeological sites in South-East Asia” and contains the remains of the different Khmer Empire capitals from the 9th to 15th century. We would like to invite you (and your families) to join us in this new and exciting Cambodian training endeavor.
We will be returning to Cambodia in July 2020 for our 2nd CEM meeting.
If you are interested in learning about our upcoming training programs, please send your CV and topic of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply. Once accepted, we will need a copy of your passport ID page and current professional license.
We look forward to expanding our Southeast Asian trainings, and hope that you can join us in service to our Asian colleagues!