International Ophthalmology Conferences

The key to the Armenian EyeCare Project’s success over the past 30+ years has been the transfer of knowledge to Armenia’s ophthalmologists through medical education.  It is an important component of the Annual Medical Missions to Armenia from the U.S. and during these visits, U.S. ophthalmologists share their knowledge with their Armenian colleagues through surgery, patient examinations and classroom learning.

Recognizing the enormous value of these conferences and the need for Armenian physicians to have this knowledge to increase their capacity to delivery ophthalmology care, the AECP has made it a tradition to host annual international conferences since 2003. The conferences are developed in partnership with U.S. and Armenian medical associations, medical schools and pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing organizations.

Conference topics include a wide scope of ophthalmological issues and all of the main subspecialties. Prominent U.S. specialists from the finest universities and research centers participate as key speakers, greatly enriching the professional discussion and promoting the reputation of the conference. Since 2012, our International Conferences have gained wide acceptance and specialists from different countries and regions, such as Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and the Middle East now attend the event, creating a rich learning environment.

Held in Yerevan for the past 20+ years, more than 3,000 specialists have participated in AECP’s International Ophthalmology Conferences.  In addition to traditional ophthalmology issues, during recent years Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has joined AECP’s Initiative and now has an important role to expand the scope of the conferences by including retinopathy of prematurity and neonatology to eliminate the blinding disease. The conference focuses on current topics in the field of ophthalmology and those most important for Armenian ophthalmologists to learn.