Skills Transfer Courses

Skills Transfer Courses at the World Ophthalmology Congress

Skills Transfer Course on MIGS & MIBS

Session 1: Friday, 16 August from 13:15 – 14:45

Session 2: Friday, 16 August from 15:15 – 16:45

Course Instructors:
Dr. Ana Maria Vasquez Garcia, Dr. Ingeborg Stalmans, Dr. Jithin Yohannan, Dr. Jody Piltz-Seymour, Dr. Kaweh Mansouri, Dr. Marcelo Hatanaka, Dr. Marcelo Nicolela, Dr. Marta Pazos Lopez, Dr. Paul Harasymowycz, Dr. Prin Rojanapongpun, Dr. Shamira Perera, Dr. Shan Lin, Dr. Tanuj Dada, Dr. Ying Han.

Learning Objectives:
This 90-minute hands-on course will give participants a unique opportunity to learn and practice with different devices for Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) & Minimally Invasive Bleb Surgery (MIBS). Participants will learn new techniques step-by-step, under the supervision of international experts who will offer one-on-one help and guidance throughout the session.

The aim of the course is for participants to gain confidence with devices such as iStent® Inject, Hydrus® Microstent, XEN® gel stent and MINIject® in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Basic Vitrectomy Course

Saturday, 17 August from 08:30 – 10:00

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn the basic vitrectomy skills including the vitrectomy and microscope settings, and the head up 3D viewing system. They will practice on the animal eye and the simulator to become proficient in the basic vitrectomy skills.

Course Organizer: Dr. Wai Ching Lam

 

Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgical Skills Course

Saturday, 17 August from 10:30 – 12:00

Learning Objectives:

The aim of the Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgical Skill Course is to provide participants hand on training under the guidance of international experts to develop advanced surgical skill to manage the complicated vitreo-retinal conditions, and the intricacies of performing advance ILM peeling techniques: ILM flap, foveal sparing ILM peel.

Pre-requisites: This course is designed for participants who already have basic vitrectomy knowledge and would like to improve their skills.

Course Organizer: Dr. Wai Ching Lam

Nr of seats: 10 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

 

Basic Phaco Skills

Saturday, 17 August from 13:30 – 15:00

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Course Organizer: Dr. Nupura Bakshi

 

Advanced Phaco Skills

Saturday, 17 August from 15:30 – 17:00

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Course Organizer: Dr. Nupura Bakshi

Basic Phaco Skills

Sunday, 18 August from 08:30 – 10:00

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Course Organizer: Dr. Nupura Bakshi

 

Advanced Phaco Skills

Sunday, 18 August from 10:30 – 12:00

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Course Organizer: Dr. Nupura Bakshi

 

Master the Techniques of DMEK Tissue Preparation

Sunday, 18 August from 13:30 – 15:00

Course Organizer: Dr. Gregory Moloney

In collaboration with Eversight

In this wet lab, participants will learn a cost-effective method to prepare DMEK tissue. The course will cover essential techniques for identifying ideal donor tissue and handling the Descemet membrane, ensuring high-quality grafts while minimizing resource expenditure. By the end of the session, attendees will be proficient in preparing DMEK tissue efficiently and economically.

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

 

DMEK Surgery Skills Course

Sunday, 18 August from 15:30 – 17:00

Course Organizer: Dr. Gregory Moloney

In collaboration with Eversight

Participants will be able to practice the DMEK technique for implanting and positioning the donor cornea tissue using an artificial anterior chamber and pre-loaded corneal tissue. This course will enhance participants’ skills and confidence in performing DMEK surgeries in real clinical settings.

Nr of seats: 15 per course
Registrations to the Skills Transfer Courses are subject to a registration fee of 170 USD.
For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Subject to change or cancellation: The organizer reserves the right to change or cancel skills transfer course sessions. Each course requires a minimum enrolment and, if not met, changes or cancellations will occur. Participants will be notified at least 24 hours in advance of changes/cancellations.