CRITERIA FOR MEMBERSHIP

Member societies are:

  • A national society for pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, ophthalmic genetics, or a combination of these
  • A supra-national society representing more than one country for the same purposes, or an orthoptic association

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Membership of the society is by invitation only and requires approval of the Executive Committee of IPOSC.

 

 

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American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Erick Bothun, MD
Scott Olitsky, MD

AAPOS is the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. The organization's goals are to advance the quality of children's eye care, support the training of pediatric ophthalmologists, support research activities in pediatric ophthalmology, and advance the care of adults with strabismus.

 


1935 County Road B2 W
Suite 165
Roseville, MN 55113
United States

Email: bothun.erick@mayo.edu

Twitter: @aapos4kids

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AAPOS4kids

Website: https://www.aapos.org/home

 

American Association of Certified Orthoptists

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Shelley Klein, CO

The American Association of Certified Orthoptists, Inc., serves its membership by providing continuing education and promoting orthoptics as an allied health profession in ophthalmology. Categories of membership include active, associate, life members, orthoptic students, and honorary members. Active members must have a current American Orthoptic Council Certificate. The American Association of Certified Orthoptists is a volunteer organization with an elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors, as well as many appointed positions and Committee Chairmanships.

10 W. Phillip Rd
Suite 120
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
United States

Email: sklein1@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Phone: 410-961-6511

Twitter: @AmerOrthoptics

Facebook: facebook.com/American-Association-of-Certified-Orthoptists-AACO

Website: https://www.orthoptics.org/

 

 

APOR - Associacao Portugesa de Ortoptistas

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Isabel Reich-D'Almedia

APOR (Association of Portugese Orthoptists) was founded in 1982 (March 3, 1982). APOR is a non-profit organization representing all the orthoptists with a four-year course, a degree in orthoptics and holders of a state-issued professional card with a registry in the Ministry of Health. Its main goal is the professional and scientific promotion of its members striving for their permanent update and improvement. APOR integrates the International Orthoptic Association (IOA) and the Liaison Committee of the Orthoptistes de la Communaute Europeenne (OCE).

Rua Rodrigues
Sampaio, 30C - 5 º Esq.
1150-280 Lisbon
Portugal

Email: isareichdalmeida@gmail.com

Phone: 351-213523224

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apor.ortoptistas?fref=ts

Website: https://www.apor-ortoptistas.com.pt/

 

 

Asia Pacific Orthoptic Association

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Winston Wong

Asia Pacific Orthoptic Association is a multi-national membership organization representing members from Singapore and Malaysia. APOA strives to:

1.Promote the orthoptic profession, generating rational and regional public awareness and interest
2. Acts as a regulatory body to maintain the standard of orthoptic practices and training, encouraging the implementation of updated skills into the local practices

304 Orchard Road
#05-54A
Orchard Medical Specialists Centre
238863
Singapore

Email: winston@visionlab.com.sg

Phone: +65 67355007

 

Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Frank Martin

Asia-Pacific Strabismus and Paediatric Ophthalmology Society (APSPOS) was established in 2008 by Professor Frank Martin. APSPOS is an organization aimed to assist the paediatric ophthalmological and strabismus development in the Asia-Pacific region and provide a platform for good integration of skills and knowledge of clinicians in this sub-specialty. APSPOS works closely with the ophthalmic organizations and institutions in the region and plays an important role in various ophthalmic congresses.

Rm. 427, 4/F, Hong Kong Eye Hospital
147K Argyle Street
Kowloon
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Email: claremok@apspos.org

Phone: 85239435830

Website: http://www.apspos.org/

 

Asian Society of Eye Genetics

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Govindasamy Kumaramanickavel, MD

The APSE:G is focused on eye genetics in the Asia-Pacific region.

/F Hong Kong Eye Hospital
147K Argyle Street
Kowloon
Hong Kong S.A.R.,China

Email: gkumarmvel@gmail.com

 

Asociacion Colombiana de Oftalmologia

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Angela Maria Fernandez, MD

 Colombian Ophthalmologist working in pediatric ophthalmology and general ophthalmologist interested in this topic. ACOPE also has a resident session and give support for them to attend pediatric ophthalmology events in the major meetings such as subspecialty day at AAO. ACOPE also supports Colombian ACOPE members to attend the AAPPOS meeting.

Avenida 9 #116-20
Consultorio 704
Bogota, Colombia

Email: amfernandezd@yahoo.com

Phone: 5712150817

Website: https://acopecolombia.org/

 

 

Asociacion Guatemalteca de Oftalmologia

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Delia Porras

 Sociedad sin fines de lucro, su objetivo principal es congregar al los Medicos Oftalmologos de Guatemala para el bienstar comun, como de la salud visual del pais.

9a. calle 3-69 zona 14
Edificio El Campo
Oficina A-1
14 Guatemala
Guatemala

Email: asociaciondeoftalmologia@gmail.com

Phone: (502) 42991613

 

 

Asociacion Mexicana de Oftalmologia Pediatrica

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Dr. Mario Najera

 The Mexican Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology aims to educate and update the knowledge of its members and ophthalmology residents, spread the most important eye pathologies among first-contact doctors, maintain prevention and screening programs for eye diseases from premature to school children.

Boston 99, Col.
Nochebuena
Benito Juarez 03720
Mexico

Email: drmarionajera@hotmail.com

Website: https://www.amop.com.mx/

 

 

Assistance for Development of Modern Ophthalmology - Azerbaijan

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Emin Alihuseynli

 Assistance for Development of Modern Ophthalmology (ADMO) was founded by professional and progressive young ophthalmologists in Azerbaijan, in 2006. The main goal of the organization is preservation of vision and prevention of blindness. In order to obtain this aim, its important for ADMO to enhance ophthalmic education and collaboration with international organizations.

M. Asadov str., 18mkr,
1 B, 85.
5009 Sumgait
Azerbaijan

Email: eminalihuseynli@yahoo.com

Phone: 994707747557

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/admounion

Website: https://admounion.org.az/

 

 

Association Francophone d'Ophthalmo-Pediatrie & Strabismes

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Dominique Thouvenin, MD

 AFSOP is the official french PO&S association. It was founded in 1984 as AFS (Associatin Francaise de Strabologie). Pediatric ophthalmology was included in the society in 2004. Two congresses are held each year, one during French Ophthalmologic Society in May, Paris, and one in another city during fall. Activity is almost exclusively scientific, with free papers, roundtables and conferences selected by a scientific committee. Public education via the society website has begun. Past presidents were PV Berard, A Roth, A Spielmann, A Pechereau, C Speeg, and D Denis.

Centre d'Ophthalmologie
Jean Jaures
76 Allees Jean Jaures
31000 Toulouse
France

Email: dr.thouvenin@wanadoo.fr

Phone: 0674901899

Website: https://www.afsop.fr/

 

 

Association of Pediatric Ophthalmologists of the Republic of Armenia

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Aharon R. Gabrielyan Prof.

 

Abovyan 60/1
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia 375010
Yerevan, Yerevan
Armenia

Email: armpaediatricophth@gmail.com

Phone: +374 10 301000

 

 

Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinics - "Yasniy Vzor"

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Igor Aznauryan, MD

 Yasniy Vzor - the oldest institution of its kind in Russian Federation - is an association of pediatric ophthalmology clinics that specialize in treatment of the ocular alignment and sensory disorders, as well as management of the defects of the optical system of the eyes. The association is headed by Dr. Igor Aznauryan - one of the most prominent and experienced pediatric ophthalmologists in the country and in all post-Soviet area.

Bakuninskaya Ulitsa, 94
Moscow
105082
Russia

Email: erikaznauryan@me.com

Phone: +7 (499) 653 8291

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yasniy.vzor/?ref=br_tf

Website: https://prozrenie.ru/

 

 

Associazione Italiana Strabismo

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Giovanni Marcon, MD

 The aim of our association is to promote and support research about pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and therapy of strabismus and amblyopia. Conferences, meetings, courses and congresses are organized both to encourage contacts among experts (ophthalmologist and orthoptists) and to provide information and improve the knowledges of ophthalmologists less experienced about strabismus and amblyopia. The association also works to raise awareness about social and quality life impact of strabismus and amblyopia.

 

via G. Massarenti 8
40138 Bologna BO
Italy

Email: gbmarcon@me.com

Website: http://www.ais-oc.it/

 

 

Australia and New Zealand Strabismus Society

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Shuan Huai Dai, FRANZCO

94-98 Chalmers St
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Australia

   

 

Bangladesh Association of Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismologist

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Dr. Kazi Shabbir Anwar

 
The society started on 6th September 2014. An Ad Hoc committee was formed on 26th August 2014. Primarily there are 30 members. They are who are practicing paediatric ophthalmology after completing fellowship in the subject. There are doctors who have been working in the field for over two years yet to do a formal fellowship.

103 Monipuri para
Tejgaon
Dhaka 1215
Bangladesh

Email: kazi1215@yahoo.com

Phone: 01755615471

 

Belgian Strabismological Association (BSA)

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Sabine Prinsen

 
Association of Belgian ophthalmologists interested in adult and pediatric strabismus.

Nijverheidsstraat 24
1040 Brussel
Belgium

Email: sabine.prinsen@telenet.be

Website: https://www.ophthalmologia.be/page.php?edi_id=1

 

Berufsverband Orthoptik Deutschland (BOD)

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Dagmar I. Verlohr

 
The aim of the BOD is to promote the science of orthoptics, to provide and organize scientific meetings, to support member orthoptists in representation of their professional interests and to help maintain and improve standards of education, training and orthoptic practice.

Gminder Strasse 22
72762 Reutlingen
Germany

Email: d.verlohr@hamburg.de

Website: https://orthoptik.de/

 

 

Bielschowsky Society

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Prof. Dr. Anja Eckstein

  Bielschowsky Society for Strabismus and Neuroophthalmology was founded 1985 in Wiesbaden Germany. Members of the society share the interest in Strabismus, Pediatric ophthalmology and neuroophthalmology. The society was named after Alfred Bielschowsky (1871-1940). His scientific work contributed essential to this field. Bielschowsky worked and teached from 1912-1923 at the University Eye Clinic in Marburg and from 1923-1935 in Breslau. He was forced to emigrate and preceded his scientific career at the Dartmouth-Medical-School in Hanover, New Hampshire (USA).

University Eye Hospital
University Duisburg
Essen
45122 Essen
Germany

Email: anja.eckstein@uk-essen.de

Phone: 0049-201-7232375

Website: https://www.bielschowsky.de/

 

 

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
David Newsham Ph.D, MSC, DBO

 
Founded over 75 years ago (we celebrated our 75th Anniversary in 2012), BIOS is a professional and educational body for the UK and Republic of Ireland; it is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Most of its members live and work in the British Isles, with the remainder spread throughout the world. Orthoptics is a small profession of fewer than 2,000 in the British Isles; its all-graduate workforce comes from three universities, Glasgow Caledonian, Liverpool and Sheffield. These universities provide a workforce for all four UK countries and the Republic of Ireland.

Salisbury House
Station Road
Cambridge
CB1 2LA
United Kingdom

Email: D.Newsham@liverpool.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)1353665541

Twitter: @FollowBIOS

Website: https://www.orthoptics.org.uk/

 

 

British Isles Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Michael P. Clarke, MBBCH, FRCOPHTH

 
BIPOSA is an association for those committed to enhancing the care of children with eye and vision problems and adults with eye movement and alignment problems. Members of the association include surgeons specializing in children's eye care and adult strabismus surgery, and orthoptists. Associate members include vision scientists and researchers with a special interest in children's vision problems. We are committed to education and developing the paediatric ophthalmologists of tomorrow.

Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
NE1 4LP
United Kingdom

Email: michael.clarke7@nhs.net

Twitter: @biposa

Website: http://biposa.org/

 

 

Canadian Association of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Stephanie Dotchin

 
The Canadian Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus shall: Provide a forum for exchange of information among professionals with interests in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Foster and co-ordinate education and research in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Advise on issues regarding eye care for Canada's children and on the treatment of strabismus in the Canadian population in general. Advise governments and professional organizations on issues pertaining to pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB AB T2N
1N4
Canada

Email: sadochi@ucalgary.ca

Phone: 514 9138736

 

 

Canadian Orthoptic Society

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Mallory Coughlin

 
TCOS represents, advocates, and enhances the Orthoptic profession by: providing continuing education for orthoptists disseminating information regarding issues of importance to the profession providing channels of communication between its membership and the Canadian Orthoptic Council (COC) providing access to career opportunities providing opportunities to network with orthoptists nationally and internationally.

5850/5980 University Ave.
P.O. Box 9700
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Canada

Email: Mallory.Coughlin@Dal.ca

Website: https://www.tcos.ca/

 

 

Centro Argentino de Estrabismo

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Alejandro Armesto, MD

 
El Centro Argentino de Estrabismo (CAE) fundado en 1966 es una asociación científica; cuyo propósito es promover y fomentar el estudio, la investigación, la difusión de información, la prevención, el diagnóstico y la terapeútica de todo lo referente al estrabismo (trastornos de la motilidad ocular extrínseca conocidos por la medicina moderna, a sus implicancias sensoriales en el sentido de la visión, a sus implicancias psicológicas y sociales) Incluye también la fisiología normal oculomotora, la fisiología normal sensorial del aparato de la visión y estructuras relacionadas del sistema nerv.

2944 P 22B Torre Ducale
1425 Buenos Aires
Argentina

Email: centro.argentino.estrabismo@gmail.com

Phone: 541148019154

 

 

Central Brasileiro de Estrabismo

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Simone Nakayama

 

The "Centro Brasileiro de Estrabismo", the official Brazilian Strabismus Society, was founded in 1967. Since then, it's mission is to promote the education of ocular motility disorders.

For that matter, it promotes meetings, fosters scientific research and encourages its members to integrate with members of other similar societies worldwide.

This endevour is carried out together with the Brazilian Ophthalmology Council ( "Conselho Brasileiro de Oftalmologia"), which is the major Brazilian Ophthalmology society.

Rua Doutor Bacelar
317
Sao Paulo - SP
04026-000
Brazil

Email: simone_akiko@yahoo.com.br

Website: https://www.cbe.org.br/

 

 

Centro Chileno de Oftalmologia Peiatrica y Estrabismo

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Ximena Katz, MD

 

This society was founded in May 1963 by Profesor Oscar Ham. Initially it was only dedicated to Strabismus. In the late 80's it was modified to incorporate Pediatric Ophthalmology as well.

It is anchored in Sociedad Oftalmológica de Chile, a national body. Until a few years ago it had monthly sessions. Nowadays its active members get together four times a year for acadmic presentations and discussion of clinical cases.

Avenida Luis Pasteur
5280 - Of. 104
Vitacura
RM 7630226 Chile
Chile

Email: ximekatz@gmail.com

Phone: (56-2) 22185950

Website: http://www.sochiof.cl/

 

 

Centro Mexicano de Estrabismo

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Lesley Farrell

 
The "Centro Mexicano de Estrabismo" is since the 1970's the mexican organization that act as guarantor for the "Ocular motility diseases and Strabismus" doctors. It has a one monthly reunion, one annual meeting, one annual national course and participates in the Mexican Ophthalmology Meeting, the Latinoamerican Strabismus Council (CLADE) and CLADE Meeting.

Boston 99, Col.
Nochebuena
Ciudad de Mexico
03720
Mexico

Email: lesleyf8@yahoo.com

Phone: 52+55+55639393

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmestrabismo

 

 

College of Ophthalmologists, Sri Lanka

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Amila de Alwis, MD, FRCS

 

The College of Ophthalmologists of Sri Lanka is the only professional body of ophthalmologists in the country. It was established in 1991 and the office of the college is presently functioning at Eye Hospital Colombo, which is the centre of excellence and the main training centre for ophthalmic post graduate trainees, ophthalmic technologists and ophthalmic nurses. The College coordinates training, allocation of services (along with the Ministry of Health) and organizes the annual conference.

National Eye Hospital
Deans Road
Colombo 10
Sri Lanka

Email: amilashanu@hotmail.com

Phone: 94 11 293924

Website: https://cosl.lk/

 

Consejo Latinoamericano de Estrabismo

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Andrea Molinari, MD

 

CLADE is a scientific organization devoted to promote and stimulate the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of ocular motility disorders.

 

Centro Medico
Meditropoli Of. 211 Av.
Mariana de JesusOE-8
Av. Mariana de Jesus y
Av. Occidental
000000 Quito,
Pichincha
Ecuador

Email: amolinari1234@gmail.com

Phone: +5932 2 268173

Website: https://cladeweb.com/

 

 

Conselho Brasileiro de Ortoptica (CBOrt)

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Celina Tamaki

 

The CBOrt , organ successor of ABO ( Brazilian Association of Orthoptics ) operates in Brazil as the sole representative body of the class of orthoptists since 1952 .

Its purpose:

( a) promote the union of the representative category;

( b ) encourage and assist the professional, scientific and cultural development of its members;

(c) act in the dissemination and protection of class rights.

The CBOrt has participated actively in scientific and social events of national and international importance.

Rua dos Cascudos, 32
Sao Paulo - SP
Sao Paulo - SP
05502-020
Brazil

Email: celinatamaki@gmail.com

Phone: 55 (19) 33718322

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OrtopticaCBOrt/

Website: https://www.cbort.com.br/

 

 

Danish Pediatric Ophthalmology Group

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Jon Peiter Saunte, MD


The Danish Pediatric Ophthalmology Group (DPOG) was founded in 2009 as an associate part of the Danish Ophthalmology Society (DOS), and is open for ophthalmologists with a special interest in pediatric ophthalmology in Denmark. DPOG arranges symposias, meetings and hosts a closed web - A forum regarding the special challenges in taking care of pediatric patients in the ophthalmology field, by sharing knowledge and discussing cases with colleagues.

c/o DOS: Institut for Neurovidenskab og Farmakologi
Ojenpatologisk Sektion
Frederik V's Vej 11, 1
2100 Copenhagen
Denmark

Email: dos@dadlnet.dk

Phone: 004538634378

Website: https://dansk-oftalmologisk-selskab.dk/

 

 

Egyptian Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (EAPOS)

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Hala Elhilali

 

The Egyptian Society organises 2 annual meetings in topics related to pediatric ophthalmology. Many times international guests are invited. The society was the first of its kind in the Middle East and now include different generations. The society works in collaboration with the EOS of Egypt.

Dar Elhekma
Kasr Eleini Street
Cairo
Egypt

Email: halaelhilali@yahoo.com

Phone: 00201222142416

Website: https://eapos.net/

 

 

European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Nikolas G Ziakas

 

During the 27th meeting of the European Paediatric Ophthalmology Group EPOG in Regensburg in September 2001, it was decided to found The European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society, EPOS. The constitutional session was held in Geneva in October 2001. In order to document the long tradition of the group, it has been decided to count upcoming meetings from the first EPOG meeting on. The first board of EPOS was elected at the 28th meeting of EPOS formerly EPOG in Figueira da Foz in October 2002.

1st Dept. of Ophthalmology
AHEPA University Hospital
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1 Stilp. Kiriakidis Str.
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece

Email: nikolasziakas@gmail.com

Phone: 302310280260

Website: https://www.epos-focus.org/

 

 

European Strabismological Association

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
John Sloper, MA, D PHIL, FRCS, FRCOPHTH
Branislav Stankovic, MD, Ph.D

 
The European Strabismological Association (ESA) derives from the Consilium Europaeum Strabismi Studio Deditum (CESSD) founded in Paris in May 1962. The new association was founded with the aim of opening the former CESSD to all persons who have a special interest in eye motility and disturbances of binocular vision.

Moorfields Eye Hospital
City Road
London
EC1V 2PD
United Kingdom

Email: john.sloper@me.com

Phone: +44 1707 875846

 

 

Eye Society, Myanmar Medical Association

COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE:
Dr. Yee Yee Aung

 

Eye ENT association was established in 1957. First Eye ENT conference was held in 1974. Myanmar Ophthalmology conference has been separately held annually since 2000. At present 2 ophthalmologists are checking pediatric cases with eye problem in the big city.  

Aim: Quality organization towards the Quality profession.

Activities: Continuing medical education with annual conference and clinical symposium, Residency training, Outreach program, Social and sports activities, Publications, International relations.

 

Aungmyay Tharzan Township
Mandalay 05011
Myanmar

Email: yy.doubleye@gmail.com

Phone: 009595104578

 

 

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