Programme

10GA Scientific Programme will celebrate the overall theme of the Assembly –‘stronger together’– by fostering collaboration and partnership as the true path to success.

The programme will include a mix of keynote sessions, plenaries, free paper and poster presentations and other innovative opportunities to cover a range of topics. The Programme also benefits from a variety of Satellite events and sessions before, during and after the event–do take a look.

Click on each session number to see full details.

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Breakfast Sessions
1. Diabetic Retinopathy 2. Our Children's Vision
07:30 - 08:45
Breakfast Sessions
1. Human Resources for Eye Health 2. Low Vision 3. Refractive Errors
07:30 - 08:45
Breakfast Sessions
1. Lions Clubs 2. Closing the Gender Gap
07:30 - 08:45
Symposium 1
Better health for Africa: the critical shortage of health workers
09:00 - 10:30
Location: HALL 1
Symposium 2
SDGs and resourcing Universal Health Coverage
09:00 - 10:30
Location: HALL 1
Symposium 3
Global Burden of Disease and Future Trends
09:00 - 10:30
Location: HALL 1
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
Course 1
Latest research updates in Trachoma control
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 2
Onchocerciasis: Lessons for and from the end-game (Sponsor: MDP)
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12

Course 3
Diabetic retinopathy - part 1
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 4
How to eat an elephant: addressing the eye health workforce crisis in Africa
11:00 - 12:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 5
Free papers
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 16
Building from the bottom-up: primary eye care and the Global Action Plan
11:00 - 12:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 17
Child eye health: we do what it takes! (Sponsor: Orbis)
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 18
Optometric clinical practice: Issues & Advances
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 19
Global perspective on workforce challenges to meet VISION 2020 goals
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 20
Free papers
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 31
Low vision
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 32
Assessing and delivering quality in cataract surgical training and service
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 33
Global burden of disease
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 34
Innovation in eye care
11:00 - 12:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 35
Free papers
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Course 6
Myopia
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 7
Clinical session on Trachoma
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 8
Implementation of the GAP 2014-19 in the African region – the WHO planning tools
14:00 - 15:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 9
Improving eye care service delivery
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 10
Rapid fire
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 21
Glaucoma clinical care
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 22
Inclusion made easy in eye health programmes (Sponsor: CBM)
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 23
Health management information systems (HMIS)
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 24
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eye health
14:00 - 15:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 25
Rapid fire
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 36
Blindness from retinopathy of prematurity: the third epidemic is spreading
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 37
Ocular therapeutics for optometrists
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 38
Equity and eye health
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 39
Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan
14:00 - 15:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 40
Rapid fire
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
15:30 - 16:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
15:30 - 16:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
15:30 - 16:00
Course 11
Developing a high-quality glaucoma care service in Africa
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 12
Diabetic retinopathy - part 2
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 13
Integrating eye health into school health programmes
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 14
Eye care needs in emergencies
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 15
Free papers
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 26
How do I scale up my cataract surgical programme?
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 27
Uncorrected refractive errors (Sponsor: Brien Holden Vision Institute)
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 28
Age-related macular degeneration
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 29
Eye health financing
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 30
Free papers
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Celebration Ceremony
Location: HALL 1
16:00 - 17:30
Gala Dinner
19:30 - 23:30

Thursday 27th

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Breakfast Sessions
1. Diabetic Retinopathy 2. Our Children's Vision
07:30 - 08:45
Breakfast Sessions
1. Human Resources for Eye Health 2. Low Vision 3. Refractive Errors
07:30 - 08:45
Breakfast Sessions
1. Lions Clubs 2. Closing the Gender Gap
07:30 - 08:45

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Symposium 1
Better health for Africa: the critical shortage of health workers
09:00 - 10:30
Location: HALL 1
Symposium 2
SDGs and resourcing Universal Health Coverage
09:00 - 10:30
Location: HALL 1
Symposium 3
Global Burden of Disease and Future Trends
09:00 - 10:30
Location: HALL 1

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Course 1
Latest research updates in Trachoma control
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 2
Onchocerciasis: Lessons for and from the end-game (Sponsor: MDP)
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12

Course 3
Diabetic retinopathy - part 1
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 4
How to eat an elephant: addressing the eye health workforce crisis in Africa
11:00 - 12:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 5
Free papers
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 16
Building from the bottom-up: primary eye care and the Global Action Plan
11:00 - 12:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 17
Child eye health: we do what it takes! (Sponsor: Orbis)
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 18
Optometric clinical practice: Issues & Advances
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 19
Global perspective on workforce challenges to meet VISION 2020 goals
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 20
Free papers
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 31
Low vision
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 32
Assessing and delivering quality in cataract surgical training and service
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 33
Global burden of disease
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 34
Innovation in eye care
11:00 - 12:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 35
Free papers
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 6
Myopia
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 7
Clinical session on Trachoma
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 8
Implementation of the GAP 2014-19 in the African region – the WHO planning tools
14:00 - 15:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 9
Improving eye care service delivery
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 10
Rapid fire
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 21
Glaucoma clinical care
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 22
Inclusion made easy in eye health programmes (Sponsor: CBM)
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 23
Health management information systems (HMIS)
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 24
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and eye health
14:00 - 15:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 25
Rapid fire
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 36
Blindness from retinopathy of prematurity: the third epidemic is spreading
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 37
Ocular therapeutics for optometrists
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 38
Equity and eye health
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 39
Universal Eye Health: A Global Action Plan
14:00 - 15:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 40
Rapid fire
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 11
Developing a high-quality glaucoma care service in Africa
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 12
Diabetic retinopathy - part 2
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 13
Integrating eye health into school health programmes
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 14
Eye care needs in emergencies
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 15
Free papers
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12
Course 26
How do I scale up my cataract surgical programme?
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 27
Uncorrected refractive errors (Sponsor: Brien Holden Vision Institute)
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 28
Age-related macular degeneration
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 29
Eye health financing
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11

Course 30
Free papers
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 12

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Course 3
Diabetic retinopathy - part 1
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 18
Optometric clinical practice: Issues & Advances
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 31
Low vision
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 32
Assessing and delivering quality in cataract surgical training and service
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 6
Myopia
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 7
Clinical session on Trachoma
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 21
Glaucoma clinical care
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 36
Blindness from retinopathy of prematurity: the third epidemic is spreading
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 37
Ocular therapeutics for optometrists
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11
Course 11
Developing a high-quality glaucoma care service in Africa
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 12
Diabetic retinopathy - part 2
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 13
Integrating eye health into school health programmes
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1
Course 26
How do I scale up my cataract surgical programme?
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 27
Uncorrected refractive errors (Sponsor: Brien Holden Vision Institute)
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 28
Age-related macular degeneration
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Course 3
Diabetic retinopathy - part 1
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 32
Assessing and delivering quality in cataract surgical training and service
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 7
Clinical session on Trachoma
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 21
Glaucoma clinical care
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 36
Blindness from retinopathy of prematurity: the third epidemic is spreading
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 11
Developing a high-quality glaucoma care service in Africa
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 12
Diabetic retinopathy - part 2
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 26
How do I scale up my cataract surgical programme?
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1

Course 28
Age-related macular degeneration
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Course 3
Diabetic retinopathy - part 1
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 18
Optometric clinical practice: Issues & Advances
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 31
Low vision
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 6
Myopia
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 7
Clinical session on Trachoma
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 21
Glaucoma clinical care
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 37
Ocular therapeutics for optometrists
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11
Course 11
Developing a high-quality glaucoma care service in Africa
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 12
Diabetic retinopathy - part 2
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 13
Integrating eye health into school health programmes
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1
Course 27
Uncorrected refractive errors (Sponsor: Brien Holden Vision Institute)
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 28
Age-related macular degeneration
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Course 3
Diabetic retinopathy - part 1
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 18
Optometric clinical practice: Issues & Advances
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 31
Low vision
11:00 - 12:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 6
Myopia
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 7
Clinical session on Trachoma
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22
Course 21
Glaucoma clinical care
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21
Course 37
Ocular therapeutics for optometrists
14:00 - 15:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 11
Course 11
Developing a high-quality glaucoma care service in Africa
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 12
Diabetic retinopathy - part 2
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Course 13
Integrating eye health into school health programmes
16:00 - 17:30
Location: HALL 1
Course 27
Uncorrected refractive errors (Sponsor: Brien Holden Vision Institute)
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 21

Course 28
Age-related macular degeneration
16:00 - 17:30
Location: MEETING ROOM 22

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
10:30 - 11:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
12:30 - 14:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
15:30 - 16:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
15:30 - 16:00
Posters
Poster presentations - Coffee/Lunch
15:30 - 16:00

Friday 28th

Saturday 29th

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Celebration Ceremony
Location: HALL 1
16:00 - 17:30

Sunday 30th

Thursday 27th Friday 28th Saturday 29th Sunday 30th
Gala Dinner
19:30 - 23:30

Friday 28th