Welcome to 10GA

IAPB’s 10th General Assembly (10GA), the premier global event discussing public health issues related to blindness and visual impairment, has been a grand success: thank you for your support.

To access all the presentations, videos, highlights visit the IAPB blog.

Catering to every eye health professional – ophthalmologists, optometrists, other eye health professionals, development and public health experts, key opinion leaders, procurement specialists, CEOs, eye care equipment manufacturers – 10GA brought together 1150 eye care professionals from 100 countries. The GA also had over 60 sessions with 200 speakers and 250 poster presentations over 3 days. The social programmes proved to be great opportunities to network over sumptuous South African food and drink.

With the theme “Stronger Together”, IAPB aims to underscore the key value it delivers to the eye care sector – building partnerships and ensuring that the entire sector speaks in one voice. IAPB would like to thank the Programme Partners and Eye Health Investors who helped bring the event to all of you: Brien Holden Vision Institute, CBM, Orbis and Mectizan Donation Program; Bayer, Helen Keller International, International Council of Ophthalmology, Lions Clubs International Foundation, L’OCCITANE Foundation, Seva foundation, Standard Chartered bank/Seeing is Believing and Vision Impact Institute. IAPB would also like to thank the Durban Convention Centre, the KwaZulu-Natal Convention board and the South African tourism board for their hospitality and unstinting support towards the success of the event.