The 2nd EMCO

International Congress of Optometry

21-22 September, 2018

Palais des Congrès | Marrakech - Morocco

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About EMCO

The Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry (EMCO), was constituted in 2010 as a representative body of Optometrists working in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) as primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection and management of disease of the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. EMCO is a member of WCO and represents WCO in the EMR region. EMCO acts at Regional as well as International level with the consent of the national organisations which are members of EMCO.

Our Vision

EMCO’s vision is parallel to that of WCO’s where where optometry makes high quality eye health
and vision care accessible to all people.

Our Mission

EMCO’s mission is in harmony with WCO’s mission which is to facilitate the development of optometry in the EMR and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach.

Our objectives

EMCO will focus all its activities to attain the following objectives:
(i) To provide a forum for the optometric profession in the region to exchange information and views and to present those views to national authorities; and to provide information to the public
(ii) To represent the optometric profession to the institutions of the member nations; and to assist its members in their relations with the World Council of Optometry;
(iii) To promote optometric education and research and the adoption of common standards for the benefit of the public
(iv) To encourage and support the expansion of the scope of practice of the professional practice and support the development of optometry
(v) To support its members at national level to gain recognition of the profession and to secure the best legislative framework for the profession;
vi) To establish special commissions or working parties, from time to time for the purpose of carrying out particular studies or other functions and to provide for their organisation and regulation;
vii) To participate in the work of any other body with similar objects or interests for the benefit of optometry and eye and vision care in general, and optometry in particular


Program


Auditorium AMBASSADEURS

2018-09-21 08:00:00
Registration Opens

2018-09-21 09:00:00
Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision

Proof that Correcting Refractive Error Really Does Improve Academic Performance – Support for what we all already believed!

OD, Med, FAAO, FCOVD

Block Sandra

2018-09-21 09:20:00
Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision

Looking past refractive error to binocular vision

DipAppSc (Optometry), MAppSc, PhD, Grad Cert Ocul Ther

Hendicott Peter

2018-09-21 09:40:00
Pediatric Optometry and Binocular Vision

Amblyopia – We have come a long way baby!

OD, Med, FAAO, FCOVD

Block Sandra

2018-09-21 10:30:00
Opening Ceremony& Coffee Break

2018-09-21 11:15:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Ocular Surface Happy – how does this affect contact lens retention?

BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FIACLE, FAAO, FBCLA, FEAOO, FCOptom

NAROO Shehzad

2018-09-21 11:55:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Low Vision Rehabilitation using scleral contact lenses

BSc. Optometry

Rawashdeh Bilal

2018-09-21 12:10:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Role of optometrists in laser vision correction

Consultant Optometrist and Contact Lenses specialist

Ali Mohammed Mustafa Abdu

2018-09-21 12:40:00
Sponsored lecture- AB Lens - Hoya Frem Sharbel

2018-09-21 12:50:00
Break,Lunch,Prayers & Exhibition Viewing

2018-09-21 14:00:00
Myopia Symposium

Myopia Management- Where to start?

BSc, BOptom, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, FCOptom(Hon)

Naidoo Kovin

2018-09-21 14:40:00
Myopia Symposium

Role of spectacles in myopia management

Consultant Optometrist and Contact Lenses specialist

Ali Mohammed Mustafa Abdu

2018-09-21 14:48:00
Myopia Symposium

Myopia Control Using contact lenses

PhD, M.Optom, B.Optom, CAS

R. Moodley Vanessa

2018-09-21 14:56:00
Myopia Symposium

Myopia Control Using Ortho-K

Optometry

Farmon Niall

2018-09-21 15:04:00
Myopia Symposium

Outdoor play and its relation to myopia control

PhD, M.Optom, B.Optom,GCE,IGCSE

Saad Gammoh Yazan Sultan

2018-09-21 15:12:00
Myopia Symposium

Role of pharmaceuticals in myopia control

OD

Al-Labadi Liana

2018-09-21 15:30:00
Coffee Break & Exhibition Viewing

2018-09-21 16:15:00
Vision Rehabilitation

Evaluation & Treatment of Tunner & Hemianopic Visual Field Defects

O.D, F.A.A.O

Greene Henry

2018-09-21 16:35:00
Vision Rehabilitation

Low Vision Profile in the Middle East

B.Optom,Optometry Diploma,Applied Ocularist Degree

Awada Hassan

2018-09-21 16:55:00
Vision Rehabilitation

Enhancing Distance Vision for the Visually Impaired

O.D, F.A.A.O

Greene Henry

2018-09-21 17:35:00
Vision Rehabilitation

The right spectacles for the magnifier

Managing Partner of ImproVision GmbH

HANSCHMANN Uwe

2018-09-21 17:50:00
Vision Rehabilitation

Artificial Intelligence: A Revolution Coming Soon (In French with simultaneous translation into English)

Président AOF ,Diplôme d’optométrie (ISV,ECOO)

Dyant Yannick

Auditorium AMBASSADEURS

2018-09-22 09:00:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Does strategy really matter for your contact lens practice ?

OD

Mundle Scott

2018-09-22 09:20:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

An introduction to ortho-k

Optometry

Farmon Niall

2018-09-22 09:40:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Contact lens complications: a clinical profile

PhD, M.Optom, B.Optom, CAS

R. Moodley Vanessa

2018-09-22 10:00:00
Contact Lens and Anterior Eye

Paediatric contact lens fitting - why and how

Optometry

Farmon Niall

2018-09-22 10:30:00
Coffee Break

2018-09-22 11:15:00
Latest Innovations in Keratoconus Management Symposium

Keratoconus: Current Findings for this Corneal Thinning Disorder

O.D, FAAO, FNAP

KEHOE Peter

2018-09-22 11:35:00
Latest Innovations in Keratoconus Management Symposium

Scleral Lenses- The Past The Future

Optometry

Farmon Niall

2018-09-22 11:55:00
Latest Innovations in Keratoconus Management Symposium

Keratoconus: fitting corneal lenses in a practical and profitable manner

O.D, FAAO, FNAP

KEHOE Peter

2018-09-22 12:25:00
Break & Exhibition Viewing

2018-09-22 14:00:00
Contact Lens Fitting for The Irregular Cornea - A Series of Cases

Scleral lens fitting in post-surgical keratoconus: Cases report

Optométriste-Contactologue

Feki Anis

2018-09-22 14:20:00
Contact Lens Fitting for The Irregular Cornea - A Series of Cases

Case presentation for fitting irregular cornea

OD

AlDleigan Bassima

2018-09-22 14:40:00
Contact Lens Fitting for The Irregular Cornea - A Series of Cases

Keratoconus management: Experiences from Morocco

Enseignant d’Optométrie & de Contactologie

Nafis Hamid

2018-09-22 15:25:00
Coffee Break & Exhibition Viewing

2018-09-22 15:55:00
Multidisciplinary Optometry

Towards a regional scope of practice and competency standards in optometry

PhD, M.Optom, B.Optom, CAS

R. Moodley Vanessa

2018-09-22 16:25:00
Multidisciplinary Optometry

IAPB standard guideline for school eye health for middle and low income countries

Global Director for Sustainable Services Development |Brien Holden Vision Institute

MINTO Hasan

2018-09-22 16:50:00
Multidisciplinary Optometry

Overview of the profession of ocularist

B.Optom,Optometry Diploma,Applied Ocularist Degree

Awada Hassan

2018-09-22 17:05:00
Multidisciplinary Optometry

Update on Our Children Vision

Global Director for Sustainable Services Development |Brien Holden Vision Institute

MINTO Hasan

2018-09-22 17:35:00
Closing Ceremony

SALLE KARAM 1

2018-09-21 09:30:00
Binocular Vision Workshop

Active prisms rules for treating PDS

Consultant ophthalmologist, surgeon and Professor

Da Silva Orlando Alves

2018-09-21 15:00:00
Contact Lens Workshop

Scleral lens fitting workshop

BSc. Optometry

Rawashdeh Bilal

2018-09-21 15:00:00
Contact Lens Workshop

Scleral lens fitting workshop

MOptom(UNSW,Australia)

Al Shamli Nasser

2018-09-21 17:00:00
Pediatric Optometry Workshop

10 clès pour réussir une consultation pédiatrique

Optométriste

Maleysson Sandra

2018-09-22 11:15:00
Binocular Vision Workshop

Tester les 3 degrés de la vision binoculaire (Vision simultanée; Fusion; Stéréo)

OD,M.Sc ,FCOVD

Combe René

2018-09-22 15:30:00
Low Vision Workshop

Bioptic prescribing workshop

O.D, F.A.A.O

Greene Henry