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AECP - CHLA 16th international conference: ophthalmology, neonatology, endocrinology

We are very pleased to extend an invitation to you to attend the AECP-CHLA 16th International Conference on Ophthalmology, Neonatology and Endocrinology to be held on September 24 - 26, 2018, in Yerevan, Armenia.

This will be a truly international congress that will gather prominent experts in various fields of ophthalmology, neonatology and endocrinology. The participants are professionals from the United States, Europe, CIS countries, Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle East. Staff from the world-renowned hospitals and universities such as Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, Irvine (UCI), Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and Moorfields Eye Hospital (UK) will make presentations and be available for interaction. We would like to share our knowledge in various areas as well learn from advances in other countries.

The Armenian EyeCare Project (AECP) together with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), World Diabetes Foundation, Eye Samaritans International, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Armenian Association of Neonatal Medicine, Armenian Association of Ophthalmologists, and Armenian Association of Pediatric Endocrinologists have put together a comprehensive educational agenda for pediatric and general ophthalmologists, neonatologists and endocrinologists with a special emphasis on eye diseases. This international conference will be an impressive platform to share knowledge and experience in various disciplines, and present advances and innovative approaches for the improvement of healthcare.

Day One (September 24, Monday)

It will start with a plenary session on the current projects implemented by key partners that leverage new cloud-based technologies in healthcare, e.g. systems to manage retinopathy of prematurity, artificial intelligence (AI) for diabetic retinopathy screening, and health data management. The afternoon will be followed by two concurrent sessions: pediatric ophthalmology (with an emphasis on retinopathy of prematurity and school vision screening) and endocrinology (with an emphasis on pediatric Type 1/Type 2 diabetes management, metabolic syndrome and obesity).

Day Two (September 25, Tuesday)

It will include concurrent sessions on general ophthalmology and neonatology. Among topics covered in General Ophthalmology will be Retina and Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Cataract-Keratoplastics, Neuro-orbital and Refractive Surgery. The Neonatology session, among other issues will reflect on non-invasive ventilation, nutrition, and new approaches in care for premature infants.

Day Three (September 26, Wednesday)

It will offer visitors the opportunity to visit the Center of Excellence for the Prevention of Childhood Blindness, observe new approaches to infant care training on simulation mannequins, and participate in other educational workshops.

Talks will encompass new research and best practices in specific areas, panel discussions, and question-and-answer sessions. Apart from professional ophthalmologists, neonatologists, endocrinologists, and nursing counterparts, this conference will be of interest for healthcare managers and health policy designers.

Please confirm your participation in the conference by August 15th, 2018 at or fill in the online application form ( If you want to give a presentation (talk or poster), please send an abstract by August 1st, 2018. A group of reviewers will select abstracts for inclusion in the conference publication. Details on the format of the abstract will follow.

Our mission is eliminating
preventable blindness and
making eye care accessible to
all people in Armenia.

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