Dr Mohammed Javed Ali won the Best Video award at the 24th Annual Meeting of Oculoplastic Association of India (OPAI) at Bangalore, 6-8 September 2013. Co-authors: Dr Aditi Pujari,
Dr Milind Naik.
Dr Sreedevi Yadavalli’s paper, about a street play initiative that LVPEI had undertaken at Vijayawada, was published in eDhvani, the University of Hyderabad’s Journal of Comparative Literature.
Dr Rohit Khanna is recognized as Eye Health Leader by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in public health ophthalmology. This year, 20 leaders were recognized, including two from India.
HANSHEP (Harnessing non-state actors for better health for the poor) Members’ Meeting, 10-12 September: Dignitaries included Andrew Makaka, Government of Rwanda; Kelechi Ohiri, Government of Nigeria; Ute Arens, KFW; Annette Bremer, GIZ; Jay Bagaria, Julia Watson, Kate Cooper, UK-AID; David Milestone, Marguerite Farrell, USAID; Khama Rogo, Dirk Sommer, IFC; Armin Fidler, Margareta Harrit, World Bank; Guy Stallworthy, Anand Sinha, Vinod Kumar, Narender Kande, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Stefan Nachuk, The Rockefeller Foundation; Raj Pannu, McCann Health; Nine Steensma, CHAI; Thomas Feeny, Sue Kucuk, HANSHEP Secretariat.
DNB Examiners from the National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, to conduct DNB examinations, 02-03 September: Dr Arun Rastogi, Guru Nanak Eye Centre; Dr Tanuj Dada, AIIMS; Dr Rakesh Maggon, Army Hospital.
Tim Schottman, Chief Global Officer, and Manoj Gulati, Country Director, SightLife, workshop for LVPEI senior executives on 22 September: ‘Sustaining and Growing the LVP Culture’.
Talk on Assistive Robotics
Dr Ayanna Howard, Director, Human–Automation Systems (HumAnS) Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, a distinguished scientist whose research focuses on humanized intelligence, and embedding human decision making capabilities into robotic systems, spoke on “Assistive Robotics and Technologies for Healthcare Applications” on 3 September 2013.