Call for sponsorship applications

posted 6 Sept 2012, 02:18 by John Szetu

Dear Colleagues,

Applications are now open for IAPB WPR’s Future Leaders Development Program (FLDP) for sponsorship to attend the RANZCO 44th Annual Scientific Congress in Melbourne from 24 to 28 November 2012.

The FLDP seeks to provide future VISION 2020 champions with opportunities to participate in short-course training or to attend key regional conferences. FLDP exposes future leaders to new ideas and ultimately, aims to strengthen national capacity to deliver sustainable eye health programming.

IAPB will be looking to support applicants from the Western Pacific Region that demonstrate they are: 

  • Involved in VISION 2020 initiatives in their own country and/or internationally
  • Not ordinarily able to attend such an event, due to funding
  • Not currently in a position of leadership, but show promise and enthusiasm
  • Female, or from an under-represented population group


Please share this information with anyone in your network whom you feel meets the above guidelines and would benefit from attending the RANZCO Congress. More information can be found on our website at: or in the attached Application Form.


If you have any questions please contact me.

Kind Regards,



Alecia Duke

Western Pacific Regional Office Administrator

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness


Suite 102, 538 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Australia

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2012 Outreach Maps

posted 23 Jan 2012, 17:15 by

Please find links to the 2012 ophthalmic outreach maps below:
2012 Pacific Islands Ophthalmic Outreach
2012 PNG ophthalmic outreach
These maps are open to the region's ophthalmic community in an effort to help co-ordinate the efforts of many different people and organisations and to ensure that limited resources are used in the most effective manner.
If you have outreach plans to add or corrections to make, please feel free to edit the map yourself, or contact:
Sanya Baker
Information Co-ordinator
The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ

Outreach Maps

posted 1 Feb 2011, 13:49 by PacEyes Administration

You will find links to regional ophthalmic outreach co-ordination maps in the new PacEYES links section of this website. If you would like an invitation to edit these maps, or any further information, please contact the PacEYES administrator:

Newsletter out now!

posted 6 Jan 2011, 15:00 by PacEyes Administration

The December 2010 issue of the PacEYES newsletter is now available on this site in the Resources section. A print version will be distributed early in 2011.

New Resources Section

posted 13 Oct 2010, 17:30 by PacEyes Administration

New to the PacEYES website is the Resources section, which you can access from the left hand menu on the Home Page. This is a place to share documents that are of use to members.
The first document in Resources is the 2010 Pacific Retinal Screening Guidelines.


posted 16 Sept 2010, 14:27 by PacEyes Administration   [ updated 16 Sept 2010, 14:29 ]

The minutes of the PacEYES AGM are now available.
Just download the attachment below.

Opportunity for publication

posted 27 Jul 2010, 14:15 by PacEyes Administration   [ updated 16 Sept 2010, 14:31 ]

Samoa Medical Journal - Call for Papers

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to invite you to submit an article to the Samoa Medical Journal which is a new rapid forum for the dissemination of research, review and general interest articles that are relevant to health issues in the South Pacific.  The Samoa Medical Journal, first published in September 2009, is accessible freely online, without the need for a subscription, and can be accessed from



Our journal has an editorial board that taps into a local and international network of reviewers to ensure that the journal is reviewed to the highest standards to maintain high academic standards and has a broad coverage that is relevant especially to the health of Samoans and the South Pacific rim nations.  We solicit local and international reviewers who wish to serve on our editorial board.  Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, it will undergo language copyediting, typesetting, and reference validation in order to provide the highest publication quality possible.  Accepted articles are published immediately online as pre-prints and are assigned to the next volume and issue of the journal. 



A copy of the categories of articles accepted along with the criteria for the each article can be found in the attachment.  More information on past issues and author & submission instructions can be accessed from


Prospective authors should submit one electronic copy of previously unpublished papers to Ms Phaedra Moors, the Journal Production Manager on by the above deadline.  To facilitate communication, the address, phone number, fax number and email address, phone number, and email address of the corresponding author at the time of paper submission.


Papers should be written in English and arranged in the following order:

1)        Title of the paper

2)        Name of author(s) with affiliations and mailing address for each author

3)        An abstract (50-100 words) containing:

a.      Purpose

b.      Scope

c.       Contribution of the paper

4)      Introduction

5)      Main body of the paper divided into sections and sub-sections where appropriate

6)      Conclusion

7)      References

8)      Appendices (if any)


I would also appreciate it if you could kindly forward this email to colleagues who may consider submitting an article to our journal.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the journal.  We look forward to receiving your manuscripts.


With Best Wishes

Dr Viali Lameko


Newsletter March 2009

posted 13 Jun 2010, 16:40 by PacEyes Administration   [ updated 13 Jun 2010, 16:41 ]

You can download your newsletter here.

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