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Professor Kovin Naidoo is CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute. He is an academic, former anti-apartheid activist and political prisoner, optometrist and an internationally celebrated public health leader. His professional life has been dedicated to delivering eye care to people in need.
 
Professor Naidoo is Chairperson of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (Africa), Associate Professor of Optometry at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), and Adjunct Faculty at Salus University in Philadelphia. He has published extensively in epidemiology and public health. Recognizing the need to develop research capacity in Africa, Prof Naidoo initiated the formation of the African Vision Research Institute (AVRI). Prof. Naidoo is a member of the World Council of Optometry Executive committee; Founder and Chair of African Vision and former Chair of the Red Cross Air Mercy Services board of Trustees among his many esteemed affiliations.
 
Prof Naidoo is a Fulbright Scholar and was elected as an Ashoka Fellow and a Schwab Fellow and was jointly awarded with Professor Brien Holden the Schwab Social Entrepreneur Award for Africa 2010, at the regional World Economic Forum in Tanzania because of his ability to merge business acumen with social causes. The American Academy of Optometry awarded him the Essilor Award for outstanding contributions to Optometry in 2010, and the British College of Optometrists an honorary fellowship in 2009 for his contribution to the development of optometry in Africa and the developing world. He was African Optometrist of the Year in 2002, then International Optometrist of the Year in 2007. The American Academy has also announced Prof. Naidoo as the recipient of the Henry B. Peters Memorial Award in Public Health and Environmental Vision for 2016.
 
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Dear Delegates
Thank you for your abstract submissions for the 2nd World Congress of Optometry.

We have received over 650 abstracts in total for the conference and appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the congress.

The scientific committee is working diligently to review the abstract submission. We intend to inform you of the outcomes by end of May 2017.

Best Wishes
World Congress
Scientific Committee Members.
 
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Early bird registration offer will be extended to all selected abstracts
 
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Key dates to remember
Abstracts for oral, poster and workshop presentations has been closed

Authors will receive written notification of abstract acceptance by End of May, 2017

All presenters will be required to register for the Congress no later than June 30, 2017.

The closing date for submission for clinical photograph is April 17, 2017.

 
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Registrations are Open Now
Delegates registered under students category are requested to furnish their registration ID and college ID card’s or certificate from your respective institute confirming you as a student which will be verified and approved by the Organizing Committee at
enquiry@worldcongressofoptometry.org
 
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