"Priorities and Opportunities for International Engagement in Scientific and Public Health Research in Ophthalmology"
With the participation of the United States Embassy in Thailand



Sponsors:

Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
National Eye Institute (NEI) - National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S.A.

Co-Sponsors:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
ASEAN Ophthalmology Society (AOS)
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Department of Ophthalmology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Seva Foundation
Singapore National Eye Center

Date: Thursday March 11, 2021,
Time: 18:30 – 23:20 PM EST (06:30 – 11:20 AM Bangkok time)

AGENDA

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Pear Pongsachareonnont
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Session 1 Opening Session
Chair: Dr. Mitchell Brinks, Chair Vision 2020 USA, Casey Eye Institute
Co-Chair: Dr.Manus Potaporn Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services
18:30 - 18:35 PM Introduction and Objectives of the Symposium
Dr. Mitchell Brinks, Chair Vision 2020 USA, Casey Eye Institute
18:35 -18:40 PM Remarks from U.S. Embassy
Mr. Michael Heath, Charge’ d’affaires, U.S. Embassy, Thailand
18:40 - 19:00 PM Opening Remarks
Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Thailand
Mr. Manasvi Srisodapol, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States of America
Dr. Michael Chiang, Director, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Ruben Lim, President, ASEAN Ophthalmology Society (AOS)
Session 2
19:00 - 20:30 PM
NIH/NEI Research Programs and Funding Opportunities
Chair: Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash, Director-Office of International Programs, NEI-NIH
Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Kilmarx, MD, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, NIH
NIH/NEI Global Opportunities for Vision Research & Training
Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash, Director-Office of International Programs, NEI-NIH
Current Priorities for NIH/NEI Funded Research and Grants
Dr.Lisa Neuhold & Dr. Michael Steinmetz, Program Office Directors, Extramural Science Program, NIH/NEI
NIH Grants and Scientific Review Process
Dr. Seetha Bhagavan, Coordinator for Review of International Programs, NIH
World Report on NIH Grants in ASEAN Countries
Dr. Michael Cheetham, Fogrty International Center at NIH
Closing comments
Dr. Peter Kilmarx, MD, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, NIH
20:30 – 20:40 PM BREAK
Session 3
20:40 - 21:20 PM
Keynote Presentations: Opportunities for advances in Visual Health Research and education
Chair: Dr. R.V. Paul Chan, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicao, Chicago, IL, USA.
Co-Chair: Dr. Paisan Ruamvinboonsuk, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, Rajavithi Hospital, College of Medicine, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand
Artificial Intelligence, accomplishments and gaps in knowledge
Dr. Michael Chiang, Director, National Eye Institute
International research collaborations to enhance global health equity
Dr. Mark I. Rosenblatt, Executive Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Education as a Mission in International Collaborations
Dr. Dave Wilson, Director, OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Lessons, Opportunities and Challenges in Impactful Collaborative Research within and outside of ASEAN?
Dr. Tien Wong, Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Center
Session 4
21:20 – 23:25 PM
Vision Health Research and Training Opportunities
Chair: Dr. Ruben Lim, President AOS
Co-Chair: Dr. Ngamkae Rungvaravate, Siriraj Hospital
American Academy of Ophthalmology - Opportunities for Research and Education
Dr. R.V. Paul Chan, Secretary for Global Alliances (AAO) Chair, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC
Exploring ocular biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in Asian populations
Dr. La-Ongsri Atchaneeyasakul, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand Genomics Project
Dr. Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
Collaboration Research on Development of AI for Detecting Papiledema
Dr. Dan Milea, Singapore National Eye Center
STACCATO: Systemic and Topical Antiviral Control of Cytomegalovirus Anterior uveitis: Treatment Outcomes
Dr. John Gonzales, Dr. Thanapong Somkijrungroj, Dr. Wipada Laovirojjankulat, University of California San Francisco,Chulalongkorn University, Srinagarind Hospital (Khon Kaen)
Applications of artificial intelligence in retinopathy of prematurity
Dr. Pete Campbell, Dr. Atchara Ampornprut, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University, USA., Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
The Challenges of an Archipelago: ROP in the Philippines
Dr. Pearl Tamesis-Villalon, Phillipines Academy of Ophthalmology
22:18 - 22:23 PM Break
Role of NGOs in Research Capacity Building, and a case study in Cambodia
Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, Seva Foundation
Vision and Happy Aging ASEAN (VaSEAN): Identification and improving QOL among older adults with Chronic Irreversible ocular diseases
Dr. Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Developing a sustainable Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in Indonesia: Role of collaborations
Dr. Yeni Lestari, Indonesian Association of Ophthalmologists
Overview of local and collaborative eye research in Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hiep, President of Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology
Exploring US-ASEAN Ophthalmology Training Collaborations: a Fulbright Project Outline
Dr. Helena Hurairah, Brunei Society of Ophthalmologists
AOS and existing gaps in ophthalmic care, education, and research
Dr.Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Secretary-General of AOS, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Remarks
Dr. Somsak Akksilp, Director-General of Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand


"Priorities and Opportunities for International Engagement in Scientific and Public Health Research in Ophthalmology"
With the participation of the United States Embassy in Thailand



Sponsors:

Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
National Eye Institute (NEI) - National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S.A.

Co-Sponsors:

American Academy of Ophthalmology
ASEAN Ophthalmology Society (AOS)
Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR, USA
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Department of Ophthalmology, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Seva Foundation
Singapore National Eye Center

Date: Thursday March 11, 2021,
Time: 18:30 – 23:25 PM EST (06:30 – 11:25 AM Bangkok time)

AGENDA

Master of Ceremonies: Dr. Pear Pongsachareonnont
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Session 1 Opening Session
Chair: Dr. Mitchell Brinks, Chair Vision 2020 USA, Casey Eye Institute
Co-Chair: Dr.Manus Potaporn Deputy Director-General of the Department of Medical Services
18:30 - 18:35 PM Introduction and Objectives of the Symposium
Dr. Mitchell Brinks, Chair Vision 2020 USA, Casey Eye Institute
18:35 -18:40 PM Remarks from U.S. Embassy
Mr. Michael Heath, Charge’ d’affaires, U.S. Embassy, Thailand
18:40 - 19:00 PM Opening Remarks
Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, Thailand
Mr. Manasvi Srisodapol, Ambassador of Thailand to the United States of America
Dr. Michael Chiang, Director, National Eye Institute (NEI), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Ruben Lim, President, ASEAN Ophthalmology Society (AOS)
Session 2
19:00 - 20:30 PM
NIH/NEI Research Programs and Funding Opportunities
Chair: Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash, Director-Office of International Programs, NEI-NIH
Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Kilmarx, MD, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, NIH
NIH/NEI Global Opportunities for Vision Research & Training
Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash, Director-Office of International Programs, NEI-NIH
Current Priorities for NIH/NEI Funded Research and Grants
Dr.Lisa Neuhold & Dr. Michael Steinmetz, Program Office Directors, Extramural Science Program, NIH/NEI
NIH Grants and Scientific Review Process
Dr. Seetha Bhagavan, Coordinator for Review of International Programs, NIH
World Report on NIH Grants in ASEAN Countries
Dr. Michael Cheetham, Fogrty International Center at NIH
Closing comments
Dr. Peter Kilmarx, MD, Deputy Director, Fogarty International Center, NIH
20:30 – 20:40 PM BREAK
Session 3
20:40 - 21:20 PM
Keynote Presentations: Opportunities for advances in Visual Health Research and education
Chair: Dr. R.V. Paul Chan, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicao, Chicago, IL, USA.
Co-Chair: Dr. Paisan Ruamvinboonsuk, Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, Rajavithi Hospital, College of Medicine, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand
Artificial Intelligence, accomplishments and gaps in knowledge
Dr. Michael Chiang, Director, National Eye Institute
International research collaborations to enhance global health equity
Dr. Mark I. Rosenblatt, Executive Dean, University of Illinois College of Medicine
Education as a Mission in International Collaborations
Dr. Dave Wilson, Director, OHSU Casey Eye Institute
Lessons, Opportunities and Challenges in Impactful Collaborative Research within and outside of ASEAN?
Dr. Tien Wong, Medical Director, Singapore National Eye Center
Session 4
21:20 – 23:25 PM
Vision Health Research and Training Opportunities
Chair: Dr. Ruben Lim, President AOS
Co-Chair: Dr. Ngamkae Rungvaravate, Siriraj Hospital
American Academy of Ophthalmology - Opportunities for Research and Education
Dr. R.V. Paul Chan, Secretary for Global Alliances (AAO) Chair, Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary at UIC
Exploring ocular biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in Asian populations
Dr. La-Ongsri Atchaneeyasakul, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand Genomics Project
Dr. Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health of Thailand
Collaboration Research on Development of AI for Detecting Papiledema
Dr. Dan Milea, Singapore National Eye Center
STACCATO: Systemic and Topical Antiviral Control of Cytomegalovirus Anterior uveitis: Treatment Outcomes
Dr. John Gonzales, Dr. Thanapong Somkijrungroj, Dr. Wipada Laovirojjankulat, University of California San Francisco,Chulalongkorn University, Srinagarind Hospital (Khon Kaen)
Applications of artificial intelligence in retinopathy of prematurity
Dr. Pete Campbell, Dr. Atchara Ampornprut, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Sciences University, USA., Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
The Challenges of an Archipelago: ROP in the Philippines
Dr. Pearl Tamesis-Villalon, Phillipines Academy of Ophthalmology
22:18 - 22:23 PM Break
Role of NGOs in Research Capacity Building, and a case study in Cambodia
Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, Seva Foundation
Vision and Happy Aging ASEAN (VaSEAN): Identification and improving QOL among older adults with Chronic Irreversible ocular diseases
Dr. Liza Sharmini Ahmad Tajudin, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Developing a sustainable Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Program in Indonesia: Role of collaborations
Dr. Yeni Lestari, Indonesian Association of Ophthalmologists
Overview of local and collaborative eye research in Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hiep, President of Vietnam National Institute of Ophthalmology
Exploring US-ASEAN Ophthalmology Training Collaborations: a Fulbright Project Outline
Dr. Helena Hurairah, Brunei Society of Ophthalmologists
AOS and existing gaps in ophthalmic care, education, and research
Dr.Paisan Ruamviboonsuk, Secretary-General of AOS, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
Closing Remarks
Dr. Somsak Akksilp, Director-General of Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand