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



Meeting Objectives:

  • Discuss key areas of mutual interest in vision health
  • Prioritize scientific and public health research areas to address regional eye disease burden
  • Explore opportunities to strengthen binational collaborations and joint training


Project Summary:

The United States and countries in Southeast Asia have a long-standing history of scientific collaborations. However, there is no standing forum to discuss current challenges in vision health and to set a bilateral scientific and public health research agenda to address the burden of eye disease between the U.S. and countries in the region. To address this and with support from the U.S. Embassy in Thailand and the Department of Medical Services of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, the National Eye Institute-National Institute of Health of the U.S., and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ophthalmology Society, along with experts from several renowned institutions and attendees will explore key areas of mutual interest, describe grant mechanisms in the United States potentially available to ASEAN countries and regional researchers/practitioners, and discuss models of international scientific collaboration, including training opportunities.

Intended Audience:

Ophthalmologists, participants in ophthalmology training programs, and visual health researchers and practitioners in academia, public, and private sectors.



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



Meeting Objectives:

  • Discuss key areas of mutual interest in vision health
  • Prioritize scientific and public health research areas to address regional eye disease burden
  • Explore opportunities to strengthen binational collaborations and joint training


Project Summary:

The United States and countries in Southeast Asia have a long-standing history of scientific collaborations. However, there is no standing forum to discuss current challenges in vision health and to set a bilateral scientific and public health research agenda to address the burden of eye disease between the U.S. and countries in the region. To address this and with support from the U.S. Embassy in Thailand and the Department of Medical Services of the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, the National Eye Institute-National Institute of Health of the U.S., and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Ophthalmology Society, along with experts from several renowned institutions and attendees will explore key areas of mutual interest, describe grant mechanisms in the United States potentially available to ASEAN countries and regional researchers/practitioners, and discuss models of international scientific collaboration, including training opportunities.

Intended Audience:

Ophthalmologists, participants in ophthalmology training programs, and visual health researchers and practitioners in academia, public, and private sectors.