Educators from across the region meet up in Mexico

Members from eight institutions in Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia and Perú attended an IACLE Educators’ Meeting (30 November) to coincide with the ALDOO Congress in León Guanajuato, Mexico. In other news, IACLE Secretary Dr Janice Jurkus travelled to Argentina last month to take part in the Contactología Sin Fronteras meeting and IACLE Americas Regional Coordinator Guillermo Carrillo visited the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica.

Read Willy’s report on the IACLE meeting and other activities in the region here

NEW IACLE makes its mark at Academy 2018 meeting

IACLE members and Fellows were involved throughout the program at Academy 2018 in San Antonio, Texas (7-10 November).IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo met FIACLE Mera Haddad to discuss her poster with May Bakkar on research at the Jordan University of Science and Technology. Shehzad was joined by Khawlah Alfaiti (left) of Pacific University Oregon, USA, and Mashaaer Baashen (right) of Aston University, UK at the poster session.

Read our full report on Academy 2018 here

NEW Apply now for 2019 IACLE Awards

Seven IACLE members will travel to major meetings worldwide next year, as winners of the 2019 IACLE Awards. All members are invited to enter the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards, sponsored by CooperVision. There will again be three Educator Awards, one for each of IACLE’s global regions. To mark four decades of IACLE, we will be offering four Travel Awards – more than ever before – enabling Educator Members to attend either an international event (three awards) or the Association of Optometric Contact Lens Educators’ Annual Workshop (one award). The deadline for applications is 31 January.

Download an application form for these awards from our website