We are delighted to welcome you to the IAPB Global Assembly 2020 in Singapore.

GA 2020 is the most significant global eye health event bringing together all professionals involved in global eye health, blindness prevention and sustainable development.
At GA 2020 delegates can expect a high quality programme with internationally recognised speakers, facilitators and experts in a carefully curated diverse, innovative, and engaging programme. This will mobilise the international eye health community to shape the future of eye care and ACT NOW to meet the growing and urgent needs to ensure eye health services for all.

At the GA we will celebrate the achievements and build on the lessons of VISION 2020 and the Global Action Plan and set the agenda till 2030 and continue to explore new approaches, innovations in eye health, public health and sustainable development.

For the first time the GA will have 3 Programme Streams: Excellence, Sustainability and the Western Pacific that will enable a strong, cohesive programme. The Excellence stream will give prominence to ensuring quality eye care is a cornerstone of delivering eye health services in all contexts/settings. A dedicated Sustainability stream will focus the sector’s efforts on achieving environmental, financial and organisational sustainability in line with the SDGs. The Western Pacific Stream will showcase the achievements, innovations and challenges of the host region and foster collaborations and networks across the region and internationally.

Your participation and sharing of experience and expertise are vital for the success of the GA. In another first, we have extended the opportunities for participation, featuring the inaugural film festival, a sustainable technology pitch session and including a policy and practice section (in addition to the scientific section) in free papers, rapid fire and poster sessions. We encourage you to share your expertise and experience with the GA by submitting abstracts for free paper, rapid fire, poster, film festival and the sustainability technology pitch session.

We look forward to welcoming you to GA2020 to shape the future of global eye care.
Serge, Venky, Jude

(Serge Resnikoff, R Venkatesh and Jude Stern)