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You’re invited to the CAKE & PIE Expo 2.0 (C&PE 2.0)

Hosted at the Four Points by Sheraton, Da Nang, Vietnam on August 20th to 21st, 2022

Da Nang is a major tourist destination in Asia – filled with gorgeous beaches, mountains, temples and more. So, we found it was high time to invite you — our ophthalmology, optometry and industry professional friends — to our “home” for the second CAKE & PIE Expo … and the (potentially) first “tropical” ophthalmology conference.

C&PE 2.0 encompasses both ophthalmology and optometry, with presentations ranging from retina to refractive, to myopia and more. Attendees can expect the same “funkiness” from our magazines to spill over to our expo, resulting in a unique conference experience you certainly won’t want to miss.

C&PE 2.0 is a hybrid event. The live in-person event is full of networking and socializing in a stunning destination. Nearby attractions include the world-famous ancient town of Hoi An (30 minutes south of Da Nang); Ba Na Hills and the oft-photographed Golden Bridge (in Da Nang).

C&PE 2.0 is full of high-value sponsorship opportunities for exhibitors and industry and provides entry and further inroads into the Vietnam and Asia-Pacific eye care market.

C&PE 2.0 LIVE coverage featuring select highlights and topics will be broadcast worldwide through our virtual event platform and social media channels.

C&PE 2.0 will offer in-depth coverage from our dynamic team of writers to be featured throughout Media MICE magazines, digital show dailies, social media updates and more. Attendees can keep up-to-date on notable conference highlights before, during and after the event.

C&PE 2.0 is free for doctors to attend!



C&PE 2.0 will take place in-person at the Four Points by Sheraton in Da Nang, Vietnam. Located across the street from Da Nang’s picturesque beaches and at the foot of Son Tra Peninsula, the venue is an ideal location to not only soak up the sun — but to soak up ophthalmic content as well. Hotel amenities include an international restaurant, two bars, a 24-hour fitness center, an outdoor rooftop pool, a children's swimming pool and an inviting spa. The venue is a short 15-minute drive from Da Nang International Airport.


Looking for the hottest ophthalmic and optometric content under the sun? Well, we’ve got you covered (like a good sunscreen), thanks to our specially invited guest speakers. Featuring renowned doctors in a variety of eye care disciplines, these international experts have signed on to share their insight and tips into all things eye care.

Dr. Alan Glazier

Dr. Alan Glazier is the founder and visionary behind ODs on Facebook – the eye care industry’s largest and most highly engaged eye care organization online (or offline), with over 45,000 members. He is the founder of Shady Grove Eye & Vision Care in Rockville, Maryland (USA) and a partner/business development executive in Keplr Vision (Illinois, USA). In  2011 and 2012, VisionMonday.org has selected Dr. Glazier as one of the most influential optometrists in the United Sates. In 2015 he was selected by his peers as one of the 50 most influential optometrists. In 2016 he was selected by PCON Magazine as one of the 250 Innovators in Optometry. Furthermore, in 2017 he was honored as Maryland Optometrist of the Year. In 2021 he was #2 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Eye Doctors and in the same year he was presented with the American Optometric Association’s Social Media Advocacy Award. Dr. Glazier is the inventor on seven issued patents in computer science and ophthalmology. He has presented over 100 invited lectures on clinical and practice management topics, and has authored two books and numerous journal articles. Dr. Glazier has been Interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, INC Magazine, Blog Talk Radio and Network Solutions.

Dr. Mark Eltis

Dr. Mark Eltis has practiced optometry in New York, California, and Toronto. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and has taught there for over a decade. Dr. Eltis is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. He is also a faculty member of the Academy of Ophthalmic Education and has completed his California Glaucoma Certification at UC Berkeley. Dr. Eltis has served as an examiner for national licensing assessment in both Canada and the United States. He has presented and published internationally and has been sought as an expert on optometric issuesfor national television and print. Dr. Eltis is a reviewer for over a dozen publications including Journal of Glaucoma and Canadian Journal of Optometry. Dr. Eltis has been a consultant for academic institutions overseas, contact lens/pharmaceutical companies, law firms, and a subject matter expert for competency evaluations. He serves on the board of directors of the Council for Healthy Eyes Canada and was elected to council at the College of Optometrists of Ontario. Dr. Eltis is currently focusing his practice on dry eye patients employing the latest diagnostic and therapeutic options. He loves connecting with optometry students and the public by sharing his eye care tips on social media.

Prof. Farhad Hafezi

Prof. Farhad Hafezi is a prominent Swiss eye surgeon and researcher. Prof. Hafezi first gained recognition as a leading retina researcher in 1994, having been the first to discover a gene responsible for light-induced retinal degeneration. However, he changed his research focus to the cornea in 2003. He is instrumental in implementing corneal cross-linking technology in ophthalmology. Currently, he is a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Geneva, an adjunct clinical professor of ophthalmology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, a research group leader of the Ocular Cell Biology Group at the Center for Applied Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Zurich, a visiting professor at the University of Wenzhou, China and medical director of the ELZA Institute. Prof. Hafezi is considered to be a leading expert and key opinion leader in the development and translation of CXL and its multiple applications in the field of ophthalmology, including the treatment of corneal ectatic disorders like keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and post-LASIK ectasia. He has published almost 200 articles in various peer-reviewed scientific journals since 1993, including Nature Medicine, Nature Genetics, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), the Journal of Refractive Surgery, and Cell Death & Differentiation. Prof Hafezi was born in 1967 and grew up in Fribourg, Switzerland. He fluently speaks German (mother tongue), English, French, Polish and Farsi. He is married and has three daughters.

Dr. Constance Okeke

Dr. Constance Okeke went to both undergraduate and medical school at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (USA) where she won several awards for her academic achievements and research efforts. She then moved on to Baltimore, Maryland (SA), where she performed her residency in ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Okeke pursued subspecialty fellowship training in glaucoma at the University of Miami Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Among her many pioneering accomplishments in treating glaucoma and cataracts, she was the first in the Hampton Roads area to offer Trabectome, iStent, iStent Inject, Kahook Dual Blade, Visco360, Trab360  and the first in the country to combine Trabectome with femtosecond laser in cataract surgery. Dr. Okeke’s research and writing has been featured in many ophthalmology publications, and she serves as an editorial advisory board member for the Glaucoma Today, Glaucoma Physician, CollaborativeEye and Hampton Roads Physicians publications. Dr. Okeke joined Virginia Eye Consultants in July, 2009 and serves as the lead glaucoma specialist. She is also an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virgnia (USA). Dr. Okeke is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and a member of the American Glaucoma Society, Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL), Women In Ophthalmology, National Medical Association, and ASCRS. 

Dr. William Trattler

Dr. William B. Trattler is a refractive, corneal and cataract eye surgeon at the Center For Excellence In Eye Care in Miami, Florida, USA. He performs a wide variety of cataract and refractive surgeries, including PRK; all laser LASIK; no injection sutureless cataract surgery; as well as laser cataract surgery. He has been an investigator for next generation technologies (like the Tetraflex accommodating intraocular lens) and procedures like corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). His involvement in the FDA-approval study for CXL led to its approval in 2016. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Trattler is on the Volunteer Faculty at the Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine, as well as the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been an author of several articles and abstracts. In 2016, Dr. Trattler received the Catalyst Award in Advancing Diversity in Leadership from the Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL), an association of interdisciplinary ophthalmic professionals dedicated to driving innovation and patient care by advancing diversity in leadership.

Dr. Sheetal Brar

Dr. Sheetal Brar is a senior consultant at Phaco and Refractive Department and research director at Nethradhama Super Speciality Eye Hospital in Bangalore, India. Dr. Brar has a special interest in cataract and refractive surgery and has trained over 75 national and international surgeons in refractive surgery, including SMILE. She has participated in over 70 master classes and instruction courses and performed live SMILE and phacoemulsification surgeries. Dr. Brar has over 40 publications in national and international peer-reviewed indexed journals and served as a peer reviewer for JRS, Cornea, BMC Ophthalmology, Open Journal of Ophthalmology and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. She has received several prestigious accolades, including being the recipient of the “Young Physician” exchange program grant by the APACRS 2017 and APACRS Certified Educator(ACE) award at the APACRS 2019 in Kyoto, Japan.

Dr. Kristie Nguyen

Dr. Kristie Nguyen is a board-certified optometrist. She currently serves as a contract doctor for Perez and Associates and Phan-Tastic Eye Care in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. After graduating in the top 10 of her high school class with honors, she went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston, Texas. While at U of H, she volunteered at a local hospital and worked as an optometric assistant. Dr. Nguyen obtained a Doctorate of Optometry (O.D.) in 2005 from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She conducted her medical internships at the Chickasaw Nation Health Clinic in Ardmore, Oklahoma and the Lake Mary Eye Care in Lake Mary, Florida. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Optometric Association, the Florida Optometric Association, Young ODs of America, OD Divas, Optometry Divas and the Central Florida Optometric Society. In addition, she has been an executive board member for Optometry Divas for the past two years. She is also a brand ambassador for an independent eyewear brand called Kazoku Lunettes and director of business development for an online optical company called Optazoom. She is also an independent consultant for Rodan+Fields, which is a global clinically tested skincare brand. Dr. Nguyen is married and has two beautiful daughters. She enjoys going to the beach, hanging out at Disney, and reading.

Dr. Kenneth Fong

Dr. Kenneth Fong is recognized as an ophthalmologist in the United Kingdom, Australia and Malaysia. He graduated with a medical degree from the University of Cambridge in 1998 and trained to be an eye surgeon in London. Dr. Fong then spent two more years training in the U.K. and at the Royal Perth Hospital in Australia to subspecialize in retina. After 18 years of working in the U.K. and Australia, he returned to Malaysia in 2009 to serve as associate professor, consultant ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently the managing director of OasisEye Specialists in Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Fong is the president of the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology and serves as a council member for the APVRS.

Dr. Daddi Fadel

Dr. Daddi Fadel is a contact lens designer, a pioneer of modern lens designs, and a specialist in contact lenses for irregular cornea, scleral lenses, myopia control, and orthokeratology. She speaks five languages; Arabic, French, English, Italian, and Greek. She studied optometry at Istituto Superiore di Scienze Optometriche (ISSO) in Rome (1998-2001), a four-year course achieved in three years with honors.  Dr. Fadel has 20 years of experience in optometry and specialty contact lenses. She runs an optometric practice specializing in contact lenses in Italy where she personally designs and fits special customized contact lenses. Also, she is internationally recognized as a key opinion leader, who has several peer-reviewed publications in the area of specialty contact lenses and is a speaker in national and international symposia. Dr. Daddi Fadel, together with Dr. Melissa Barnett, are authors of the Clinical Guide for Scleral Lens Success. Also, Dr. Fadel is the author of the book Scleral Lens Complications: Their Recognition, Etiology, and Management and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Contact Lens Research & Science (JCLRS).

Prof. Jorge L. Alio

Prof. Dr. Jorge Alio is a professor and chairman of ophthalmology at the University Miguel Hernandez in Alicante, Spain. He is also the founder of Vissum Corporation (Spain) and the Jorge Alió Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness. Prof. Alio is a high-volume surgeon in cataract, cornea and refractive surgery with over 55,000 surgeries performed. His main research interests include lens, refractive and corneal surgery. He is a pioneer in the area of multifocal, accommodative and toric IOLs, excimer laser refractive surgery, phakic IOLs and more recently, corneal regeneration surgery. He has authored over 935 peer review papers, 405 chapters and 99 books. He is extremely active in congresses in terms of lectures and master courses. Prof. Alio is the LXIII chair of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis, XLIX chair of the European Academy of Ophthalmology, President of the ISRS/AAO (2006-2008) member of the American Ophthalmological Society, member of the Board of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and has received over 103 international and national awards. He is the creator and director of the online International Specialization Course in Refractive, Cornea and Lens Surgery (University Miguel Hernandez). Fellows from all over the world come to his research facilities to be trained under his supervision. 

Dr. Arun Gulani

Dr. Arun Gulani is a world renowned eye surgeon. Formerly the chief of cornea and refractive surgery at University of Florida, he is the founding director and chief surgeon of the internationally famous, Gulani Vision Institute, and the global CEO of Gulani Surgical Suites headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Listed in FORBES (goldline research) among Top Ten Laser Vision Surgeons in the USA and as one of the most famous eye surgeons in the world with a global clientele, Dr. Gulani is internationally renowned for his inventions, ground-breaking, innovative surgical techniques and publications. Dr. Gulani is a master surgeon, teacher, award winning inventor and author who travels the world on invitation to share his passion. Fondly known by colleagues as the “da Vinci” of eye surgery for his artistic surgical skills, “Man of Vision” for his relentless pursuit of “Vision beyond 20/20” and “Dr. GQ” for his immaculate dress sense and fashion, he lends elegance and artistry to eye surgery, leading him to invent the super-specialty of “Corneoplastique™” to raise eye surgery itself to an art level. With his “High Tech-High Touch” approach, he has revolutionized the doctor-patient relationship by providing personalized care for every patient, thus challenging the very business model prevalent in the world of medicine today. Super-specialized in advanced LASIK, custom corneal and premium cataract surgery, Dr. Gulani has uniquely woven the full spectrum of kerato-lenticulo-refractive surgery to custom design a specific surgical plan for each patient individually and is always among the first in the world to introduce new technologies, techniques and protocols as a consultant to patients, eye surgeons and the eye care industry itself. With an eye of an artist and a passion to help people see, he has turned Jacksonville, Florida, into the vision destination for the world.

Dr. Apoorva Ayachit

Dr. Apoorva Ayachit is a consultant in the department of vitreoretina services at M. M. Joshi Eye Institute (Karnataka, India). She got her ophthalmology training from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. After finishing MS Ophthalmology, she completed her fellowship in vitreoretina at M. M. Joshi Eye Institute and was mentored by Dr. Guruprasad A S and Dr. Shrinivas Joshi. Apart from being a passionate clinician, she is a keen researcher and has over 25 publications and 8 book chapters to her credit. Her publications have been featured in prestigious international journals. Dr. Ayachit has won several national and international awards for her research. She is also a member of the team of editors of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology and serves as academic-in-charge for the national young ophthalmologists’ forum. 

Dr. Christopher Starr
Dr. Ashraf Armia

Dr. Ashraf Armia is a consultant cataract, cornea, refractive and anterior segment reconstruction surgeon in Giza, Egypt. He is the founder and medical director of Ashraf Armia Eye Clinic, founder of AOTOA (Armia’s Ophthalmology Training Observer-Ship Academy) and GERSO (Global Education and Research Society of Ophthalmology). Dr. Armia is also a shareholder of the Watany Eye Hospital (WEH) and Watany Research and Development Centre (WRDC) in Cairo, Egypt. He is a reviewer of the Journal Of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (JCRS) and BMC Ophthalmology Journal. Dr. Armia is a lecturer in major international ophthalmic and industry meeting, a member of industry advisory boards and a consultant to many companies.

Dr. Dagny Zhu

Dr. Dagny Zhu is a nationally acclaimed, board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained specialist in cornea, cataract, and laser refractive surgery. As a key opinion leader in laser vision correction and premium cataract surgery, Dr. Zhu serves as medical advisor to multiple ophthalmic companies and has published, lectured, and been featured in over 200 scientific journal articles, book chapters, national conferences, and press features. Dr. Zhu graduated top of her class from UCLA and received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency at the prestigious Doheny Eye Institute/University of Southern California (USC) and completed her fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, consistently ranked the #1 eye hospital by U.S. News and World Report. Dr. Zhu was born in Shanghai, China and immigrated to the United States with her working-class parents at the age of 3. Described as a “gifted surgeon” by her mentors, Dr. Zhu elected to complete fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the #1 eye hospital in the world.

Dr. David Felsted
Dr. Dmytro Pavlenko

Dr. Dmytro Pavlenko is an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at Bogomolets National Medical University in Kyiv, Ukraine. Dr. Pavlenko is also enrolled in a PhD program in ophthalmology at the same institution. Previously, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA.

Dr. Emilio A. Torres

Dr. Emilio A. Torres-Netto is a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon trained in Brazil, USA, France and Switzerland, who is engaged in the development of innovative approaches for keratoconus, cross-linking and refractive surgeries at the ELZA Institute and University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Dr. Inder Paul Singh

Dr. I. Paul Singh is a glaucoma specialist at the Eye Centers of Racine & Kenosha, USA, founded in 1981 by his father, Dr. Kanwar Singh. He is also a clinical professor at the Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency at Cook County Hospital Division of Ophthalmology, his internship at Michael Reese Hospital Department of Medicine, and his fellowship in glaucoma at Duke University. Dr. Singh is actively involved in clinical research and has published papers in many ophthalmology journals. He is a member of several societies and groups. He is the founder and president of the International Ophthalmic Floater Society (IOFS) and on the board of directors for the Glaucoma Forum. He was the first ophthalmologist in Wisconsin to implant the iStent, a device designed to treat glaucoma. He has also pioneered the use of in-office lasers to remove visually significant floaters. He enjoys giving lectures and teaching seminars around the globe to help other doctors adopt newer technologies and techniques. He is a founding member of the band – Funkadesi – which mixes Indo-Afro-Caribbean styles of music. The band tours the world spreading the message one family, many children. Dr. Singh balances his passion for music with his family and his career.

Dr. Li Lian Foo

Dr. Li Lian Foo is a consultant ophthalmologist, subspecializing in the field of myopia (focusing on childhood myopia control), as well as refractive and cataract surgeries at Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and Myopia Centre of Excellence Singapore. In Singapore, she is the first ophthalmologist who has completed the myopia fellowship at SNEC. Dr. Foo also holds academic positions – she is a clinical instructor at DUKE-NUS Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, she leads the Myopia Program of SNEC Fellowship Coordination Committee and is a physician faculty member of Singhealth Ophthalmology Residency Program. Dr. Foo is actively involved in research and has published papers in various scientific journals in ophthalmology and myopia. She is a published book co-author and has been invited as speaker in multiple international conferences. Empowered by her engineering and medical background, Dr. Foo aspires to be an outstanding clinician innovator. She seeks to improve medical care through clinical innovations that bridge bench to bedside gap. Dr. Foo believes in synergizing evidence-based medicine and impactful translational research. Through the skills that she has developed, she aims to create the next generation of treatment modalities that can halt the relentless march of myopia.

Dr. Sanushka Moodley

Dr. Sanushka Moodley is a general ophthalmologist in full-time private practice at Pretoria Eye Institute in South Africa. She manages glaucoma, cornea, medical and surgical retina and cataract patients. Dr. Moodley is the current chairperson of South Africa’s Young Ophthalmologists’ Society, a position she has held since 2019. In 2022, she became the founding president of the Ophthalmic Trauma Society of South Africa.

Dr. Jay Chhablani

Dr. Jay Chhablani is a vitreoretina specialist at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, Pittsburgh, USA. He completed a clinical vitreoretina fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India and was an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellow at Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, Switzerland, in 2009. He was a clinical instructor at the Jacobs Retina Center at Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, USA (2010-2012) before joining the faculty at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India (2012-2019). His areas of interest are macular disorders and recent imaging techniques. He published more than 380 articles in peer-reviewed journals with a focus in the field of choroid. He is the editor of the book, Choroidal Disorders, Central Serous Chorioretinopathy and Choroidal Neovascularization. He is on the reviewing boards of all high impact journals including Science Translational Medicine. He is also on the editorial board of several journals including American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Macula Society and also a member of various committees in international societies including American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He has won several national and international awards and delivered the inaugural Ian Constable Lecture at Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society congress in 2016. He received the inaugural Namperumalsamy Young Researcher Award in 2018, presented by the Vitreo-Retina Society of India (VRSI).

Nikki L. Hafezi-Kristoffersen

Nikki L. Hafezi-Kristoffersen studied English and Spanish at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. She is a management consultant in strategy, business development, intellectual property, fundraising and quality management systems. She is specialized in the areas of medical devices and hospital management with a special focus in ophthalmology. Since 2007, Ms. Hafezi is partner of GroupAdvance (Management) Consulting GmbH, Zug, Switzerland. Her firm is currently managing the following clients: ELZA Institute AG (private ophthalmic surgical institute in Zurich), EMAGine AG (developer of medical devices for ophthalmic surgery), the Tashkent International Medical Center (most modern private hospital in Tashkent), Center for CARE at Pallas Kliniken AG (clinical research center of largest Swiss hospital network) and the Light for Sight Foundation (a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating a corneal degeneration named keratoconus). Ms. Hafezi-Kristoffersen holds a Master’s degree in intellectual property from the ETH Zurich (MASIP ETHZ). She has also completed her CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) in Clinical Research (Biostatistics) from the University of Bern, Switzerland and will defend her PhD from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Antwerp in Belgium in late 2022.

Dr. Kshitij Raizada

Dr. Kshitij Raizada is a vitreoretina, uvea and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) specialist working in Bareilly – a small town located 250 kilometers from the National Capital of India, New Delhi. Dr. Raizada graduated from Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi and completed MS Ophthalmology from PGIMSR & ESIC Model Hospital, New Delhi. He followed it with super-specialization in vitreoretina, uvea and ROP services from Prakash Netra Kendr, Lucknow. Dr. Raizada envisions enhancing ophthalmic healthcare through making posterior segment services available to the populace of small cities, saving them the hassles of running to metropolitan cities for retina services. At his own center, quality ophthalmic care is being provided to patients belonging to all strata of society. Dr. Raizada carries a special interest in screening and treating ROP and aims to fight this preventable cause of blindness. He is a member of Vitreo-Retina Society of India (VRSI), All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS), Young Ophthalmologists Society of India (YOSI) and is an active participant of national and international conferences, having presented at many of them.

Dr. Ashraful Huq

Dr. Ashraful Huq is a consultant ophthalmologist at Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute (Dhanmondi Branch), Bangladesh Eye Care Hospital (Zigatola Branch) and Lasik Sight Center (Banani Branch) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His major field of practice is refractive phaco surgery, LASIK, corneal diseases, glaucoma and refractive surgery. Dr. Huq has completed fellowships in cataract & refractive surgery, and in cornea & anterior segment from Bangladesh Eye Hospital & Institute in Dhaka and LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India. Also, he took LASIK training from Narayana Nethralaya, India. Dr. Huq is the founder president of Bangladesh Young Ophthalmologists Society. He represents the young ophthalmologists from Bangladesh in different YO international meetings. Dr. Huq is the faculty of Phaco Development & Cataract Training Program by Alcon Bangladesh & Bangladesh Eye Hospital. He is also the coordinator faculty for the Overseas Trainees of Cataract Training Program. Dr. Huq was a volunteer at the posthumous eye donation awareness in Bangladesh when he was in medical school. Continuing his dedication in this area, he is now serving the Bangladesh Eyesight Foundation as Honorary Executive Director which is working to establish a functional eye bank in Bangladesh.

Dr. Soosan Jacob

Dr. Soosan Jacob is director and chief of Dr. Agarwal’s Refractive and Cornea Foundation (DARCF) and senior consultant of the Cataract and Glaucoma Services of Dr. Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals in Chennai, India. She is a noted speaker widely respected for her innovative techniques and management of complex surgical scenarios. She is regularly recognized by a wide range of publications as one of the most influential ophthalmologists in the world due to her astonishing array of publications and surgical innovations like CAIRS. Her research interests include cutting edge cataract, cornea, glaucoma, complex anterior segment reconstruction, and refractive surgery.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it free?

Yes, it is free to attend for all online attendees and for all doctors attending on-site. Charges apply for physical industry representatives only.

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This event will be held in-person in Da Nang, Vietnam. A separate virtual platform (via Zoom Event) will be available for online attendees.

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