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2022 in Review: Membership: Growing our alliance

Published: 07.12.2022
Rachael Bourke Membership Services Manager

This year we welcomed 17 new members from across 13 countries, including Horizon Therapeutics, our newest Corporate Group A member. We look forward to working with you all throughout 2023 and beyond!

It was great to see so many of you at our global event 2030 In Sight Live earlier this year. The event provided a valuable opportunity for members from all types of organisations to come together to meet old friends and make new connections, and share knowledge, insight, and experiences. We’re already planning for the next 2030 In Sight Live event taking place in Singapore in June next year, and we hope to see you there!

We had the privilege of attending EURETINA in Germany as part of Bayer’s Retinal Communities Pavilion in partnership with International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and the Vision Academy to showcase the DR Barometer. This proved a great opportunity to meet with global experts and Key Opinion Leaders over the course of a few days. Members of the IAPB team will be at various events around the world next year, APAO in Singapore; PAAO in Buenos Aires; WCO in Melbourne; AAO in San Francisco, to name a few. If you are planning to come to any of these events, then do let us know!

Towards the beginning of the year, we sent out the annual membership survey to find out what members find of value and how we can improve our services. The feedback we received was overall very positive, and throughout the year we have been increasing our regional and national level activities through the regional planning meetings for 2030 In Sight, learning programmes such as Advocacy to Action, and our World Sight Day activities. We recently created a new member pack that provides a detailed overview of the different ways members can get more involved and contribute towards our collective mission of 2030 In Sight. Click here to read it. Please do get in touch with me if you want to find out more about getting involved in our activities next year [email protected].