The IAPB Council of Members (COM), the annual global gathering for civil society, research institutes and corporations concerned with eye health and prevention of blindness, was held in Beijing on 12-15 October 2015. The COM provided a great opportunity to review international efforts to prevent blindness and hear about progress and challenges in China.
More than 250 delegates from over 70 organisations joined the meetings, with a particularly strong participation from local eye care professionals interested in hearing updates and progress on the blindness prevention programme in China at a dedicated day-long session. Read summary reports from the meetings below, including the China-day presentations and Eye Health Leaders initiative.
The success of the meeting was also made possible by the generous support of our sponsors and local partners.