Training Opportunities (June 2018)

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Training Opportunities (June 2018). University of Cape Town, Alcon and CEHI logos

University of Cape Town
Division of Ophthalmology
Community Eye Health Institute
UCT CEHI – Alcon Ophthalmology Surgery Training Unit

There are six courses available in 2018:

Dates Title of course
02 – 06 July 2018 Trabeculectomy
09 – 13 July 2018 Trabeculectomy
25 – 29 September 2018 Phaco-emulsification surgery
19 – 23 November 2018 Manual small incision cataract surgery
11 – 15 December 2018 Manual small incision cataract surgery

 Who are the courses for? The courses are for ophthalmologists and eye surgeons from sub Saharan Africa, for training or upskilling in the relevant surgical technique.

Where are the courses run? The courses are run in the Ophthalmology Surgery Training Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital.

What is the structure of the courses? The five-day courses involve intense practical simulation-based surgical education with expert surgeon trainers. They are blended courses, with on-line study modules in the weeks beforehand. This minimises didactic teaching in Cape Town, and maximises hands-on training and practice.

What is the cost of the courses? The cost of each course is US$600 / ZAR7000. Additionally, a recommended budget for accommodation and meals in Cape Town is US$150 / ZAR1800 per day.

Where can application forms be obtained and where should the applications be sent? Applications should be obtained from and returned to Chervon van der Ross at