Founder and Medical Director, Retina Foundation, Ahmedabad, India. Prof. Emeritus, M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, India. Life Member of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS).
Prof Wu is the President of the Afro-Asian Council of Ophthalmology (AACO). Honorary Editor of theInternational Journal of Ophthalmic. And he is a professor and doctoral supervisor of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-Sen University, China. He was a Research Scientist and Visiting Scholar at Stanford University Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute and the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes for Health, USA(1979-1982). And Guest Professor of ophthalmology hospital of Maximilian University, Munich, Germany（1986,1991) , Member of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision, and Secretary of Asia-Australia（1990-2000), and he as the President of 28th ISCEV. He also was the Deputy Editor-in-Chief ofChinese Journal of Ophthalmology and Editor-in-Chief ofEye Science.Prof Wumainly engaged in research of visual physiology and macular diseases, and has published 280 academic papers.Since 2007，Prof Wu has been the Vice President of the Afro-Asian Council of Ophthalmology (AACO). In December 2018, Prof Wu was elected as the President of the AACO.
Dr Tharwat H. Mokbel is Professor of Ophthalmology and Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University. He serves as the Vice President of Afro-Asian Council of Ophthalmology (AACO), Member of the Egyptian Ophthalmological Society (EOS) Board, Member of the Egyptian Society for the Glaucoma (ESG) Board and Member of the Egyptian Ophthalmology Promotion Board.
Dr Tarek Mamoun is the Professor of Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University since 2008 and scientific program organizer of the Ophthalmology Department, Ain Shams University. His subspecialties are Medical & Surgical Retina. He received doctor degree in Ophthalmology, Ain Shams University, Egypt in 1997. He serves as General Secretary of the AACO since 2010 till now. And he has organized and delivered lectures, courses and workshops on investigative ophthalmology both domestically and internationally. He has published over 25 scientific papers (both nationally and internationally) and is the author of the “Ophthalmology up to date” for undergraduates. In addition, he issued CD surgical atlas of Ophthalmology and established the website “eyescure.com” which is considered as the most patient educative website in Arabic and English languages.
Dr Magdy Morshed is the treasurer of AACO. He is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology in Egypt October 6 University Hospital（2006-2015). Member of the Board of Directors of the Ramia Association of 2003（Egypt). President of the Egyptian Association of Opthalmology 2017-2018. Secretary of the Afro-Asian Council of Ophthalmology (2010-2015).
*The announcement letter about the new leadership of AACO by General Secretary Prof Mamoun on 9th December, 2018.
He is the Chairman Scientific Committee of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) 2008 – 2014. And the Vice President of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association (India), the President of Coimbatore Ophthalmic Association (India). He worked as Vitreoretinal Consultant under Dr.S.S.Badrinath at Chennai, India for two years.
Haotian Lin MD, PhD is a researcher of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-Sen University, China, and the chief scientist of National Key R&D Program of China. Lin also serves as the Director of Department of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data of Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center of Sun Yat-Sen University. He built the first cloud platform of intelligent diagnosis and treatment of cataract. (Nat.Biomed.Eng.2017). In 2019, he was selected as “11AI events affecting the global medical community” by IEEE Spectrum. The last five years, he has published more than 60 SCI papers in the "Nature", "Science", "Lancet", "BMJ" etc. The paper published in Nature Medicine 2016 has been named as one of the “Eight Breakthroughs in Life Medicine in 2016” by Nature Medicine.
Prof Xiuwen Hu is the President / Editor-in-Chief of theInternational Journal of Ophthalmology. International Journal of Ophthalmology is launched in English and Chinese under his leadership. Professor Xiuwen Hu is devoted to the global ophthalmic education, prevention and treatment of blindness and international ophthalmic exchanges.
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