On June 30, 2016, Mohamad S. Jaafar, MD, was installed as the first Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology in Washington, DC. Dr Jaafar was recognized for his numerous clinical, academic and advocacy achievements and for promoting Pediatric Ophthalmology training Worldwide. The special installation ceremony was attended by the Children’s National Board of Directors, Leadership, Faculty and Staff, members of Washington medical community, family and friends. On March 23, 2016, Dr Jaafar was also honored with the inauguration of the Annual Mohamad S. Jaafar Visiting Professorship. Dr Jaafar is the Dorothy, Jay, Kara and Mark Weinstein Professor and Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s National Health System and Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and USA.
The Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) is pleased to announce its XIII International Congress which will be held from 4 – 8 May 2016 at the Bahrain International Exhibition Center in Manama, Bahrain. This congress is the largest ophthalmic meeting in the Middle East and Africa regions. We look forward to the participation of ophthalmologists and eye care professionals from the MEACO regions as well as other parts of the world.