Prof. Dr. Şengül Özdek

Dear Colleagues,

Retinopathy of Prematurity Course, organized by the Turkish Ophthalmology Association Retinopathy of Prematurity Commission, will be held at Ankara TODEM on September 28-30, 2023. This will be the first of its kind which is concentrated only in ROP in all aspects; both theoretically and practically.

In the theoretical part of this course, all important topics of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) will be presented comprehensively in the first two days. Some of the topics to be covered in this comprehensive course, the details of which can be seen in the scientific program, are: International Classification of ROP (ICROP) and innovations in classification, ROP examination techniques, screening, treatment and follow-up, role of angiography and optic coherence tomography in ROP, characteristics of ROP in micro, nano and larger infants, tips for Laser treatment, management of aggressive ROP cases, tips for Anti-VEGF application, surgical treatment in ROP cases, long-term follow-up, management of sequela and complications, and medicolegal issues.

Skills Transfer Courses (STC) part, which is unique all over the world, will take place on the 3rd day of the course through the whole day. The STC consist of 4 sections including neonatal resuscitation, indirect ophthalmoscopic examination with Eyesi Indirect Ophthalmoscopy Simulator, retinoscopy, and clinical case discussions over case examples with the experts in small groups. In addition, imaging, examination, and treatment devices will be introduced by the relevant companies. Please see the video of one of our previous ROP courses to have an idea about it.

We would like to thank to the worldwide well known colleagues from all parts of the world for joining us as a faculty and for their incredible support on the course:
Clio Armitage Harper Jr III (USA),
Subhadra Jalali (India),
Susanna Teixeria (Portugal) and
Shunji Kusaka (Japan)

We are grateful to the Turkish Ophthalmology Association Central Executive Board, the TODEM Coordinator and the Turkish Neonatology Society for their support in the realization of this project, and we would like to thank to our speakers who will provide valuable contributions with their knowledge and experience.

All international colleagues who want to learn and practice on ROP, an important public health problem, are welcome to this inaugural Retinopathy of Prematurity Course, which will be held at Ankara TODEM on September 28-30. Only a limited number of (the first 50) applicants will have the chance to attend this course. We will be delighted and honored with your participation in the ROP course where retinopathy of prematurity will be addressed with intensive knowledge and experience sharing for clinical practice.

Taking the opportunity, we would like to thank EVRS for sharing our event on their web site to reach a larger audience.

Best regards,
Prof. Şengül Özdek
Chair of TOA Commission of ROP