Ophthalmology and Eye Care in South India
16 November 2015 - 29 November 2015
Jon Baines Medical Tour
Led by Professor Harminder Dua, past President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2011-1014), this tour starts in Chennai and ancient Mahabalipuram on the Indian Ocean. It travels to gracious Mysore, home of sandalwood, silk and spices, via the former French colony of Pondicherry. Journey up into the hills at Ooty and down again into the lush lands of beautiful Kerala. Take a fresh look at Indian culture and society through the prism of your profession, while enjoying the cultural treasures and stunning natural beauty of south India. Professional visits range from prestigious big city public hospitals and well established NGOs, to an Ayurvedic hospital and village community projects in rural India. There is also a fascinating partner programme available and the option to extend at the peaceful Marari Beach Resort in the heart of beautiful Kerala after the tour.
Professor Harminder Dua
Harminder Singh Dua is an Indian-British medical doctor and researcher. He is the chair and professor of ophthalmology at University of Nottingham and is the head of the Division of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences. Previously he was associate professor at the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA when he was invited to chair in Nottingham in April 1994.
Dua is also the co-editor in chief, with Arun Singh, of the British Journal of Ophthalmology. He is president of EuCornea, the European society of Cornea and Ocular surface disease specialists. He is also president of the EVERf (European Association for Vision and Eye Research Foundation) and past president of the association itself. He was elected to the chair of Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and invited to join as member of the American Ophthalmological Society by thesis. In March 2011 he was elected president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK commencing his duties on 25 May 2011. He has over 200 research publications, 20 published letters, and 14 book chapters to his credit.