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									Advisory Panel

                                        In addition to the panel members below, Touch Briefings would like to thank
                  Jo rg e L A l i o , M D , P h D Pathology and Surgery Department, Miguel Hernandez University, Alicante, Spain
                 D e e p i n d e r D h a l i w a l , M D Assistant Professor, Cornea and External Disease Service, University of Pittsburgh
                            Pa ra g a M a j m u n d a r , M D Council Member, International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS)
                                   M a r t i n Wa n d , M D Council Vice Chair, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

                                                               R i c h a rd L A b b o t t , M D
                  Secretary for Quality of Care and Knowledge Base Development, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

                 Richard L Abbott, MD, holds the Thomas W Boyden Chair at the University of California, San Francisco, where he
                 is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology. In addition to authoring and co-authoring over 80 publications and 32
                 book chapters, he also serves as a member of the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), and is on the
                 Board of Directors of ORBIS Telemedicine Cyber Sight Advisory Board. Dr Abbott chaired the second international
                 conference sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Eye Institute (NEI) in Beijing,
                 China, and has received two honorary awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). ■

                                                                  Robert Ritch, MD
                                               Past President, Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society (OLSS)

                 Robert Ritch, MD, is Founder and Medical Director of The Glaucoma Foundation and Past President of the
                 Ophthalmic Laser Surgical Society (OLSS). He is Surgeon Director and Chief of the Department of Ophthalmology
                 at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Founder of the annual Optic Nerve Rescue and Regeneration Think Tank,
                 and Co-Founder of the New York Glaucoma Research Institute. He received the MD Award of the Medical Society
                 of the State of New York for Outstanding Contributions to Medicine. ■

                                                                 Bruce E Spivey, MD
                                               President, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)

                 Bruce E Spivey, MD, trained as an ophthalmologist and a medical educator. He is President of the International
                 Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and Deputy Executive Vice President of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies
                 (CMMS). He has also served as a Departmental Chairman for 16 years, a hospital CEO for 16 years, and the CEO
                 of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) for 17 years. Having held positions in Iowa City, Chicago, and
                 New York, he now lives in San Francisco. ■

                                                              B ra d l e y S t ra a t s m a , M D
                                             Past President, American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

                 Bradley Straatsma, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology Emeritus at the University of California and President of
                 the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Foundation. The author of more than 500 scientific
                 publications, he was formerly President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Chairman of the
                 American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO), President of the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO),
                 and President of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI). Recent among more than 50 distinguished
                 lectures are the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis Lecture (2005) and the Duke-Elder Oration (2006). ■

                                                                  Mark OM Tso, MD
                             Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

                 Mark OM Tso, MD, is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology in the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins
                 University, Honorary Professor and Director of Peking University Eye Center, and Chair XI of the Academia
                 Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI). Director of Educational Programs for the International Council of
                 Ophthalmology (ICO), his current interest focuses on molecular pathological studies of the human macula and
                 international ophthalmic education. His many awards include the Friedenwald Award of the Association for Research
                 in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and Fellowship ad hominen from The Royal College of Surgeons, UK. ■

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