21 July 2017 | News
Agreement expands reach of physician-developed, industry-leading clinical training programs
The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Pharma major Lupin Limited recently announced an agreement that would seek to expand and enhance continuing ophthalmic education in India.
The collaboration will provide ophthalmologists access to several clinical education tools including the Academy’s flagship clinical education resource, the Ophthalmic News and Education Network. The World’s largest online compendium of ophthalmic knowledge, the ONE Network is accessed by approximately 130,000 users every month.
The Academy typically offers access to the ONE Network and its other educational resources as a benefit of Academy membership as well as to ophthalmologists in other countries through a special application. The collaboration provides a new channel for distributing this content in India.
The Academy also distributes its content in India to 16,000 members of the All India Ophthalmological Society. Through this partnership, over 3,000 ophthalmologists across the country will be provided online access to knowledge repository, which includes journals and videos to help practitioners stay abreast of the latest developments in the space.
Jane Aguirre, Vice President for membership and alliances for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, said “The Academy’s mission is to advance clinical education to ensure ophthalmologists deliver highest-quality eye care to their patients. This relationship with Lupin will help extend these valuable resources to more ophthalmologists in India.”
Rajeev Sibal, President, Indian Region Formulations, Lupin Limited, said “It gives me great pleasure to announce this collaborative program with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which is a leading global authority in ophthalmic education. Lupin has always been at the forefront in disseminating the most sought and updated knowledge among Indian doctors in various fields through associations with many renowned academic institutions in the world. We are sure that this association will help quicken the pace with which ophthalmologists in India are able to obtain new clinical knowledge and training, thus bolstering the fight against preventable blindness in our country.”