Conference information

25-27 July 2007
Wolfson College, University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Conference organisers

Vision for the Developing World
Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology,
University of Oxford,
Oxford, OX2 6AW, United Kingdom
The Partnership for Child Development
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology,
Imperial College Faculty of Medicine,
St. Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place,
London, W2 1PG, United Kingdom

Conference objectives

Combating child visual impairment is an essential step towards the global movement of achieving Education for All by 2015 within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals. In recognition of the importance of child vision, a three day expert meeting of national and international collaborators is being held. The meeting will establish international collaboration between vision specialists towards providing vision correction to school-age children in the developing world. Representatives from the scientific community, donors, NGOs and the private sector will review the need for the provision of affordable vision correction to children across the developing world, review sustainable protocols for the collection, analysis and dissemination of refractive data and propose an action plan to implement key recommendations.

Conference topics


The official language of the conference will be English. We regret that we cannot provide interpreters.


Delegates are advised to take out travel insurance to cover medical expenses, accidents and loss as no responsibility will be accepted by the conference organisers.