Date: August 12,2021

Time: 7:30pm EDT

Topic: Orbis: The World’s Only Flying Eye Hospital


In the second event of our Orbis Speaker Series, we’ll give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of the incredible Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only fully accredited, state-of-the-art teaching hospital on board an airplane. You’ll learn how our expert medical team and our world-leading Volunteer Faculty leverage the latest technology on the plane to teach, train and inspire local eye care teams all around the world. Finally, we’ll explore the impact of COVID-19 on the Flying Eye Hospital, discuss the new learning model developed to serve the communities where projects have been postponed, and examine how a new hybrid approach could be the future of our Flying Eye Hospital training programs.

– Dr. Maria Jose Montero Romero – Head Ophthalmologist, Flying Eye Hospital
– Meryem Altun Parent – Program Manager, Flying Eye Hospital
– Dr. Lesya Shuba – Associate Professor, Dalhousie University & Orbis Volunteer Faculty Member

* To participate in an Orbis Speaker Series event, you must be a registered member of the Orbis Future Vision Leaders, for which you can sign up quickly and for free!