Kathmandu, Nepal

Message from IndoChina Ocular Imflammation Study Group

It gives me great pleasure inviting you to the 10th Indochina Ocular Inflammation and infection meeting to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 17-18, 2023. After 2 years of hiatus not holding the meeting due to COVID-19, it is great that we can hold the meeting in person in capital city of Nepal. The city is known for superb culture, friendly people, and amazing historic sites.

Primary focus of the meeting will be educational, interactive, and clinical case-based presentations. The topics covered will include uveitis and related intraocular inflammations of non-infectious and infectious etiologies and pathogenesis. In addition, optic nerve and orbital inflammations and scleritis will be covered. Novel and evolving treatments including immunomodulatory agents and biolocals will be covered. Furthermore, tailored diagnostic laboratory investigations and current imaging will be emphasized to support diagnosis, interventions and prognosis.

The Indochina meeting speakers include academic ophthalmologists with national and international expertise in diagnosis and treatment of challenging ocular inflammatory diseases. I am glad to state that speakers will be from United States, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Europe, Japan and Singapore. As in the past Indochina meeting is fashioned to facilitate interaction of the participants with the speakers during the meeting hours and subsequently during social events organized by the meeting host, Dr. Sanyam Bajimaya, President of Nepal Vitreo-Retina Society and Dr. Somsiri Sukavatcharintr, organizer of Indochina Ocular Inflammation Study Group.

On behalf of Indochina Ocular Inflammation Study Group faculty, I urge you to take part in the meeting with goal of enhancing your clinical skills in current management of ocular inflammations. Look forward to seeing you in Kathmandu.

Thank you.

Narsing A Rao, MD
Indochina Ocular Inflammation Study Group
Professor of Ophthalmology & Pathology, USC-Roski Eye Institute
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California