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Dr. Michael W. Stewart: A Visionary Leader at IJCAHPO and Course Director at Vail Retina and Eye CME


As we eagerly await the Vail Retina and Eye CME, it's our honor to present Dr. Michael W. Stewart, not only as a course director but also as the newly elected President of the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) for 2023–2025. Dr. Stewart's leadership role at IJCAHPO underscores his commitment to advancing eye health globally.


Leading IJCAHPO with a Mission: Dr. Stewart's presidency at IJCAHPO is centered on promoting global eye health and preventing blindness through the accreditation of training programs, education, and certification of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel. His leadership is characterized by a strong focus on professional development and enhancing the knowledge and skills of ophthalmic technicians.


A Respected Figure in Ophthalmology: Serving as the Chair of Ophthalmology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida, Dr. Stewart brings expertise in retinal diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. His contributions to research and treatment methodologies have earned him prestigious awards and recognition in the field.


Dr. Stewart's Educational and Professional Journey: Dr. Stewart's rich educational background and fellowships have provided him with profound insights into vitreoretinal diseases. His involvement in various ophthalmological organizations, coupled with his role at IJCAHPO, highlights his dedication to shaping the future of ophthalmology and allied health education.


At the Helm of Vail Retina and Eye CME: As a course director, Dr. Stewart will bring his leadership experience from IJCAHPO to the Vail Retina and Eye CME, offering attendees an opportunity to learn from one of the foremost authorities in the field. His sessions are anticipated to be a blend of cutting-edge knowledge and practical insights.


Dr. Michael W. Stewart's dual role as IJCAHPO President and course director at Vail Retina and Eye CME presents a unique opportunity for attendees to engage with a leader committed to enhancing eye care globally. His sessions promise to be both informative and inspirational.


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