Message from Our New ESCRS President: Dr. Filomena Ribeiro's Vision
As we welcome the promising year of 2024, it is both an honor and a privilege to introduce myself as the President of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). I am delighted to embark on this remarkable journey with all of you.
Before I dive into our shared vision for ESCRS, I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering dedication to our Society. It's your collective efforts and commitment that have shaped ESCRS into the thriving community it is today. Our annual congress, recognized as the largest in the field of ophthalmology worldwide, stands as a testament to our achievements together.
This achievement not only establishes a strong foundation for our future but also entrusts us with the responsibility of representing the diverse interests and perspectives of our esteemed members and congress delegates - a responsibility I hold in high regard.
Our Vision: Elevating Excellence in Ophthalmology Education
Our collective vision for ESCRS centers on fostering a robust educational environment. Our aim is not merely to meet the demands of everyday clinical practice but to exceed them. Our commitment to excellence in education is at the heart of ensuring that our members remain at the forefront of our dynamic field.
As we venture into the future, our focus remains unwavering. We are committed to working together to shape the path forward for our society, adapting to the evolving landscape of ophthalmology, and leading the way.
Key Initiatives for the Future
In addition to this overarching vision, there are several key initiatives we will be pursuing during my tenure as President:
- Mission Zero and DEI: Our commitment to environmental responsibility through Mission Zero will continue to thrive. We are also venturing into the realm of social responsibility, with a strong emphasis on equity and inclusivity.
- ESCRS Heritage: We are excited to celebrate the remarkable achievements within our membership through this dynamic project, highlighting our rich history and contributions to ophthalmology.
- Global Collaboration: ESCRS aims to strengthen connections with ophthalmological societies worldwide, creating a collaborative environment that benefits all.
- Revamped Networking: We are introducing new formats and opportunities for sharing experiences, fostering connections, and making meaningful contributions.
- Research and Education: Harnessing and promoting research and education projects will be pivotal in elevating clinical practice and ensuring our members have access to the latest tools and insights.
As we embark on this journey together, I encourage you to actively participate, share your insights, and collaborate with us. Together, we can create a vibrant community dedicated to advancing excellence in cataract and refractive surgery, with a focus on education, inclusivity, and innovation.
May 2024 bring us even greater accomplishments and shared success.
Dr. Filomena Ribeiro