All For One, One For All
25 retina specialists, one pioneering model for international collaboration – this is the story of the International Retina Group
Matias Iglicki, Dinah Zur | | Longer Read
In 2016, Allergan launched the International Retina Panel: a mentorship program aimed at individuals who had shown excellence in clinical practice and research. For three years, we worked alongside other passionate clinicians analyzing clinical cases and presenting our findings at conferences worldwide. Those same clinicians became our colleagues and in time, our friends. 12 months into the program, we realized we weren’t ready to walk away from the network we had created. We decided to turn it into something else. A year later, we formed the International Retina Group (IRG): a collaborative network made up of 25 delegates from 14 countries – 12 retina surgeons and 13 medical retina specialists, with expertise in uveitis, imaging and epidemiology.
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