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Subspecialties COVID-19, Education and Training

Education Without Borders

The COVID-19 lockdown introduced a new term for many: “social distancing” – a phrase that is now used and understood in every household. Social distancing is abnormal behavior for human beings. However, we as humans have quickly evolved, at least in terms of communication; in other words, we’re a pragmatic species, and thus, social interaction has continued online – indeed, the phrase physical distancing is perhaps more appropriate. The same thought holds true when it comes to medical education. In the absence of conferences and live congress exhibitions, we turned our attention and efforts to webinars.

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About the Author

Farhad Hafezi

Farhad Hafezi

Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland; Research Group Leader at the CABMM of the University of Zurich, Switzerland; Chief Medical Officer of the ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland; Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the USC Roski Eye Institute, Los Angeles, USA; and Visiting Professor at the Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China

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