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Deutsche Bank Nürnberg
Account: 3110228
Bank Code: 75070013
IBAN: DE74750700130311022800
BIC: DEUTDEMM750

ICO Fellowships Program –
Support for Ophthalmologists from low-resources Countries in Germany

The ICO Fellowships Program was founded in 2001 on the recommendation of the then ICO Treasurer Prof. Balder P. Gloor, Zurich/Switzerland. Due to his dedication and hard work, more than 1000 have been supported until 2017.

The ICO Fellowships Program offers three months, six months and one year training at internationally leading ophthalmology departments to promising young ophthalmologists from developing nations. ICO Fellows are taught the latest methods of diagnosis and therapy in a predefined subspecialty and are given the opportunity to improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology. They are expected to bring their acquired knowledge and skills back to their native countries and participate in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.

The growing financial support for the program in Germany made it necessary to found a Germany-based charitable association and so the International Ophthalmological Fellowship Foundation was founded in March 2007. The IOFF gratefully recognizes that in 2016 and 2017 more than 150.000€ had been donated to support the ICO Fellowships Program.

10 % of the ICO Fellows were sponsored by the IOFF e.V.. Please view the list of donors.

Detailed information on the ICO International Fellowships Program is available on www.icoph.org/fellow.

 

 

ICO Report, 15 years

Fifteen Years of ICO Fellowships - Program Report

The ICO Fellowships Program helps promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives in ophthalmology. Fellows are expected to bring that acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness.

Since the ICO Fellowships Program started in 2001, more than 920 ICO Fellows have completed their three month subspecialty training and 28 ICO Fellows have completed their one year training.

Download the full 15-year report here