First woman to receive ICO medal

June 11, 2010

OTE Editorial Advisory Board Member, Professor Gisele Soubrane has become the first woman to receive an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) medal.

OTE Editorial Advisory Board Member, Professor Gisele Soubrane has become the first woman to receive an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) medal.

Presented at the opening ceremony of the World Ophthalmology Congress in Berlin Prof Soubrane received the Jules Francoise Golden Medal and Prof Ursula Scholotzer was handed the ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award.

Prof Dr Alan Bird was presented with the Gonin Medal by ICO president, Bruce Spivey for his work on AMD and macular dystrophies. The work in getting eye care programmes was acknowledged with the presentation of the International Duke Elder Medal going to Dr Mohammed Daud Khan. The Bernardo Streiff Gold Medal went to Dr Gullapalli Rao of India.