Previous Date: Monday, June 8, 2020
RESCHEDULED DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2020
For Sponsorship information:
please email LMancini@willseye.org or call 215-440-3154
With great pleasure, we invite you to join us for one of our favorite traditions – The 39th Annual Wills Eye Spring Golf Classic – at the magnificent Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. This time-honored tradition plays an important role in advancing world-class clinical care, inspired teaching, innovating research and community service.
The 2020 Wills Eye Spring Classic will benefit our Center for Academic Global Ophthalmology (CAGO), which addresses serious gaps in clinical eye care and the need for improved ophthalmic education and research in developing countries across the globe. Our philosophy of training and equipping in-country ophthalmologists to deliver outstanding ophthalmic care makes a sustainable impact to prevent blindness worldwide. Our programs include:
- Global Fellowship: 1-2 fully trained US ophthalmology graduates are deployed as Wills Eye ambassadors to our partner sites to teach and train in-country residents. In addition to onsite training, we provide the trainees year-round access to education at Wills Eye through the online Wills Eye Knowledge Portal.
- Wills Eye Resident Experience (W.I.R.E.): Senior residents are offered a chance of a lifetime to travel with Wills faculty to “share and pair” their education with partner residents.
- International Scholars Program: Offers 1-2 month long observerships to selected international ophthalmologists enabling them to study at Wills Eye in the subspecialty of their choice.
Our aim is to improve the eye care for an estimated 36 million people worldwide who suffer from preventable blindness--many of whom suffer from birth and die early due to their blindness. With your help we can make a sight-saving and even life-saving difference to so many around the world.
It’s more than just a round of golf – it’s about the gift of sight. We hope to see you on the greens!
Schedule for the Day
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration and Lunch
Cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and Awards program