Lifeline Express Visiting Consultants Program

Lifeline Express Visiting Consultants Program

 
Lifeline Express is honoured to organise the program of Visiting Consultants as volunteers to travel to China to help develop Chinese ophthalmologists in remote areas in China.
 
Proposed Itinerary
 
Day 1         Arrive in Hong Kong/Beijing
                  Dinner Briefing Meeting
Day 2         Disperse to Training Centers in singles or in complementary pairs
Day 3-6*    Lectures, case presentations, clinics and supervise surgeries in Training Centers 
Day 7         Regroup in Beijing or Hong Kong for dinner summing up if there are more than one group, 
                   otherwise Visiting Consultants can return home on Day 7
Day 8         Return Home
 
Lifeline Express will cover all expenses for the above (including airfare, hotel, and transportation) and will sponsor the International air tickets on premium economy.  Every Visiting Consultants should submit their power point presentation materials to Lifeline Express Office no later than 3 weeks before the actual arrival date to ensure that proper translation can be made and be made available to the Center participants. 
 
The following are locations of the 15 Lifeline Express Centers.  They are in the less developed areas and the exposure to overseas experts are very rare. 
 
1.           Kunming City, Yunnan Province           2.     Nanning City, Guangxi Province
3.           Mianyang City, Sichuan Province         4.     Xining City, Qinghai Province
5.           Changsha City, Hunan Province           6.     Urumqi City, Xinjiang Province
7.           Jinan City, Shandong Province             8.     Haikou City, Hainan Province
9.           Lanzhou City, Gansu Province              10.   Xian City, Shaanxi Province
11.        Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province             12.   Zhengzhou City, Henan Province
13.        Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province          14.   Changchun City, JilinProvince
15.        Huhehaote City, Inner Mongolia
 
*    The lecture could be for half a day or a whole day. Delivery in English is fine and a translator will be provided. Any of the sub-specialties in ophthalmology can be covered. The lectures will help to open the eyes and minds of the eye-doctors at the Centers. Case presentations and clinics are encouraged as these will create a dialogue between the Visiting Consultants and the resident eye-doctors.  The equipment at the Centers can be expected to be adequate to cover all ophthalmology surgeries as Lifeline Express has assisted the Centers to acquire the necessary equipment.