East Timor and Sumba Eye Programs - Speaker: Mark Ellis


From: Tuesday February 17, 2015, 6:30 pm

To: Tuesday February 17, 2015, 8:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Glen Eira meets weekly with new and interesting guest speakers. We also discuss our current and upcoming service projects. Visitors are always welcome to attend. 

This week Opthamologist Dr Mark Ellis speaks on the East Timor and Sumba Eye programs, as well as eye care aspects (especially cataract and glaucoma).

Dr Ellis has two Fellowships in Ophthalmology (FRANZCO and FRACS).  He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and a founding member of the Australiasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (AUSCRS).  He has a keen interest in anterior segment surgery in particular cataract and glaucoma.  He is in the first four Victorian ophthalmic surgeons to be qualified to use the Lensx Laser Assisted Cataract System (LACS) and practice LACS in Victoria.

He has served the Royal Australiasian College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) as Secretary, Chairman and Councillor of the RANZCO's Victorian Branch.  Presently, he is an article reviewer for the College's Journal Of Clinical and Experimental Opthalmology and has sat on the RANZCO International Ophthalomology Committee.

For a decade, Dr Ellis has been involved in International Opthalmlogy being a team leader for the East Timor Eye Program (ETEP) and founded the Sumba Eye Program (SEP) with 2 optometrists in 2007.  In 2012, he received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Indonesian consulate for his work in Sumba, Indonesia.

Dr Ellis works in the community as a Glenferrie Rotarian since 2006, having been on its board as the International Chairman.  His interests include music, playing alto and teonor saxophone, harmonica, and guitar.  He is a member of a rock and roll band - the deGENerates regularly playing for charity events and plays guitar at his church.  He is a keen cyclist having completed the Alpine Classic a couple of times.

He was awarded the MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA   for significant service to medicine in the field of ophthalmology, and to eye health in Indonesia and Timor-Leste on 26 January 2013.

To listen to a podcast about his AM   http://www.glenferrierotary.org.au/news/2713

Mark Ellis




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Speaker: Mark Ellis

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