International Affairs Committee

The ASRS International Affairs Committee’s purpose is to serve as the international link between ASRS and international societies across the globe. The committee’s structure includes five liaison leaders, each representing one of four designated regions of the world: Africa/Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Americas.

Meet the current members of the ASRS International Affairs Committee


  • Communication: To improve the education of retina specialists worldwide, leading to better eye care for patients. This is achieved by establishing a forum that enables retina societies from around the world and their members to communicate with each other and with the ASRS and its members.
  • Education: To improve education by sharing knowledge worldwide.
  • Philanthropy: To identify areas in need of education around the world and find ways to address this need.

International Liaison Leaders and Delegates

The International Affairs Committee links ASRS with retina societies worldwide: meet the ASRS International Liaisons and Delegates.

Global Trends In Retina
38 retina societies from around the world participated in the 2017  Global Trends in Retina Survey  measuring retina specialists’ preferences on an array of medical and surgical retina issues.

Observership and Training Opportunities

View and submit opportunities for international members to observe and train at retina practices and further knowledge.

Humanitarian Opportunities 

Support a retina specialist from a developing country through the available humanitarian opportunities.

Joint Symposiums

Submit your proposal to hold an ASRS Joint Symposium.

International Meetings

View upcoming international meetings related to retina.

Collaborative Research Opportunities

Learn more about current research opportunities and submit your own requests for participation.