"Enthusiasm gets things done."
Professor Martine Jager, from Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands, a UM CURE 2020 Consortium partner, became president of the International Society of Ocular Oncologists (ISOO), this March.
Get to know more about Professor Martine Jager’s work as ARVO’s President and future plans for the ISOO in The Ophthalmologist’s article.
"Patients need attention. They need to be able to talk and we need to listen to them. The holistic approach is really important. Just look at macular degeneration and smoking; it’s not just about the eye – it’s all the other things as well. But that takes more time – time that isn’t included in the modern financial model of patient care."
The International Society of Ocular Oncologists is a non-profit corporation with the specific and primary purpose to advance and promote the practice of ocular oncology. The Society was established in 2004 with articles of incorporation, filed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The ISOO mission is to promote the advancement of ocular oncology by coordination with general ophthalmology, general oncology, ophthalmic pathology, and allied sciences, by the encouragement of research, by the improvement of teaching and technical methods, and by improvement of patient care, through scientific meetings and other activities worldwide.