Seva Canada's 2017 Annual General Meeting

Join us for Seva’s 35th Anniversary Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Date: December 1, 2017
Time: 7:00pm 
Location: *New Venue* 
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC

We will be celebrating all that we have accomplished together over the last 35 years from determining that the leading cause of blindness is cataracts, to the first surgical eye camp to our research that discovered the gender inequity in the treatment of blindness. And most importantly, to the 4 million people who have had their sight restored through surgery and the millions more who have received eye care services. Helping us commemorate the occasion will be some inspiring people from Seva’s partner programs.

Space is limited.

Please RSVP here or at 604-713-6622

  • Dr. Asim Sil

    Dr. Asim Sil, who began his career studying under Dr. Venkataswamy (Dr. V), founder of Aravind Eye Care System in India and founding member of Seva, has served for over 22 years as the medical director of Vivekananda Mission Asram Netra Niramay Niketan (VMANNN), a hospital system operating in rural West Bengal. He’s been the Chief Investigator of 8 population-based surveys on adult and childhood blindness conducted by the National Programme for Control of Blindness.

    Under his stewardship, VMANNN now serves as a mentor institution working to build the capacity of six mentee hospitals throughout India and Bangladesh.

    Watch a moving 7-minute video by National Geographic on Dr. Asim Sil's work “Helping the Blind to See in India’s Hard-to-Reach Villages” 

  • Dr. Namrata Adulkar

    Dr. Namrata Adulkar is an Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon from India working at Aravind Eye Hospital in Coimbatore for the past 2 years. Dr. Adulkar is currently pursuing a fellowship in Oculoplastics and Orbital Surgery at Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia. By acquiring, taking back and implementing global practice patterns, newer surgical techniques and recent advances in her specialty from this fellowship, she hopes to improve the quality of eye care, disease management and the patient experience in India.

Photos from this event

  • Dr. Namrata and Dr. Manisha smiling at camera
  • Laura Spencer calling the AGM to order
  • board chair Laura Spencer congratulating Susan Erdman for her years of service on Seva Canada's board
  • Dr. Manisha, Dr. Asim Sil and Dr. Namrata Aldulkar during panel discussion
  • Executive Director Penny Lyons and Board Chair Laura Spencer
  • panel discussion from audience's perspective
  • Robert Geneau (KCCO) and Ken Bassett