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Title: Ms.
Position: Manager of International Programs Office
Phone Number: +972-52-4224663
Institution: Sapir Academic College
Email: ayeletcalaf@gmail.com
Bio Sketch: Ayelet Calaf holds a BA. In Technology and Marketing with a wide range of understanding and experience in organizational behaviour and international projects. Her main interest is to utilize educational efforts on how skilled people with diverse backgrounds and cultural values can work together effectively and efficiently in a social technology communicated world.
Few important aspects of her projects experience is practicing and applying how distance learning models and tools can enable interaction among groups in international HEI projects.
Title: Dr.
Position: Head of International Programs Office
Phone Number: +972-54-4345035
Institution: Sapir Academic College
Email: HananM@mail.sapir.ac.il
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Title: Dr.
Position: Head of Department
Phone Number: +47 913 58 525
Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
Email: bentema@usn.no
Bio Sketch: Optometrist, teaching and research areas is tear film, dry eyes, refractive surgery, cornea, contact lens complications
Title: Dr.
Position: Academic Director
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Institution: Bar Ilan University
Email: Shlomo.Schrader@biu.ac.il
Bio Sketch: Dr. Shlomo Schrader received his B.A from Yeshiva University in 1978 and his Doctorate in Optometry from the State University of New York in 1982. He has served as Senior Lecturer and Academic Director in the BarIlan School of Optometry since 1995. He lectures in the field of General Optometry, Contact Lenses, Low Vision, Ocular Pathology and Orthoptics. His research field, Binocular Vision, concentrates on the visual adaptation of Anomalous Retinal Correspondence following surgery to correct strabismus
Title: Prof.
Position: Head of the new Department of Optometry and Vision Science
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Institution: Bar Ilan University
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Bio Sketch: Prof. Uri Polat is a neuroscientist specializing in brain plasticity and cerebral visual processes, and has developed an effective visual simulation technology. Until recently Prof. Polat was the director of the Visual and Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at the Eye Research Institute at the Sheba Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University. He received his PhD in Brain Research from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Prof. Polat was also a Fellow and Associate Scientist at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San-Francisco, CA for several years. His past experience as an optometrist was an instrumental factor in developing his visual treatment methods. Prof. Polat is Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of GlassesOff, Inc. (a digital platform for restoring near vision), and was the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of NeuroVision, Inc. He is a member of several international scientific organizations, serves as a reviewer in many scientific journals, and is an Editorial Board Member in Nature’s Scientific Reports
Title: MSc.
Position: Lecturer in clinical optometry and EBP, EBP Coordinator
Phone Number: +31645323425
Institution: University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht
Email: annemarie.brouwer@hu.nl
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Title: Dr
Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone Number: +44 207 040 8874
Institution: City, University of London
Email: catherine.suttle.1@city.ac.uk
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Title: Dr
Position: Team Leader for Optometry and Lighting Design
Phone Number: +47 93413220
Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
Email: Ellen.Svarverud@usn.no
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Title: Dr
Position: Director of the University Vision Center
Phone Number: +34937398651
Institution: School of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Email: nuria.tomas@upc.edu
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Title: Dr
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone Number: +91 7702 506 517
Institution: University of Hyderabad
Email: knr@uohyd.ac.in
Bio Sketch: Dr. Nagaraju Konda has completed his undergraduate studies with distinction and Gold Medal from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Medical College, School of Optometry, Pune. He has completed his Fellowship in Clinical Optometry from L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, and Diploma in Teaching Higher Education from Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore. He later completed PhD and postdoctoral fellowship under guidance of Prof Mark Willcox at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He has worked in the areas contact lenses, corneal inflammation and antimicrobial contact lenses. He was awarded prestigious Australian Government’s Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS) award from Government of Australia and an Optometry and Vision Science Top-up Scholarship from the University of New South Wales for his Doctoral Degree. He won the grand prize for his photograph entry to the American Academy of Optometry, Phoenix, USA, 2012. He is the recipient of several scholarships and travel grants to make presentations at national and international conferences. He has published his work in several international scientific journals in the area of contact lenses and ocular inflammation. Dr. Konda was Manager and project lead for ophthalmic medical devices prototyping and testing at Brien Holden Vision India and Srujana Center for Innovation, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. Dr. Konda was the mentor for The Foldable Phoropter group that won the USD 50000, 2nd place in Clearly Vision prize 2016 U.K. for creating a minimalistic but robust paper device to measure the refractive error of the human eye. In 2017 he mentored another group of budding engineers to facilitate 3D imaging of the pre-ocular tear lipid layer. He is a founding president of Alumni of L V Prasad Eye Institute Optometrists and Treasurer for Australian Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter.
Title: Mr.
Position: Dean
Phone Number: +34 655916704
Institution: School of Optics and Optometry of Terrassa, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Email: joan.gispets@upc.edu
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Title: Dr.
Position: Coordinator
Phone Number: 004798694319
Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
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Position: Financial Advisor
Phone Number: +4745510719
Institution: University of South-Eastern Norway
Email: magnar.sommerstad@usn.no
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Title: Prof.
Position: Manager-OCULUS Project
Phone Number: +91-9501119651
Institution: Chitkara School of Health Sciences- Chitkara University
Email: keerti@chitkara.edu.in
Bio Sketch: Prof Keerti Bhusan Pradhan is a Healthcare Management Professional with 20 years of experience with Primary Eye care and Optometry education sector.
He is involved in public health eye care and community ophthalmology teaching and training and research.

He is a professor of Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab, India
Title: Prof
Position: DEAN
Phone Number: +91-9501105731
Institution: Chitkara School of Health Sciences- Chitkara University
Email: preethi@chitkara.edu.in
Bio Sketch: Prof Preethi John is a PhD with teaching and training experience for 20 years. She is currently the Dean of Chitkara School of Health Sciences, Chitkara University, Punjab.
She has 13 years of experience in Eyecare, Ophthalmology and Optometry Training and Capacity Building and Pedagogy.
Title: Ms.
Position: Manager in the International Programs Office
Phone Number: +972 54-808-2670
Institution: Sapir Academic College
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Bio Sketch: Noy Shashua is an undergraduate student, completing her studies in technology marketing fields.
Her practice and internship efforts are focussed on the ICT industry, entrepreneurship, and Cyber.
Noy is a project coordinator in the International Programs Office at Sapir College.