Oct 2020 – Every year, the US National Academy of Medicine welcomes 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honours in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

It fills us with pride to announce that one of EyRIS co-founders, Prof Wong Tien Yin has been elected into this prestigious academy.

In his election citation, Prof Wong was recognised for defining the global prevalence and risk factors for the major eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and myopia, and devising strategies to implement screening and disease prevention through the use of telemedicine and innovative imaging; and for leadership in developing academic pathways for clinician-scientists.

Congratulations to Prof Wong for this truly exceptional achievement.

For the full list of elected members, please click here:

US National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine, established in 1970 as the Institute of Medicine, is an independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. It serves alongside the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering as an adviser to the nation and the international community. Through its domestic and global initiatives, the NAM works to address critical issues in health, medicine, and related policy and inspire positive action across sectors. The NAM collaborates closely with its peer academies and other divisions within the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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