A very successful module was completed by the 2007/2009 class of the European Ophthalmology Leadership development programme (EuLDP) in San Francisco, held in conjunction with the respective programmes of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Pan American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO). 21 participants from 16 European countries attended the module, which included interactive lectures and workshops on accepting leadership responsibility, on negotiating and presentation skills, on political advocacy and arranging effective alliances with other professional organisations. The participants presented their ideas on various projects, which will be implemented in their respective organisations and societies. The 2007/2009 class will graduate on the forthcoming SOE meeting in Amsterdam held on 13. -16.6.2009 where the next class 2009/2011 will be introduced.
Innsbruck, January 2009
Nikolaos E. Bechrakis