Advance: Career Directions Planning Committee

The Advance Conference is a joint production of the Professional Development and Education (PDEC) and Members-in-Training (MIT) Committees. Click the links to learn more about each planning committee member. 


Maria Cabrera-Aguas, MBBS, MIPH, PhD
Research Associate
University of Sydney, Save Sight Institute
Sydney, Australia



Ngozi C. Chidi-Egboka PhotoNgozi C. Chidi-Egboka OD, MPH, PhD, FNCO, FAAO
Associate Lecturer/Research Associate
School of Optometry and Vision Science
Faculty of Medicine and Health
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Sydney, Australia

Helena Prior Filipe PhotoHelena Prior Filipe, MD, MMEd
Consultant of Ophthalmology
Certified Professional in CPD (Healthcare)
West Lisbon Hospitals Center, Hospital de Egas Moniz
International Research Center of Egas Moniz
Lisboa, Portugal


Rita Laiginhas PhotoRita Laiginhas, MD, PhD
Centro Hospitalar e Universitário São João
Porto, Portugal


Yanhui Ma PhotoYanhui Ma, PhD
Research Scientist
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


Daisy Shu PhotoDaisy Shu
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear
Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, Mass.


Edmund Tsui photoEdmund Tsui, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Stein Eye Institute, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif.