Dr. Jordi Monés, MD, PhD, the Medical Director of the Barcelona Macula Foundation and the Director of the Institut de la Màcula i de la Retina, is the first ophthalmologist in the Spanish state to become a member of the three most prestigious retina associations in the world: the Retina Society, the Macula Society and the Club Jules Gonin.
The Retina Society was founded with the aim of reducing blindness in the world through the promotion of education and the integration of specialists in pathologies that affect the macula, retina and vitreous. Founded in Chicago in 1967, Retina Society has 175 international experts.
Founded in 1977 and with 370 members, the Macula Society is a forum that seeks to encourage research into diseases of the macula and retina, with its members working for progress in the research into diseases of this type. Macula Society recognizes achievement by its members through awards and lectures, and holds an annual meeting open to members to show progress in research.
The Club Jules Gonin is a non-profit Swiss ophthalmological society that has 251 members and takes its name from the prestigious French ophthalmologist. The main aim of the club is to establish personal contacts and to promote exchanges of view between specialists in vitreo-retino-choroidal pathology and surgery. The Club organizes colloquia and congresses to initiate, facilitate, and support research work and publications in this specialized field of ophthalmology.
Dr. Monés has been a member of the Club Jules Gonin since September this year, the Macula Society since 2002 and the Retina Society since 2001. The entry into the three associations is restricted.