TFOS European Ambassador meeting: Unmet needs and future scientific and clinical solutions for ocular surface diseases

Susan Erickson, Amy Gallant Sullivan, Stefano Barabino, Enesa Begovic, Jose M. Benitez-del-Castillo, Stefano Bonini, José Salgado Borges, Vladimir Brzheskiy, Nina Bulat, Alma Cerim, Jennifer P. Craig, Valeriu Cușnir, Vitalie Cușnir, Serge Doan, Erol Dülger, Sarah Farrant, Gerd Geerling, David Goldblum, Sergey Golubev, José A.P. GomesJosé Manuel González-Méijome, Christina N. Grupcheva, Ömür Uçakhan Gündüz, Jutta Horwath-Winter, Fredrik Källmark, Nino Karanadze, Huda Hajjir Karcic, Suvad Karcic, Georgios Kontadakis, Elisabeth M. Messmer, Malgorzata Mrugacz, Conor Murphy, Olivia E. O'Leary, Vitalie Procopciuc, Heiko Pult, Peter Raus, Afsun Şahin, Niko Setälä, Adriana Stanila, Dan Mircea Stanila, Tor Paaske Utheim, Jelle Vehof, Piera Versura, Edoardo Villani, Mark D.P. Willcox, James S. Wolffsohn, Zbigniew Zagórski, Gunnar Már Zoega, David A. Sullivan*

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The mission of the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) is to advance the research, literacy, and educational aspects of the scientific field of the tear film and ocular surface. Fundamental to fulfilling this mission is the TFOS Global Ambassador program. TFOS Ambassadors are dynamic and proactive experts, who help promote TFOS initiatives, such as presenting the conclusions and recommendations of the recent TFOS DEWS II™, throughout the world. They also identify unmet needs, and propose future clinical and scientific solutions, for management of ocular surface diseases in their countries. This meeting report addresses such needs and solutions for 25 European countries, as detailed in the TFOS European Ambassador meeting in Rome, Italy, in September 2019.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)936-962
Number of pages27
JournalOcular Surface
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

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Funding Information:
TFOS expresses its appreciation to Allison Porreco Levesque (TFOS Community Advocate), Julie Karimi and JAKA Congressi (, Sabrina Zappia and CITYNet (, Yulia Karbovskaya, a translator from Saint Petersburg, Russia, and the staff of the Museo dell'Ara Pacis ( for their help with this European TFOS Ambassador meeting. TFOS European also thanks the following industry partners who supported the European TFOS European Ambassador meeting with unrestricted donations, including: Alcon, Allergan, Bausch + Lomb, Entod International, Fidia Farmaceutici, Kala Pharmaceuticals, MC2 Therapeutics, Santen, Seinda Biomedical Corp, SIFI, Laboratoires Th?a, and URSAPHARM.

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