Shami Eye Center Challenge 2019

Is Shami Eye Center Challenges for you?

  • Age between 18 -30
  • Live in Jordan
  • This challenge for 18 -25 years old individuals who Live in Jordan, Interested / specialized in medicine in general andophthalmology in specific
  • Ability to attend AINAC2019

Challenge format description

Diabetes is a global eye health issue. Given the rise in diabetes prevalence and aging population, this poses significant challenge to perform diabetic retinopathy (DR) screening for these patients which is one of most common diabetic complications.

Sight-threatening DR can be avoided when diagnosed early and treated in a timely fashion. Direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy is still used, but digital photography of the retina seems to be the most efficient, objective and cost-effective.

Diabetic Retinopathy screening programs are developed all over the world. They help to detect early sight-threatening DR, treat it in a timely fashion and in this fashion help to avoid expensive, advanced treatment or even prevent to develop blindness among working age people.

Artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning and deep learning have been adopted by various groups to develop automated DR detection algorithms.

We hope to have new technologies or mimic existing ones to be applied in our country so as to advance Diabetic Retinopathy Telemedicine Screening (DRTS) which could greatly benefit underserved populations, as it increases rates of surveillance, reduce socioeconomic disparities, and increase access to care, ultimately preventing vision threatening DR and improving visual outcomes and quality of life for patients with diabetes.

How to participate?

Candidates are required to develop AI algorithms for image analysis for the early detection of DR in retina scans.

Candidates must provide presentations and samples of retina scans to prove the operation of their AI algorithm.

About the Awards:

The winner shall be awarded training at Shami Eye Center

How will I know if I got accepted?

Successful applicant will be notified and will receive an acceptance letter by 30th September 2019.

Note: you will receive a notice if application has been declined.

Timetable of Challenge:

  • 16thSeptember: Announce Challenge
  • 16th September: Fill the online participation form
  • 30th September: Finalists Announcement
  • 30thSeptember: Registration for AINAC 2019
  • 3rd-5th October:& Winner Announcement