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MEACOMiddle East African Council of Ophthalmology (Bahrain)
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Delegate attendance at the 10th International Congress of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) in Bahrain was the highest-ever for MEACO and exceeded its delegate numbers at its Dubai Congress in 2007.
"The over-riding factor in Abu Dhabi's selection was its total destination approach in which various government organisations came together to produce what can only be described as an impressive, consolidated and convincing bid," said His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud, Chairman of the Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) and member of the Board of Directors of the International Council for Ophthalmology (ICO) Foundation.
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Many of course, like Francis Xavier's 'Voyage of Meaco' did not, but in large part because it took place outside the framework of protocol that I have established.
Xavier's "Voyage of Meaco" was made at a time of year when people "do not have any communication with each other, but by cover'd walks and Galleries" and the ice was such that "the Travellers fell at every step; without mentioning those prodigious Icicles, hanging over their head, from the high Trees, and threatening the Passengers at every moment with their fall." Another passage in Dominique Bouhours's biography describes how Xavier responded to storms, the holy man continuing "in the midst of this rack of Heaven, with flashes of lightning darting round about him, without losing his habitual tranquility, but adoring the Divine Providence, which sought so visibly in his favor." (173) It was moments such as these that distinguished a prospective saint from a mere pilgrim.
Close to 3,000 delegates gathered at the 13th Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) conference, held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
Abdulhussain Mirza received Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) PresidentDr.