In the frame of the signed agreement between the Spanish Association of Aniridia and Oftared http://www.oftared.com/, an innovative proposal was launched: those students of Nursing, Optics and Medicine Schools in Valladolid University (Spain) may apply for an annual University cooperation, according to which, they can get 3 credits of free choice in their University Curriculum.
For the first time, the studies and activities focused on Aniridia will have the official recognition at University level. This is a pioneer initiative, because it is oriented to the dissemination of the information about Aniridia, through the translation and summary of scientific research articles, diagnosis, rehabilitation and treatment related to it. Therefore, the purpose is to make the scientific information accessible to the society, especially to the members of the Spanish Association of Aniridia.
Thanks to this initiative, awareness, visibility and understanding about this rare pathology can be increased. But, what is more relevant is that a rare disorder, like Aniridia gets into the University in the educative arena, drawing attention and interest among future socio-health professionals, an achievement that nobody could imagine twenty years ago, when the Association was created.
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