Acta Honorary Lecture: Professor Toke Bek (Denmark)
Toke Bek is Professor and Academic Chair at the Department of Ophthalmology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. He has been the driving force in creating conditions for the development of the clinical department over the past 20 years with a near tripling of activity. He has initiated a candidate education in optometry and visual science and the employment of two additional positions as professor within specialised ophthalmological fields at Aarhus University. Over the past 25 years he has developed a translational programme for the study of retinal vascular disease that spans from basic vascular research in vitro over animal models to clinical trials.