Annual student and trainee ophthalmic conference


Saturday 6 December 2014


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Student Members Group , Ophthalmology Section



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about this event

The annual student and trainee ophthalmic conference aims to increase awareness of ophthalmology as a specialty. It intends on giving advice to those who want to pursue a career in ophthalmology specialty training, from those involved in recruitment and to allow attendees to improve practical skills relevant to ophthalmology.

Annual student and trainee ophthalmic conference poster presentation prize 2014

Annual student and trainee ophthalmic conference welcome abstracts submission for the poster prize presentation to one of the following categories: case presentations and reviews, audits or original research.  Those chosen will be invited to prepare a poster to present at the ASTOC 2014 and compete for the prizes.  The 250 word abstract should be submitted using format:

1. Presentation Category
2. Title
3. Authors (Presenter should be listed as primary author)
4. Affiliations (E.g. University of Edinburgh or Moorfields Eye Hospital)
5. Body of abstract
i. Audits and original research abstracts should follow the format:
 Background
 Aims and objectives
 Methods
 Results
 Conclusion
ii. Abstracts for case reports should contain:
 Background
 Case report
 Conclusion
iii.  Abstracts for reviews should depict a summary of the article

Candidates to be notified of short listing within 14 days after submitting. All entries to be submitted to the following email address: Please note that it is not necessary to have had clinical exposure to ophthalmology to enter this competition. However, the work must not be older than one year and no published work will be accepted.  All accepted abstracts will be published in the society journal - BUJO.


8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Elizabeth Emsley, Foundation Year Trainee, Brighton and Sussex Hospitals

9.05 am

My career

Sir Peng Khaw, Professor, Glaucoma and Ocular Healing, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

9.45 am

Ophthalmology training pathway, curriculum and exams

Mr Bruce James, Head, Oxford Deanery

10.10 am

Nationalised recruitment

Mr Bruce James, Head, Oxford Deanery

10.30 am

Tea and coffee

10.50 am

Life as a consultant

Professor Philip Bloom, Consultant Ophthalmologist, The Western Eye Hospital ( Imperial College NHST) and The Hillingdon Hospital

11.20 am


Mr Felipe Dhawahir- Scala, Director, Acute Ophthalmic Services and Consultant Ophthalmic

11.50 am

Ocular Oncology

Mr Mandeep Sagoo, Consultant Moorfields Eye Hospital, Barts and the London Hospital

12.20 pm

Life as a trainee

Mr Kamran Saha, ST5, Moorfields Eye Hospital

12.40 pm


Mr Riaz Asaria, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

1.00 pm

Lunch and poster exhibition

2.00 pm

Practical session: Direct ophthalmology and Stereopsis

2.50 pm

Medical retina

Ms Sarah-Lucie Watson, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital

3.10 pm


Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinical Lead for Oculoplastics, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals

3.30 pm

Future of ophthalmology

Mr Richard Smith, Revalidation Chairman, Royal College Ophthalmologists, Stoke

4.00 pm

Academic ophthalmology

Mr Alex Shortt, Fellow, Wellcome Trust, Clinician-Scientist, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

4.30 pm

Charity talk

Mr Larry Benjamin, Sub-committee Chair, Surgery Skills, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

5.00 pm

Announcement of prize winners

5.15 pm

Close of meeting

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For information on this event, contact Sydne Van LoggerenbergTel: 02072903846 Fax: 02072902989 Email: arrow