Global health: From third world to working abroad


Thursday 13 December 2018


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Ophthalmology Section


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about this event

This unique evening event will explore various aspects of global ophthalmology, and blindness prevention in low and middle income settings. Speakers will describe and detail novel and innovative ways of teaching eye surgery in efforts to tackle avoidable blindness. 

Delegates will be updated on; frontline screening of patients in villages using incredibly innovative smartphone technology, the use of simulation-based surgical education of eye surgeons, and high-volume health care models. There will also be deatiled experiences from throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and China.  


topics include:

  • How innovative smartphone technology (portable eye examination kit – PEEK) is used in low and middle income settings to screen, geo-tag, and follow up patients with blindness or potentially blinding conditions 
  • Illustrate the Moorfields – Korle Bu (Ghana) partnership in surgical training 
  • An overview of simulation-based surgical education initiatives in the UK, China, and sub-Saharan Africa


key speakers

  • Mr Ian Murdoch, world famous eye surgeon from Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK 
  • Dr Priya MorjariaPhD Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Research lead for PEEK 
  • Mr Will Dean, Ophthalmologist, co-author of Eye Surgery in Hot Climates (4th Edition), huge experience in Africa, Masters in Education and currently undertaking PhD in surgical education



This event will be webcast and available to view online for a small fee.


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5.30 pm

Registration, tea and coffee

6.00 pm


Mr Will Dean, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

6.10 pm

Reaching the last mile: Finding and screening blind patients in far away areas

Dr Priya Morjaria, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

6.40 pm

Surgical training in Ghana and West Africa

Mr Ian Murdoch, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

7.10 pm

Simulation-based surgical education in Africa and China: A way forward

Mr Will Dean

7.40 pm

Panel discussion

8.00 pm

Close of meeting and online evaluations

8.05 pm

Drinks reception

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