About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Jan 2020 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

This event will explore the issues encountered in eye drop development with relevance to basic scientists and clinicians, and will provide updates on novel AMD treatments and developments.

The eye is unique in that it is an organ that lends itself to local (topical) treatment. However, there are barriers to developing a successful formulation, with good safety and tolerability profile and maximal effectivity. Experts will discuss the potential pitfalls and challenges of eye drop development in ophthalmology, addressing CMC, regulatory and clinical issues. Invited speakers are experts in their field with experience of translating their formulations and research to the clinic.

Topics include: 

  • Biological barriers in the eye with relevance to topical delivery
  • The principles of Good Manufacturing Practice
  • Value regulatory, CMC and clinical considerations
  • Value safety and tolerability profiles, and assessment of effectivity

This meeting has an optional 3-course chef's choice evening dinner. Please choose this option when booking to attend the dinner. 

Can't make it to London for this event? 

You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. All's you need is a good internet connection. Click here to book the live stream. 

 

There are bursary places available for all Ophthalmology meetings - send your request to ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

The Ophthalmology Section would like to thank Whitehall for their generous donation and Bausch + Lomb and Johnson & Johnson for supporting the Academic Year 2019-2020 Programme of Events
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 08 January 2020.

Member

RSM Member
Day 1
£0.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
(optional)

Non - Member

Consultant / GP
Day 1
£35.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
(optional)
Trainee
Day 1
£15.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
(optional)
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£15.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
(optional)
Student
Day 1
£10.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
(optional)

Key speakers

Professor Ann Logan BSc, PGCE, PhD

Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, Head of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing.

Speaker's biography

Professor Logan is the Regenerative and Reconstructive Medicine Theme Lead for the NIHR Surgical Reconstruction and Microbiology Research Centre; the Regenerative Medicine Theme Lead for the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operative in Trauma Management and also leads the Neuroscience and Ophthalmology Research Group based in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Professor Logan was part of the team who developed sight-seeing treatment for eye infection and trauma at the University of Birmingham, click here to read more. 

 

Professor Clive Wilson

Research Professor at the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.

Speaker's biography

Professor Wilson has an interest in oral and ocular delivery but has also worked on pulmonary and parenteral delivery systems. Current group spans biopharmaceutics, bioengineering and polymer synthesis.

Professor Christine Purslow

Honorary Visiting Professor and Professor and Head of Optometry at the University of Plymouth. 

Speaker's biography

Professor Christine Purslow graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Ophthalmic Optics in 1991. Her pre-registration training was in hospital optometry, after which a variety of clinical roles followed including private practice, part-time teaching, and specialist contact lens and low vision practice. Embarking on the academic chapter in her career in 2002, Professor Purslow was awarded her PhD from Aston University in 2005. She is a member of the College of Optometrists (UK), and a Fellow of both the IACLE and the BCLA, and a recipient of the Irving Fatt Memorial Award for her work in anterior eye research. Professor Purslow has authored several scientific papers and professional articles and regularly presents to both national and international audiences.

For several years, Professor Purslow was a senior lecturer and researcher in the School of Optometry & Vision Sciences at Cardiff University where, as Co-Director of the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Research Unit (CLAER) she established her research interests examining the ocular surface and the tear film, hand hygiene, and evidence-based practice, alongside her clinical work.  Chris has also been the Director of Postgraduate Taught Courses within WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre), based at Cardiff University.

Professor Purslow moved to Plymouth University in 2012, as Professor and Head of Optometry.

Professor Purslow continues to take a keen interest in the key challenges for the profession at a national level, wishing to safeguard and develop the career aspirations and professional freedom of both those students she has taught in the past, and those she has the privilege to be involved with currently.

Agenda

View the programme

Registration
Welcome and introduction
Pharmaceutical considerations for eye drops

Professor Clive Wilson, Research Professor, Strathclyde Institute, Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Strathclyde Univeristy

Translating from bench to clinic: Challenges and pitfalls

Professor Ann Logan, Molecular Neuroscience, Birmingham University 

Commercial translation of novel eye drops

Professor Christine Purslow, Head of Medical Affairs, Thea Pharmaceuticals 

Eye drops for AMD (I)

Professor David Bates, Director, Cancer for Cancer Sciences and Head of Division of Cancer and Stem Cells, Nottingham University

Eye drops for AMD (II)

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro, Chair, Ophthalmology, Honorary Consultant, Western Eye Hospital

 

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Drinks reception

For registered delegates

Sponsors

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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