About this event

  • Date and time Thu 9 Jan 2020 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
  • 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. 

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

The Ophthalmology Section would like to thank 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.

Key speakers

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 started her career in hospital optometry, after which a variety of clinical roles followed including private practice, part-time teaching, and specialist contact lens practice. Chris was awarded her PhD from Aston University in 2005 (on Ocular Thermography), and went on to become a Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Taught Courses within WOPEC (Wales Optometry Postgraduate Education Centre), based at Cardiff University, as well as Director of the Contact Lens & Anterior Eye Research Unit (CLAER).  Her most recent academic post was Professor and Head of Optometry at Plymouth University. In 2013, she was appointed to her current role as Head of Medical Affairs for Thea Pharmaceuticals (UK & Ireland), alongside research at Cardiff University, and visiting Professor at Plymouth, Cardiff and Aston. Chris has authored numerous scientific papers and professional articles, and presents regularly to both national and international audiences, generally on dry eye, tear film, ocular surface and contact lenses.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro, Professor of Ophthalmology, Imperial College London

Pharmaceutical considerations for eye drops

Professor Clive Wilson, Research Professor, University of Strathclyde

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

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Drinks reception

Sponsors

Location

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

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