About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Feb 2020 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

Is artificial intelligence part of the next evolutionary step in human vision?

This event will take you on a journey through the history of the evolution of the eye and how this is now continuing into the next phase with the upcoming growth of artificial intelligence.

Experts from Moorfields Eye Hospital and DeepMind will explore the new possibilities of evolution with the advances in artificial intelligence to benefit and develop the human vision. 

Meeting topics:

  • Update on the anatomy and physiology of the historical timeline of how the eye has evolved
  • Learn about the latest developments in artificial intelligence and how it is a new form of ocular evolution and its application to diagnosing and treating ocular conditions
  • To grasp the importance of good knowledge of the evolution of the eye in order to help better understand how to treat ocular disease

This event is FREE for RSM members.

This meeting has an optional 3-course chef's choice evening dinner for £50 per personIf you would like to attend the dinner please call customer service on 02072903941.

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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 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.


Standard pricing available until 12 February 2020.


RSM Member
Day 1
£0.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner

Non - Member

Consultant / GP
Day 1
£35.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
Day 1
£15.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£15.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner
Day 1
£10.00 Meeting
£50.00 Dinner


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction
Chair: Introduction

Miss Sally Ameen, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Western Eye Hospital

The evolution of the eye: why is it important to know about it?

Dr Mariya Moosajee, Assistant Professor, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

The future of retinal gene therapy

Mr Harry Orlans, Honorary Specialist Registrar, Moorfields Eye Hospital

The next stage of evolution: The eye and artificial intelligence

Dr Siegfried Wagner, Medical Research Council, Clinical Research Training FellowMoorfields Eye Hospital, National Institute for Health Research, Biomedical Research Centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital and University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology  

Panel discussion
Closing of meeting
Drinks reception
Optional dinner

Pre-booked delegates only



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