About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Feb 2020 from 5:45pm to 8:40pm
  • 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 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.

If you would like to attend the meeting in London please click here

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.


View the programme

Live stream broadcast begins
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, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and Moorfields Eye Hospital, Associate Professor, University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology, Group Leader of Ocular Genomics and Therapeutics, the Francis Crick Institute

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

Mr Siegfried Wagner, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Panel discussion
Closing of meeting
End of live stream


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