About this event

  • Date and time Thu 10 Dec 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:40pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology, History of Medicine Society

This unique, entertaining and educational webinar showcases the Ophthalmic heritage collection and British contributions that have influenced modern ophthalmology globally. Speakers will highlight important lessons from the past that have shaped the present and which will ignite new ideas for the future of training, clinical services, and infectious disease management.

Lessons learnt within this special event will be particularly relevant in a pandemic era of great change and adaptation.

Aims of this meeting include:

  • Promote an appreciation for the documentation and preservation of ophthalmic heritage. How it shapes present day training, clinical practice and future blindness prevention.

  • Value the importance of history in allowing one to maintain a healthy scepticism of today's perceived truths.

  • Learning from previous failures and successes to encourage new developments for the future.

This webinar is The 2020 Christmas Meeting: Contagion, controversy and chivalry webinar organised by The RSM Ophthalmology Section in association with The History of Medicine Society.

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Standard pricing available until 09 December 2020.


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Key speakers

Professor Jonathan C P Roos

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, FaceRestoration London and External Professor, University of Milan and Mario Negri Institute, Masters in Pharmaceutical Medicine 

Dr Nima Ghadiri

Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist, St Paul's Eye Hospital

Mr David Verity

OStJ. Hospitaller, Order of St John and President, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society 


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Welcome and introduction

Miss Rachna Murthy, Consultant Ophthalmologist Oculoplatic Aesthetic andReconstructive Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals and East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

Trachoma, training and travelling hospitals - Major MacCallan in Egypt

Professor Jonathan C P Roos, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, FaceRestoration London and External Professor, University of Milan and Mario Negri Institute, Masters in Pharmaceutical Medicine 

Richard Bannister: The controversial father of British ophthalmology

Dr Nima Ghadiri, Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist, St Paul's Eye Hospital

St John: Ancient order, modern outlook

Mr David Verity, Consultant Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgeon, Moorfield's Eye Hospital and President, British Oculoplastic Surgery Society 

Panel discussion

Professor Jonathan C P RoosDr Nima Ghadiri and Mr David Verity

Close of meeting



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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