About this event

  • Date and time Thu 14 Oct 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology in the UK faced a workload crisis prior to the pandemic. Post pandemic the situation is critical. This webinar will discuss new ideas about how to change current practices in ophthalmology to manage outpatients more effectively. Experts from around the world will unite to explore new solutions, compare how their health systems manage their outpatients, and look at how digital solutions can help.

During this webinar you will:
  • Examine current practices and constraints in the way UK patients are seen in UK Outpatients. 
  • Assess different models both in the UK and around the world 
  • Hear out new ideas about how to balance the number of UK ophthalmologists to the ever-growing demand for eye services 

With the growing backlog of patients to be seen in outpatient globally, this meeting aims to uncover different ways of working. Speakers will pull experiences from around the world and assessing innovative ideas to solve this enormous problem that is affecting all areas of medicine.  

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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.

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

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Standard pricing available until 14 October 2021.

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Key speakers

Dr Nneka Offor Brooks

Retina Specialist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Dr Thomas Desmettre

Retina Consultant

Speaker's biography

Dr Thomas Desmettre, is the main Retina Specialist in the North of France with a clinical activity progressively developed since 1998. Since May 2013 this activity takes place in his owned facility in Marquette-Lez-Lille. The equipment (OCT, Angiographs, Lasers) and the Intravitreal Injection (IVI) dedicated room allow to diagnose and treat patients who are all referred by other ophthalmologists from the region. This clinical activity is fuelled by regular lectures in the North of France and in the rest of the country and by an editorship activity with the non-peer reviewed Journal “Réalités Ophtalmologiques“ which is the most read ophthalmology journal in France. The clinical activity in the North of France is also sustained by an activity in the Paris hospital Lariboisière. In this public hospital Dr Desmettre has a weekly clinic and participates to clinical research with other clinicians. Dr Desmettre has been a member of the Council of the Ophthalmology section of the RSM since 2019.

Mr Peter Thomas

Chief Clinical Information Officer and Director of Digital Medicine, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Speaker's biography

Peter is the Chief Clinical Information Officer and Director of Digital Medicine at Moorfields Eye Hospital. Clinically, he specialises in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus surgery. He has been involved in digital health for many years, and his main interest is in driving the digital transformation of eyecare in the UK. His work supports the creation of new models of care, for example the recent deployment of video consultations and home monitoring at Moorfields, that are more convenient and more available for patients. He has recently founded and leads the Department of Digital Medicine at Moorfields, the first department of its kind in the UK. He sits on a number of national committees and boards to drive this process agenda across all of ophthalmology and in the NHS more generally. His current research interests include the assessment of environmental impact of healthcare, and the creation and implementation of clinically helpful artificial intelligence solutions.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Nicholas Lee, Immediate Past President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

The American experience

Dr Nneka Offor Brooks, Retina Specialist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

The French experience

Dr Thomas Desmettre, Retina Consultant

The German experience

Dr Alexander Cunea

The Australian experience

Mr Aman Chandra, Comprehensive Consultant Ophthalmologist

The Moorfields experience

Mr Peter Thomas, Chief Clinical Information Officer and Director of Digital Medicine, Moorfields Eye Hospital

The potential for autonomous telemedicine in cataract surgery follow up

Dr Ernest Lim, Ophthalmology Specialist Trainee, North London Deanery

Panel dicussion
Close of meeting

Location

Online

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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.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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.