About this event

  • Date and time Thu 10 Feb 2022 from 6:00pm to 8:20pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology, Paediatrics and Child Health

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This event will give delegates the chance to hear from world-class thought leaders on how to deal with some of the most challenging topics relating to paediatric ophthalmology. Delegates will join experts in their field to explore some of the current difficulties encountered in general ophthalmic practice and gain valuable updates in the management of cataracts that can present in children.

During this meeting delegates will:

  • Be able to diagnose and give advice on paediatric cataracts
  • Discuss Myopia progression and its management
  • Understand the wide-ranging effects of amblyopia
  • Understand why parents might seek vision therapy

This meeting would be of special interest to practicing ophthalmologists, paediatricians, paediatric ophthalmologists and general practitioners.

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 10 February 2022.

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Key speakers

Ms Ameenat Lola Solebo

National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital

Speaker's biography

Ms Ameenat Lola Solebo is a Clinical Academic who works as an Epidemiologist at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (solebo-lola | UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health - UCL – University College London), and as a Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (Ameenat Lola Solebo | Great Ormond Street Hospital (gosh.nhs.uk). Lola holds a prestigious NIHR Clinician Scientist award, has authored several high impact publications, including reports from the IoLunder2 congenital cataract studies, and contributes to national and international health policy through roles at Public Health England, UNICEF and the WHO. She also leads on several studies on ways to improve outcomes for children with sight threatening eye diseases. Find out more about her here https://medscilife.org/stories/dr-lola-solebo/.

Professor Chris Hammond

Frost Professor of Ophthalmology, King’s College London and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Hammond heads one of the leading groups examining the genetic epidemiology of common eye diseases, including glaucoma, myopia, age-related cataract, dry eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. His research is aiming to deliver personalized, predictive, preventive and participatory medicine, using Omics technology and Big Data analytics with the ultimate aim of reducing blindness and debilitating eye diseases. His research is highly collaborative, and he contributes to international consortia with data from the TwinsUK cohort, UK Biobank and local patient datasets. He is a paediatric ophthalmologist/strabismologist with special interest in adult strabismus and treatments to control myopia.

Dr Agnes Wong

Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Psychology, University of Toronto and Staff Ophthalmologist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Speaker's biography

Dr Agnes Wong, MD, PhD, received her undergraduate degree from Boston University. She then obtained her MD degree from McGill University and completed her residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, where she also completed a PhD in Neuroscience and clinical fellowship in Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Wong then completed combined research and clinical fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr Wong is currently Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Toronto, and an active staff Ophthalmologist and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr Wong is the former Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is also the former Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto, where she held the inaugural John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Neuroscience for a decade. In her career as a physician-scientist, Dr Wong has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and held many prestigious research grants. She has travelled widely as a visiting professor and invited speaker, as well as won many research and teaching awards.

Mr Robert Taylor

Consultant Ophthalmologist, York Hospital

Speaker's biography

Mr Robert Taylor qualified in 1985 from Guy’s Hospital, London University and worked in Birmingham, Sheffield
and Leeds before taking up a consultant post in York specialising in general, paediatric ophthalmology and adult motility. He has published 55 peer review papers, made 67 oral/poster presentations at scientific meetings, and given 86 lectures, in York, nationally and internationally. Mr Taylor published the two editions Key Topics in
Ophthalmology, plus the chapter on vision and reading in a Taylor/Hoyt’s Paediatric Ophthalmology. He was head examiner for FRCOphth Part 2 2011- 2016 and head examiner for Refraction certificate 2008 to 2011. Mr Taylor is  currently the Chair of the examinations committee. A major commitment has been re-structuring the Laser
and Refractive surgery examination. He was a Clinical Tutor from 1996 to 2000 before being made clinical director, till 2004. He has also sat on the paediatric ophthalmology subcommittee from 2005 to 2011. 11950302.1 Research interests include refraction accuracy, reading, maximising visual potential in cataract patients and on call. Mr Taylor is also interested in various models of healthcare delivery.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Christopher Bentley, Consultant Ophthalmologist, London North West University and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trusts

Paediatic cataract: What has gone before and what does the future hold ?

Ms Ameenat Lola Solebo, National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital

Myopia epidemic in a pandemic - any panacea?

Professor Chris Hammond, Frost Professor of Ophthalmology, King’s College London and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Comfort break
The far-reaching impact of amblyopia beyond vision

Dr Agnes Wong, Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Psychology, University of Toronto and Staff Ophthalmologist, The Hospital for Sick Children

Behavioural optometry and coloured glasses: Why?

Mr Robert Taylor, Consultant Ophthalmologist, York Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Location

Online

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 60 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.