About this event

  • Date and time Thu 10 Oct 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

In this talk, Evelyn Mensah, commonly known as Evie, will share her experiences and insights garnered from her diverse background and professional journey. From her medical degree at Imperial College to her specialised training at Moorfields and far beyond the clinical leadership borders of North West London into West Africa. Through her involvement with organisations like the Moorfields Lions Korle Bu Trust and her establishment of the sickle cell retinopathy network (SCRnet), she will describe how meaningful change in ophthalmic care can be delivered both locally and internationally through leading the charge towards a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive future for ophthalmology and beyond. While there is often a predominant focus on the resources and knowledge of the Global North, Evie advocates for the importance of shared learning from ophthalmology colleagues in regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

Through her extensive partnerships and networks in these regions, Evie facilitates educational and research collaborations that not only enhance clinical outcomes but also foster a spirit of mutual learning and support. She firmly believes that through collective action and collaborative initiatives, excellent eye care can be achieved by leveraging the expertise and experience of colleagues in the Global South. By harnessing the diverse perspectives and insights from across the globe, Evie envisions a future where high-quality eye care is accessible to all, regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic status.

By attending the meeting, you will

  • Gain insight into the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in ophthalmology, as demonstrated through Evelyn Mensah's professional journey and her leadership in promoting these values both locally and internationally.
  • Understand the significance of collaborative partnerships and shared learning between ophthalmologists in the Global North and Global South, as exemplified by Evelyn’s work in fostering educational and research collaborations with colleagues in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.
  • Learn strategies for achieving excellent eye care outcomes through collective action and collaborative initiatives, leveraging the expertise and experiences of ophthalmologists worldwide to ensure accessibility and quality of care for all patients, irrespective of geographic location or socioeconomic background.

The aim of the talk is to inspire and educate the audience about the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in ophthalmology, showcasing Evelyn Mensah's journey and her efforts to promote these values locally and internationally, while emphasising the significance of collaborative partnerships between ophthalmologists across different regions to enhance eye care outcomes globally. 


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Early Bird pricing available until 27 August 2024.

20 x bursary places (x10 student and x10 trainee places) are available for this meeting. Please send your request to ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk


RSM Trainee RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Student
£27.00 £27.00 £27.00 £27.00 £14.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Non Healthcare Professional Student
£84.00 £50.00 £50.00 £50.00 £26.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Graham Duguid, Immediate Past President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Equitable, Diverse and Inclusive Ophthalmology through the Eyes of a Geordie Ghanaian

Miss Evelyn Mensah, Consultant Ophthalmologist, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust 

Question and answers
Close of meeting

Drinks and canapes reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Thursday 10 October 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event 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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