Events

Annual Student Trainee Ophthalmic Conference 2013

The Annual Student Trainee Ophthalmic Conference (ASTOC) is hosted jointly with the Royal Society of Medicine.  The conference aims to gives delegates a feel for the speciality through lectures and workshops as well as an opportunity to gain advice on pursuing a career in ophthalmology. Attendees can also showcase their work at the poster presentation.

08:30

Registration and refreshments

09:00

Welcome and introductions

Dr Vikas Tah

09:05

Life as a consultant

Richard Smith, Revalidation Chairman, Royal College Ophthalmologists’, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

 09:40

Surgery

Mr Larry Benjamin, Surgery Skills Sub-committee Chair, Royal College of Ophthalmologists’, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

10:10

Tea and coffee break

10:20

Oculoplastics

Branca Marjanovic, Consultant, Western Eye Hospital

10:40

Life as a trainee

Kamran Saha, ST4 Moorfields Eye Hospital

11:00

Ophthalmic emergencies; an overview

Seema Verma, Consultant Moorfields Eye Hospital

11:30

Future of ophthalmology

Richard Smith

11:50

Academic ophthalmology

George Saleh, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon, NIHR Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

12:10

Lunch and poster exhibition

13:00

From studentship to leadership- a career path

Professor Dua, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Nottingham

13:45

Practical Session and poster session (Mr El Ghazali with Moorfields Faculty to grade)

Direct ophthalmoscopy
Suturing
Slit lamp
Optical illusions
Stereopsis
Cranial nerves

14:35

Charity Talk

Naresh Joshi, Oculoplastics Consultant, Chelsea and Westminister Hospital

15:05

Ocular oncology

Mandeep Sagoo, Consultant Moorfields Eye Hospital and Barts and the London

15:35

Medical Retina

Sarah-Lucie Watson, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital

16:05

Ophthalmology training pathway, exams and the curriculum

Bruce James, Head of Oxford Deanery

16:30

Nationalised recruitment, Q&A with interview panel members

17:00

Announcement of prize winners

17:15

Close of meeting

Coming soon

astoc@buos.co.uk

  • Sat 7th December 2013
  • 08.30 - 17.15
  • Royal Society of Medicine