Events

Annual Student Trainee Ophthalmic Conference 2018

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

08:55

 

Welcome and introduction

Dr Talha Soorma, ASTOC Chair

09:00

 

My career

Mr Michael Burdon, President, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

09:30

 

How to get an ST1 job in ophthalmology

Dr Steven Isherwood, ST1 Ophthalmology, East Midlands South, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

10:00

 

Cornea

Mr Allon Barsam, Consultant, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

10:30

Tea and coffee break

10:40

 

Academic ophthalmology

Dr Omar Mahroo, Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

11:15

 

Paediatric ophthalmology

Professor Christopher Bentley, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Central Middlesex Hospital, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust

11:45

Six rapid fire presentations

12:15

Lunch and poster presentations

13:15

The ophthalmology ST pathway

Miss Yusrah Shweikh, Ophthalmology ST7, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

13:45

Life as a consultant

Mr Kamran Saha, Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

14:15

Oculoplastics

Miss Susan Sarangapani, Consultant, Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

14:45

Practical skills workshops

16:15

Tea and coffee break

16:25

 

Question and answer session on Health Education England and training, and poster prizes

Ms Emma Jones, Head of London School of Ophthalmology, Health Education England and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Accident and Emergency and Glaucoma, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Miss Melanie Corbett, Chair of Education, Royal College of Ophthalmologists, The Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust

17:05

Closing remarks 

astoc@buos.co.uk

  • Sat 1st December 2018
  • 08:30 - 17:00
  • Royal Society of Medicine