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Ophthalmic Research Symposium 2013

12th October 2013

Laird Hall, Queen Mary University


Whether you decide to undertake research or not in the future the greater understanding of research and how to evaluate it will prove an invaluable tool in your future evidence-based clinical practice.

The Research symposium has been created after much deliberation to allow trainees and students to understand the world of research and how it fits into the NHS and the World of Ophthalmology.

The course is the first of its kind and has been welcomed by consultants, students and trainees alike.  

For those interested in an introduction to academic ophthalmology, it offers advice on the pathways available and the ethical aspects all should consider in what can be a grey area and how to reduce the occurrence of pitfalls.

By the end of the symposium, as well as being able to speak to those involved in high volume research, attendees will have a greater understanding of the principles of research and appreciation of its value.






Welcome and introduction   

Dr. Vikas Tah


Why is research important?

Mr. Nigel Davis


Research framework

Mr. Sameer Trikha


Writing and publishing a paper as a medical student/junior doctor

Dr. Vikas Tah


Tea and coffee break


Research Career: Review and advice of a Professor

Professor Sue Lightman


How to critically appraise a paper

Mr Tristan McMullan




Choosing a career in Academic Ophthalmology

Mr Ashkan Killai



Mr Praveen Patel


Tea and coffee break


New themes in ophthalmology

Lyndon da Cruz


Publishing as a clinician

Mr Ashwin Reddy


Critical appraisal of selected paper

Mr Tristan McMullan


Research and interviews

Dr Andrew Swampillai


Completion of evaluation forms


Close of meeting


Target Audience / Suitability

Junior doctors and trainees in ophthalmology.  It would also be useful for medical students interested in academia and/or ophthalmology. Allied health professionals such as optometrists and orthoptists are also welcome. 



  • Interactive lectures
  • Small group teaching



  • BUOS Members £20
  • Students £25
  • Non-students £35


Cancellation policy

  • More than 4 weeks before the event: Full refund
  • 2-4 weeks before the event: 50% Refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before the event: No refund



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If you would like to attend the event please complete registration and proceed to payments.  Places are limited and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We are really sorry, but this event is now fully booked and online registrations have been turned off. If you would like to go on the waiting list please send us an email.



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