ProgrammeMonday 18th - Tuesday 19th November 2019
It is my dream to bring together experts from all UK ocular oncology centres and organise the 1st ever UK Ocular Oncology Conference.
My aim via this conference is to give our ophthalmology trainees and colleagues clear, concise guidance on how to diagnose, investigate, manage common ophthalmic oncology conditions and when and how to refer the rare and complex cases. I also want to give the delegates a taster of what happens in tertiary oncology centres, something not everyone is able to experience during their training or work. I am hoping to do this by bringing together national and international experts from the two sub-specialities of ocular oncology and adnexal oncology. I am extremely grateful to all faculty members, session chairs and abstract reviewers who have agreed to share their knowledge via this conference.
I would like to thank all members of Sheffield Ocular Oncology Service and Sheffield Adnexal Service as well as the wider Ophthalmology and STH teams for supporting me. Miss Zanna Currie, Ms Jennifer Tan, Dr Hardeep Mudhar, Mr Paul Rundle, Prof Ian Rennie and Ms Rhona Jacques helped me to fine tune the scientific programme while Mr Bashar Bata, Fellow and Dr Naadir Ansari, Registrar in Ocular Oncology, has helped me with the trainee perspective.
This mammoth task of organising the inaugural national conference requires a team of core members to do the ground work. I am indebted to secretaries Ms Linzi McLean and Ms Melanie Froggatt, ophthalmology registrar Dr Ruth Jones and Mr Tom Evans, Ophthalmic technologist for all their invaluable ideas and hard work.
I am grateful to the sponsors who have generously supported the conference allowing us to keep the registration cost down. I would also like to thank Mr Stephen Connell, Ophthalmic technologist in advance for agreeing to help with photography on the day and Mr Brian Parkinson from Making Sense Design Ltd for an excellent conference website and media help.
Finally I would like to thank the 250 delegates who have already registered for the conference. I truly believe this conference will benefit all of us improve our knowledge in ophthalmic oncology and thus directly help improve patient care. It will also be an excellent opportunity to learn from each other as well as spend some “down time” at the gala dinner, which is being held in Prof Ian Rennie’s honour.
I am sure the conference will be a resounding success, thanks to you all, and will be the first of many to come.
I look forward to meeting you all very soon.
Conference Director UKOO
The UK Ocular Oncology Conference 2019 will run over two full days – Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th November.
It offers a comprehensive scientific programme as well as a gala dinner on the Monday evening.
You can download the programme here.