Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce two special events taking place in October 2018 to celebrate World Sight Day which provide a platform to promote the advancement of knowledge and treatment of diabetic eye disease and AMD.
This is the most important advocacy and communications event on the eye health calendar. It is a great time to engage with the world at large – a patient’s family, those who seldom get an eye exam and people with diabetes. Building on last year’s success, Queens University Belfast has organised a special programme of events to mark this important annual milestone with an even bigger and better programme.
Thursday 11th October 2018 World Sight Day
The first day of the conference will concentrate on nutrition and the eye and will feature presentations and reports from colleagues on a local, national and international setting. It has been identified that training in nutrition and knowledge of this field is relatively low and both the GMC and the medical schools are now focusing on providing up-to-date training on this field. The event will also concentrate on a case discussion and then a worldwide look on Macular Telangiectasia and blinding retinal diseases, including strategies as to how to set up worldwide cohort studies (MacTel) and diabetic retinopathy screening in low resource setting will finish the day.
The RCO has approved World Sight Day 2018 for 5 CPD credit points for full attendance.
Friday 12th October 2018 Pan-Ireland Ophthalmic Day (POD) 2018
The Pan-Ireland Ophthalmic Day will explore both laboratory and clinical research and case studies including translational medicine aspects of diabetic retinopathy, AMD and the consequent use of bioinformatics will be discussed. There will also be case discussion, in the format of a Fluorescein conference led by Professor Alan Bird, an Uveitis symposium led by Uveitis experts from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The programme will feature presentations from a host of guest and local lecturers who are all experts in their field. The final session of the day will concentrate on rare and inherited diseases led by the NI and the Republic of Ireland Leads. The day will concentrate on both laboratory and clinical research and cases. The RCO has approved the Pan-Ireland Ophthalmic Day 2018 for 5 CPD credit points for full attendance.