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Programme - Friday 8th December 2023

08:00 - 09:00: Registration 

09:00 - 11:15

31st Roper-Hall Eye Foundation Prize Medal Competition

Chair: Prof Saaeha Rauz, Birmingham, United Kingdom


09:00 - 09:10

Michael Roper-Hall - A Century of Inspiration

Prof Saaeha Rauz, Birmingham, United Kingdom


09.15 – 09.30

Jonathan Moriarty (ST1) – Is Rothia in the Fovea? The infection you have never heard of.

Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom


09.30 – 09.45

Trystan Macdonald (ST4) - Endophthalmitis risk following cataract surgery in the elderly and co-morbid, are new approaches needed?

University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT (QEHB), Birmingham, United Kingdom


09.45 – 10.00

Gabriele Berman (Post-CCT fellow) - Do You ‘Ear Me? 

University Hospitals Birmingham NHSFT (QEHB), Birmingham, United Kingdom


10.00 – 10.15

Ariel Ong (ST6) – Beauty in the eye of the beholder: from Glamour to Glaucoma

Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom


10.15 – 10.30

Akshay Narayan Ramachandran (ST1) – Night blindness in a 54-year-old with no family history? More than meets the eye - an unusual suspect

Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, United Kingdom


10.30 – 10.45

Mary Henry (ST6) - Just One Punch

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, Birmingham, United Kingdom


10.45 – 11.00

Hamza Abdou (ST5) - Déjà Vu!  Gaining Insights from Past Patterns

University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom


11.00 – 11.15

Aline Derlagen (Foundation Year / Junior Fellow) – Take a Deep Breath and Look a Little Closer!

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, United Kingdom


11.15 – 11.20: Audience Vote

11.20 – 11.45: Audience Refreshments and Exhibition

11.15 – 11.45: Judges voting

11:20 - 11:45: Refreshments and Exhibition

11:45 - 12:45

Eponymous Lecture: Sir Adrian Cadbury Lecture

Introduced by Dr Graham Wallace, Birmingham

Introduction by Dr Graham Wallace, Birmingham, UK


Molecular diagnostics for ocular inflammatory disease

Sir Adrian Cadbury Lecturer: Professor Russell Van Gelder (profile)

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

12:45 - 14:00: Lunch and Exhibition

14:00 - 15:00

Damage and Repair

Chair: Mr Mandeep Singh Bindra, Stoke Mandeville, UK

When the corneas dry up: regenerating and reconstructing the cornea

Prof Sajjad Ahmad, London, UK (profile)


Advances in paediatric glaucoma

Mr Velota Sung, Birmingham, UK (profile)


Recovering mitochondrial exhaustion - implications in human eye disease

Dr Jose Romero, Birmingham, UK (profile)

Discussion Panel

15:00 - 15:30: Refreshments and Exhibition

15:30 - 16:30

Innovations and Horizons

Chair: Mr Soupramanien Sandramouli, Wolverhampton, UK

UVC sterilisation for eye infections

Prof Sunil Shah, Birmingham, UK


Paediatric ocular surgery innovations -The why and how?

Prof Ken Nischal, Pittsburgh, USA


Setting up a spin-out company for ocular therapeutics 

Dr Richard Williams, Birmingham, UK (profile)

Discussion Panel

16:30 - 17:00

BMEH-200/MRH-100 Historical Quiz

Joint Presentation

Prof Philip Murray, Birmingham, UK (profile)  

Mr Robert Barry, Birmingham, UK

17:00 - 17:30

Prize Awards, Final Remarks

Final Remarks: 

Announcement of the Roper-Hall Medal Winner

Professor Gillian Roper-Hall & Alison Roper-Hall on behalf of Mr Michael Roper-Hall

Announcement of the 1st Durrani Memorial Leadership And Quality Improvement Award Winner

Sherry Durrani

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