The aim of the Conference is to provide a comprehensive overview on all topics in ophthalmic oncology. This is the first ever UK meeting providing the participants clear and concise information on best current practices in diagnosis, investigation and management of every type of cancer you could potentially encounter as an eye care practitioner.
Day one will cover eyelid, orbital and periorbital tumours as well as paediatric tumours such as rhabdomyosarcoma and retinoblastoma. Day two will cover ocular surface tumours, intraocular tumours as well as management of metastasis and provide tips on essential skills such as ultrasonography and breaking bad news.
There will be a quiz along with clinico-pathological co-relation session at the end of each day to ensure participants have understood the topics discussed. There will also be opportunity for trainees to present and win awards for posters and oral presentations related to ocular oncology. Trainees applying for ST1 jobs in Ophthalmology in February 2020 will be particularly encouraged to present at this national meeting.
A gala dinner is being organised the first day evening to celebrate the contribution of Professor Ian Rennie to ocular oncology and ophthalmology. Professor Rennie set the Sheffield Ocular Oncology Service 32 years ago and has been a pioneering influence in developing ophthalmic oncology care in UK. The evening would be a perfect opportunity to unwind between two hard core days of knowledge.
This 2 day comprehensive conference will be most useful for trainees in Ophthalmology throughout the country. Unless the trainees work in a National Ocular Oncology Centre such as Sheffield, the trainees are unlikely to gain exposure to ophthalmic oncology in such depth. This would be an ideal opportunity to learn from the vast experience of the team at Sheffield (and guest lectures from national and international experts) to become confident in diagnosis and management of patients presenting with all types of ophthalmic cancers. This conference would also be useful as an excellent refresher to new as well as established staff grade and consultant ophthalmologists and allied eye care practitioners and will gain you 13 CPD points.
Course faculty includes:
Zanna Currie: Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Sheffield
Jennifer Tan: Consultant Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Sheffield
Sachin Salvi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Ocular Oncologist and Orbital Surgeon, Sheffield
Hardeep Mudhar: Consultant Histopathologist, Sheffield
Paul Rundle: Consultant Ocular Oncologist, Sheffield
Prof Ian Rennie: Consultant Ocular Oncologist, Sheffield
Rhona Jacques: Ocular Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sheffield
Arun Singh, Ocular Oncologist, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
We look forward to seeing you in Sheffield!