50th Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium

CB2 1TP Cambridge, Großbritannien

50th Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium

Vision 2020 in 2030 – The next 10 years (plus 1)

01.09.2021, 08:45 - 03.09.2021, 17:00
Cambridge Eye Trust
The Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium is a two day residential meeting which brings together basic scientists and clinicians to discuss a well-defined topic in detail under the chairmanship of leaders in that field. The purpose of the symposium is to take an aspect of ophthalmology, however small and interrogate it in depth so that those involved in basic science research can hear the views of clinicians and as importantly clinicians can come to understand the science behind their practice.
Fortbildungspunkte: 18


Max. Teilnehmer: unbegrenzt
Gebühren ab: 465,00 GBP

This meeting is for scientists and clinicians (not only ophthalmologists).

The Residential Registration Fee includes all meals and accommodation
CONSULTANT GRADE (includes Staff Grade and Associate Specialists) – £585


​The Non-residential Fee includes meals excluding the Symposium Dinner

CONSULTANT GRADE (includes Staff Grade and Associate Specialists) – £185 per day


Symposium Black-Tie Dinner £75 per person

Registration fees are refundable before 1 August 2021.
Diese Veranstaltung findet einmalig statt und bietet Fortbildungsmöglichkeiten für alle.
Veranstaltungsnummer: 33672
Gebühren ab: ab 465,00
verfügbare Plätze: unbegrenzt
Sprache: Englisch
Vom Veranstalter gemeldetes Programm:


Time Topic Speaker Location
Thursday 2nd September 2021
08:45 Introduction Martin Snead Cambridge, UK
09:00 Vision 2020 – progress and outstanding challenges Ian Murdoch London, UK
09:30 How can we improve our data registries? Catey Bunce London, UK
10:00 The power of health metrics Jost Jonas Heidelberg, Germany
10:30 Onchocerciasis – is it an orphan disease? Adrian Hopkins Liverpool, UK
11:00 Coffee    
11:30 Reduce or restore? – a 2030 conundrum [childhood blindness v cataract surgery] Van Charles Lansingh Querétaro, Mexico
12:00 A comparative approach to causes and cures for cataract David Wiliams Cambridge, UK
12:30 High volume cataract delivery - reaching the previously unreachable TBC Pune, India
13:00 Lunch    
14:30 Facing the challenge of myopia in China Mingguang He Melbourne, Australia
15:00 Diagnostic lessons from Open Angle Glaucoma Colin Cooke Cape Town, S. Africa
15:30 Tea    
16:00 Trachoma – SAFE mobilisation Mathew Burton London, UK
16:30 Childhood blindness and ROP Ashwin Reddy London, UK
17:00 CLOSE    
Friday 3rd September 2021
09:00 How to change public engagement in healthcare Clare Perkins London, UK
09:30 How to change public engagement in eye care David Friedman Boston, USA
10:00 What role is there for screening? TBC London, UK
10:30 Coffee    
11:00 How important is eye disease in global health? Rupert Bourne Cambridge, UK
11:30 Tested and novel strategies for eye care delivery Peter Holland London, UK
12:00 iVit – meeting future population needs John Buchan Leeds, UK
12:30 Lunch    
13:30 Is there a future for NGOs in prevention of blindness? Caroline Harper Chippenham, UK
14:00 Changing a nation’s moral compass [Green Peace and the plastics case] TBC Cardiff, UK
14:30 Eye healthcare - is the UK a developing country? Richard Wormald London, UK
15:00 Tea    
15:30 Training and empowering locally Hugh Taylor Melbourne, Australia
16:00 Detection and referral systems Adnan Tufail London, UK
16:30 AI – the next 10 years Siegfried Wagner London, UK
17:00 CLOSE    

Chairs: Prof Rupert Bourne, UK and Prof Hugh Taylor, Australia

Academic Organiser: Mr Martin Snead, UK

Accommodation – 1st and 2nd September, Welcome Reception 1st September, Black-Tie Dinner 2nd September



The Cambridge Eye Trust funds two bursaries to enable young scientists, clinicians, PhD students or students studying for similar degrees to attend the Cambridge Ophthalmological Symposium.

Applicants for the bursaries must be actively involved in the topic under discussion.

What do you need to do?

Applications should include:

  • A short CV

  • The object of their current research

  • A note from a supervisor

  • A short overview as to how the award of this bursary will advance their career

Applications should be sent by email to Nicholas Sarkies by 31st March.


What does the Symposium offer applicants?

The bursary will provide:

  • A maximum of £1000 to help towards the cost of accommodation and travel

  • The registration fee will be waived


Old Divinity School, St John’s College
St John\\\\\\\'s Street
CB2 1TP Cambridge, Großbritannien
Cambridge Eye Trust

Cambridge Eye Trust
COS Secretariat
Cambridge Conferences
Cambridge Symposium organizer
Barbara Ashworth
The Lawn, 33 Church Street
GB - CB22 5EL Cambridge
Tel.: +44 (0)1223 847464


The registration is open. Please contact the organizer for further information.