ICO Annual Conference 2024

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Introduction                       

The Irish College of Ophthalmologists Annual Conference 2024 will take place from noon Wednesday 15th to Friday 17th May 2024 at the Knockranny House Hotel in Westport, Co Mayo.

Symposia at this year's conference will focus on Vision and Strabismus, Orbit and Socket, and Sustainability in Ophthalmology.

Among our guest speakers, the College is delighted to be welcoming Mr Ian Marsh, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust and Dr Arvind Chandna, Senior Clinician Scientist at Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco who will present at the Vision and Strabismus symposium, alongside Ms Kathryn McCreery, Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin Hospital.

Mr Manoj Parulekar, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Professor Geoffrey Rose, Consultant Orbital, Lacrimal and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London are guest speakers at the Orbit and Socket symposium. Mr Tim Fulcher, Mater Hospital will chair and present at this session.

A dedicated symposium on Sustainability in Ophthalmology welcomes experts from both home and overseas to share their knowledge with delegates on ways to minimise the carbon footprint of the specialty and plan for the future.

Miss Radhika Rampat, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Free London NHS Trust will discuss the sustainability in ophthalmology journey so far of the American European Congress Of Ophthalmic surgery - Green Working Group, examining “how can I act locally and share globally”. Miss Rampat is the co-chair of AECOS Green Working Group.

Dr Philip Crowley, HSE National Lead for Climate Change, will discuss the Climate Action Strategy 2023-2050 being adopted to reduce emissions and protect population health in the Irish healthcare system.

Dr Emilie Mahon, RCSI Ophthalmology Tutor at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, will outline the findings of her research on the ecological impact of phacoemulsification cataract surgery where she examined the single-use items consumption at University Hospital Limerick.

Mr Arthur Cummings, Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Wellington Eye Clinic, will present on how AI and the allied health professional team can lead to improvements in making ophthalmic practice sustainable.

Mooney Lecture 2024 "TED (Thyroid Eye Disease) Customised Management"

Professor Geoffrey Rose, Consultant Orbital, Lacrimal and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon and Past Director of the Adnexal Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Workshop sessions, paper and poster presentations and the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Lecture 2024 also feature on the three day conference programme.

The medals for Best Paper and Best Poster will be awarded at the conference.

Professor Brendan Kelly will share his insights on "Pandemics in Ireland, and Lessons Learned from Covid (If Any)". His recently published book 'Resilience: Lessons from Sir William Wilde on Life After Covid' reflects on the pandemic in Ireland and what we might learn as a society and as individuals from the experience.

Professor Kelly will present the Sir William Wilde Medal to the author of the best poster.

A parallel industry partner exhibition will run alongside the scientific conference.

Wednesday 15th May      

10.00am Welcome
Mr John Doris President, Irish College of Ophthalmologists
10.05am

Paper Session

  Questions
11.00am Coffee Break
11.30am Vision and Strabismus Symposium
Chair: Mr Sean Chen, Blackrock Health Galway Clinic

 

Difficult Paediatric Consultations including Consent
 Ms Kathryn McCreery
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin Hospital, Dublin

Decoding the Process of Strabismus Management
 Mr Ian Marsh
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool

Beyond Visual Acuity: Cerebral Visual Impairment - A Structured Approach
 Dr Arvind Chandra
Senior Clinician Scientist, Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute San Francisco
Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.

1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm

Irish College of Ophthalmologists Annual General Meeting
Chair Mr John Doris, President, ICO

2.30pm

European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Lecture 2024

 Micheal O Rourke
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin

3.00pm

Paper Session

4.00pm Refreshments
4.30pm Annual Mooney Lecture 2024
TED (Thyroid Eye Disease) Customised Management
 Professor Geoffrey Rose

Consultant Orbital, Lacrimal and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Thursday 16th May          

8.00am

Breakfast Session  - Kindly supported by Bayer

9.30am

Paper Session

10.30am

Pandemics in Ireland, and Lessons Learned from Covid (If Any)


 Professor Brendan Kelly
Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin; Consultant Psychiatrist, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin

 

Presentation of Sir William Wilde Medal for Best Poster

11.00am Refreshments
11.30am

Orbit and Socket Symposium
Chair: Mr Tim Fulcher, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital


 Mr Manoj Parulekar
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxfordshire

Removing an Eye
 Prof Geoffrey Rose
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

Management of Socket Complications
Mr Tim Fulcher,
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm

Workshop: Disc Assessment - How to Assess an Optic Nerve
 Miss Yvonne Delaney
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

 

3.00pm

Workshop: Corneal Topography
 Mr Brendan Cummings
Cataract and Refractive Fellow, Wellington Eye Clinic, Dublin

4.00pm Refreshments
4.30pm

Uveitis Session - Kindly supported by Alimera Sciences
Chair: Mr Tomás Burke, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital


 Mr Will Tucker
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


 Ms Deirdre Townley
Consultant Ophthalmologist, University Hospital Galway


 Mr Tomas Burke
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

Friday 17th May                

8.00am

Breakfast Session  - Kindly supported by Roche
Case Studies in Retinal Disease. Real world use of Vabysmo

Chair: Ms Louise O'Toole, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin

 Miss Angela Rees
Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

 

9.30am

Paper Session

11.00am Refreshments
11.30am

Sustainability in Ophthalmology Symposium
Chair: Mr John Doris, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, University Hospital Waterford

Sustainability in Ophthalmology - How can I act locally and share globally?
 Miss Radhika Rampat
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Trust, London

Leadership and Climate Action in the Irish Health Services
 Dr Philip Crowley
HSE National Lead for Climate Change

Optimising Sustainability in Ophthalmic Surgical Care
 Dr Emilie Mahon
Ophthalmology Clinical Tutor, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin

Making Ophthalmic Practice Sustainable
 Mr Arthur Cummings
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Wellington Eye Clinic, Dublin

1.00pm

Presentation of Barbara Knox Medal for Best Paper

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