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NEOS Autumn Meeting 2024

Digital Ophthalmology and Genetics in Ophthalmology
Wednesday 20th November 2024, Pendulum Conference Centre, Manchester

09.00       Registration with tea, coffee at the Trade Exhibition

09.40        Welcome by the NEOS President – Mr Vernon Long, Leeds

09.45        Introduction to the morning session Prof Sus Biswas, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

09.50        Rising to the challenge of and hospital-wide EPR: risks and benefits for the ophthalmologist – Mr Karnesh Patel, Consultant ophthalmologist and Digital Lead in Ophthalmology, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

10.20        Imaging and smartphone tech in ophthalmology – Mr Damien Yeo, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

10.50        Questions and discussion

11.00       Tea, coffee, and biscuits at the Trade Exhibition

11.30        Geek to chic: lessons from a journey through innovation development in the NHS – Prof Tariq Aslam, Professor of Ophthalmology & Interface Technologies, University of Manchester & Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

12.00        Artificial intelligence in Ophthalmology – Professor Konstantinos Balaskas, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, & Director of Moorfields Ophthalmic Reading Centre & Clinical AI Lab

12.30        Questions and discussion

12.40        NEOS Annual video competition

13.00 LUNCH

14.00        NEOS business meeting, handover of Presidency and annual prizegiving – Mr Jon Bhargava, Secretary

14.15        2024 NEOS prize-winners presentations

14.30       Introduction to the afternoon session Prof Sus Biswas, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

14.35        Incorporating genetic testing into routine clinical practice – practical tips – Prof Jane Ashworth, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

15:05        Questions and discussion

15.15       Tea, coffee, and biscuits at the Trade Exhibition

15.45        Gene therapy in practice: outcomes of RPE65 gene therapy – Mr Assad Jalil & Miss Tsveta Ivanova, Consultant Ophthalmologists, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Manchester

16.10        Future directions of gene therapies and imaging technologies in Ophthalmology – Mr Panagiotis Sergouniotis, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester & Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

16.35        Questions and discussion

16.40        Closing remarks by Mrs Yvonne D’Souza, NEOS President

16.45        MEETING END