Annual Congress 2011
THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF OPHTHALMOLOGISTS ANNUAL CONGRESS, BIRMINGHAM 2011
Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th May 2011
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists held it's Annual Congress 2011 at the ICC, Birmingham. The second Retina Day was held on Monday 23rd May, following the success of the first in 2010.
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2011
The Edridge Green Lecture 2011 'From a 'crazy' idea to a clinical study: Electronic Subretinal Implants for Restitution of Vision in Patients Blind from Retinal Degeneration' was delivered by Professor Eberhart Zrenner, University of Tuebingen, Germany
The Duke Elder Lecture 2011 'Translating Genetics, Delivering Chang' was delivered by Professor Graeme Black, The University of Manchester
The Optic UK Lecture 2011 'Retinal Detachment associated with Optic Disc Anomalies' was delivered by Professor Stanley Chang, Columbia University
PRIZE WINNERS 2011
The 2011 prize winners are listed below:
The Foulds Trophy 2011 was awarded to the best rapid fire presentation at Congress. The winner was K S Balaggan for his paper 'Inhibition of Choroidal Neovascularisation by Gene Transfer of the VEGF Antagonist Sflt-1'
The Treacher Collins Prize 2011 is awarded to the best DVD presented at Congress. The winners were AB Hall, H Nkumbe, and J Pimm for their DVD 'Intraocular Cysticercosis: Surgical Removal of Intraocular Intravitreal Cysticercae'
The Royal Eye Hospital London and Manchester Prizes 2011 were awarded to the posters achieving the highest score during the poster judging at Congress.
The Royal Eye Hospital London Prize was awarded to JA Nicholson for his paper 'Production of soluble gp130 by retinal pigment epithelial cells'
The Royal Eye Hospital Manchester Prize was awarded to J Hyer for his paper 'Preventable blindness in leprosy associated lagophthalmos in rural Indian population'
The BINOC (British and Neuro-ophthalmology Club) Ivor Levy Prize 2011 is awarded to the best neuro-ophthalmology poster. The 2011 winner was C Yu-Wai-Man for her paper 'Investigation of Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia with Functional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy'
The AMO Prize 2011 is awarded to one of the top two abstracts obtaining the highest marks overall during the judging process. The 2011 winner was A.L. Solebo for her paper 'UK and Ireland study of primary intraocular lens plantation in children ≤ 2 years old with congenital/infantile cataract (IOLunder2)'
The SOE Prize 2011 is awarded by the Societas Ophthalmologica Europaea (SOE) to one of the top two abstracts obtaining the highest marks overall during the judging process. The winner was M.M.K. Muqit for his paper 'The Epidemiology of Ocular Sebaceous Carcinoma (OSC) in the United Kingdom 2008-10: A population based surveillance study'
The Desmond Wright Shield 2011 A prize shield is awarded to the best commercial exhibition stand at Congress. The shield commemorates the work of Desmond Wright who was Exhibition Director of Optic UK from 1984 to 1993. Stands are judged in terms of equipment shown, supporting literature, and the presentation of items displayed by the staff. We are pleased to announce that the 2011 shield was awarded to Stat One Services Ltd.
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