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Annual Congress 2017


Monday 22 – Thursday 25 May 2017

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2017 was held at the Arena & Convention Centre (AAC), Liverpool.

RCOphth Annual Congress 2017 Prizes and Awards

The College are pleased to announce this this year’s prize winners:

The AMO Prize – Best Poster
The prize was awarded to Cathy Williams for her poster entitled Visual outcomes at age 10 years for children in the DRIFT (Drainage, Irrigation, Fibrinolytic Therapy) Study

The Foulds Trophy – Best Rapid Fire
The trophy was awarded to Elalfy Mohammed for his presentation entitled Corneal neurotization: restoration of corneal sensation with regional nerve grafts.

The Treacher Collins Prize – Best DVD
The prize was awarded to Simerdip Kaur for her presentation entitled ‘Parallel reality’ simulation training for cataract surgery

The Societas Ophthalmologica Europaea (SOE) Prize
The prize was awarded to Mohamed Adam Ali for his abstract entitled Repurposing the mouth ulcer drug amlexanox for the treatment of nonsense-mediated choroideremia


The Royal College of Ophthalmology Sustainability Prize sponsored by Bausch & Lomb
Awarded to the poster that addresses the maximal community/patient value with minimal economic and environmental impact.  The award was made to Andy Cassels – Brown for his poster entitled Should all lower complexity glaucoma patient reviews be transferred to virtual Glaucoma Monitoring Units (GMU’s)?


Desmond Wright Shield – Best Commercial Exhibitor
The Shield was awarded to Kestrel Ophthalmics Ltd.


Royal College of Ophthalmologists/NIHR CRN Annual Research Award
Consultant – Non-commercial Research – Sobha Sivaprasad
Consultant – Commercial Research – Richard Gale
Trainee Research Award – Emily Shao


The programme can still be found on the dedicated Congress website.

The College was pleased to welcome our four Eponymous Lecturers to this year’s Congress:

  • Professor Anya Hurlbert, University of Newcastle delivered the Edridge Green Lecture entitled Individual differences in colour perception@ constancy and variance across the spectrum
  • Professor Ivan Schwab, University of California Davis School of Medicine delivered the Keeler Lecture entitled The Evolution of Eyes  
  • Professor Keith Martin, University of Cambridge gave the Duke Elder Lecture entitled Glaucoma – A voyage of discovery
  • Professor Kay Dickersin, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health gave the Optic UK Lecture entitled Transforming Ophthalmology: Leading the way in providing the best evidence for best practice