Speakers

 

 

 

 
 

Mr Tariq M Aslam, MB.Ch.B, MA(Oxon), FRCSEd., DM (Oxon), PhD

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Tariq Aslam began his medical training at Oxford University and completed his fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital specialising in medical retina and Reader at the University of Manchester. His first research doctorate from Oxford University involved clinical trials in ophthalmic surgery and subsequent PhD from Heriot Watt University investigated technology applications in ophthalmology. Both doctorate theses utilised his skills in computer programming and his most recent led to a prize for the best PhD across all University disciplines and an award of a Professorship. His current research explores many clinical interests in retina including psychological aspects and the potential for computerised and technological enhancement of patient care including novel device development. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications, predominantly as lead author, a number of patents and is an investigator on multiple commercial as well as investigator lead studies. His research has led to a spin-out medical technology company with awards for social impact, which is his ultimate research goal.

 

 

 
 

Mr Gibran Butt

 

 

 

 
 

Yvonne Delaney, MB BCh BAO, MRCPI, FRCOphth, MSc Med Ed (RCSI)

Senior Clinical Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Mater University Hospital Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Bons Secours Hospital
Dean of Postgraduate Education, Irish College of Ophthalmologists

 

 

 
 

Professor Usha Chakravarthy, MBBS, FRCOphth, PhD, CBE

Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Science
Queen's Belfast
Consultant in Ophthalmology
The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Usha Chakravarthy is recognised internationally for research into the molecular mechanisms of AMD and Diabetic retinopathy her current work has focused on improved phenotyping of AMD and DR and understanding the therapeutic responses to drugs in interventional clinical trials. She has served on editorial boards of many journals including IOVS, Eye, Ophthalmic Epidemiology and international and national award bodies. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday honours list in 2016 in recognition of her research and her clinical activities within the NHS and the academic role within the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

 

 

 
 

Mr Samer M. Elshabiny

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Machen Eye Unit, Warwick Hospital

 

 

 

 
 

Mr Johannes Keller, MD FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Bristol Eye Hospital
Partner
South West Eye Surgeons 

Johannes is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Bristol Eye Hospital and a partner of South West Eye Surgeons, Clifton. His area of expertise is in retinal disease, carrying out over 300 yearly retinal operations and looking after patients with vascular and degenerative retinal diseases. He has trained in the UK, Barcelona and Australia, spending 2 years working as retinal surgery fellow at the Sydney Eye and Bristol Eye Hospitals. His experience with OCT started in 2005 working with research physicists developing novel applications and evolved through neuro-ophthalmic clinical research to today's daily clinical practice.

 

 

 
 

Mr Vasilios Papastefanou, MD, PhD, ASIS FRPS, MRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Medical Retina Service, Royal London Hospital

Vasilios completed his basic training in Athens, Greece. He has done two Medical Retina fellowships in St James' University Hospital in Leeds and in Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, a two year fellowship in Ocular Oncology in St Bartholomew`s Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and a fellowship in Oculoplastic, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist in Royal London Hospital and in Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has over 20 peer reviewed publications and over 80 presentations in national and international meetings.  He is also a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and an Accredited Senior Imaging Scientist. He has been working extensively on Swept Source OCT and Swept source OCT angiography since 2014 originally on the Atlantis and subsequently in the Triton PlatformsIOG

 

 

 
 

Mr Johnathan C. Park, MBChB (Hons), BSc (Hons), FRCOphth 

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 

 

 

 

 
 

Mr Tariq Saboor

 

 

 

 

 
 

Mr Nishal Patel, MD FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmologist and Medical Retina Specialist/Honorary Senior Lecturer East Kent Hospitals University Foundation NHS Trust/Kings College London  

Mr Patel also provides a comprehensive general and specialist ophthalmic service at the Kent and Canterbury and William Harvey Hospitals. The training he has received for this experience is through world class rotations in Central London and South East and South West London at the prominent respected establishment Moorfields Eye Hospital and at King’s College Hospital and School of Medicine.

Mr Patel has established his reputation as a world recognised ophthalmologist with collaborations in local, regional, national and international academic institutions. He is interested in general ophthalmology, cataract surgery and is highly skilled and qualified in specialist retinal diseases particularly age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, uveitis (iritis) and genetic retinal diseases having significant experience in OCTA, OCT laser and injection therapy.

He has set up clinical trials at this Trust and is a chief investigator in several local and multi-centre trials for diseases affecting the retina, publishing extensively in this field. Mr Patel is a kind dedicated eye surgeon who takes pride in knowing that his patients are fully informed and kept abreast of modern investigations and treatments.

 

 

 
 

Dr Andrew J. Tatham, MD, FRCOphth, FRCSEd

Consultant
Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion

 

 

 

 
 

Mr. Ali Yagan, MD. MSc. (Ophth) PGCert (Med Edu.) FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Neuro Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Surgery
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Ali graduated from Aleppo medical school in 1997, he later joined the ophthalmology postgraduate training programme where he achieved a Masters in Ophthalmology degree in 2001. 

He came to the UK in 2002 and did his higher specialist training until 2008, then returned to Syria and worked as a consultant in ophthalmology until 2011, providing expertise and education to colleagues in Syria.

Due to the civil war in Syria, Ali returned to Manchester to complete a specialist fellowship in neuro ophthalmology and strabismus in 2011-2012. He also became a fellow of the Royal college of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and a member of the UK neuro ophthalmology special interest group (UKNOSIG).

Since 2015 Ali has been a consultant in neuro ophthalmology and strabismus surgery in Manchester performing complex squint assessments, botox injections and surgeries as well as dealing with various neuro ophthalmology conditions affecting the visual pathways and ocular motility. He is also a clinical supervisor training doctors in neuro ophthalmology, squint and cataract surgeries.

Ali has several papers, posters and presentations in the UK and abroad on ophthalmology in general and neuro ophthalmology in specific. 

 

 

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