The National Student Ophthalmology Conference (NSOC) will host its 2022 edition this Saturday, 23rd April. A virtual event taking place over Zoom, the Conference will feature guest speakers, virtual lectures and specialist talks, covering key clinical knowledge, public health and research in ophthalmology. The event will run 8.30am – 6pm.
NSOC originated from Mr Lakhan S.V.A Ajmeria, a fifth year medical student. Following the help and enthusiasm of several medical students across the UK, NSOC are delighted to have now attracted a wide range of renowned ophthalmologists to serve as speakers.
The conference aims to provide delegates and attendees advice and guidance on ophthalmology careers. This will be achieved through direct contact with career ophthalmologists discussing their experiences, as well as a Q&A session. Delegates will also be giving oral and poster presentations. With abstracts now submitted and reviewed by an expert panel, presentations will be given either as posters through an external website with a slideshow, or orally with a 10-minute slideshow followed by 5 minutes of questions. The expert panel will then judge the presentations to determine the best ones. Despite submission deadlines now being closed, this is still an excellent opportunity to observe and engage in question-and-answer sessions with the presenters.
Speakers include Dr Sohaib Rufai, NIHR Doctoral Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the University of Leicester; Dr Adam Bharmal, Specialty Trainee n Ophthalmology with UCL Hosptials NHS Foundation Trust; Miss Achini Makuloluwa, Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and many more.
The conference is free, however, a suggested donation of £3.00 to charity sponsor Orbis can be given here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/orbis-nsoc
Register for NSOC 2022 here: https://courses.doctorsacademy.org.uk/NSOC/CO.aspx
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