The theme of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club spring meeting on 24 February is ‘A world tour’, featuring eminent speakers from across the globe.

The webinar will run 6-8pm and is free for members, or just £10.00 for non-members. Register here: A code to join the meeting will then be sent nearer the time.

Speakers will include:

  • Professor Bernie Chang, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Professor Robert Rejdak, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
  • Dr Ciku Mathenge, Rwanda International Institute of Ophthalmology
  • Dr Thomas Kuriakose, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dr Rajrishi Sharma, Trinidad and Tobago

“In this two-hour event, we hope to take delegates on a virtual globe trot, with speakers from all parts of the world sharing an eclectic mix of clinically relevant talks,” explains SOC President, Professor Bal Dhillon. “The evening will also feature the e-poster prize winner, with additional prizes for specific categories from our very generous sponsors. Whilst there is a lot in the news about Brexit and COVID-19, why not join us for a more optimistic ophthalmological view?”

Prof Bal Dhillon

The first speaker will be winner of the overall e-poster prize of £250 from the SOC. Additional prizes for ‘best imaging / visual impact’, ‘best audit’ and ‘best clinical report’ have been kindly donated by sponsors Heidelberg Engineering, Haag-Streit Academy and Thea Pharmaceuticals.

The e-poster deadline is 12 February. E-poster guidelines and details about how to submit are available on the Eye News website:


E-poster competition prize sponsors

Heidelberg Engineering: “Heidelberg Engineering are delighted to once again be supporting the Scottish Ophthalmology Club Virtual Meeting with a competition prize. The prize consists of three high-quality OCT textbooks worth £258.00, including OCT Atlas – featuring comprehensive OCT images and explanations of common and rare retinal diseases, Glaucoma Imaging Atlas – delving into how to use OCT to identify and monitor glaucoma, and Atlas of OCT – a guide to retinal anatomy in healthy and diseased eyes.”

Haag-Streit Academy: Grant Duncan, HS-UK Clinical Training Manager said, “Haag-Streit Academy is delighted to be able to support the Scottish Ophthalmology Club with their exciting Spring virtual meeting. We are pleased to be offering a voucher for a free place on any of the courses in the 2021 Haag-Streit Academy event calendar.”

Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited: “Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited have a history of supporting ophthalmic education and continue to explore new ways to maintain this in the current environment with webinars and support for online congresses and meetings. We have always found the Scottish Ophthalmological Club to be a dynamic and innovative meeting, which is a close match to our own ethos, and are excited to support them again with this latest poster prize. We are delighted to offer £250 support towards attendance at an appropriate congress in 2021 or 2022. More information about the current Thea educational programme can be found at”