We’re delighted to announce that we will be hosting an event again next year as part of Eyecare 2020, provided in partnership with the University of Edinburgh.

To be held in Glasgow on Monday 20 January, the theme of the symposium and workshop will be 'AI and new technologies' in ophthalmology. 

Book now for a packed day of talks and workshops on artificial intelligence and the latest technologies in ophthalmology. Delegates will improve their knowledge of the possibilities of AI in ophthalmology and its implications for diagnosis of various conditions. There will also be workshops providing hands-on experience of taking and grading anterior images using a digital slit lamp and the chance to find out more about and try out the latest assistive technologies for the visually impaired.

Book HERE, selecting 'Eye News Ophthalmology Symposium'.

Chair of the event will be Eye News editor Professor Baljean Dhillon, while co-editor Professor Tariq Aslam will give the keynote lecture.

The full programme for the day is as follows:

9:00-9:15                Introduction to Eyecare Conference, Peter Charlesworth

9.15-10.15              'Ocular nutrition: front to back!’ Saj Khan, Ballroom 3

10.15-10:25            Introduction to the Eye News Symposium, Professor Baljean Dhillon, Tweed Room

10:25-11:15            Keynote lecture 'Willarobottakemyjob.com: the current the state of artificial intelligence technology and how it applies to vision sciences’, Professor Tariq Aslam, Tweed Room

11.15-11.45             Tea & coffee break

11.45-12.45             Workshops, Tweed Room / Spey Room

12.45-13.45             Lunch

13.45-13:55             3D holographic display, Javid Khan, Holoxica

13:55-14:45            'Demystifying AI: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask', David Hoyle    

14.45-15.45            Real-world applications of AI in eyecare

‘The SCONe Project: building a Scottish dataset of retinal images’, Professor Niall Strang

'Lessons in AI: an international NGO perspective', Dr Dan Neely (live feed from New York)

15.45-16.15             Tea & coffee break

16.15-17.15             Workshops, Tweed Room / Spey Room

Workshop 1: Anterior imaging / grading & eyecare treatment – Mehul Patel: The workshop will provide hands-on training to delegates in examination techniques and the best ways to capture digital images of the anterior segment using a digital slit lamp. There will then be discussion of grading the severity of the pathology, diagnosis and treatment.

Workshop 2: Assistive technology solutions in practice – Sight & Sound technology: This interactive session will allow delegates to gain an understanding of the technology solutions available to those with blindness and low vision, have some hands on experience, and learn how to further support their low vision patients.

The delegate fee of £99 will include catering and full access to the Eyecare exhibition.

Look out for more details of the sessions and CPD points coming soon. In the meantime, book here or for more information email diana@pinpoint-scotland.com  

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