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In Conversation with: Andrena McElvanney

Eye News speak to Andrena McElvanney about her symposium at the RCOphth Congress, and her work with MCLOSA.


Purchase Artworks to Raise Funds for Fight for Sight

Donald Sinclair (left) and Steve Thomson (right).

Donald Sinclair, from Eye Supply Limited, walked away with a beautiful artwork created by Steve Thomson. Donald made a very generous donation to Fight for Sight by way of purchase. You can see Steve's art up close at Stand 24, and read more about them here.


60 Seconds with: Mainline Instruments Ltd

Eye News spoke to Jonathan Sugden of Mainline Instruments Ltd about their future plans, products, and what they are looking forward to at Congress.


Book Giveaway Competition

Author Sohaib Rufai stopped by the Eye News stand this morning to sign some copies for our book giveaway competition. Remember to tag Eye News in all of your entries, and use the hashtag #AspireOphth. More information on how to enter can be found here.


President's Session - Clyde Auditorium, 9:00am
Hello and welcome to the RCOphth 2022 Annual Congress, brought to you by Eye News.



Monday began with the President's Session, as College President Professor Bernie Chang welcomed attendees to this year's event. His speech began with an emphasis on sustainable practices within the College for the rest of 2022 and beyond. Prof Chang highlighted the hybrid nature of this year's event, which enables more speakers and delegates to view recorded events. He thanked everyone who had submitted abstracts, and extended his gratitude to all chairs and speakers, with a special thank you to Julie Hodgkinson and the organising committee who made this hybrid event a possibility.

Prof Chang went on to thank this year's sponsors, including Eye News. This was followed by details on the recent governance review conducted with the College, which hopes to implement sustainable and productive behaviours across its delegates for the future. Prof Chang also explored the new education curriculum which will come into place in 2024, featuring 26 programmes which cover clinical skills, aiming to cover clinical skills, as well as professional and personal developments for ophthalmologists across all stages of their careers. 

The highlight of the President's Session formed the announcement from Prof Chang that all of the recorded content from this year's Congress will be made available to ophthalmologists in Ukraine free of charge. This announcement preceded two videos from ophthalmologists based in Ukraine, the first of which was a personal thank you from four ophthalmologists currently working in Kyiv. 

The second video, a presentation from consultant Professor Iryna Shargorodska, who personally thanked the relief work of the Ophthalmic Aid to Eastern Europe (OAEE) initiative. Eye News has advocated for this crucial work in recent months - you can find more information on how to donate here.


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