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The theme of the Scottish Ophthalmological Club autumn meeting on 23 September is ‘Post COVID – The Best of Times and The Worst of Times', featuring eminent speakers on a range of topics.

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:

  • Dame Professor Carrie MacEwen, Realistic Ophthalmology
  • Dr Iain Livingstone, Telediagnostics
  • Dr John Olson / Dr Maria Moleron, Linking Ophthalmology and Optometry to Deliver Service
  • Professor Tunde Peto, Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dr Paul Cauchi, Medical Leadership
  • Dr Colin Goudie, New Zealand Update

President Prof Bal Dhillon welcomes delegates: “The September SOC theme ‘the best of times, the worst of times’ shines a light on key topics relevant to ophthalmologists in Scotland and beyond, which have emerged as priorities for sustaining service and training in the coming years. The speakers shall share experiences in the context of regional, national and international examples of ophthalmic practice during this virtual meeting, and we showcase our SOC prize-winning presentation alongside the e-poster ‘wall of fame’ accessible for SOC attendees to visit and enjoy. I hope to see you all in September.”

Prof Bal Dhillon

Prof Bal Dhillon

The first speaker will be winner of the overall e-poster prize of £250 from the SOC. Additional prizes have been kindly donated by sponsors Heidelberg Engineering, Haag-Streit Academy and Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited.

Emily Malbon, Head of UK Marketing and Education at Heidelberg, who will be supporting the Best Image-based category, said: “Heidelberg Engineering are delighted to be supporting the SOC virtual meeting with a competition prize. The prize consists of three high-quality OCT textbooks worth £258.00, including OCT Atlas, Glaucoma Imaging Atlas and Atlas of OCT.”

Grant Duncan, HS-UK Clinical Training Manager, commented: “Haag-Streit Academy is delighted to be able to support the SOC again with their exciting virtual meeting in September. We are pleased to be offering a voucher for a free place on any of the courses in the 2022 Haag-Streit Academy event calendar.” They will support the Best Systematic Review category.

Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited are offering a prize in the Patient Pathway/Quality Improvement category. Matthew Olsen, Marketing Manager, said: "Thea Pharmaceuticals Limited have a history of supporting ophthalmic education and are proud to continue to support the SOC virtual meetings. We look forward to being able to meet with our colleagues and customers in a safe way in the near future. We are delighted to offer £250 support towards attending an appropriate congress as suits the winner.”

The e-poster deadline is 31 August. E-poster guidelines and details about how to submit are available on the Eye News website: