Previous events

April 3rd 2019: Neuroscience, colour and the visual arts

Combined meeting with The Colour Group (GB), City University, London

In this the first of a series of meetings we intend to bring together clinicians and vision scientists to discuss the influence that visual disorders, normal brain function and psychophysical phenomena have on the generation and appreciation of visual art. This series of meetings is of interest to vision scientists, ophthalmologists, neurologists and all who practise and appreciate the arts of painting and drawing. 

2019 UKNOSIG & Dutch Neuro-Ophthalmology meeting

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March 2019, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam    Click    here for Conference Report & pictures    (picture credits: Noel Bauer, Maastricht University)   Attendees were welcomed by Dr Jan Willem Pott (University of Groningen) who promised the general ophthalmologists that Neuro-ophthalmologists were not nearly so intimidating as the Dutch military police, & the UK attendees that they would always find welcome and friendship from colleagues here in the Netherlands. Dr Gordon Plant led the charge on day 1 starting with his take on higher cognitive visual function, followed by sessions on optic neuropathies and vascular neuro-ophthalmology before attendees repaired to the wine & conversation fuelled conference dinner. Dr Axel Petzold ran parallel practical sessions on the use of OCT and pocket solar powered ophthalmosopes (Arclight) throughout the day). Day 2 took us through the Glymphatic system, Autoimmune-mediated Optic Neuropathies, Patients’ Perspectives and Novel assessments and therapies in Autoimmune Neuro-Ophthalmology, before the meeting was rounded off with a discussion of interesting and illustrative case studies from across Europe  Due to venue limitations the event was oversubscribed and not all who wished to attend could be accommodated - we hope the accompanying report will be of use to those who were unable to attend, and we hope to see them at  our next meeting in Cambridge 27 September 2019

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd March 2019, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam

Click here for Conference Report & pictures (picture credits: Noel Bauer, Maastricht University)

Attendees were welcomed by Dr Jan Willem Pott (University of Groningen) who promised the general ophthalmologists that Neuro-ophthalmologists were not nearly so intimidating as the Dutch military police, & the UK attendees that they would always find welcome and friendship from colleagues here in the Netherlands. Dr Gordon Plant led the charge on day 1 starting with his take on higher cognitive visual function, followed by sessions on optic neuropathies and vascular neuro-ophthalmology before attendees repaired to the wine & conversation fuelled conference dinner. Dr Axel Petzold ran parallel practical sessions on the use of OCT and pocket solar powered ophthalmosopes (Arclight) throughout the day). Day 2 took us through the Glymphatic system, Autoimmune-mediated Optic Neuropathies, Patients’ Perspectives and Novel assessments and therapies in Autoimmune Neuro-Ophthalmology, before the meeting was rounded off with a discussion of interesting and illustrative case studies from across Europe

Due to venue limitations the event was oversubscribed and not all who wished to attend could be accommodated - we hope the accompanying report will be of use to those who were unable to attend, and we hope to see them at our next meeting in Cambridge 27 September 2019

 
5th December 2018  This workshop-style meeting was held jointly with the Centre for Applied Vision Research and hosted at City University, London. The aim was to stimulate discussion around the translation of scientific research in testing vision and visual processing, particularly colour vision, into clinical practice ( programme here ). The meeting was well attended and was followed by a drinks reception sponsored by the   UK Neuro-ophthalmology Special Interest Group

5th December 2018

This workshop-style meeting was held jointly with the Centre for Applied Vision Research and hosted at City University, London. The aim was to stimulate discussion around the translation of scientific research in testing vision and visual processing, particularly colour vision, into clinical practice (programme here). The meeting was well attended and was followed by a drinks reception sponsored by the UK Neuro-ophthalmology Special Interest Group

May 2010

“Meet the Expert” Breakfast Meeting attended by >200

Guest speaker was Professor David Zee as our guest. Tim Matthews and Mike Burdon joined David as discussants.  Cases were presented of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and a cavernous sinus syndrome misdiagnosed as Duane syndrome. Once again well over 200 delegates attended this breakfast session.

March 2010, St Thomas’ Hospital, London

Annual meeting again on the the day preceding the MOSUK Meeting, attended by ~200

A session on Paediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology was  held with contributions from David Taylor, Gordon Dutton, Bill Newman and Creig Hoyt, our guest.  The afternoon was devoted to free communications – both research and case reports. The event was particularly lively owing to the contributions from the Guys’ and St Thomas’ Paediatric Neurology group. There were around 200 attendees with visitors from overseas including Holland, Denmark and the Ukraine. Creig gave a fascinating talk on “Blindness in Literature” in the evening.

June 2009, ABN Meeting, Liverpool (the first of the new-style annual Meetings). 

2 hour update session on special techniques in Neuro-Ophthalmology.

May 2009, RCOphth Meeting, Birmingham

“Meet the Expert” Breakfast Meeting attended by 300+

Professor Deborah Friedman as our guest; a case of orbital schwannoma was presented from Darwin, Australia and a case of cognitive impairment with hallucinations from Newcastle.  This session was followed by a symposium on Migraine, with contributions from Professor Friedman, Professor Holger Kaub, Niaz Islam, Pari Shams and Gordon Plant. 

Wednesday 18th March 2009, Governors’ Hall,  St Thomas’ Hospital, London

First All Day Meeting

The annual Meeting of the Medical Ophthalmology Society (MOSUK) took place at the same venue the following day.  The morning consisted of an update on investigation techniques in Neuro-Ophthalmology.  In the afternoon there was a symposium on the management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension and papilloedema.  Our guests were Francois Boruet and Aki Kawasaki from Lausanne who spoke on papilloedema and pupillomary respectively.

22nd May 2008, RCOphth Congress, Liverpool

Breakfast meeting attended by ~200

Neil Miller presided over a “meet the expert” session.  A case of intracranial hypertension associated with anaemia and a case of atypical optic neuritis were presented.  The considerable interest in the topics was evident following numerous comments and questions from the floor.

November 2007, ABN Meeting, London

2 hour teaching course on “bedside” Neuro-Ophthalmology

The distinguished faculty included both Ophthalmologists and Neurologists.  

June 2007, Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) Congress, Birmingham 

Breakfast meeting attended by ~40

Phil Griffiths talked to us about the Newcastle LHON trial and two case presentations provoked lively discussion.

April 2007, ABN Spring Meeting, Cambridge

Breakfast meeting.

Patrick Chinnery presented information concerning Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy and the recruitment criteria for a trial of treatment with Idebenone in Newcastle.

 

Sept 2005, Association of British Neurologists (ABN) meeting, Torquay

Breakfast meeting attended by ~20 people

The need for a National group was agreed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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