“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
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