Professional Conference 2019

Experts in Macular Disease

The Macular Society’s latest conference 'Experts in Macular Disease' aims to encourage those in the sector to work together in order to improve the patient experience. Patients from across the UK will be invited to share their stories and discuss the impact of living with sight loss. 

Speakers will include Professor David Crabb from City, University of London whose recent research has found how effective communication from health professionals can make a difference to the lives of patients with dry age-related macular degeneration. Consultant ophthalmologist, Clare Bailey from Bristol Eye Hospital will also update on the latest in treatments and research.

The accompanying exhibition gives you the opportunity to see the latest low vision equipment and network with other sight loss organisations and charities.

The event is open to all staff working in the eye care sector.

Experts in Macular Disease will run from 9am-5pm on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Rd, London N7 6PA. Tickets are £45 each.

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9.00 Registration, coffee and exhibition

9.50 Welcome - Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive, Macular Society

10.00 Age-related macular degeneration: updates and research - Clare Bailey, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bristol Eye Hospital

11.00 Patient panel - Seeing it through our eyes

11.45 Patient and public involvement in the macular service - Adam Mapani, Nurse Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.15 Lunch and exhibition
13.30 Light and low vision – getting the balance right - Nick Collins Director, Certified Low Vision Therapist Optima Low Vision Services Ltd
14.15 All about working age and young people - Colin Daniels, Working Age and Young Persons Services Manager, Macular Society

15.00 Break

15:30 Dry AMD: through the eyes of the patient - Professor David Crabb, City, University of London

16.15 Another pair of hands: delivering great patient support when time is limited - Sarah Oakley, Head of Programmes/Hannah Keegan, Programmes Coordinator, Macular Society

16.45 Summing up - Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive  and Jessica Murray, Lead for Eye Care Professionals, Macular Society

Agenda is subject to change

What do people say about the Conference?

"Eilis is already sharing the learned experience with colleagues in improving patient care." Adam Mapani, Nurse Practitioner, Moorfields Eye Hospital

"An absolutely 'awe' inspiring fantastic day. Brimming with discussions of positive professionalism, from the patients as well as the support carers and clinicians. Well worth the days education and the excellent value of the fee for the event." Lesley-Ann Murray, Dispensing Optician

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