Professional conference

Excellence in Patient SupportPatient at clinic

Tickets are now available for our professional conference, ‘Excellence in Patient Support’, which takes place on Tuesday 28 November at Resource for London, 365 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA.

The event is open to all staff working in the eye care sector. It will focus on the latest in macular treatments, best practice, patient experience of the eye clinic, and depression and anxiety in sight loss.

Attendees will hear from a wide range of leading experts, including top ophthalmologists and researchers. There will also be a small group of exhibitors throughout the day.

The Professional Conference runs from 9.15am-5pm. Tickets are £45 each. See below for the agenda.


9.15 Registration and coffee

9.50 Welcome - Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive, Macular Society

10.00 Overview of current treatment - Clare Bailey, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bristol Eye Hospital

10.45 Patient panel

11.15 Break

11.45 The whole patient - Sarah-Lucie Watson, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital

12.15 Excellent outcomes hand in hand with patient experience - Adam Levy, Managing Partner, Manchester Consultants Eye Partnership   

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Seeing what’s out there: Community based peer support - Clare Thetford, Research fellow University of Central Lancashire

14.30 Anxiety and depression - Tariq Aslam, Reader, University of Manchester and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

15.00 Vision and Dementia: Making a Difference - Rakhee Shah, Optometrist/Lecturer, City University of London    

15.45 The Patient will see you now - Pearse Keane, NIHR Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital

16.30 Summing up - Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive, Macular Society and Jessica Murray, Professional Liaison Officer, Macular Society

*Agenda may be subject to change.

Purchase your ticket here