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Programme

Wednesday May 14th, 2014
ECVO Committees Meetings
All committee meeting attendees are kindly asked to collect a name badge at registration in the foyer, before proceeding to the respective floors.
15.00 Executive Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Keats Room, 4th floor
15.00 Hereditary Eye Diseases Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Robert Burns Room, 4th floor
   
Thursday May 15th, 2014
ECVO Committees Meetings (8.00 – 10.30)
All committee meeting attendees are kindly asked to collect a name badge at registration in the foyer, before proceeding to the respective floors.
08.00 Communication Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Room 5/47, 5th floor
08.00 Credentials Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Byron Room, 4th floor
08.00 Education & Residency Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Robert Burns Room, 4th floor
08.00 Planning Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Shelley Room, 4th floor
08.00 Re-evaluation Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Chaucer Room, 4th floor
08.00 Scientific Committee Meeting  - QEII Conference Centre, Keats Room, 4th floor
   
CONTINUING EDUCATION
OPHTHALMIC SURGERY, Thursday May 15th, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Mountbatten Room / 6th floor

Speakers:
 
Dr. Adolfo Guandalini DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVO
Dr. Nils Hakansson   DVM, Dipl ACVO - ECVO
Prof. Teresa Peña Giménez DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVO
   
10.30 - 11.30 SURGERY OF THE ORBIT
Nils Wallin Håkansson
11.30 - 12.00 SURGERY OF THE THIRD EYELID
Adolfo Guandalini
Part 1
12.00 - 13.00 LUNCH
13.00 - 13.30 SURGERY OF THE THIRD EYELID
Adolfo Guandalini
Part 2
13.30 - 14.30 SURGERY OF THE CONJUNCTIVA
Teresa Peña Giménez
14.30 - 14.45 DISCUSSION
   
15.15 ECVO AGM
19.00 ECVO Welcome Reception at One Great George Street
   
CONFERENCE SCHEDULE – MAIN PROGRAMME
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Fleming Room, 3rd floor
FRIDAY MAY 16th, 2014 and SATURDAY MAY 17th, 2014
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POSTER SESSIONS
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MASTERCLASS
OPHTHALMIC SURGERY, Sunday May 18th, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Mountbatten Room / 6th floor
   
Speakers:  
Prof. Harminder Dua MBBS, DO, DO (Lond), MS, MNAMS, FRCS, FRCOphth, FEBO, FRCP (Ed)., MD, PhD
Prof. Farhad Hafezi MD PhD
Dr. Martin Leyland BSc ChB MB, FRCOphth, MD
Prof. Teresa Peña Giménez DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVO

Schedule:
 
08.00 - 09.00 COMMON CORNEAL PROCEDURES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE*
Harminder Dua
*for all participants of Masterclass and Wetlab
09.00 - 10.30 CORNEAL REPAIR AND KERATOPLASTIES
Martin Leyland
10.30 - 11.00 COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.00 CORNEAL SURGERY IN DOG AND CAT
Teresa Peña Giménez
12.00 - 12.30 CORNEAL CROSS LINKING
Farhad Hafezi
   
  The following lectures will be repeated in the afternoon:
13.30 – 17.00
13.30 - 14.00 CORNEAL CROSS LINKING
Farhad Hafezi
14.00 - 15.30 CORNEAL REPAIR AND KERATOPLASTIES
Martin Leyland
15.30 - 16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 17.00 CORNEAL SURGERY IN DOG AND CAT
Teresa Peña Giménez
   
WETLAB Kindly supported by
imed
OPHTHALMIC SURGERY, Sunday May 18th, 2014
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Elizabeth Windsor Room / 5th floor
Instructors:  
Prof. Harminder Dua MBBS, DO, DO (Lond), MS, MNAMS, FRCS, FRCOphth, FEBO, FRCP (Ed)., MD, PhD
Dr. Mark Watts MBChB, DO, FRCOphth
Dr. Dalia Said  
   
Schedule:  
All Wetlab participants are kindly asked to attend the introductory presentation in the Mountbatten Room:
08.00 - 09.00 COMMON CORNEAL PROCEDURES IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
Harminder Dua
   
After this presentation the Wetlab will continue as a Morning and Afternoon Session. Participants will have been informed in advance which session they have been assigned to.
   
Wetlab 1
Morning Session
Elizabeth Windsor Room
   
09.00
Wetlab 1
12.30
End of wetlab 1
13.30
Masterclass lectures
repeated in Mountbatten Room
17.00 End of lectures
   
Wetlab 2
Afternoon Session
Elizabeth Windsor Room
   
09.00 Masterclass lectures in Mountbatten Room
13.30 Wetlab 2
17.00 End of wetlab 2
   

Invited Speakers 2014
   
Prof. Harminder S Dua, MBBS, DO, DO (Lond), MS, MNAMS, FRCS, FRCOphth., FEBO, FRCP (Ed)., MD, PhD
dua Prof. Dua is the Chair and Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Nottingham and is the Head of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Clinical Neuroscience. He is currently President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK; Chairman of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning and President of the EVER Foundation. He has delivered 26 eponymous lectures, has over 280 research publications and supervised 40 PhD, MD and MPhil students. He has been endowed with honorary life membership of The Pune Ophthalmological Society and The Medical Contact Lens and Ocular surface Society (MCLOSA) UK. Prof. Dua was one of five ophthalmologists named in the roll of Britain’s Top Doctors published by the Times Magazine. Recently, he was made honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and awarded the Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. He is a member (distinguished Chair V) of the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis and holds an Honorary chair as Professor of Universita della Svizzera, Lugano, Switzerland.

Dr. Adolfo Guandalini, DMV, PhD, Dipl ECVO
guandalini Dr. Guandalini received his degree in Veterinary Medicine in July 1988 from the University of Perugia (“summa cum laude”). Since May 1998 he has been a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO). He got his PhD in Veterinary Ophthalmology in February 2001.

He was the Chairman of the Re-evaluation Committee of the ECVO and is still a member of this committee today. Since 1992 until 2007 he was a member of the Board of Regents of the SOVI (Italian Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology) and President in 2001-2004. Since 1997 until now he has been speaker and instructor at the annual ophthalmology course of SOVI-SCIVAC.

He was member of the local Organizing Committee of the ECVO/ESVO/ISVO/SOVI meeting in Genoa (2007).

Prof. Farhad Hafezi, MD PhD
hafezi Professor Farhad Hafezi is the chairman of ophthalmology at University of Geneva and Eye Clinic Director of Geneva University Hospitals. He is also a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Prof. Hafezi is a corneal and refractive laser surgeon specialized in complication management and is one of the pioneers of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). His research focuses on corneal biomechanics and CXL and has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews. In 2013, Prof. Hafezi published “Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking” (SLACK).
Total citations >3,300. Total impact factor 342 (ISI 2012). h factor 31.

Dr. Nils Wallin Håkansson, DVM, Dipl ACVO - ECVO
hakansson Dr. Håkansson graduated from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1980.

He did his residency in ophthalmology at the Eye Clinic for Animals in Tucson, Arizona, US, from 1985-1988. He became an ACVO Diplomate in 1988 and an ECVO Diplomate in 1992, and has been employed as clinician in ophthalmology at the Referral Animal Hospital Stromsholm, Sweden, since 1982.

Dr. Martin Leyland, BSc ChB MB FRCOphth MD
leyland Dr. Leyland graduated from Manchester University in 1992, and commenced training in Ophthalmology in 1994, culminating in 3 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

In 2001 he was appointed Consultant Ophthalmologist to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, and in 2003 Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist to the Oxford Eye Hospital, with responsibility for the Oxford Regional Corneal Service.

His special interests include corneal transplantation and the visual outcomes of cataract surgery.

Prof. Teresa Peña, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVO
pena Prof. Peña graduated from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and obtained a PhD degree by the same university in 1993 with an experimental study in penetrating corneal grafts in dogs. She completed the ECVO ophthalmology residence in a non-conforming program at North Carolina State University. Since 1988 she has worked in the Medicine and Surgery Department of the Veterinary School (UAB) and is nowadays associate professor for ophthalmology and surgery, and head of the Ophthalmology service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (FHCV-UAB). She has been a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ECVO) since 1999, ECVO Exam Committee member from 2002-2010 and Credentials Committee member since 2010. She was on the European Society of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ESVO) board (Treasurer from 1999 to 2006, Vice-president from 2006 to 2007 and President from 2007 to 2009). Her work and research are devoted to ophthalmology, especially in corneal pathology and surgery, and to the uveitis and ocular lesions caused by infectious diseases.

Dr. Mark Watts, MBChB, DO, FRCOphth
watts

Dr. Watts qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1981 and trained in ophthalmology in Birmingham, Sheffield and London. He has been a consultant ophthalmic surgeon on the Wirral for 20 years specialising in oculoplastic and corneal surgery.

He has been a trainer on the Royal College microsurgical skills course for fifteen years and acted as College Skills tutor for a period of six years supervising and developing all of the practical skills courses run by the College. In May 2013 he was elected Chairman of the Education Committee and

Vice President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.
He has held an honorary senior lecturer post at Royal Liverpool University Hospital and an honorary associate clinical professorship in Iowa.


Dr. Dalia G Said, M.D, FRCS.
dr_said Dr. Said is an assistant professor in the Research Institute of Ophthalmology in Cairo, Egypt. She is also a consultant ophthalmologist in Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. She has trained both in Egypt and UK.

Dr. Said is a cornea and ocular surface specialist. Her areas of research interest are corneal infections,
lamellar keratoplasty, and stem cell transplantation. She has over 40 publications in peer reviewed journals.

Dr. Said has been a faculty on The Royal College of Ophthalmologist cornea course for the last 4 years.
She helped develop the cornea service in Egypt and initiated multiple collaborative research projects
between Egypt and the UK.