UKISOP Events past & present


All UKISOP events form part of the UKISCRS educational programme and are faciliated and managed by the UKISOP faculty & the UKISCRS Society Manager. 

UKISOP Programme 28th November 2024 'Ophthalmic Professional in the patients care from referral to recovery.'
Leonardo Royal London Tower Hotel
(Tower Bridge).

Overall learning objective:

In conjunction with the UKISCRS celebration of the 75th anniversary of Harold Ridleys first intra-ocular lens implant, we will be exploring the cataract pathway. In particular, and through the use of clinical case studies, we will commenorate the part played by the Ophthalmic Professional in the patients care from referral to reocovery.

Morning theory sessions  Faculty
09:00 Welcome
09:15 Start of the cataract pathway. The High street Optometrist Lyndon Bird
09:45 Hospital Eye settting. Nurse led cataract assessment Bhavin Maru & Rebecca Turner
10:15 Anaesthetising for cataract surgery Dr. Jon Warwick
11:00 Break
11:30 Cataract surgery Mr. Yin-Horng Tham 
12:00 Outcome. Ufonia  PROMS data Miss Aisling Higham & Miss Helen Burn 
12:30 The future of cataract surgery Professor David O-Brart 
13:00 Lunch
Afternoon masterclasses/workshops    Faculty
13:45 Scope Case Study competition presentation  
14:00 Avoiding Never Events Mr.Larry Benjamin 
14:30 Break
15:00 Rotating masterclass 
  1. Biometry errors hiding in plain sight Lyn Milbank
  2. Slit lamp Imaging with Sunil Mamtora Haag Streit 
  3. Cataract wet lab with Vicky Kernis B&L 
  4. TBC  
  5. TBC  
17:00 Close of meeting



UKISOP Programme 2nd November 2023 'Ophthalmology... into the future'
Leonardo City Hotel, London

Overall learning objective:  To promote a culture of communication excellence in ophthalmology practice

Morning theory sessions Faculty Role and Base
09:00 The emotional impact of sight loss Lorcan Butler Optical Engagement Manager, Brain Tumour Trust  
09:20 Empowering Communication for Patients with Hearing Impairment in your clinics Jayshree Vasani Eyecare Professional, with live experience of hearing loss
09:40 How to maximise the ocular assessment of a person with  learning disability Louise Gow Eye Health, Optometry and Low Vision, RNIB
10:00 Ocular oncology: what you need to know  Hibba Quhill Ophthalmologist and Ocular Oncologist,
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
10:20 Summary & questions    
10:30 Morning break
11:00 E-referral, E-Consent and Happy Patients Trusit Dave  Director, Optimed
11:20 Work force planning, staff retention and the role of voluntary registered practitioners  Pete Toomey Clinical Scientist and Service Manager, Ophthalmic Imaging, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
11:40 Innovations in Independent Practice and Myopia management Brian Tompkins Creative and Educational Director,
Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists
12:00 Summary & questions     
12:20 Winning presentation of the Scope yecare Case Study Winner Supported by Scope Eyecare
12:45 Lunch break
Afternoon sessions
13:45 Join main symposium for Lifetime achievement award Paul Rosen Consultant Ophthalmologist, Oxford University Hospitals
NHS Foundation Trust & UKISCRS Trustee 
Workshops (delegate groups rotate to each workshop)
14:45 Myopia mapping (Oculus) Lyndon Bird Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists
15:15 Cataract dry-eye lab Victoria Kerins Bausch+Lomb
15:45 Blepharitis and dry eye management TBC Scope Eyecare
16:15 Oculera VR Visual field analyser & NeOs Antonio Corona Virtual Care
17:00 Cataract dry-eye lab


UKISOP Programme 20 October 2022 'Ophthalmology... into the future'

Overall learning objective for UKISOP 2022: 

To explore the evolving practices and roles within Ophthalmology and its implications for the training and education of the associated Ophthalmic Professions.

08:45  Welcome by UKISOP president & introduction to the interactive case studies                                                Rebecca Turner, Consultant Nurse, Oxford Eye Hospital
Environmental impact of cataract surgery. How you can help reduce the carbon footprint of a Phako procedure Paul Ursell, Consultant Ophthalmologist & UKISCRS President Elect
ECLO role Clare Abbott, Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, Oxford Eye Hospital

Artificial Intelligence: the DORA study for (pre and) post op cataract surgery

Aisling Higham, Associate Medical Director Ufonia and Registrar Oxford deanery

Coffee break
The Value of an Ophthalmic Nurse Education Penelope Standford, Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester & Chair, RCN Ophthalmic Forum
The role of the Ophthalmic Science Practitioner Will Kay, Ophthalmic Science Practitioner, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The role of a trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Petya Ford, Trainee ACP, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
12:30 Are there trends in vetinary ophthalmology? John Mould, Veterinary Ophthalmic Surgeon, Eye Veterinary Clinic, Leominster, Herefordshire.
13:00 Lunch  



Optical Supplies Association (OSA) Think Tank

Clinical Skills Workshop (hands on learning)

Karl Hans Jeebaun, CEO Advanced Ophthalmic Systems and Chair of OSA thinktank E-Focus group

Advanced Ophthalmic Systems, Alcon, Daybreak,
Haag Streit & Heidelberg plus a cataract dry lab with Bausch & Lomb

Summary & Close

UKISOP & UKISCRS thank our friends within the Ophthalmic industry who continue to support us both in digital and in-person education.


Feedback from previous UKISOP programmes

“Very engaging and good fun. Thoroughly enjoyed this and learnt a lot”

“Really useful workshop as this is equipment used in my workplace and gave additional opportunity to ask questions to improve how the instrument is used”

“Nilpa is a brilliant teacher and made the workshop fun and interesting; I went away from this workshop actually excited about visions!”

“Good to hear from other professionals in roles developed but not used in our trust.  Enjoyed how he put the patient at the centre of his teaching, focusing very much on them and what they are saying, encouraging us to listen effectively to them”

 “An excellent presentation! Dynamic and very thought-provoking”

“Excellent presentation.  Useful and engaging, with a relevance to daily practise for the improvement of patient experience”

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