2020 Programme

The programme for the 2020 UKEGS conference will be announced in Summer 2020.

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To give you a flavour of UKÉGS annual meetings, here is the programme for UKEGS 2019, held at the Science Centre, Glasgow.

UKÉGS 2019

Thursday 21st November 2019

8.00      Registration, Tea/Coffee

8.45      Donald Montgomery – Welcome & Introduction

9.00       Chairs: Wojciech Karwatowski & Fiona Spencer

               Case presentations

9.00        Anthony Khawaja

9.20        Andrew Tatham

9.40        Philip Bloom

10.00   Debate 1 

“Prophylactic PI is worth doing”

For:                     Alan Rotchford

Against:              Gus Gazzard

10.25   Discussion & vote

10.30   Tea/Coffee, posters & exhibition

11.00   Chairs: Caroline Cobb & James Kirwan

             Debate 2

“2029 – Drops will no longer be the mainstay of drug delivery to the eye”

For:                     Anthony King

Against:              John Salmon

11.25  Discussion & vote

11.30   Free Papers Session 1 – 5 papers

11.30  Neeru Vallabh

Evidence of altered cellular bioenergetics in primary open angle glaucoma Tenon’s fibroblasts

11.40  Georgios Lazaridis

The United Kingdom glaucoma treatment study: statistical power improvement via OCT modality transfer with probabilistic fusion of generative adversarial networks

11.50  Andrew Want

Optic Nerve Head Features as a Predictor of the Formation of Acquired Pits of the Optic Nerve (APONs)

12.00  Alison Greene

The Role of Methylation in the Regulation of Lysyl oxidase like 1 (LOXL1) expression in Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

12.10  Sarah Eivers

Association of LOXL1 SNPs with Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma in an Irish Population

12.20   Lunch, posters & exhibition

13.30   Chairs: Colm O’Brien & Sikander Sidiki

             A New Look at Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma

13.30  Genes and the environment in Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma – Deborah Wallace

13.50  “XFS and XFG – pathophysiology and clinical management” – Gabor Hollo

14.25   Managing cataracts in Pseudoexfoliation – Larry Benjamin

14.45   Discussion

14.55    Tea/Coffee, posters & exhibition

15.30    The PTVT Study at 3 years – Sheng Lim

15.50    Chairs: Mark Batterbury & Cindy Chia

              Free Papers Session 2 – 6 papers

15.50  Gokulan Ratnarajan

Outcomes of Phacoemulsification Combined with Two iStent Inject Trabecular Microbypass Stents with or without Endocyclophotocoagulation

16.00  Dan Lindfield

Safety and efficacy of routine 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) at 3rd week post XEN Gel Stent implant

16.10  Ejaz Ansari

Real World Experience of Goniotomy + phacoemulsification in open angle glaucoma: non-comparative 6 months study

16.20  Catherine Croghan

Ab externo Ahmed valve flushing- a safe and effective procedure?

16.30  Ruth Chen

Lifetime visual outcomes of patients undergoing trabeculectomy

16.40  Duncan Leadbetter

Deep Sclerectomy Outcomes over 15 years

16.50   Session ends

17.05    Annual General Meeting

18.00   Drinks reception

19.00   Gala dinner

Friday 22nd November 2019

8.00      Registration, Tea/Coffee

8.30      Chair: Gok Ratnarajan

8.30      3D Surgery Videofest

8.50      Who Wants to Be a MIGllionaire?

Keith Barton

Philip Bloom

Karl Mercieca

Andrew Tatham

9.25      MIGS: Where are we headed? – Paul Singh

10.00   Paul Foster in conversation with Harry Quigley

10.30   Tea/Coffee, posters & exhibition

11.00   Chairs: Peter Shah & Humma Shahid

             Free Papers Session 3 – 5 papers

11.00  Augusto Azuara-Blanco

Glaucoma in the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing (NICOLA): cohort profile, prevalence, awareness and associations

11.10  Bansri Lakhani

Defining stable glaucoma: A Delphi consensus survey of UK optometrists with a specialist interest in Glaucoma

11.20  Anurag Garg

Efficacy of Repeat Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty in Medication-Naïve Open Angle Glaucoma and Ocular Hypertension during the LiGHT Trial

11.30  Kerr Brogan

Using the LiGHT study to adapt a glaucoma service for primary selective laser trabeculoplasty treatment

11.40  Michael Smith

Clinician-patient collaboration in glaucoma clinics

11.50   UKÉGS Hitchings Lecture 2019 – Harry Quigley

“How glaucoma research will change treatment”

12.50   Lunch, posters & exhibition

14.00  Chairs: Ted Garway-Heath & Augusto Azuara-Blanco

14.00   Can we repair the brain in neurodegenerative diseases? – Roger Barker

14.30   Can we repair the brain in glaucoma? – James Morgan

15.00   Reports from IGA/UKÉGS research grant awardees

Investigating the Role of the Proto-Oncogene c-Met and the PI3K/mTOR Signaling Pathway in Lamina Cribrosa Fibrosis in Glaucoma – Colm O’Brien

Gene Therapy for the Trabecular Meshwork: GlaucoMirs – Colin Willoughby

15.15   IGA/UKÉGS research grant awards 2019

Prize giving

15.25   UKÉGS 2020 James Kirwan

15.30   Close of meeting

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