Past Events

New Frontiers Meeting in Ophthalmology 2018

Ocular Inflammation

The 2018 New Frontiers in Ophthalmology took place on Thursday 7th June.
Always an important event in the calendar year, this year’s meeting again played host to expert speakers and international colleagues, focussing on advances in Ocular Inflammation
Speakers included

  • Dr John Fitzsimons (Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda)
    Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of Allergy
  • Mr Barry Quill (Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital)
    Update on Ocular Allergy
  • Dr Monica Berry (University of Bristol)
    Molecular chat: mucins, sugars and cells
  • Athanasios Vardarinos
    Evidence on treat and extend Ranibizumab continues to build. Review of the RIVAL interim results and real-world outcomes
  • Prof Elizabeth Vandenberghe (St James's Hospital)
    The challenge of managing ocular Graft versus Host disease post stem cell transplantation
  • Professor Friedrich Kruse (University of Erlangen, Germany)
    New frontiers in ocular surface disorders

New Frontiers Meeting in Ophthalmology 2015

Glaucoma Study Day

The meeting was chaired by Ms Aoife Doyle (Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital).
Speakers included

  • Prof Anthony J.W King (Nottingham University Hospital)
  • Mr Jeremy O'Connor (Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital)
  • Yvonne Delaney (Bons Secour Hospital)
  • Prof Colm O'Brien (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital)
  • Ms Carol Hoang (Novartis Global Brand Medical Director)

The afternoon was devoted to the Eithne Walls Research Meeting, at which NCHDs will present their latest research in competition for the Eithne Walls Medal and the Research Foundation Clinical Prize.


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New Frontiers Meeting in Ophthalmology 2014

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The New Frontiers in Ophthalmology Meeting was held on Thursday 12th June 2014 in the Education and Conference Centre of the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital. The meeting was devoted to a symposium on Diabetic Retinopathy.
Speakers included:

  • Lloyd Paul Aiello (Harvard University)
  • Mr Mark Cahill (Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital)
  • Dr Reinhold Medina (Queens University Belfast)
  • Mr David Keegan (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital & Mater Private Hospital))
  • Mr Rob Acheson (Mater Private Hospital))
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The meeting was sponsored by Novartis. The meeting had a excellent turnout and we received very positive feedback. We would like to thank the speakers Mr Mark Cahill (Chair), Prof Lloyd Paul Aiello, Dr Reinhold Medina, Mr David Keegan and Mr Rob Acheson and in particular Novartis for making the meeting such a great success.

New Frontiers Meeting in Ophthalmology 2013

New Frontiers Meeting in Ophthalmology

The New Frontiers in Ophthalmology Meeting took place on Thursday 27th June 2013 in the Education & Conference Centre at the Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital.
The morning of the meeting was devoted to a symposium on corneal stem cell and tissue engineering. The use of cell-based therapies in the management of ocular surface and corneal disorders is a new and rapidly evolving field with many potential disease applications. In this symposium the advances in the development of such therapies to restore the epithelial and endothelial corneal surfaces and the potential to transfer of these developments to the clinical setting were discussed.
Speakers included:

  • Prof Conor Murphy (Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital)
  • Mr Billy Power (Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital)
  • Dr Clair Gallagher (National Institute of Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University)
  • Dr Finbarr O'Sullivan (National Institute of Cellular Biotechnology, Dublin City University)
  • Prof Fergal O'Brien (Tissue Engineering Research Group, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • Dr Andrew Cameron (Tissue Engineering Research Group, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • Dr Kevin Kavanagh (NUI Maynooth)
  • Sinead Masterson (Irish Medicines Board)

The afternoon was devoted to the Eithne Walls Research Meeting, at which NCHDs presented their latest research in competition for the Eithne Walls Medal and the Research Foundation Clinical Prize.
The meeting was well attended and supported by a unrestricted educational grant from Novartis.
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