The Save Sight Registries (SSR) continues to dominate the field of ophthalmic data collection and analysis tools, hosting four meetings including its inaugural Steering Committee meeting, at this year’s 48th Annual RANZCO Congress held in Melbourne.
Save Sight Registries Coordinator, Courtney Weston said, “I find at RANZCO is where we get most of our feedback about what is working really well, and suggestions about changes that would improve the functionality of the system.”
SSR presence in the Exhibition Hall allows prospective users to learn more about the system, train and register on the spot, with ophthalmologists and support staff trained throughout the conference. The booth also attracted interest from industry, and international delegates.
SSR Chief investigator, Professor Mark Gillies, presented on “Twelve-month outcomes of ranibizumab versus aflibercept for neovascular age-related macular degeneration” and Professor Stephanie Watson presented on the “12 month outcomes of corneal cross-linking for Keratoconus from routine clinical practice across Australia and New Zealand” as well as CPD Audit Rapid Fire Oral Presentation on “The Keratoconus module of the Save Sight Registries for efficient Capture of High-Quality Data on the Outcomes of Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratoconus.”
Amanda Dinh’s presentation “Orthoptists driving clinical improvements via the Save Sight Registries” was well received at the 73rd Australian Orthoptist Conference, broadening the potential user base of the Registries and future research by ophthalmic nurses and orthoptists.
SSR team members Pari Herrera-Bond, Professor Mark Gillies, Dr Vincent Daien and Dr Vuong Nguyen attended the NHMRC Translational Research Symposium held on Wednesday 21 November. Our abstract on “An Observational Study Providing New Insights To Improve Clinical Practice” was accepted for Rapid Fire and Poster presentation.
SSR Statistician, Vuong noted, “Overall, attending RANZCO 2016 was a positive experience. While there were only a few, albeit interesting presentations that were directly related to my area of expertise, it was worthwhile to assess the range and quality of statistical analyses being used by others in ophthalmic research. Being able to interact with some of the doctors and users of the Save Sight Registries was also a beneficial experience. The NHMRC symposium on translational research was more relevant for me personally, and had some interesting presentations regarding the use of big data and clinical registries in medical research.”