Ocular Oncology Symposium leads the way
in Events, News, Ocular Oncology
1 Sep 2016
On Saturday 13 August the Save Sight Institute Oncology Service, co-convened by Associate Professor Max Conway and Dr Svetlana Cherepanoff, held the second annual Sydney Ocular Oncology Symposium at Sydney Eye Hospital. The Save Sight Institute welcomed internationally recognised speakers from around the world to discuss research and treatment of Ocular Lymphoma, a condition which is increasing in incidence in our community.
Distinguished guests included Professor Stephen Heegaard from the University of Copenhagen and President of the Danish Ophthalmological Academy; Professor Sarah Coupland, Professor of Pathology from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom; and Associate Professor Penny McKelvie from the University of Melbourne. In-depth lectures, lively Q&A sessions and rapid fire case presentations took place at the meeting which had over 60 delegates, including eye specialists and surgeons, pathologists, cancer specialists, students and registrars and optometrists from across the state.
The evening was closed with a Speaker dinner. Special thanks go to Emma Coleman and Ellen Brodie from the Save Sight Institute, Dr Svetlana Cherepanoff (SydPath) and Associate Professors Michele Madigan, Alex Hunyor and Raf Ghabrial, and Drs Con Petsoglou and Greg Maloney, who were pivotal in making the day a success.
The Ocular Oncology Symposium series continues to grow every year and is now a highly anticipated annual event and an important addition to the ophthalmic education calendar at SSI. It provides a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration with world leaders in research and ophthalmology treatment and we look forward to future events.
Upcoming event of interest: International Congress on Ophthalmic Oncology (ISOOC) which is the international peak meeting held in the field of eye cancer and melanoma. This congress will be held in Sydney in March 2017, is expected to attract over 500 national and international delegates. The Sydney Eye Hospital and Save Sight’s Associate Professor Max Conway, Dr Michael Giblin and Dr Gina Kourt are co-conveners of the Congress.