SWOS membership is available to all career grade ophthalmologists working in the South West of England and South Wales. Ophthalmologists in training grades are eligable for Associate Membership.

SWOS Meetings 2013

Details of the SWOS meetings for 2013 are shown below. There were three meetings held:

  • Friday, 25th January - Bristol Academic Meeting, postponed from Nov 12
  • Friday, 14th June - Cardiff
  • Friday, 15th November - Bristol Academic Meeting

Friday, 25th January - Bristol Academic Meeting

Venue: Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol, BS16 1QX

9:30: Registration and coffee

10:00: Oral Presentations (I)
Chair:- Professor James Morgan
Research, Published Papers, Audit and Case Reports
submitted to the Society prize competition

11:00: Coffee

11:30: Oral Presentations (II)

12.30: Lunch (sponsored)

13:45: SWOS Annual General Meeting

14:00: Story of Vigabatrin in Ophthalmology
Prof. John Wild
Professor of Clinical Vision Sciences, Cardiff University Sciences

14:40: CTR, sub-laxated/dislocated lens and the role of V-R surgeons.
Mr Som Prasad, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Wirral, UK

15.30: Prize giving

15:45: Tea

16:00: Phaco in Animals
Mr Tim Knott
Rowe Vet Group

16:35: Panel Discussion

18:30: Dinner
Hotel Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol.
(Consultants only)

Friday, 14th June - Cardiff

Venue: School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Maindy Road, Cardiff University CF24 4LU

12.30: Lunch (sponsored)

13:45: Welcome: Professor James Morgan, Cardiff University

14:00: Ophthalmology pathway development in Wales. Where are we now?
Mr Mike Austin, Singleton Hospital, Swansea

14:35: New methods for the early detection of AMD
Dr Tom Margrain, School of Optometry and Vis Sciences, Cardiff University

15.10: VEGF in the eye: Mastering the angiogenic balance
Dr Melissa Gammons, Bristol University

15:45: What can NIHSCR/NIHR do for you (and your patients)
Tom Margraine, Cardiff University

16.00: Tea: Networking

16:30: The treatment of diabetic retinopthy: past present and future
Professor Simon Harding, St Pauls Eye Unit, Liverpool University

17:30: Thanks: Professor Marcela Votruba, Cardiff University

18:30: Dinner at Park House Restaurant Cardiff

Friday, 15th November - Bristol Academic Meeting

Venue: Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol BS16 1QX


09:30 registration

10.00 Oral Presentations of Research (1)

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Oral Presentations of Research (2)

12:30 Lunch

13:45 Annual General Meeting

14:00 Mr Nathaniel Knox-Cartwright, Exeter
Corneal Cross-Linking - Current Thoughts

14:40 Miss Susie Mollan, Birmingham
A Safe Path to Neuro-Ophthalmology

15:30 Prizegiving

15:40 Tea

16:10 Richardson Cross Lecture
Mrs Carol Lane, Cardiff
- Oculoplasticity

16:50 Panel Discussion

18:30 Dinner
Holiday Inn, Filton (Consultants)
Dinner to follow meeting

The meeting was organised by Exeter but will be held in Bristol because of its central location within the region.