Women in Vision UK Winter Meeting

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Women in Vision UK's Winter Meeting - part of the 'Staying Connected: Women in Vision UK Seminars' series

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Women in Vision UK (WVUK) are proud to present the second event in our online series - our winter meeting! Originally planned as an in-person event to be held in Birmingham this December, we have moved our annual meeting online and endeavoured to keep as many of the scheduled features as possible. The meeting will be spaced over two days with registrants able to attend on either or both days as/when they're able.

Thursday 10th December 2020

  • 12 -12:45pm: Research Seminar: Keeping an eye on vision research

Corneal nerve regeneration: clinical and preclinical insights: Dr Holly Chinnery and Dr Laura Downie, University of Melbourne, Australia

AI : Dr Xiaoxuan Liu, University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham

Advances in 3D structural imaging modalities to understand matrix deposition: Dr Elena Koudouna, Cardiff University

  • 12:45 - 2pm: Early Career Researcher session

12:45-1:15pm: ECR presentations

1:15-2:00pm: Career progression forum and panel discussion


Dr Lola Solebo, University College, London

Dr Lisa Hill, University of Birmingham

Ms Tina Houlihan, Retina UK

Ms Stephanie Campbell, OKKO Health

Ms Helen Peregrine, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Friday 11th December 2020

  • 12 - 12:45 pm: Keynote lecture: Professor Alice Roberts, University of Birmingham
  • 12:45-13:30pm: Research seminar: Big Eye-deas

Diversity and Equality in Ophthalmology: Ms Evelyn Mensah, Central Middlesex Hospital

Ocular drug delivery: Dr Victoria Kearns, University of Liverpool

Big data; who’s data is it anyway? Ms Helen Khan, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

  • 13:30 onwards Networking

We are proud to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor Alice Roberts - biological anthropologist, author, broadcaster, and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. Professor Roberts' address will be titled 'Embryology and Eyes' will begin at 12pm on Friday 11th December.

Registration is free and is open until 6pm on Monday 7th December 2020. Upon registering for the event you will receive a confirmation of registration email from Eventbrite. The meeting will be held via a Zoom webinar format, and details of this will be circulated prior to the event.

Please note, by signing up to the event registrants give permission for their provided email address to be shared with the WVUK committee to allow contact regarding feedback and help ensure quality of future events.

This event is being coordinated by the WVUK Early Career Research Representatives; Bethany Higgins, and Samantha de Silva. Content for the event was based upon the schedule for the originally intended in-person conference being organised by Dr Lisa Hill, a member of Women in Vision UK. Follow WVUK on Twitter for regular updates about the seminar series and our other activities.

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