The 2019 Neuro-Orbital Masterclass – Nov 23rd

Saturday 23rd November 2019, 08:30 – 18:00

The Cavalry and Guards Club
127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7PX
Tel: +44(0)20 7499 1261

NFORC Partners (The National Face Oral & Oculoplastic Research Centre)

Generously sponsored by Medtronic Ltd & Advanced Medical Solutions


The management of diseases which involve the orbit and skull base is challenging, and requires effective collaboration across a wide range of specialties. Frequently, the decision to observe, operate or irradiate in a given patient is complex, and best practice may be uncertain, and vary from one patient to another.

The St John Ophthalmic Association (SOA) invites you to The Neuro-Orbital Symposium, the first in a series of masterclasses aimed at all clinicians who manage such patients. The Faculty from Manchester, London and Harvard brings together experts from related disciplines, explores the most modern treatments, and provide a forum for frank discussion and debate.

The Neuro-Orbital Symposium is hosted by Mr Simon Pollock in the Cavalry and Guards Club, Pall Mall, which offers a unique and elegant setting for the meeting. Registration includes refreshments on arrival, a formal lunch in the Club’s private dining room, and refreshments during the day. For those wishing to join their partners for lunch, there is a ‘lunch-only’ ticket option at the registration stage.

In the evening we are hosting a private Reception and Black Tie Dinner in the Chetwode Room at the club from 7 pm to 10 pm. The event is limited to 45 guests, and early booking is encouraged as over half the places are now booked.

The proceeds from this and all SOA meetings go directly to support St John’s sight-saving work in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. We train nurses and doctors in a challenging environment, and your support is greatly appreciated.

The proceedings from this meeting will be summarised in a special edition of the Journal Orbit.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Priscilla Mathewson & Anouk Borg
St John Ophthalmic Association Academic Co-ordinators

David Verity, Neil Kitchen & Saj Ataullah
Chairs, the St John Masterclass Series

Kailun Jiang
Guest Editor

Suzanne Freitag
Editor, Orbit

This Masterclass attracts 6 CPD points
(Royal College of Ophthalmologists)


Diagnosis and management of orbital & intracranial vascular disease

Meningeal shunts

Skull base disease and the orbit

Paranasal sinus cancer

Benign and malignant orbital disease

Sphenoid wing meningioma

Optic nerve sheath meningioma



Case-based discussions


Click here to see faculty full bios


Gordon Plant
James Acheson
Tasanee Braithwaite


Michael Dan
Neil Kitchen
Joan Grieve
Anouk Borg


Katherine Miszkiel
Indran Davagnanam
Fergus Robertson


Gillian Whitfield


Geoffrey E. Rose
Saj Ataullah
David H. Verity
Jimmy Uddin
Priscilla Mathewson
Suzanne Freitag
James Young

Skull Base

Iain Hutchison
Raj Bhalla
Omar Pathmanaban
Simon Gane
Benjamin S. Bleier