Welcome to The St John MasterClass Series, a new development for the Association, providing state-of-the-art update lectures from experts in the field.
With an initial focus on pathology affecting the orbit and skull base, our inaugural meeting took place at the Cavalry and Guards’ Club in London in November 2019. The event was hosted by Simon Pollock, with the generous support of the David and Molly Pyott Foundation.
An international Faculty of experts discussed modern treatments for complex neuro-orbital diseases, joined by over 80 clinicians from around the world.
A trailer giving an overview of the MasterClass can be found here (tbc). Access is via your national medical society or association, who can apply for group access by voluntary donation to the Charity, with proceeds reinvested in the Charity’s educational work. Individual access by donation is also possible. For all enquiries please click here.
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Behind the Scenes
The event was hosted by Mr Simon Pollock in the Cavalry and Guards Club, Pall Mall, a unique and elegant setting. Guests were welcomed with refreshments on arrival, and the day was divided into two parts, with a formal lunch in the Club’s private dining room.
The Faculty included colleagues from Manchester, London and Harvard, bringing together experts from related disciplines, exploring modern treatments, and providing a forum for frank discussion and debate. The day hosted 85 clinicians from across the world.
In the evening a private Reception and Black Tie Dinner was held in the Chetwode Room, this including a number of St John’s supporters.
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.
Selected proceedings from this meeting will be summarised in a special edition of the Journal Orbit.
Priscilla Mathewson & Anouk Borg
St John Ophthalmic Association Academic Co-ordinators
David Verity, Neil Kitchen & Saj Ataullah
Chairs, the St John Masterclass Series
This Masterclass attracts 6 CPD points
(Royal College of Ophthalmologists)