The 17th BrISCEV course and conference, Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th July, 2019 will be held at The UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health 30 Guilford Street London WC1N 1EH

 

Organised by Oliver Marmoy and Siân Handley

The theme of this years conference is  

“Along the Visual Pathway”

 

We are delighted to invite you to the 17th BriSCEV course and conference will be held in the Kennedy lecture theatre of UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street London WC1. This is in the heart of Bloomsbury, the ‘intellectual and literary’ capital of London, close to the British Museum.

The earliest record of what would become Bloomsbury is in the 1086 Domesday Book, and we will explore some of the old city before our evening reception and dinner which will be held in a 12th century historic crypt underneath Saint Etheldreda’s Church.

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, known as GOSH, is the clinical partner of the postgraduate UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Founded in 1852 it was the first hospital in the UK to provide in-patient beds specifically for children. The visual electrophysiology lab at GOSH was founded in the late 1980’s by Anthony “Tony” Kriss, who trained with Professor Martin Halliday at The National Hospital, Queen Square. Tony was head hunted by the eminent Paediatric Ophthalmologist Professor David Taylor who challenged Tony to develop accessible, child friendly visual electrophysiology for the patients at GOSH. Tony became a strong advocate for adapting techniques to the child rather than vice versa. His approach allowed ERG and VEPs to be reliably recorded from awake and active young children of all abilities. Tony recognised the pressing need for training programmes in visual electrophysiology and with Colin Barber considered setting up a National Society for Visual Electrophysiology. Tony did not have chance to see BriSCEV founded, but was a catalyst for the thriving Society we have today. The eponymously named Tony Kriss Visual Electrophysiology Unit at GOSH aims to maintain his ethos of kindness, humanity and scientific rigour for every young patient seen.

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Organised by Oliver Marmoy and Siân Handley.

CPD and CET points applied for.