This was our first face to face meeting for 2 years and we were glad to be back! The meeting was hosted by Greater Glasgow and Clyde and took place in the Marriot Hotel, Glasgow.
The meeting kicked off with SOC president Bal Dhillon, at his first (and only!) face to face meeting as president, welcoming delegates back to the SOC. An excellent free paper session then followed with eight presentations from trainees, foundation doctors and medical students presenting high quality cases and projects.
Our college president Mr Bernie Chang then spoke about the college and the role of the college in Scotland. After tea we were treated to a session entitled Cataract done, still cant see which involved talks from Dr Mike Burdon, Dr Ruth Hamilton and Dr David Gilmour. Dr Burdon discussed neurophthalmological reasons why patients vision may have not improved post cataract surgery. Dr Hamilton talked about the use of electrodiagnostics in unexplained visual loss, and dense cataract in particular, before Dr Gilmour discussed occult maculopathy and the various potential causes.
The SOC AGM saw the handing over of the presidency from Prof Baljean Dhillon to Dr Christopher Scott. We thank Bal for his term of service and for keeping the SOC meetings afloat when we all had to go digital!
The first talk after lunch was delivered by Dr Shohista Saidkasimova who talked about principles and exciting emerging technologies for fixing the posterior segment. Dr Connor Murphy then gave a comprehensive talk on uveitis and immunosuppresion in this condition. Following this there was another free paper session with a further six excellent presentations.
The presentation of prizes then took place with the poster prize going to Dr Megan Quinn of NHS Lanarkshire with her poster entitled Methadone and Opiate Exposed Infants - What are we not Seeing?. The prize for the best presentation went to Blazej Staniszewski of NHS Tayside for his project on Validity of a Low-cost Retinal Laser Simulation Eye. Congratulations to our prize winners!
The meeting ended with a Memorable Cases Showdown with some very interesting (and memorable!) cases being presented by Dr Burdon, Dr Murphy and Dr Saidkasimova.
The next SOC meeting is due to take place on 16th September 2022 in Stirling Court Hotel, hosted by NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
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