We are pleased to confirm that the 2024 macula course will take place from Monday 3 to Friday 6 June 2024. Bookings are open.
Retinal diseases are a major cause of blindness. Diagnostic investigations, understanding of disease mechanisms, new therapies, and the evidence base, have all evolved rapidly in recent years, with greater advances expected in the coming decade.
The Moorfields macula course has been running for over three decades with a pause during the COVID pandemic. The course restarted in 2022 as a 3-day hybrid course and was extended to 4 days in 2023 in response to delegate feedback.
The speakers are recognised experts, many having contributed to major advances in their fields, and there will be opportunity for interaction both on site and virtually.
The course aims to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review of retinal and macular diseases and their management, including new developments.
You can hear more from Omar Mahroo, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfields, by watching the short video below:
Attendees of the course will gain:
Please click here to view the 2023 course programme, which will give you a feel for the coruse. The 2024 programme will be posted here as soon as it is confirmed.
The course will be recorded so you will be able to catch up on anything missed if you are unable to attend all sessions.
This course is appropriate for ophthalmologists (including consultants, trainees, fellows, staff and associate specialists) and will be at a level appropriate for general ophthalmologists as well as subspecialists. Allied health professionals with a specific interest in retinal disease might also find the course valuable.
In order to take part in the course online you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and microphone and a stable broadband connection.
The course carries 28 CPD learning hours/points with The CPD Certification Service.
In-person (price includes lunch and refreshments):
We are delighted to share details of a new funding initiative which is available for this course.
Funded by Roche Products Limited, The NHS Prevent & Protect Training Initiative enables NHS Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) working within an NHS England Trust to attend UK-based medical retina training courses typically chargeable to your NHS Trust or the individual. These courses support the development of practical skills to enable/maintain the delivery of medical retina services. The Moorfields Macula course is one of the courses eligible for this funding.
If you are a nurse or AHP working within an an NHS England Trust (including Moorfields staff) you can apply for the funding, which will cover the course attendance fee and also an amount towards necessary travel and accommodation (conditions apply), for example to attend the practical day. Please read the instructions below carefully to understand what to do next:
Omar Mahroo is a consultant ophthalmologist and retinal specialist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital, managing patients with inherited retinal disease. He is also Professor of Retinal Neuroscience at University College London. He completed his medical degree and PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2004. His PhD at Cambridge and his post-doctoral work at the Australian National University (both under the supervision of Trevor Lamb FRS) investigated light and dark adaptation of human retinal photoreceptors and bipolar cells in vivo using the electroretinogram. He completed his ophthalmology training in the London Deanery. He was appointed Academic Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London in 2011, setting up an electroretinogram research laboratory at St Thomas’ Hospital in 2012, investigating heritability and age-related changes in retinal responses in the TwinsUK cohort, and also retinal mechanisms driving myopia. He completed a retinal fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital (2014-16). He was awarded a £1.1 million Wellcome Trust research fellowship in 2017 to investigate retinal mechanisms in health and disease and is Principal Investigator for a number of studies. He was named “Rising Star of the Year” by the Macular Society in 2019, and received awards for teaching excellence and for patient and public engagement from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and the Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre in 2020. He has co-authored numerous publications (including in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics, Ophthalmology, Brain) and book chapters. He has lectured on the Moorfields Electrophysiology Course since 2018.