ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.
Registration and drinks reception: 18:00 - 19:00
Evening Lecture: 19:00 - 20:00
EVENING LECTURE (19:00 - 20:00)
The BCLA evening lecture 'Cell therapy for corneal disease' will be presented by Mr Alex J Shortt.
This lecture will focus on the causes of corneal limbal stem cell deficiency, a severe and blinding condition that results from damage to the stem cells that generate the corneal epithelium. The treatment options will then be discussed. These include surgical and non surgical therapies. Finally the role of stem cell technology in treating these patients will be discussed and the current state of research and clinical progress with be presented.
Having been awarded his PhD in 2009 Mr Shortt then completed a 4 year NIHR Clinical Lectureship at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. Over the past 10 years, Alex’s research has focused on the development of cell therapies for corneal and conjunctival disease. He has recently commenced a prestigious 4-year Wellcome Trust Clinician Scientist Award investigating the response of the recipient’s immune system to engrafted stem cells. Alex’s goal is to improve the lives of patients with chronic, severe ocular surface disease through the delivery of novel cellular therapies using different therapeutic cell types.
Evening meeting lecture 'Cell therapy for corneal disease' taking place from 19:00 - 20:00 has been approved for 1 CET point (C-55896).
Approved: Therapeutic Optometrist
Approved: Contact Lens Optician
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VENUE - THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS
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This event will be held at The Royal College of Surgeons. The College is centrally located at Lincoln's Inn Fields within easy walking distance of Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Temple (District and Circle Lines) underground stations. It is a short taxi or underground journey from most major rail stations. Two NCP car parks are situated nearby. PLAN YOUR JOURNEY HERE
This is an exclusive BCLA Member only event. If you wish to register after online registration closes at 11:00AM on 23 March 2017, then you will need to register onsite at the venue. Visit the BCLA registration desk on your arrival.