On Saturday, November 4th, 2023, the Friends of Moorfields hosted an exciting conference about the future of eye care, aimed at patients and their families and carers. This event featured presentations and a discussion panel from experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Attendees learned about:
Cutting-edge research in ophthalmology
Innovations in data-driven eye care
What the future holds for vision care
The conference took place at the King's Fund in central London, just a short walk from Oxford Circus station.
The conference agenda spanned a full day of presentations and discussions from Moorfields Eye Hospital experts and leadership on innovative topics driving improvements in eye care. Sessions covered advancements in digital medicine, research, data utilization, national eye care perspectives, virtual reality applications, volunteerism, patient support services, patient experience enhancements, art therapy integrations, and future outlooks. The agenda also allowed attendees extended lunch interaction with interactive showcases of new hospital projects and technologies aimed at better serving patients.
Peter Thomas PhD FRCOphth FFCI
CCIO and Director of Digital Medicine, Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Clinical Lead (Digital), National Eyecare Recovery and Transformation
Oculoplastic Nurse Consultant
Consultant in Public Health and Ophthalmology
Medical Director at Moorfields Eye Hospital
NHS England National Clinical Director for Eye Care
Associate Director of Excellence Delivery at Moorfields Eye Hospital
Chief Executive, Friends of Moorfields
Volunteer Service Manager, Friends of Moorfields
Consultant Ophthalmologist, and Chair of Moorfields Arts and Heritage
Dr Martin Kuper
Chief Executive, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Chair, Friends of Moorfields
Chief nurse & director of allied health professionals
Director of infection, prevention & control, Moorfields Eye Hospital
Director of Quality and Safety
Patient Safety Partner
GB Paralympic Taekwondo Gold Medallist
Former Health Minister and Friends’ Patron
As the event coordinator for this event, I have worked closely with the Friends of Moorfields team. My role encompassed all planning and logistics, including developing timelines and schedules, budget tracking, venue and vendor coordination, on-site operations, exhibitor sales and coordination, registration - utilising my strong project management, communication, detail-orientation, hospitality, and multitasking skills to ensure the conference is efficiently executed from conception through post-event analysis and achieves the goals and objectives for all stakeholders involved.