Excitingly the world has opened up a little more and travelling is back on the agenda. Taking advantage of this new found freedom I was lucky enough to attend the ASCRS Official Annual Conference in Washington, USA in late April.
I presented two new research papers at the conference which are linked below and for my efforts I was awarded two prizes for best papers in each of the sessions which was unexpected and amazing.
I was also able to teach an instructional course on trifocal IOL’s in person to a very engaged crowd, discussing everything from technical optics through to patient selection and troubleshooting. The course was a success thanks to the incredible knowledge and skill of my collaborators Damien Gatinel and Prof Michael Goggin.
It was a thrill and an honour to be there, to be back amongst like mined eye professionals and I would like to say a big thank you to all my colleagues in the eye world who made this possible and who too time out to attend.
I have really missed the audience and peer interaction which is not quite the same in online settings. It has been refreshing to get back to face-to-face major meetings, sharing knowledge, seeing familiar faces and making new friends in the global eye world. I look forward to many more meetings soon.
If you are interested in reading the papers I presented at the conference, click on the links below: