A highly sought after accredited virtual course delivered by world-renowned experts at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
This course will feature live on-line lectures by an international faculty, interactive question and answer sessions and case discussions. Pre-recorded introductory lectures will cover topics such as anatomy, ophthalmic imaging and the clinical characteristics of genetic and acquired eye disease.
The course is available online from Monday 4 September. Please click here to download the programme timetable, which indicates which sessions are pre-recorded and the date of the live sessions during September.
Please note that all live lecture sessions will either be available in pre-recorded format or will be recorded on the day of the live session so that it remains possible to participate in the course regardless of time zone and also to begin the course after the live lectures have taken place. The final live cases session will only be available to attend live on the day. The course materials will be available until Sunday 5 November.
Optional Practical Day
The course also offers an optional practical day, to be held on-site at Moorfields Eye Hospital. You can choose to attend this either on Friday 29 September, Friday 6 October, or Friday 13 October, subject to availability of places. In small groups you will watch practical demonstrations given by the Moorfields faculty and you will have an opportunity to undergo testing yourself, to experience electrophysiology from the patient's point of view. Details are given on the programme timetable. A maximum of 20 places are available, the cost is £155.00. If you would like to attend, please make sure that you add this option to your cart, as well as the course itself, before checking out.
The course is intended for clinicians who wish to practice in the field or expand their knowledge, to basic and clinical scientists and other paramedics who have an interest in clinical vision science and to technicians and clinical physiologists working in ophthalmological or neurological electrodiagnostic units.
The main course will include live lectures on the theory and practice of clinical visual electrophysiology. There will be lectures on electroretinography (ERG), pattern ERG, multifocal ERG, cortical visual evoked potential (VEP), the electro-oculogram (EOG) and extended ERG protocols. Topics will be addressed in the context of clinical applications, including specialised paediatric techniques, in a wide range of retinal and visual pathway disorders.
CPD points and a certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.
In order to access the programme online, you will need access to a computer (laptop or desktop) with a webcam and microphone. You will also need access to a free zoom account and a stable broadband connection. We also strongly recommend that you access the programme in a quiet environment.
Course Organiser: Dr Anthony G. Robson (Moorfields Eye Hospital/UCL).
Co-organiser: Dr Magella Neveu (Moorfields Eye Hospital).
Faculty includes: Prof Michael Bach, Dr Antonio Calcagni, Dr Anne Georgiou, Dr Ruth Hamilton, Prof Michael Hoffmann, Prof Bart LeRoy, Prof Omar Mahroo, Dr Magella Neveu, Dr Anthony Robson, Dr Dorothy Thompson, Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man, Mr Shaun Leo.
This course exceeded my expectations. Very professional approach and lots of useful practical information. I had heard that the Moorfields electrophysiology course is very good but it is excellent!
2020 course attendee
Anthony Robson has worked in Clinical Neurophysiology and Visual Electrophysiology for more than 30 years, including the last 18 years as a Consultant Electrophysiologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London. He currently leads one of the largest Electrophysiology Departments worldwide and has written or co-authored more than 190 peer-reviewed publications, mainly on clinical visual electrophysiology and genotype-phenotype correlations. He was elected to the Macula Society (U.S.) in 2011, was awarded the position of Honorary Professor at the Southwest Hospital Medical University, Chongqing, China, in March 2017 and is the current Director of Standards for the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision.
Bart is an ophthalmologist and clinical geneticist specialised in inherited eye disorders. He was part of the team that developed the first certified gene therapy for RPE65-related inherited retinal blindness (voretigene neparvovec). Bart is Full Professor of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Electrophysiology at Ghent University and a board member of the International Society of Genetic Eye Disease & Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR).
Magella is a Consultant Clinical Scientist and the Operations Manager in the Electrophysiology Department at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is the Lead Healthcare Scientist (HCS) and the Training Officer for the Scientist Training Programme (STP) at the trust. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London and a member of the North Central London Healthcare Science Council. She was awarded a Long Service Award for 20 years of service at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2018.
Antonio currently works as a Consultant Electrophysiologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and holds honorary positions at the University of Birmingham and Aston University. He gained his MD defending the thesis “Iris Pigmentation and Normal Contrast Sensitivity” and then went on to do his Ophthalmology training in the West Midlands and Oxford Deaneries in the UK. He is a Board member of the British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (BriSCEV) and member of the Midland Ophthalmological Society.
Michael Bach studied Physics, Computer Science and Psychology. His PhD work at the University of Freiburg, Germany dealt with single- and multiunit neuron recordings in animal models. He has 290+ peer-reviewed papers and has authored several computer systems for electrophysiology, a widely used computer-based vision test (“FrACT”).He is a receipient of the prestigious “von Graefe Award”. Now Professor emeritus, he serves ISCEV as Director of International communications.
Anne is a senior Clinical Scientist in the Electrophysiology Department at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She is the Education Lead for Healthcare Science (HCS) and the rotation supervisor for the Scientist Training Programme (STP) at the trust. She is an Honorary Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London and the Deputy Education Officer for the British Society for Electrophysiology of Vision (BriSCEV).
Professor Yu-Wai-Man is an academic neuro-ophthalmologist with a major research interest in mitochondrial genetics and inherited eye diseases. He holds a tenured Faculty position as Chair of Ophthalmology at the University of Cambridge, affiliated with the Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair and the MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit. In addition to his academic roles, he has joint clinical appointments at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London as an Honorary Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist.
Ruth is a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, UK, specialising in paediatric physiological measurement She runs the paediatric visual electrophysiology service and develops devices and services across ophthalmology, audiology, respiratory, ENT and neonatology. She is President of the International Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision (ISCEV) and Secretary of its British chapter, BriSCEV. She is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow. Her research areas are pre- and peri-natal influences on children’s vision, patient-friendly visual electrophysiology, digital vision tests and tele-ophthalmology, reference data, and home-based apnoea monitoring.
Dorothy is a Consultant Clinical Scientist specialising in Paediatric Visual Electrophysiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London UK where she is director of the Tony Kriss Visual Electrophysiology Unit. She has been ISCEV Director of Education since 2014 and thoroughly enjoys working with and learning from many talented educators across the globe. Dorothy is Chair of BriSCEV, the UK professional body for visual electrophysiology, which has helped establish a UK training programme in Ophthalmic Vision Sciences for visual electrophysiology.
Michael is biologist trained at Univ’s. Münster, Tübingen, Sussex, Freiburg, Royal Holloway London. Since 2004 he is head of the Section for Clinial and Experimental Sensory Physiology at the Ophthalmic Department at Magdeburg University. He is responsible for diagnostics and research on physiology, pathophysiology, and plasticity of the human visual system with a combined approach of non-invasive electrophysiology, psychophysics and various retinal and brain imaging techniques. He is training coordinator in several Horizon2020-funded European innovative training networks, reviewer for many scientific journals and funding bodies, and recipient of the ‘Elfriede-Aulhorn award’ for outstanding research in neuro-ophthalmology.
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