Annual Conference and AGM

Saturday 9 July 2022

A group of people seated facing four people on a stage (at the Retina UK Annual Conference 2019)

Outline programme*


Welcome and introduction to the day
Tina Garvey, CE Retina UK


Clinical trials process – a professional and participant perspective
Dr Mital Shah, Honorary Clinical Research Fellow, Oxford University and Ophthalmology Registrar, Oxford Eye Hospital; Mr David Bureau, clinical trials patient;  Matias Segovia, Research Nurse, Oxford Eye Hospital


Research Q&A




Technology for everyday living
Davinder Kullar, Technology for Life Co-ordinator, RNIB


Lunch and exhibition stands


Welcome back
Tina Garvey, CE Retina UK


Discover wellbeing . Develop your awareness of emotional wellbeing and practical skills to actively cope with life’s ups and downs when living with inherited sight loss
Dr Mhairi Thurston, Abertay University; Jon Manning, Arthur Ellis; Denise Rawden, Retina UK


Retina UK, our ambition for the future: how insight and experiences are driving our plans
Tina Garvey, CE Retina UK


Thank you and close

We are pleased to announce that Dr Mhairi Thurston will be joining both Conferences.

Her work focuses on the social and emotional effects of acquired sight loss. She is interested in wider issues surrounding disability, equality and inclusion and is strongly committed to making a difference to policy and practice in the field of counselling and vision impairment. Mhairi lives with retinitis pigmentosa.

Mhairi is a senior lecturer in Counselling at Abertay University with over twenty-five years’ experience in education. She is also a Registered, Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Mhairi Thurston

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Annual Conference 2022

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*Note that this programme is subject to change.