Whilst the event is in part tailored to the Oxfordshire area, a lot of information will be of interest to anybody with an interest in learning more about IRDs. Our Keynote speaker will be Mr Kanmin Xue. Mr Xue is a Consultant Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital and Wellcome Trust clinician scientist fellow at the University of Oxford where he leads the Retinal Disease and Repair Group. We will also be joined by Sight and Sound Technologies (who are kindly sponsoring the event).
Mr Xue completed undergraduate medical training at Brasenose College Oxford (with the top first-class – Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine) and clinical training at Trinity College Cambridge as part of an MB-PhD programme. Following a residency in London and completion of ophthalmology specialist training in Oxford/Thames Valley Deanery, he undertook the prestigious Vitreo-retinal Fellowship at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. He was the NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Oxford, leading research and clinical trials of retinal gene therapy and robotic eye surgery. Clinically, he looks after patients with general ophthalmic conditions, cataracts, and offers sub-specialist expertise in retinal diseases. He supervises and trains surgeons in cataract surgery (including dealing with complications) and the full spectrum of vitreo-retinal surgery. Mr Xue is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Ruskell Medal (Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers), Ian Fraser Cup, Luigi Barca Award, and Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine.