Start: 19:30 3rd September 2020
End: 20:45 3rd September 2020
Speaker: Mr John Ferris
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a prolonged break from surgery for almost all ophthalmologists across the world. As surgical services are slowly being resumed there has been much discussion about how we should prepare ourselves for returning to live surgery and in particular the role of simulation in this process.
This webinar will firstly look at the growing evidence supporting the use of simulation to improve the safety and efficacy of ophthalmic surgical training and then go on to demonstrate how simulation can be used to teach and maintain surgical skills in cataract, corneal, glaucoma, VR and strabismus surgery. There will be an emphasis on the practical aspects of how to provide high fidelity surgical simulation, including the management of surgical complications, for all grades of surgeons and how the Thea team can support you in the delivery of simulation training.
John Ferris trained at the Western Eye Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. He is a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Gloucestershire Eye Unit with a special interest in strabismus and surgical training. He has been the Head of the School of Ophthalmology in the Severn Deanery since 2011 and is currently the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Lead for National Recruitment of Ophthalmology Trainees. He is the author of 3 textbooks, Basic Sciences in Ophthalmology (BMJ Publishing 2nd ed 1999), Essential Medical Ophthalmology (Butterworth Heinemann 2001) and Strabismus Surgery (Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology series – Elsevier 2007). Strabismus Surgery was the first video atlas of strabismus surgery and featured some of the simulation prototypes, that have since been refined, and are featured on this website. He organised the first conference based Strabismus Surgery Workshop at the WCPOS in Milan 2012 and was invited to run a similar workshop at the AAPOS meeting in Boston 2013. In 2012 he launched SquintClinic.com, which is now the world’s most popular patient information website for patients with strabismus.