The Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica (OSJ)

IN COLLABORATION with VISION 2020 LINKS PROGRAMME
is pleased to present the

OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAMAICA 14TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
(FACE-TO-FACE)

Sunday, March 10th 2024,
The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

7:45 AM - 4:00 PM







CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
OPENING CEREMONY
THEME: OCULAR ONCOLOGY

SUNDAY MARCH 10th 2024, 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
07:45 - 08:15 AM REGISTRATION -
08:15 - 08:17 AM Welcome Chairperson: Dr. Gavin Henry
08:17 - 08:19 AM Prayer Dr. Donald Rhodd
08:20 - 08:23 AM President’s Welcome Dr. Jeannine Nelson-Imoru
08:23 - 08:28 AM Welcome from The Minister of Health & Wellness The Honorable Dr Christopher, Minister of Health & Wellness
08:28 - 08:30 AM Vote of Thanks Dr. Gavin Henry
08:30 - 08:45 AM Break up into three different symposia:
  • Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica Symposia
  • Diabetic Retinopathy Screening & Grading Workshop
  • Ophthalmic Nurses & Ophthalmic Assistants Symposium
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SCIENTIFIC SESSION 1: DR. DENNIS DEGAZON LECTURE

CHAIRPERSON: DR. AMOY RAMSAY

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
08:30 - 08:40 AM Introduction of the Dr Degazon Lecture Dr. Amoy Ramsay
08:40 - 09:00 AM Infectious Keratitis: What Have We Learned? Dr. Stephen McLeod,
CEO, AAO, USA
09:00 - 09:10 AM Questions & Answers Open Discussion
SCIENTIFIC SESSION 2 - PEAEDIATRIC OCULAR ONCOLOGY
DR. HUGH VAUGHAN LECTURE

CHAIRPERSON - DR. LISA LEO-RHYNE

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
09:10 - 09:20 AM Introduction of the
Dr. Hugh Vaughan Lecture
Dr. Lisa Leo-Rhynie
09:20 - 09:40 AM Updates on Retinoblastoma Dr Basil Williams,
University of Miami, USA
09:40 - 09:50 AM Questions & Answers Open Discussion
09:50 - 09:55 AM Video Presentation Aristopharma Ltd.
Platinum Sponsor
SCIENTIFIC SESSION 3: OCULAR ONCOLOGY IN THE CARIBBEAN

CHAIRPERSON - DR. ANGELA MATTIS

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
09:55 - 10:15 AM Orbital Exenteration:
Principles & Pearls
Dr. Don Cameron - Swaby
Consultant Ophthalmologist,
UHWI, Jamaica
10:15 - 10:35 AM Oncology cases at Trinidad Eye Hospital Dr Rhonie Bhola,
Consultant Ophthalmologist,
UWI, Trinidad & Tobago
10:35 - 10:45 AM Questions & Answers Open Discussion
10:45 – 10:47 AM Gold Sponsor Presentation Eye See You Ophthalmics
10:48 – 11:15 AM
COFFEE BREAK
SCIENTIFIC SESSION 4: EYELID AND ADNEXA

CHAIRPERSON: DR. SHAMFA PEART

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
11:15 - 11:35 PM Eyes wide open “Oculoplastic Management of Periorbital Skin Cancers" Dr. Miguel Johnson,
Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon,
CRH, Jamaica
11:35 - 11:55 PM Radiation Oncology in Orbital Lymphomas Dr. Kern Pemberton,
Consultant Radiation Oncologist,
Kingston Public Hospital, Jamaica
11:55 AM - 12:05 PM Questions & Answers Open Discussion
12:05 - 12:07 PM MPS - Silver Sponsor Video Presentation
12:07 - 12:08 PM Poen - Bronze Sponsor Video Presentation
12:10 - 01:10 PM
LUNCH BREAK - EXHIBIT HALL
SCIENTIFIC SESSION 5: POSTERIOR SEGMENT TUMOURS: IT IS OR IS IT?

CHAIRPERSON: DR. GAVIN HENRY

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
01:10 - 01:30 PM Masquerade Syndrome:
Uveitis or Lymphoma?
Dr. Lloyd Reynolds,
Ophthalmologist, Jamaica
01:30 - 01:50 PM Secondary Ocular Tumors:
Metastases
Professor Lizette Mowatt,
Consultant Ophthalmologist,
UHWI, Mona, Jamaica
01:50 - 02:00 PM Questions & Answers Open Discussion
02:02 - 02:04 PM Silver Sponsor Video Presentation
SCIENTIFIC SESSION 6: RESIDENTS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY

CHAIRPERSON: DR. JEANNINE NELSON-IMORU

TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
02:02 - 02:04 PM Indus - Bronze Sponsor Video Presentation
02:05 - 02:20 PM von Hippel Lindau Syndrome Dr. Carlene Liburd, DM
Ophthalmology,
UWI Mona, Jamaica
02:20 - 02:40 PM Giant Melanocytoma Dr Heather White,
DM Ophthalmology,
UWI Mona, Jamaica
02:40 - 03:00 PM Retinoblastoma Dr. Renee Creque, DM
Ophthalmology Program,
UWI Mona, Jamaica
03:00 - 03:10 PM Questions & Answers Open Discussion
03:10 - 03:15 PM Special Presentation of Residents’ Prize Sponsor
03:15 - 03:20 PM Vote of thanks Dr. Claudine Green,
Consultant Ophthalmologist, CRH
CLOSING CEREMONY
TIME TOPIC SPEAKER
03:00 - 04:00 PM AGM ALL Members
END



DIABETIC RETINOPATHY SCREENING & GRADING WORKSHOP

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS
OPENING CEREMONY
SUNDAY MARCH 10th 2024, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
TIME TOPIC
08:00 - 08:30 AM REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION HALL VIEWING
08:30 - 09:10 AM WELCOME CEREMONY (All attendees to be present)
TIME TOPIC
09:10 - 09:20 AM Magnitude of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in Jamaica
09:20 - 09:30 AM Principles of diabetic retinopathy screeningv
09:30 - 09:40 AM DR screening programme in the UK: updates
09:40 - 09:50 AM Update UHWI Programme
09:50 - 10:00 AM Update SERHA
10:00 - 10:10 AM Update SRHA
10:10 - 10:20 AM Update WRHA
10:20 - 10:30 AM Discussion
10:30 - 11:00 AM
COFFEE BREAK
TIME TOPIC
11:00 - 11:10 AM Diabetes education: how to advise the PLWD that attends DR screening
11:10 - 11:20 AM Systematic DR grading
11:20 - 11:40 AM Grading Grand Round 1
11:50 - 12:00 PM IRMA vs NV
12:00 - 12:20 PM Grading Grand Round 2
12:20 - 12:30 PM Retinal Haemorrhages
12:30 - 12:50 PM Grading Grand Round 3
12:50 - 01:00 PM Discussion
01:00 - 02:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
TIME TOPIC
02:00 - 02:10 PM Differential diagnosis in DR
02:30 - 02:50 PM Grading Grand Round 4
02:50 - 03:00 PM Using red free images
03:00 - 03:20 PM Grading Grand Round 5
03:20 - 03:30 PM Discussion
03:30 - 03:45 PM
COFFEE BREAK
03:45 - 03:55 PM Urgent Grading Referrals
03:55 - 04:15 PM Grading Round 6
CLOSING CEREMONY
TIME TOPIC
04:15 - 04:30 PM Closure and Group photograph



Ophthalmic Nurses & Ophthalmic Assistants Symposium Programme

This seminar was designed specifically for ophthalmic nurses and technicians.
The topics discussed will assist in improving the quality of care provided to ophthalmic patients in Jamaica.
This course is a must for new and experienced ophthalmic nurses and technicians.


Speaker: Dr. Elethia Dean RN, PhD
SUNDAY MARCH 10th 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
TIME TOPIC
09:00 - 09:15 AM Welcome and Introduction on behalf of OSJ
09:15 - 10:15 AM Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
10:15 - 11:15 AM Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Preparing the Patient for Ophthalmic Surgery
12:00 - 01:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK
01:00 - 01:30 PM Surgical Prep of the Eye
01:30 - 02:30 PM Infection Control in Ophthalmology
02:30 - 03:30 PM Infection Investigation – Ophthalmic Surgery
03:30 - 04:00 PM Questions and Answers





PRESIDENT‘S MESSAGE

Dr. Jeannine Nelson-Imoru

President

I feel privileged to be with you here today,  and I welcome you all, to the 14th Annual Virtual Symposium of the Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica. Since our last face to face meeting in 2019, the current executive has built on the strong foundation set by our past members and today we have an exciting program awaiting you. 

Through partnerships with the Ministry of Health & Wellness, ORBIS International, the Vision 2020 LINKS program, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, as well as new collaborations, we have made todays’ vision come to life. At times we thought it would not be possible, due to the widespread impact of the COVID-19  Pandemic on the population and Health care services in worldwide.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

10
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Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica 14th Annual Symposium
The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

The 14th Annual OSJ conference will be held at The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Sunday March 10th, 2024 7:45am- 3:45pm. It is in partnership with Vision 2020 and UK Links.


16
AUG
World Ophthalmology Congress 2024
Vancouver Convention Center, BC Canada

the International Council of Ophthalmology invites you to the World Ophthalmology Congress 2024. The place where the future of sight is shaped. Save the date.



PAST EVENTS

19
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Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica 13th Annual Symposium
Virtual March 19th 2023 View Promotional Poster Download Programme

The 13th Annual OSJ conference will be held Virtually, Sunday March 19th 2023 8:00am- 2:00pm. It is in partnership with Vision 2020 and UK Links.



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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Floaters are little black things that move in the vision that can take many forms; spots, lines, cobweb or lacy patterns. They move as the eyes move because they are suspended in a gel (vitreous humour at the back of the eye). Floaters typically occur in people 60 years or older. This is because the vitreous is like a gel, consisting of collagen in young people. As we age the collagen in the eye breaks down (just like the collagen in the skin) and the gel undergoes “liquefaction” becoming liquefied. Therefore, as your eyes move the liquidified vitreous and floaters moves around...

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A strabismus is present when the eyes are not straight. The term ‘squint’ may be used interchangeably. Incidence: About one in 20 children has a squint. A squint may be congenital,traumatic e.g. (a head injury) or neurovascular (eg. As a result of a stroke). Most squints occur in children and usually becomes apparent after birth up to about age three years.

  - Dr. Albert Lue

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OUR OBJECTIVES

The objective of the Society shall be to promote the best possible eye-care in Jamaica and the Caribbean through corporative efforts by:

Establishing the Society itself
Associations
Cooperation with other bodies
Educational Work
Publications
Statistics and Reports
 
  1. Establishing the Society itself
  2. Associations: Encouraging and assisting in the formation of such societies, and forming strong links with existing societies in the Caribbean and world wide.
  3. Cooperation with other bodies: Promoting fraternal and professional relationship between fellow practitioners at home and abroad. Conferring and cooperating with other similar bodies as the occasion may require.

    • Educational Work: Promoting excellence through continued education, in association with other bodies worldwide.
    • Publications: issuing of appropriate publications.
    • Statistics and Reports: Obtaining and disseminating accurate information regarding the various activities of this society.

ABOUT US

Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica

The Ophthalmological Society of Jamaica was initially founded in 1985, and has become very active in the past few years. We have annual Ophthalmology conferences and also conferences for medical practitioners and the general public on Eye Health


MEET THE EXECUTIVE

Gavin Henry

VICE PRESIDENT

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Prof. Lizette Mowatt

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

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