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November 2012

Our 2012 annual conference took place on Sunday 4th November 2012 at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel

Overview of the day...

For years, the Airline Industry has managed to carefully balance the management of performance whilst forming a culture which promotes personal integrity and ethical responses to situations, even when this may impact negatively on colleagues. Captain Hugh Sheils looked at the parallels between pilots and optometrists and using real case study materials and live documentary footage he highlighted the key ideals and lessons to be learned. Hugh Sheils, airline captain and proprietor of Tall Poppy, a People and Risk Management training business showed us how the airline industry has taught pilots to assess risk, evaluate risk and thereby improve  performance by forming a culture which effectively promotes risk management and continuous improvement.

 

Dr Andy Simpson (Vitreoretinal Research Fellow Kings College, London) gave a lecture on the latest cutting edge techniques for treatment of blindness and AMD including the importance of patient counselling and selection. Andy was involved in the recent, well-publicised pioneering surgery implanting a sub-retinal microchip implantation device in a patient with retinitis pigmentosa. Whilst working in the area of artificial sight is his main area of interest, he is also involved in assessing radiation and an alternative treatment for Wet AMD. All of this is at the leading edge of surgical and medical treatments and we were fortunate to have him addressing our conference.

 

2012 Conference videos

Highlights of the day

Vox pops

Hugh Shiels - Pilot (IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW THIS VIDEO PLEASE CONTACT PAM MCCLEAN AT pam.mcclean@nes.scot.nhs.uk FOR THE PASSWORD)

 

Andy Simpson - Vitreoretinal surgeon