Moorfields Dubai to host international scientific conference exploring the latest in eye care innovation in anticipation of the next major break-throughs

30 December 2018 (Dubai – United Arab Emirates): Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai (Moorfields) will host a two-day, international scientific conference for eye care professionals, featuring 16 world leading specialists and focusing on innovation in ophthalmology. The conference, which offers 10 Certified Professional Development credit points by Dubai Health Authority will take place on January 10-11 2019 at Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai Healthcare City.

The Moorfields Scientific conference (entitled Moorfields Dubai 2018: A Year in Focus) is concentrating on innovations and breakthroughs that took place in 2018, and will feature 16 leading International speakers from Moorfields London, Abu Dhabi and Dubai and other leading institutions in the region. They will cover eight major areas of ophthalmology – refractive surgery; uveitis and medical retina; genetic disorders of the eye; cornea; surgical retina; glaucoma; ocular oncology; and paediatric ophthalmology.

Moorfields 2018: A Year in Focus – International Scientific Conference

At this international conference, world renowned speakers will focus on the revolutionary innovations in ophthalmology which have taken place in 2018, with an eye on the expected breakthroughs in the new year 2019.

Date: Thursday, January 10th (from 5:30pm) and Friday, January 11th, 2019.
Venue: Mohammed Bin Rashid University, DHCC, Dubai, UAE.

Spaces are limited, and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, prior registration is required at

Commenting on the conference, Dr. Ammar Safar, Medical Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai, said: “Moorfields is very proud to host this international scientific conference which will bring together some of the world’s leading experts in their specialist fields of ophthalmology to focus on innovation, for the benefit of eye care professionals attending from across the region. It will help put Dubai and the UAE at the centre of international ophthalmology innovation and is part of our regional mission to research and teach, in addition to our focus on treating patients. The support of Dubai Healthcare City has been invaluable in bringing this conference to Dubai and we thank them for this.”

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