RDF19 Speaker Details
The NHS R&D Forum are delighted to announce the following speakers for RDF19, The 2019 Annual NHS R&D Forum. RDF19 will be held at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton from the 12th-14th May 2019. The Annual NHS R&D Forum is one of the largest gatherings of R&D Directors, Managers, Administrators and related functions in the UK. RDF18 saw over 600 people attend the 2 day conference with 60 speakers, over 60 posters and more than 20 exhibitors.
Job Title: Chair of Ophthalmology
Organisation: University of Southampton
Andrew trained in Belfast, prior to working for four years at the University of Iowa. He took up his current post as Professor of Ophthalmology at the University Of Southampton in 2002. His clinical specialty is medical retina with major research interests in age-related macular degeneration, central serous chorio-retinopathy and inherited retinal diseases. He has been awarded the Nettleship Award for best research published by a UK ophthalmologist in the past 3 years by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and was listed in the Times as one of the United Kingdom’s top 100 doctors. He has been recognised for his research by the University Hospital Southampton Innovation and Researcher of the Year awards and the Macular Society award. He was editor in chief of the scientific journal, Eye for 10 years and is currently Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He and his team have performed over 75 clinical trials and published over 212 papers in high impact journals including Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has served two times as an NIHR Senior Investigator and raised grant funding totalling over £15 million.