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Young Visionaries Event

4 March 2020

We regret to inform you that, because of the uncertainty around COVID-19, this event will no longer take place on March 14th. Once a new date has been agreed, we shall update this page.

Young Visionaries

Research is key to improving outcomes for children with eye and vision conditions.

Studies are particularly effective when children and their families have been involved in the “What?”, “Why?” and “How?” stages of developing a research study, helping to plan:

  • the type of study, and the group of children involved
  • the aimed outcome(s) of the study
  • what happens to children and families who participate in the study
  • how to make sure people find out about the study and the study findings

We have invited children and young people affected by a rare eye disorder of childhood (such as cataract, glaucoma, uveitis or retinal conditions) and visual impairment to attend.

During the Young Visionaries day, there will be talks, workshops and other interactive events, so that we can begin to find out the best ways to involve children, young people and their families at GOSH and beyond in research.

Event date, time and location:
This event was due to take place on Saturday 14th March 2020, 10:30 to 14:30, at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, WC1N 1EH (GOS ICH, next to the Hospital).

We shall update this page once a new date has been agreed.

We will be providing lunch and refreshments, and a thank you voucher for each attending family.

Who are we?

Young Visionaries

We are a group of researchers and clinical professionals. Our work has helped change how we manage childhood eye disorders in the UK and internationally. We want to make sure that the children, young people and families who are affected by our research have a voice in what sort of research happens, how it’s done, how it is used, and how it is described to the wider public.   

If you want to know more, or find out about how you can be part of the day, call 0207 905 2306 or 0207 905 4885, or email a.solebo@ucl.ac.uk