UCL Institute of Ophthalmology


Ophthalmic Education Innovation Prize

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Moorfields and UCL, in collaboration with Civitas Learning, invite submissions for the 2019 Ophthalmic Education Innovation Prize.

A prize will be awarded to support the most innovative idea for using technology to enhance ophthalmic education. The winner will receive £500 which will go towards the development of this idea.

How to apply

  • Submit a 500-word paper on an idea that applies technology to improve ophthalmic education, including a section on how the prize funding will support the development of this idea. 
  • All submissions should demonstrate an understanding of the digital learning ecosystem, including opportunities and potential limitations involved in delivering the project.
  • The submission should be in PDF format with your name, institution/organisation and position listed on the first page. Email your submission to Tom Browne (thomas.browne@ucl.ac.uk) by Friday 6 September 2019.
  • Please note that submissions on projects that are currently underway will also be considered for the prize.

Open to

  • Undergraduate students, postgraduate students, early career researchers and professionals working in areas related to ophthalmic practice, ophthalmology and biomedical science.
  • This includes MSc and PhD students, trainees, ophthalmologists, allied health professionals and non-medical ophthalmic professionals.
  • People in other related specialities are also welcome to submit ideas.

Symposium: The Digital Ophthalmic Student

Learning & Teaching Symposium hosted by UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital

Join us to explore how technology can enhance the learning experience of students in ophthalmic education. Learn about best practices in ophthalmic education – designing the virtual ophthalmic space, gamification for teaching effectiveness, blended learning, mixed reality and blockchain.

Date: 20 September 2019
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm
Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

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