Women in Vision UK
Our network is aimed broadly at all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice, with over 270 members so far.
We hope to use the network as a dynamic and lively tool to promote contacts and disseminate information and support tools, particularly for early career researchers. One key early action was the generation of a list of female speakers, which is now available on this website for seminars and conference organisers, as a support to work towards ensuring equal gender representation. We also hope in the future to engage patient advocates, the public and our next generation of vision pioneers.
News: Send in your nominations for the Women in Vision UK executive committee
Following on from the WVUK meeting in Liverpool last year, and in order for the network to expand and annual WVUK meetings to continue to take place in a seamless manner, it has been proposed that the WVUK formalise an executive committee. This will consist of the following roles:
- Web-site manager
- PhD/Early Career representatives
- WVUK communications relations officer (patients, charities)
- Immediate future and past annual meeting organisers
It is envisaged that these positions will be for 3 years, and will be honorary (non remunerated) . The maximum term someone can be on the WVUK Exec Committee will be 6 years.
We are, therefore, calling for nominations for these roles (with a main proposer and a seconder). The candidate should be in agreement in being nominated, and should provide a short 100 word summary of their biography, followed by a short summary (100 words) of what they would bring to the respective position. Self-nominations are welcomed.
Once we have a list of names for each role (with biographies/summaries), this will be circulated as an election ballot via an e-voting system.
The proposed timelines are as follows:
- Nominations for all roles - deadline - Sunday March 31st (Mothers Day!!)
- Circulation of ballot paper - April 15th
- Deadline for Voting - May 12th
- Announcement of WVUK Executive Committee - May 27th
PLEASE SEND THIS NOMINATIONS AND ASSOCIATED DOCUMENT TO MRS DEBBIE HORNE (email@example.com).
The terms of reference(ToR) for the WVUK Executive Committee will be drawn up by the group, once the successful candidates are in place, and the WVUK finances organised.
We are hoping to build on the momentum gained from the last 2 meetings, and so hope you will continue to engage with the WVUK!
WVUK 2018 Liverpool : we did again!
Best Rapid Fire presentations: Sophie Thornton (U. Liverpool) and Nicola Quinn (Queen's U. Belfast)
Best Posters: Louise Porter and Jignasa Metha (U. Liverpool)
Each received a £150 prize, kindly sponsored by the NIHR Biomedical Research Center at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.
See you next year in Belfast (13th December 2019, mark your calendar!)