Workforce, training and education
East of England

Organiser : Narman Puvanachandra (Head of School and Associate Dean) & Brinda Muthusamy (Training Program Director)

We run monthly CORE teaching days that all trainees attend across the region. They are split between Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge (ADD)

The basic format is typically interactive talks in the morning and then OSCE based stations in the afternoon to hone clinical examination skills in small groups.



Paediatric Ophthalmology Tuesday 30th January 2024 (CUH)
Anterior Segment Friday 9th February 2024 (NNUH)


09:00 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 - 10:00 Tom Butler “Ocular surface tumours”

10:00 - 10:45 Poonam Sharma “Cataract surgery in complex situations”

10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 11:40  Ahmed Roble “Corneal dystophies”

11:40-12:20 David Spokes “Corneal ectasias

12:20 -13:20  Lunch


13:30-16:00 Anterior Segment OSCE stations

Sponsored by Théa

Neuro-Ophthalmology Study Day Wednesday 27 March 2024 (virtual)
Strabismus Study Day Friday 5th April 2024 (NNUH)

Ophthalmology Strabismus Study Day – Friday 5 April


Morning session based in Room 15 Bob Champion Research and Education Building, NNUH


09:30 Assessment of strabismus - tips and tricks

Narman Puvanachandra


10:15 Vertical Strabismus 

Vasilieos Kostakis


11:00 coffee break


11:15 Exam tips for part 2

Nimesha Alex


11:45 Oculomotility video quiz

Elena Novitskaya 


12:30 lunch - sponsored by Anthony John (Farmigea) – NNUH main site restaurant


Afternoon based in Orthoptic clinic, NNUH


1:15-3:30 OSCEs (faculty above plus Fiona Grady, Deborah Jackson)

Oculoplastic Study Day (Date TBC)
Vitreoretinal Study Day Thursday 13th June 2024 (Southend)
John Cairns Research Day Thursday July 11th 2024 (CUH)
Glaucoma Study Day Friday 20th September 2024 (NNUH)
Medical Ophthalmology Study Day Tuesday 22nd October 2024 (CUH)



Medical Retina Study Day Friday 22nd November 2024 (NNUH)
Marie Comer Case Prize Day Thursday 5th December 2024 (CUH)
Narman Puvanachandra - Head of School
Narman Puvanachandra
Head of School & Associate Postgraduate Dean
Brinda Muthusamy - Training Program Director
Saturday, 24 November, 2018
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