SOA: The London Neuro-Orbital Symposium

Nov 23 2019 08:45 - 17:20

Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, W1J 7PX London

The management of diseases which involve the orbit and skull base is challenging and requires effective collaboration across a wide range of specialities. Frequently, the decision to observe, operate or irradiate in a given patient is complex, and best practice may be uncertain, and vary from one patient to another.

The St John Ophthalmic Association (SOA) invites you to The Neuro-Orbital Symposium, the first in a series of masterclasses aimed at all clinicians who manage such patients. The meeting brings together experts from related disciplines, explores the most modern treatments, and provide a forum for frank discussion and debate.

The Neuro-Orbital Symposium is hosted by Mr Simon Pollock in the Cavalry and Guards Club, Pall Mall, which offers a unique and elegant setting for the meeting. Registration includes refreshments on arrival, a formal lunch in the Club’s private dining room, and refreshments during the day. For those wishing to join their partners for lunch, there is a lunch ticket option at the registration stage.

The proceeds from this and all SOA meetings go directly to support St John’s sight-saving work in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza. We train nurses and doctors in a challenging environment; your support is greatly appreciated.

The proceedings from this meeting will be summarised in a special edition of the Journal Orbit.

With kind regards and best wishes,

Priscilla Mathewson & Anouk Borg
St John Ophthalmic Association Academic Co-ordinators

David Verity, Neil Kitchen & Saj Ataullah
Chairs, the St John Masterclass Series

Kailun Jiang
Guest Editor

Suzanne Freitag
Editor, Orbit


  • Diagnosis and management of orbital & intracranial vascular disease
  • Meningeal shunts
  • Skull base disease and the orbit
  • Paranasal sinus cancer
  • Benign and malignant orbital disease
  • Lacrimal gland carcinoma – current best practice
  • Sphenoid wing meningioma
  • Optic nerve sheath meningioma
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Tumour biology


  • Neurology
    Gordon Plant
    James Acheson
    Tasanee Braithwaite
  • Neurosurgery
    Joan Grieve
    Neil Kitchen
    Anouk Borg
  • Neuro-Radiology
    Katherine Miszkiel
    Indran Davagnanam
    Fergus Robertson
  • Orbit
    Geoffrey E. Rose
    David H. Verity
    Jimmy Uddin
    Saj Ataullah
    Omar Pathmanaban
    Priscilla Mathewson
  • Skull Base
    Raj Bhalla
    Simon Gane
  • Neuro-Oncology
    Gillian Whitfield

Cancellation fee: 100% minus admin charge until October 31st, 50% thereafter minus admin charge