SOA: The London Skull base and Neuro-Orbital Symposium

Nov 23 2019 08:30 - 18:00

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. 

Due to high ticket demand, we have also made available up to 15 Congress tickets which do not include lunch (the dining room being limited to 80) - please see see this option at the booking stage. 

In the evening, we are hosting a private Reception and Black Tie Dinner in the Chetwode room at the Club (1900 - 2200). Tickets are limited to 30, and you are encouraged to book early.

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

Private Reception & Black Tie Dinner (non-profit, donations welcome) SOLD OUT
Donation to St John Eye Hospital's postgraduate education program Donation
Faculty: Free (sponsored) registration Free
Consultant: Standard ticket without lunch SOLD OUT
Trainee: Standard ticket without lunch SOLD OUT
Donation in lieu of attendance (£225) Donation
Consultant: Standard ticket WITH lunch SOLD OUT
Trainee: Standard ticket WITH lunch SOLD OUT
Lunch only ticket for accompanying partners not participating in the scientific congress Not Available