MB ChB, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Director of glaucoma services, Oxford.
Mr John Salmon
Lecture title: Great Expectations
John Salmon qualified as a doctor at the University of Pretoria in 1976, winning prizes in Pathology and General Surgery. He commenced his training in ophthalmology in 1980 and trained at various institutions in South Africa and England. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1984, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 1988.
In 1985, he was appointed to the post of Specialist Ophthalmologist at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town and became a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town. He spent eight years in this department, and gained extensive experience in the fields of glaucoma and ocular trauma. In 1993 he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Cape Town for a thesis on the subject of chronic angle-closure glaucoma. In 1995 he was appointed as a Consultant Ophthalmologist to the Oxford Eye Hospital, England. Later that year he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford and in 1997 he became a member of Green College, Oxford. He was head of the Oxford Eye Hospital from 2007-2010. He is presently a consultant in general ophthalmology, and is the director of the glaucoma services in Oxford.
He is actively involved in teaching; initially as a Royal College of Ophthalmologists Tutor, followed by Programme Director from 2004-2009 and then as a Clinical Supervisor. In 2013 he received an “Excellent Teacher” award from the University of Oxford. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and has examined 9 PhD candidates. He has trained 25 Fellows in glaucoma from the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia.
John Salmon is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, mainly dealing with the subject of glaucoma. He is co-author of “Glaucoma – a colour manual of diagnosis and treatment” and will be the next author of “Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology”. He has presented numerous academic papers and postersat national and international meetings. He was awarded the Sam and Dora Cohen Gold medal from the University of Witwatersrand in 2009, the Ida Mann Gold medal from the University of Oxford in 2015 and the South African Glaucoma Society Gold medal in 2017.
He is married and has two children. His main extramural activities are gardening and growing roses and orchids.
MBBS(Hons), B(Med)Sc, MMed, PhD, FRANZCO
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Sydney
A/Prof. Paul Healey
After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science in Cell Biology as the first medical student accepted to the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Prof. Paul Healey went on to graduate with Honours from the Medical School of the University of New South Wales and St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. His postgraduate qualifications include Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Medicine from the University of Sydney.
Prof. Healey completed a glaucoma fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London) from 2000 to 2001 before returning to Australia where he is now Director of Glaucoma Services at Western Sydney Eye Hospital, Director of Glaucoma Research at the Westmead Millennium Institute (Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney) and the chief glaucoma investigator for the Blue Mountains Eye Study. He is also Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and Honorary Medical Officer at Sydney Eye Hospital.
Prof. Healey holds many regional and worldwide positions including founder Board member and treasurer of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Pacific Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Steering Committee member and Chair of the Associate Advisory Board, Bylaws and the World Glaucoma Day Committees of the World Glaucoma Association. He also has interests in postgraduate education most recently as Director of Training for the Sydney Eye Hospital and medical ethics as a member of the ethics Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Prof. Healey has many research interests including: Glaucoma, Ophthalmic Epidemiology & Public Health, Cell Biology, Diagnostic Test & Screening Evaluation and Genetic Epidemiology. In 2005 he was honoured with the International Young Clinician-Scientist Award from the Association of International Glaucoma Societies. He has made over 200 scientific presentations at meetings throughout the world. He is an editorial board member of number of journals and has published over 110 articles based on original research.
University of Queensland
Critical Thinking Project
He has worked internationally with teachers and schools to increase teacher expertise in teaching for thinking and with the International Baccalaureate Organisation to create the subject Nature of Science currently in pilot in schools around the world. Peter has also worked with clinical and corporate groups on clinical reasoning, decision making and critical thinking, including the areas of veterinary science, mental health, town planning, environmental report writing and military intelligence.
Peter’s current projects include working on programs to help high performing indigenous students develop thinking skills necessary for achieving academic excellence at high school and at university.