Govindram Seksaria Institute of Dacryology, LVPEI, Hyderabad
Professor, Friedrich Alexander University, Nuremberg, Germany
Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Rochester, New York
Senior Von Humboldt Scientist, FAU, Nurnberg, Germany
Mohammad Javed Ali completed his basic medical education and MS Ophthalmology from NTR University of Health Sciences, Hyderabad. He obtained his fellowship of Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP), UK in 2003 and fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (FRCS) in 2008. He also completed his fellowship in Orbital Surgery in 2008, followed by a second fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology and Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery in 2010. He later trained in Rhinology with World leader Peter-John Wormald from Australia. Javed is one among the rare recipients of The Experienced Researcher – Senior Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship Award, one of the pinnacle awards in the Research World. He completed his working PhD on ‘glycobiology of lacrimal drainage system’ in 2018 from University of Hyderabad. He is a recipient of the Dr P Siva Reddy Gold Medal in Ophthalmology, Dr Pathak Medal in Ophthalmology, Mazher Foundation Award for outstanding academic performance, Vengal Rao Medal, Raghavachary medal, Ranga Reddy Endowment award, Honavar award and Sunayna Medal. He described 3 new diseases of the lacrimal system along with their classifications and clinicopathologic profiles. He was honored by “Healthcare Leadership Award 2012’ for his research and innovations in Dacryology and also received the 2015 ASOPRS Merrill Reeh Award for his path-breaking work on etiopathogenesis of punctal stenosis. His textbook “Principles and Practice of Lacrimal Surgery” is considered to be the most comprehensive treatise on the subject and his other treatise ‘Atlas of Lacrimal Drainage Disorders’, is the first of its kind. He is a section editor for 7 journals and reviewer for 30+ major journals. His areas of research are molecular pathogenesis of NLDO, Balloon catheter therapies, minimally invasive lacrimal and endoscopic orbital surgeries.
Ms Jane Ashworth qualified from the University of Oxford in 1992 and started as an Ophthalmologist at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital in 1993. She complete a PhD at the University of Manchester in 1999, and undertook Fellowships in paediatric ophthalmology at Manchester, and strabismus at Walton Hospital, Liverpool. She joined the paeditaric ophthalmology department at MREH as a consultant in Jan 2007.
Ms Ashworth has recently been made the Training Program Director for Ophthalmology, North Western Deanery and the Divisional Education Lead for Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
Professor Michael O’Keefe is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Children’s University Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital in Dublin. He is the Newman Clinical Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at University College Dublin. He is a book and chapter editor and has published over two hundred peer review papers.
He was awarded the Claud Worth Medal for his contribution to Pediatric Ophthalmology in 2004 by the British Child Health Foundation. In 2008 he was awarded the Eustace Medal for his research and contribution to Ophthalmology. He was also the recipient of the Montgomery Lecture in November of 2017. In October 2018 he was awarded an honorary fellowship in paediatrics by the Irish College of Pediatrics and the Royal college of Physicians in Ireland.