Sam Gaussen Memorial Lecture

Sir Peng Tee Khaw (pictured left), Professor of Glaucoma and Ocular Healing at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, visited Bristol on the evening of Monday 15 February to deliver the inaugural Sam Gaussen Memorial Lecture in tribute to the charity’s late director, the charismatic Colonel Sam Gaussen. Professor Khaw’s lecture was entitled ‘Translating Laboratory Discovery to Life Changing Treatments’ and took the packed audience on an exciting journey, exploring potential new interventions for glaucoma that recent research discoveries have illuminated.

Sam GaussenColonel Sam Gaussen (pictured right) was National Eye Research Centre's charismatic Director from the founding of the charity in 1986 until his untimely death in 2011. During his tenure he raised over £12m for eye research. We hope to make this an annual lecture series as a tribute to Sam's memory and contribution to ophthalmological research.

We are grateful to Smith & Williamson Investment Management who kindly sponsored the lecture.

The full lecture is available to view here: