• 01 November 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • St Johns Hospital, Howden South Rd, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP
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Scottish Branch Autumn Clinical Meeting 

10am - 4pm

St Johns Hospital, Howden South Rd, Livingston, West Lothian EH54 6PP

Charge will be; £15 for BIOS members/ £50 to non-BIOS members and the meeting will be held at St. John’s Hospital, Livingston EH54 6PP. Paul Taylor lecture theatre-first floor

10.00-10.20 Coffee and Registration

10.30 Welcome

10.40 – 11.25 – “Automated visual field assessment using saccadic eye movements” – Dr Ian Murray

11.30-12.15 – Functional Visual Clinics – Dr Jennifer MacKenzie

12.20-1.10pm Lunch

1.15-1.25 – “Electro-Diagnostic Testing Service Evaluation” - Laura Butler

1.30-1.55 –Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy to Image the Human Visual Cortex– Michelle McIntosh

1.55-2.25 – Managed Clinical Network for Visually Impaired children – Dr Kathy Spowart

2.30-2.50 - AHP Careers Fellowship – Rachel McKay

2.55-3.40 - The Glasgow Caledonian Orthoptic Degree Course - Dr Nadia Northway

3.45-4.00 Discussion and close

Directions to St John’s Hospital

Howden Road West, Howden, Livingston, West Lothian
EH54 6PP
Telephone: 01506 523000


  1. Leave the M8 at Junction 3 and head South on the A899 into the centre of Livingston.

  2. After 1.3 miles bear off left onto a slip road marked for the hospital and Howden – and go 270° [see map] making this effectively a right turn now heading West.

  3. After 0.4 miles, bear second left [signed for hospital] up a ramp and then turn right at the top.

  4. Go a further 0.4 miles over the brow of the hill until you see the hospital on your left.

  5. Free parking in all ‘visitor’ areas.


Aidrie train to Edinburgh- Livingston North station-20-25 minute walk to hospital. There are also bus services from the road opposite the station to St John’s Hospital.

Glasgow central train to Edinburgh train- Livingston South station, 25-30 minute walk to St John’s hospital.


The First Group 21 Bus from St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh stops at St John’s Hospital.

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