"Women in Vision UK" (WVUK) was established in Dec. 2017 in London to promote connections between women working in the field of vision and eye research, to foster laboratory-based and clinical collaborations, to provide mentoring for early career researchers, and to increase the profile of women in this field.
It is aimed broadly at everyone (male and female) working in and around ophthalmology and vision science, from basic research through to clinical practice. WVUK is a dynamic and lively tool to promote contacts, disseminate information and support individuals, particularly early career researchers.
This 2nd meeting of WVUK in Liverpool is intended to solidify the network that has developed and grown over the last 12 months. We have an amazing 'line-up' of inspiring speakers, who will speak about their careers, and highlight 'tips and tricks' that they have used in achieving their successful careers. There will be plenty of time for discussions and networking during the day.
Kieran Cooke will be the launching his new book, 'A Not So Foreign Correspondent in Ireland.'
Kieran was Ireland correspondent for the Financial Times in the late 1980s and early 90s, reporting on economic and political developments and on a particularly difficult period in Northern Ireland.
Of Irish-English parentage - his mother was from Roscommon - for the past 30 years, Kieran has spent a large portion of his time at his old cottage near Louisburgh, in County Mayo.
Kieran has been a foreign correspondent for the BBC and Financial Times in Greece, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia and Ireland and writes for a wide variety of publications, including the Irish Times.
On the night, Kieran will be discussing his experiences, reading from his book and answering questions.
More events next week...