HOAC Virtual: Artificial intelligence to predict disease from ocular images



Where: Online

This webinar will cover the advances in classifying and predicting eye disease and systemic disease from ocular images using artificial intelligence. The session will be presented by a clinician scientist who trained initially as an optometrist and will describe how the relevance of this rapidly changing area relates to the clinical management of patients.

This session is part of HOAC Virtual 2021, a one day event providing education for those working in a hospital environment. For more information on the other sessions please click here.


This webinar is approved for one interactive CET point (O, DO).

To be eligible for the CET you must attend for the duration of the session. We recommend you join the session at least five minutes before the webinar is due to begin.


15:00 - 16:00

  • Artificial intelligence to predict disease from ocular images

Learning objectives


2.5.3 Be aware of advances in the use of AI for classifying and predicting eye disease and systemic disease from ocular images

Dispensing optician

2.5.3 Be aware of advances in the use of AI for classifying and predicting eye disease and systemic disease from ocular images

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Dispensing optician

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Dr Reena Chopra

Reena Chopra is a clinician scientist at Google Health, focusing on the application of artificial intelligence to medical images. She is an optometrist by background and continues to practice at Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK. Prior to joining Google Health, Reena undertook a PhD at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and completed an internship at DeepMind where she led a project to predict the progression of sight-threatening eye disease.


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