7-8th January 2016

The third International Oximetry Workshop will be a cross-disciplinary informal meeting focused on developments in the techniques and applications of oximetry related to the eye.

The specific goal of the meeting is to bring together clinicians and biologists with physicists and engineers to promote the field of oximetry and facilitate its use in clinical applications. Previous meetings held in Reykjavik (2012) and Birmingham (2014) were successful in fostering collaborations within the international group of participants and we plan to continue that tradition here in Glasgow.

Presentations at the meeting will consist of short talks of 20-25 minutes with plenty of time for discussion. Submissions are invited in any field of oximetry related to the eye; including, but not restricted to: 1) methodology, 2) physiological principles, 3) oximetry and disease 4) diabetes, vein occlusions and the vitreous,  5) glaucoma, 6) oximetry techniques, and 7) commercial activities.

The meeting will take place in the Wolfson Medical School Building on the University of Glasgow campus. Accommodations at hotels are available nearby. The University of Glasgow can be easily reached via plane, train, bus or automobile as described here.

Apart from the workshop, there is plenty to see in Glasgow for your entertainment – see here. Following the tradition established in Reykjavik, we also promise perfect weather for both days.

There will be a Workshop Dinner at Oran Mor on the evening of 7th Jan. followed by a whisky tasting.

The meeting is organised by Prof Andy Harvey and Dr Laurence Brewer (Glasgow), Prof Einar Stefannson (University of Reykjavik) and Dr Rebekka Heitmar (Aston University). 

To present at and/or attend the workshop please email Laurence Brewer. If you wish to present at the workshop please email a 100-word abstract, two or more keywords to aid programming and include the author list with affiliations by 12th October 2015. For further details please contact Laurence or Andy.


Registration is now open: click here to register.

About Glasgow

Glasgow has some of the best-financed and most imaginative museums and galleries in Britain – among them the showcase Burrell Collection and the palatial Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum – nearly all of which are free.

Glasgow’s architecture is some of the most striking in the UK, from the restored eighteenth-century warehouses of the Merchant City to the hulking Victorian prosperity of George Square. Most distinctive of all is the work of local luminary Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose elegantly Art Nouveau designs appear all over the city, reaching their apotheosis in the stunning School of Art. Development of the old shipyards of the Clyde, notably in the space-age shapes of the Glasgow Science Centre and the dynamic new Riverside Museum, hint at yet another string to the city’s bow: combining design with innovation.

The metropolis boasts thriving live-music venues, distinctive places to eat and drink, busy theatres, concert halls and an opera house. Despite all the upbeat hype, however, Glasgow’s gentrification has passed by deprived inner-city areas such as the East End, home of the Barras market and some staunchly change-resistant pubs. Indeed, even in the more stylish quarters, there’s a gritty edge that reinforces the city’s peculiar mix of grime and glitz.


[1] From Rough Guide. Read more here.