Dr Blaikie coordinated an inaugural meeting of the TEON Research Group. The meeting took place in March 2017 at the International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London.
In attendance were;
Andrew Blaikie, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, St Andrews
Martin Feelisch, Professor of Translational Evolutionary Biology, University of Southampton
Kerry Jones, Senior Lecturer, MRC Nutrition Unit, Cambridge
Gordon Plant, Neurologist, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
Richard Bowman, Senior Lecturer, International Centre for Eye Health
Matthew Burton, Professor of ophthalmology, International Centre for Eye Health
Kazim Dhalla, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Richard Weller, Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
The team decided on a program of implementation work on TEON for the next 5 years.
As part of the process of raising awareness of TEON Dr Blaikie presented the current pathological hypothesis of the disease at the National Neuro-ophthalmology Meeting in York in March.