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Determined to do Good

I first met Peter Barry in September 2014. It was the last day of the ESCRS Congress in London, just after the “Best of the Best” review session. I was traveling home later, so I was wasn’t wearing a suit – just wearing jeans, comfortable shoes, a clean shirt crumpled from being at the bottom of my suitcase all week, and a mildly disheveled brown tweed jacket. But I thought, what the hell, let’s go over and introduce myself to the great man. I’m forever glad I did.

A founding member of ESCRS back in 1991, and a past president and treasurer of the society, it’s fair to say that he played a great hand in building the ESCRS into the mighty organization it is today. Famously, he was responsible for the game-changing ESCRS postoperative endophthalmitis prophylaxis study. In his own words:

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Mark Hillen

I spent seven years as a medical writer, writing primary and review manuscripts, congress presentations and marketing materials for numerous – and mostly German – pharmaceutical companies. Prior to my adventures in medical communications, I was a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.

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