ORIGINS OF ESCRS EUROTIMES
In 1996, the ESCRS Board decided to start a newspaper, because there was a lot of material from ESCRS meetings and other international meetings that the society felt deserved a wider audience. The first edition of Cataract and Refractive Surgery EuroTimes was published in February 1996. The magazine was renamed ESCRS EuroTimes in July 1999.
ESCRS EUROTIMES REMIT
ESCRS EuroTimes is published by the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), Temple House, Temple Road, Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland. ESCRS is the leading forum in Europe for discussion, learning and the development of cataract and refractive surgery. Evolution in procedures is the direct result of ophthalmologists teaching each other and learning from each other. The society attracts members from across Europe and the rest of the world and the activities of the ESCRS provide the means and forum for this learning experience. ESCRS EuroTimes, which is the official news magazine of the ESCRS, circulates to more than 47,000 ophthalmologists in Europe and other territories including USA, Latin America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
ESCRS EUROTIMES ACHIEVEMENTS
ESCRS EuroTimes is a member of Magazines Ireland which is the lobby group for magazines in Ireland. Magazines Ireland also organises an annual awards ceremony and ESCRS EuroTimes has won several awards including the prestigious Business To Business Magazine Of The Year award (over 5,000 circulation) in 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2016.
Carol Fitzpatrick – Publisher
As Publisher, Carol Fitzpatrick oversee the entire publishing operation with responsibility for the overall management of the magazine.
Colin Kerr – Executive Editor
As Executive Editor of EuroTimes, Colin is responsible for the overall editorial development of the paper.
Aidan Hanratty – Content Editor
As Content Editor, Aidan Hanratty is responsible for managing the copy flow between the editorial and production teams
Caroline Brick – Marketing Executive
As Marketing Manager Caroline Brick is responsible for liaising industry partners on advertising/enduring materials and overseeing the production of the publication.
Amy Bartlett – Marketing Executive
As Marketing Executive, Amy is responsible for liaising with industry partners on advertising/enduring materials.
Lara Fitzgibbon – Senior Designer
As Senior Designer, is responsible for overall design of the magazine, working closely with the Marketing and Editorial Teams
Ria Pollock – Designer
As Designer, Ria Pollock works with Lara Fitzgibbon in designing the magazine.