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Training the Trainer for Trainees

Oct 15
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Training The Trainer for Trainees will help trainers and trainees develop a variety of educational skills that will engage fellow trainees and trainers and help them learn efficiently and effectively. This course uses a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day. The pre-recorded lectures and reflective work (taking about 4 hours, 4 extra CPD points awarded) is essential for all delegates to complete because it supports the small-group work to be undertaken during the session.

Places Available: Limited Availability

NOD Workshop

Oct 24
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The NOD team will be hosting free to attend Quality Improvement (QI) workshops for anyone participating or wishing to participate in the national cataract audit. The workshop will cover all aspects of the NOD Audit: including the latest report outcomes and recommendations, the future of the NOD, plus there will be drop-in sessions with Medisoft and Open Eyes. The workshop will take place between 10.00 - 15.30. Please contact noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk to book.

Max Places: 60

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Seminar

Oct 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is an enigmatic disease which is poorly understood and for which there is limited evidence for what treatments should be given to manage it. This seminar will cover our current understanding of the aetiology of CSCR through to the latest evidence on the best management of the condition. The seminar will be led by Professors Lotery and Sivaprasad and include other researchers who are actively developing new treatments for this condition. It will be of interest to any doctor who wishes to better understand and treat patients affected with CSCR.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 31 October - 1 November 2019

Oct 31
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 20 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 4-5 November 2019

Nov 04
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 20 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

New Consultants Course

Nov 04
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This two-day course is run by Miss Anna Maino and is aimed at senior trainees, fellows and recently appointed consultant ophthalmologists. The modules are designed to address the gap between the knowledge acquired during training and the non-clinical skills needed on a daily basis and it will ease the transition to becoming a consultant ophthalmologist. Day 1 is dedicated to job planning, how to deal with complaints, establishing a new service and team leadership. Day 2 is focused on managing trainees/colleagues, appraisal and revalidation, mentoring, situational awareness and resilience training.

Max Places: 60

NOD Workshop

Nov 08
2019

Venue: IET Birmingham

Description: The NOD team will be hosting free to attend Quality Improvement (QI) workshops for anyone participating or wishing to participate in the national cataract audit. The workshop will cover all aspects of the NOD Audit: including the latest report outcomes and recommendations, the future of the NOD, plus there will be drop-in sessions with Medisoft and Open Eyes. The workshop will take place between 10.00 - 15.30. Please contact noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk to book.

Max Places: 60

Primary Care Ophthalmology

Nov 11
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This session chaired by Miss Stella Hornby will cover topics relevant for continuing professional development for general ophthalmologists, GPs with a special interest in ophthalmology and Optometrists with an extended role. Topics this year will include updates on thyroid eye disease, referral management schemes in ophthalmology and the role of tele-ophthalmology in primary care ophthalmology. We will also cover how to use social media to keep up to date (micro-learning) and a mini- workshop on the role of mentoring and buddying for GPs with a special interest and other ophthalmologists. We will round the day off with a series of interesting cases - the ever popular ‘Hornby’s Odd Ball Eye Cases’. The style will be friendly and interactive and would be relevant to any doctor (trainee or not) and/ or optometrist who sees general ophthalmology patients in a community or hospital setting and delegates will be encouraged to join in the discussion with questions or comments from their own experience. There is good opportunity for networking in the coffee and lunchbreaks.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 11-12 November 2019

Nov 11
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 20 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

SAS 10th National Eye Meeting

Nov 15
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The 10th National Eye Day will feature talks on ocular emergencies, biometry in cataract surgery, how to refer VR patients to VR surgeons, neuro ophthalmology and medico legal issues.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 18-19 November 2019

Nov 18
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 20 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or an ST1 LAT post commencing in August 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Limited Availability

Paediatric ophthalmology seminar

Nov 20
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar will cover essential paediatric topics such as paediatric uveitis, myopia, ocular trauma, acute onset squints, ptosis, optic nerve abnormalities, swollen optic discs and red reflex as well as a session of tips for dealing with uncooperative children.

Max Places: 60

Oculoplastics Curriculum Based Course

Nov 21
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A two day course combining lectures and practical work.

Places Available: Fully Booked

RCOphth Reviewer Development Day

Nov 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This development day is intended for those interested in becoming an RCOphth reviewer or for experienced reviewers who wish to learn about our new individual reviews. You will learn what is involved in providing a dedicated review service which works supportively with Trusts to help improve the quality, safety and efficiency of ophthalmology services. Our reviews are undertaken by a multidisciplinary team including ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, optometrists, managers and lay advisers, who are knowledgeable about ophthalmic standards and the range of service models across the UK. If you are interested in the joining our team of reviewers or are a reviewer who wishes to refresh their knowledge and learn about our new individual reviews, please email Jonathan Baker at jonathan.baker@rcophth.ac.uk for more details or to book a place at the development day.

Max Places: 30

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 25-26 November 2019

Nov 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 20 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Max Places: 24

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 27 November 2019

Nov 27
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 28 November 2019

Nov 28
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 28
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Acting on feedback form previous years, this day will aim to give practical help and real-life examples to beleaguered Ophthalmic Clinical Leads. There will be a chance to question our College President and hear the headlines from the GIRFT National Report. The main focus for this year will be on Job Planning – the theory and the practice, including tips for success from two very experienced leads. In addition we will hear about autonomous working for SAS doctors, and how to set up a successful medical retina service which is fit for the volume of today’s patients. Overall this should be an opportunity for Clinical Leads to meet others struggling with the same issues; to share problems; to ask questions; to feel supported; to find out what has been successful elsewhere and to take back ideas to help them in their roles.

Max Places: 60

Inherited retinal diseases - bench, beside and beyond

Dec 04
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Inherited Retinal Diseases are the second commonest cause of childhood blindness, and the commonest cause in working age adults (UK). They are clinically and genetically highly heterogeneous. There have been major developments in terms of underlying molecular genetics, genetic testing, disease mechanisms, retinal imaging, models of disease, avenues of intervention and assistive technology, and an exponential increase in Phase I/II and III clinical trials. There is now the first approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65, with other therapies likely to be approved in the next 12-18 months. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 11 December 2019

Dec 11
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Max Places: 24

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 12 December 2019

Dec 12
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Max Places: 24

Neuro ophthalmology the unmissable

Feb 07
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Unmissable’ adjective 1. so good that it should not be missed (Collins English Dictionary) 2. disorders, that by their threat to life or sight, that should not be missed (British Neuro-Ophthalmologists) This RCOphth seminar presents an interactive case-based symposium that will discuss 10 neuro-ophthalmology disorders that must be diagnosed quickly and managed appropriately in order to prevent loss of life or sight. The speakers will deliver a typical case and underline the key points of their case. There will be a brief panel discussion of red flag signs and symptoms, and the current management of the disorder will be highlighted. Cases will include: finding that intracranial tumour in your busy ophthalmology clinic; identifying potentially deadly causes of papilloedema such as cerebral venous sinus thrombosis; knowing when to refer for urgent surgery to protect the vision; understanding when to be worried about double vision and how to catch its fellow travellers that point to more ominous systemic causes of symptoms; when to refer to the stroke pathway and finally uncovering novel and possibly treatable causes of optic neuritis distinct from demyelination that could change your patient’s outcome and long-term visual and neurological status. Your faculty for the day will be James Benzimra, a consultant paediatric and neuro-ophthalmologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Devon; Richard Blanch, Mike Burdon, and Susan Mollan who are consultant neuro-ophthalmologists at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham; Dr Arani Nitkunan, a consultant neurologist at Croydon University Hospital and St George's University Hospital and Dr Sui Wong, consultant neuro-ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas’s London. Delegates will be encouraged to participate in each case presentation and, for this reason, the programme doesn’t list the diagnoses. Handouts, summarising the key features of each disorder will be available at the end

Max Places: 60

All you need to know: Refractive surgery

Feb 12
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

All you need to know: Cataract surgery

Feb 13
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Glaucoma seminar

Mar 11
2020

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place, University of Manchester

Max Places: 60

Risk Stratification and Macula on and Off Retinal Detachment

Mar 13
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Management and leadership in ophthalmology

Jun 03
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Ophthalmology services are under increasing pressure and it is more important than ever for ophthalmologists, non-medical clinicians and managers leading, or involved in developing and delivering, services to strengthen their non clinical leadership and management skills. This is the second College Management and Leadership Seminar, suitable for a wide range of clinical and non clinical staff involved in or overseeing ophthalmology services, and also of interest to commissioners and service improvement staff. The topics are wide ranging and will be set in the context of current national developments and demands in ophthalmology provision. Some of the most important day to day areas, such as job planning, dealing with failing colleagues, basics of budgets and business cases, HR issues, all set within the framework of ophthalmology, will be covered. We will also look at regional and community pathways and how this fits with changes in the commissioning landscape. In addition we look at some fascinating higher level areas, including regulation, culture change and the future of national plans for the healthcare workforce. It should prove to be a valuable, practical and stimulating day and a chance to network with key multidisciplinary colleagues and leaders throughout the UK.

Max Places: 60