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Neuro ophthalmology the unmissable

Feb 07
2020

Venue: Friends House, Euston Road, London

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: 90

All you need to know: Refractive surgery

Feb 12
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This one day symposium will give detailed insight into refractive surgery. There will be several renowned speakers talking about laser and lens based refractive surgery, patient selection, investigations, managing complications and managing unhappy patients. The delegates will get a detailed overview into all aspects of refractive surgery in one day.

Max Places: 60

All you need to know: Cataract surgery

Feb 13
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This one day symposium will give detailed insight in to the cataract surgery. There will be several renowned speakers talking about history, basics of phacoemulsification, biometry, small pupil and dense cataract surgeries. In the afternoon there will be talks on managing complications and handling patients with vitreoretinal, oculoplastic and glaucoma co-morbidities along with cataract. The day will end with updates on modern Femtosecond laser cataract surgery.

Max Places: 60

Ocular Trauma - 28 February 2020

Feb 28
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The ocular trauma course is a practical course which will focus on the management of complex corneal lacerations, iris trauma, corneo-scleral lacerations and globe rupture. This will be a “hands on” course with the emphasis on practicing surgical techniques and interactive small group teaching, rather than didactic lectures. The course is aimed at Ophthalmologists who provide surgical on-call services such as ST5-7 trainees, Fellows and Consultants.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 5-6 March 2020

Mar 05
2020

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 at least 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 post in 2019, but who are not starting until February 2020. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees. Please note you will need to complete your EyeSi Courseware A&B training prior to attending the course, no matter what post you are in. If you are an overseas trainee without access to EyeSi simulator, you may wish to book 2 days of EyeSi sessions at the College and then attend the Phaco course for a price of £1,500. Should you have any queries, please contact [email protected]

Max Places: 24

Training The Trainers - Trainees

Mar 10
2020

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.

Max Places: 20

Glaucoma: Putting the evidence into practice

Mar 11
2020

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place, University of Manchester

Description: This symposium aims to help you consider how to update your practice integrating glaucoma research and changing your service. Recent landmark studies and their implications will be discussed covering medical, laser and surgical treatments to help you put the results into context for your own patients.

Max Places: 60

Management of the Macula in Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment

Mar 13
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: New surgical methods and recent publications have changed the approach to rhegmatogenous retinal detachment and the macula. The role of macular detachment in visual recovery has been re-assessed. Recent macula off RRD perhaps require prompt surgery for best results. The use of vitrectomy and gas has led to the development of newly recognised problems such as macular shift and distorted vision. Postoperative posturing regimes are variable and uncertain. This seminar has been designed to explore these areas of controversy with experts from the UK providing their different opinions on solutions.

Max Places: 60

Cataract Surgery Complications

Mar 20
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This course will focus on the practical management of posterior capsule rupture and zonular dialysis. This will be a “hands on” course with the emphasis on practicing anterior vitrectomy techniques, the use of capsular tension rings, capsule hooks and sulcus IOL implantation. There will also be interactive small group teaching on how to prevent surgical complications during phacoemulsification surgery.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Ocular oncology demystified

Mar 25
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A one-day seminar covering intraocular tumours and ocular surface tumours for the general ophthalmologist. This seminar will cover the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of uveal melanomas (including differentiating from a choroidal naevus), referral pathways, surgical and non-surgical management of uveal melanomas, post-treatment monitoring and surveillance, conjunctival melanoma diagnosis and management, ocular surface squamous neoplasia and other ocular surface lesions.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery Course - 26 March 2020

Mar 26
2020

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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 - 27 March 2020

Mar 27
2020

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

Management of Diabetic Macula Oedema in 2020 and beyond

Apr 03
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Diabetic macula oedema (DMO) is the most common cause of visual loss in patients with diabetes. As well as addressing systemic factors such as hyperglycaemia and hypertension, there are specific ophthalmic treatments that are established in the armamentarium of clinicians managing DMO such as focal laser and more recently intravitreal anti-VEGF agents and steroids. There are also a range of new treatments in the pipeline and recent trials exploring the role of micropulse laser and combination treatments. This course will highlight a plethora of common presentations and rarer management dilemmas encountered by clinicians managing diabetic macula oedema and demonstrate how to put the current evidence to practice for the benefit of patients.

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 all ophthalmologists, clinical and non-clinical 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

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery Course - 8 June 2020

Jun 08
2020

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

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery Course - 9 June 2020

Jun 09
2020

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Max Places: 24

Training the Trainers Supervisor course - Trainees In Difficulty

Jun 12
2020

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Description: This course will help trainers develop skills to manage trainees in or heading for difficulty. It will show how existing tools can be adapted to help, and give practice in the use of appropriate conversation techniques to achieve positive outcomes for training. It uses a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day.

Max Places: 20

Skills in imaging, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases

Jun 25
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: In 2020, this popular seminar is again organised and chaired by Heinrich Heimann, Pearse Keane and Yit Yang. As usual there is a fantastic line-up of speakers who are all very experienced at teaching and are also recognised experts in the field of retina practice. The seminar aims to propagate and update the knowledge and skills that any retinal clinician will find useful on a daily basis and enable them to refresh their knowledge, get updated on new advances and also improve their diagnostic skills and confidence in managing common as well as challenging retinal conditions. It will be especially useful for clinicians and allied health professionals who encounter or routinely manage patients with retinal problems in their practice.

Max Places: 60

Driving Standards Seminar

Sep 10
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Medically unexplained visual loss

Sep 23
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Research changes lives - practice changing research

Nov 03
2020

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days (3 & 4 November 2020), although each day may be booked independently. Day one gives an overview of research and day two focuses on the use of ophthalmic statistics. The aim is to provide clinicians with an introduction to evidence based ophthalmology through: 1. an overview of research design and implementation, appropriate statistical approaches and evidence appraisal and synthesis; 2. an opportunity to embed learning by discussion of research ideas at an early stage . Target audience: Any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services. There will be a discussion session each day based on prepared case studies and opportunities for participants to discuss their research with faculty members. Day 1 ‘Practice changing research: An overview of research design and implementation, evidence appraisal and synthesis’. Day 2 ‘The ABC of ophthalmic statistics: An overview of the role of statistics in ophthalmic research and use of appropriate approaches to statistical analysis.’

Max Places: 60

Research changes lives - the ABC of ophthalmic statistics

Nov 04
2020

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days (3 & 4 November 2020), although each day may be booked independently. Day one gives an overview of research and day two focuses on the use of ophthalmic statistics. The aim is to provide clinicians with an introduction to evidence based ophthalmology through: 1. an overview of research design and implementation, appropriate statistical approaches and evidence appraisal and synthesis; 2. an opportunity to embed learning by discussion of research ideas at an early stage . Target audience: Any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services. There will be a discussion session each day based on prepared case studies and opportunities for participants to discuss their research with faculty members. Day 1 ‘Practice changing research: An overview of research design and implementation, evidence appraisal and synthesis’. Day 2 ‘The ABC of ophthalmic statistics: An overview of the role of statistics in ophthalmic research and use of appropriate approaches to statistical analysis.’

Max Places: 60