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Ophthalmologists and Optometrists working together, working differently

Jun 18
2018

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place, University of Manchester

Description: This is the third annual seminar joint with the College of Optometrists. We aim to bring together commissioners, clinical professionals of all types from community, primary and secondary care and managers of ophthalmology services to break down traditional barriers, learn from and help each other to innovate and sustain cost effective, efficient, patient centred eye services. We examine how decisions are made on eye service provision and change by commissioners and how local eye health networks can be best involved, and learn about national programmes to support innovation such development of a consistent national training programme for clinical professionals to deliver common clinical competency roles and a national elective care transformation project. We hear from those who have delivered successful new models of care, and how they assessed “success”, and from those who are on the journey. We will hold a “surgery” to help those at the early phase of transformation to move forward and overcome barriers.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course - JUNE 2018

Jun 20
2018

Venue: RCOphth - Skills Courses

Description: Microsurgical Skills courses, a mix of lectures and practical skills sessions, are run at the College in the state-of-the-art Skills Centre. The courses cover the basic concepts of instrument design and handling, sutures, suturing and knots, wound construction and closure and the use of the operating microscope. The courses are three days long, the third day being dedicated to basic phacoemulsification training, although the first two days include training in microsurgical skills relevant to cataract surgery.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Ultrasound Course Hull - JUNE 2018

Jun 22
2018

Venue: Hull Royal Infirmary Clinical Skills Facility

Description: This one day course, lead by Jim Innes, is a practical day of learning about ultrasound of the eye and orbit. Attendees will practice using various styles of ultrasound equipment on healthy subjects, volunteer patients and our unique ultrasound phantoms. Learn proper technique and gain confidence in assessing and diagnosing eye pathology while working in small groups. Faculty members include Hatem Atta, Marie Restori, Steve Winder and Tim Dabbs.

Places Available: Fully Booked

RCOphth Senior's Day 2018

Jun 29
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This day is for RCOphth senior members and is a chance to hear talks on the latest ophthalmic developments, tour the skills centre and network. Senior members are those that have retired from all clinical practice. The timetable for the day is: 10.30 Registration and tea 11.00 Talks and discussion hosted by Mike Burdon 12.30 Lunch/ tour and demonstration of the Skills Centre 14.00 Interactive historic quiz using the College’s ophthalmic collection by Richard Keeler 15.30 Close

Max Places: 40

DSEK - JULY 2018

Jul 05
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: DSEK surgery has become the standard approach for treating corneal endothelial failure. Penetrating keratoplasty remains more suitable for some patients, while DMEK is coming into increasing use, especially in patients with Fuch’s dystrophy, and otherwise excellent prognosis. This course aims to teach the theory and practise of DSEK, with an emphasis on small-group wet-lab surgery. The course instructors (Leyland and Anandan) each have 10 years’ experience in DSEK surgery, and first organised the RCOphth DSEK wet-lab in 2013. Human corneas are provided for donor preparation, and can be used also for DMEK donor preparation practise.

Max Places: 12

Skills in imaging, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases

Jul 12
2018

Venue: Wellcome Trust

Description: Interpretation of multimodal diagnostic imaging is now a major part of the retina subspecialty and plays a crucial role in the decision making process that is required for the clinical management of patients with retinal diseases The seminar is designed for all practitioners involved in the delivery of care in retinal services and aims to consolidate core knowledge and skills essential for everyday practice and also provides updates on newer techniques in diagnosis and provides current opinions on management approaches and therapies. Every year there are new topics on the common conditions and also an update of some rare conditions. In 2018, in addition to popular talks on basic and advanced OCT interpretation, inherited diseases, AMD, diabetic retinopathy the panel of expert speakers will also cover autofluoresce, electrodiagnostics, pachychoroid, white dot syndromes, macular and retinal telangiectasis, systemic diseases and many other challenging conditions. The faculty is comprised of experienced speakers who can show the systematic approaches that they use for interpreting retinal images and explain the rationale behind the therapeutic decisions in their everyday retinal practice. The broad spectrum and selected in-depth coverage of a variety of topics makes this seminar appropriate for specialist Allied Health Professionals, Trainees and Retinal Fellows as well as consultants who want an occasional update or refresher on selected topics.

Max Places: 120

Medical Students Taster Day

Sep 07
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The day involves lectures and practical sessions and aims to provide an introduction to surgical skills including suturing, knots and the use of the operating microscope

Max Places: 20

CESR Applicants Training Day - September 2018

Sep 11
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 11 September 2018 from 10.00am to 4.30pm at The Royal College Of Ophthalmologists. This training session would be beneficial for anyone thinking of or in the process of applying for Specialist Registration via the CESR route. The Training Session will include: • What is a CESR and who is eligible to apply? • Tips on how to prepare a CESR application in Ophthalmology • An overview of the process and why some applications are unsuccessful • Practical exercise reviewing an evidence bundle to provide guidance on typed of evidence submitted • Question and Answer session • Lunch Places are limited to 24 and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The fee is £105.00 inclusive of VAT and includes lunch. If you are interested in attending then please complete the application form attached. Further information is also available from Alex Tytko and Daniah Ahmed in the Education and Training Department at the College.

Max Places: 24

Microsurgical Skills Course- SEPTEMBER 2018

Sep 12
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Microsurgical Skills courses, a mix of lectures and practical skills sessions, are run at the College in the state-of-the-art Skills Centre. The courses cover the basic concepts of instrument design and handling, sutures, suturing and knots, wound construction and closure and the use of the operating microscope. The courses are three days long, the third day being dedicated to basic phacoemulsification training, although the first two days include training in microsurgical skills relevant to cataract surgery

Places Available: Fully Booked

Training the Trainer for Trainees

Sep 21
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: “Teaching & Enhancing Learning” will help teachers and trainers 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: 36

Modern dilemmas in uveitis management

Sep 28
2018

Venue: Postgraduate Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Description: This one-day seminar will provide an update on current best management for aspects of uveitis including the selection and management of oral immunosuppression and biologic treatment, the management of complications including secondary glaucoma, macular disease (macular oedema, ERM and choroidal neovascular membranes), therapeutic and diagnostic vitrectomy, and the diagnosis and management of intraocular lymphoma. The seminar is aimed at consultants, fellows and trainees practising in the field of intraocular inflammatory disease, or developing an interest in that area.

Max Places: 120

Training the Trainers Supervisor Courses- Supervision of Training in Practice

Oct 05
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Training the Trainer-Supervision of Training in Practice :This course will help Clinical and Educational Supervisors develop skills to make their conversations with trainees more valuable for learning and is more suitable for all doctors of ST6 and above.

Max Places: 12

Paediatric cataract seminar

Oct 12
2018

Venue:

Max Places: 60

IOL Fixation Course

Oct 12
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: IOL Fixation without an intact capsular bag or adequate capsule support - a practical course which will cover a wide variety of IOL fixation techniques including iris clipped IOLs, sutured IOLs and scleral tunnel fixation. The content will be delivered using surgical videos and wet lab components

Places Available: Fully Booked

Microsurgical Skills Course- OCTOBER 2018

Oct 17
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Microsurgical Skills courses, a mix of lectures and practical skills sessions, are run at the College in the state-of-the-art Skills Centre. The courses cover the basic concepts of instrument design and handling, sutures, suturing and knots, wound construction and closure and the use of the operating microscope. The courses are three days long, the third day being dedicated to basic phacoemulsification training, although the first two days include training in microsurgical skills relevant to cataract surgery

Max Places: 22

Primary Care Ophthalmology Seminar

Nov 12
2018

Venue: 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 as well as for those involved in commissioning. Topics this year will include updates on development of a careers for GPs with a special interest in ophthalmology, patient related outcome measures (PROMS) for primary care ophthalmology and NICE guidance for AMD, How to diagnose chronic conjunctivitis, the role of OCT in glaucoma management and visual disturbance in children. 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.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course - NOVEMBER 2018

Nov 14
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Microsurgical Skills courses, a mix of lectures and practical skills sessions, are run at the College in the state-of-the-art Skills Centre. The courses cover the basic concepts of instrument design and handling, sutures, suturing and knots, wound construction and closure and the use of the operating microscope. The courses are three days long, the third day being dedicated to basic phacoemulsification training, although the first two days include training in microsurgical skills relevant to cataract surgery

Max Places: 22

SAS 9th National Eye Meeting

Nov 16
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: An interactive day with talks on common conditions in Paediatric Ophthalmology, Diabetic retinopathy, Thyroid Eye Disease, management skills for SAS doctors, and mentoring & buddying.

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicants Training Day - November 2018

Nov 20
2018

Venue:

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 20 November 2018 from 10.00am to 4.30pm at The Royal College Of Ophthalmologists. This training session would be beneficial for anyone thinking of or in the process of applying for Specialist Registration via the CESR route. The Training Session will include: • What is a CESR and who is eligible to apply? • Tips on how to prepare a CESR application in Ophthalmology • An overview of the process and why some applications are unsuccessful • Practical exercise reviewing an evidence bundle to provide guidance on typed of evidence submitted • Question and Answer session • Lunch Places are limited to 24 and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The fee is £105.00 inclusive of VAT and includes lunch. If you are interested in attending then please complete the application form attached. Further information is also available from Alex Tytko and Daniah Ahmed in the Education and Training Department at the College.

Max Places: 24

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 29
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Neuro ophthalmology the unmissable

Nov 30
2018

Venue: 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 seminar will review 10 disorders that must be diagnosed quickly and managed appropriately in order to prevent loss of life or sight. Four experienced neuro-ophthalmologists will review these disorders, beginning with a typical case, and going on to discuss why they are important, and key features in their presentation and management. Dr Swarup Chavda, an experienced interventional neuroradiologist, will comment on the neuro-imaging as we run through the day. 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.

Max Places: 60

Inherited Retinal Diseases: Bench, Bedside and Beyond

Dec 05
2018

Venue: 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 Phase I/II and III clinical trials. Most recently with the first approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course- DECEMBER 2018

Dec 12
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Microsurgical Skills courses, a mix of lectures and practical skills sessions, are run at the College in the state-of-the-art Skills Centre. The courses cover the basic concepts of instrument design and handling, sutures, suturing and knots, wound construction and closure and the use of the operating microscope. The courses are three days long, the third day being dedicated to basic phacoemulsification training, although the first two days include training in microsurgical skills relevant to cataract surgery.

Max Places: 22