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CESR Applicants Training Day - November 2018

Nov 20
2018

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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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Workshop

Nov 26
2018

Venue: Horizon Leeds

Description: The NOD team will be hosting free to attend Quality Improvement (QI) workshop for anyone participating or wishing to participate in the cataract audit on Monday, 26 November 2018 at Horizon Leeds Conference Centre, LS10 1JR from 10.00am to 3.30pm. The workshop will cover all aspects of the NOD Audit: Prof John Sparrow will highlight report outcomes and recommendations, Mr Chris Heaven, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust will explain the benefits of auditing cataract data, plus there will be drop-in sessions with Medisoft and Open Eyes. Do come along and invite your ophthalmology colleagues or representatives from your department to hear how the NOD Audit benefits you and your patients. Please register your attendance with noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk.

Max Places: 55

Oculoplastics Curriculum Based Course

Nov 29
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A two day course combining lectures and practical work. Suitable for ST3 and above

Places Available: Fully Booked

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 29
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A practical day to help and support Clinical Leads. Sessions on making sense of NHS finances; the failing consultant - how and when to seek help' ; personal experience from someone who has been there' Clinical Leads survival guides from the College; the 'SAFE' framework and the Clinical Council for Healthcare Commissioning. Most of all, the opportunity to have some time out to reflect, discuss problems and even find solutions with colleagues from around the country. This seminar would also be suitable for those about to take on management responsibilities.

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. These disorders, beginning with a typical case, and going on to discuss why they are important, and key features in their presentation and management. Your faculty for the day will be Mike Burdon, Tim Matthews 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 Mr James Benzimra, a consultant paediatric and neuro-ophthalmologist at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Devon. 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 of the day.

Places Available: Fully Booked

The eyes are windows to our future

Dec 04
2018

Venue: The Wellcome Collection

Description: This inaugural public lecture will be delivered by eminent ophthalmologist Professor Sir Peng T Khaw. Find out how research into the human visual system is helping to save our most precious sense. When asked, people will say that eyesight is their most precious sense. But most people will not understand how complex and vital their eyesight is until things start changing. As a highly social species, we use all our senses to interact with others. But sight is one of the most effective and useful in our ability to observe and navigate our surroundings, discern attitudes by facial expressions and body language, colours, light and shade. Professor Khaw will take audiences through an extraordinary journey of the science behind our eyes, from how the visual system takes up more space in our brain than all other senses combined, to how it uses more than 10% of our body’s energy with some retina cells consuming more than heart cells. As the population ages, it is important research continues to play a vital role in eye disease management. Professor Khaw will fascinate the audience further with insights into how research and advances in gene therapy and the use of microdevices in the eye less than a millimetre in width are used to treat eye disease. Places are restricted, so please book early. Tickets are priced at £5. Please arrive at 5.45pm to get seated by 6.15pm in time for the start of the lecture. A copy of your booking receipt is required for entry. Tickets are not transferrable.

Max Places: 100

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

Mentoring Skills - December 2018

Dec 10
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Mentoring skills - a one day course. What is a mentor? 'A wise guide'. The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first – enhance it with mentoring. Doctors make great mentors and naturally have many skills. This course will enhance your skills, give you new techniques, explain the theory and help you work out how you can mentor individually or set up mentoring in your department. Each course has a small group and is fun and highly interactive. The 60 minutes of pre-course learning covers the basic theory, and this is revised with an informal quiz on arrival. Then it’s practice, practice, practice. You will leave with lots of new techniques and skills to use in your training; with your colleagues; with the doctors you plan to mentor; and even your family. Post course support/supervision is offered so you can continue to add to your skills and have further questions answered as they arise in the future. The course is open to all doctors.

Max Places: 16

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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College is unable to move your booking.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Microsurgical Skills Course - January 2019

Jan 23
2019

Venue: The 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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College is unable to move your booking.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Emergency ophthalmology

Jan 28
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The course is for anyone who sees patients with acute ocular problems. It covers the basic approach that should be taken when a patient presents with an acute eye problem. It takes delegates through the initial management of these urgent problems. It is a great update for all ophthalmologists on how to avoid missing the really important sight-threatening problems.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course - February 2019

Feb 13
2019

Venue: The 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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College is unable to move your booking.

Max Places: 22

Research changes lives - Practice changing research

Mar 13
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days (13 & 14 March 2019), 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

Mar 14
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days (13 & 14 March 2019), 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

Microsurgical Skills Course - March 2019

Mar 27
2019

Venue: The 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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College is unable to move your booking.

Max Places: 22

Ophthalmology for non ophthalmic doctors

Apr 11
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This one day course would benefit doctors working in General A&E and in primary care. Most non-ophthalmologists find examining the eye difficult. This is because the eye is not well covered in the basic medical curriculum. This course will provide the confidence required to face the needs of the eye patient in your practice. It will provide the basic skills required to make an ocular diagnosis with confidence and provide the understanding on how not to miss sight-threatening conditions. To make a working diagnosis in an eye patient does not require lots of fancy ophthalmic equipment. What is required is some basic fundamental understanding on what is important in the patient’s history, how to perform the essential tests to evaluate the function of the eye and when to refer the patient to an ophthalmologist.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course - April 2019

Apr 24
2019

Venue: The 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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College is unable to move your booking.

Max Places: 22

Microsurgical Skills Course - May 2019

May 15
2019

Venue: The 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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College are unable to move your booking. Please ensure you have a GMC number. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please email the College skills.centre@rcophth,ac.uk

Max Places: 22

Microsurgical Skills Course - June 2019

Jun 12
2019

Venue: The 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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College is unable to move your booking.

Max Places: 22

Neuro ophthalmology in the eye emergency department

Jun 26
2019

Venue: The Assembly Rooms, Newcastle

Description: When a patient presents to the Eye Emergency Department (EED)with potential neuro-ophthalmological symptoms or signs it can be a real challenge to work out if there is serious or urgent pathology and plan initial management. The aim of this day seminar is to look at the most common and difficult presentations and how to assess and manage these patients efficiently and effectively in this pressurised environment. We will look at the particular challenges involved in seeing these patients in an emergency setting and how to assess them quickly. We will also look at which pathologies must not be missed, how to spot them clinically and what investigations will help you. Our speakers are all experienced EED and Neuro-ophthalmology clinicians and we also have a neuroradiologist who works closely with both specialties.

Max Places: 80