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Non-RCOphth events

RCOphth can help promote events and courses run by our partners and organisations in the eye healthcare sector.  There is no guarantee that your event or course will be featured.  Please download the request-to-publish-courses-and-events-sept2015 form and send to communications@rcophth.ac.uk.

We also advertise non-RCOphth revision courses on this page.

Thu 18 – Fri 19 Oct 2018

18th Global Ophthalmology, Optometry and Glaucoma Congress
Venue: Helsinki, Finland
Ophthalmology Conferences is pleased to invite you in “18th Global Ophthalmology, Optometry and Glaucoma Conference” (Oct 18-19, 2018) in Helsinki, Finland with the theme “The Science of Eye” to exchange your valuable works and ideas by bridging the gaps between the intellectuals from across the globe on ongoing developmental works in ophthalmology.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Fri 19 – Sat 20 Oct 2018

Edinburgh FOCUS Foundation Ophthalmology Course
Venue: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh FOCUS course, now in its 12th year, is designed to teach the basic practical skills essential for doctors starting a first job in ophthalmology, or for those wanting to learn basic ophthalmic examination skills. The FOCUS course is a hands-on practical course, with patients with real pathology to examine and focused small group activities. There are also sessions on ST1 applications and it has now become an essential course for aspiring ophthalmologists in the UK.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Tue 23 Oct 2018 Brian Harcourt memorial meeting
Venue: Halewood Castle, Leeds
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Brian Harcourt memorial meeting themed ‘Significant Events in Ophthalmology’, approved for 5.5 CPD points. You may download the full programme and more information can be viewed on the website www.brianharcourt.org.
Thu 25 Oct 2018 Priorities for implementing the health and care workforce strategy
Venue: London – TBC
With Health Education England planning to publish a full workforce strategy in July, this seminar will discuss priorities for implementation.
It will be an early opportunity to assess the extent to which the strategy is likely to be successful in delivering its key aims – encouraging collaboration across sectors, enhancing data and measurement, improving recruitment, and reducing reliance on agency staff – and to consider the further steps that might be taken moving forward.
For more information and to book your place please visit this link.
Sat 3 Nov 2018 Seeing is Believing IV: Focusing on the future, Royal College of Nursing Ophthalmic Nursing Forum Conference and Exhibition 2018
Venue: The Royal College of Nursing, London
Join us for this insightful day of learning packed full of updates from leading experts exploring advances and best practice in ocular health care. This day is suitable for all nurses and allied health care professionals involved in advising, treating and caring for those with ocular health needs.
For more information and to book your place please visit the RCN website.
Thu 8 – Sun 11 Nov 2018 Forefront Refractive Surgery: LASIK, Presbyopia Correction & SMILE
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London / London Vision Clinic, London
The aim of this course is to provide corneal refractive surgeons who are interested in starting or are already performing LASIK, PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision and small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE) with a detailed description of all aspects of the three procedures. The course covers preoperative assessment, surgical technique, complications, postoperative management, and retreatments. The course includes lectures, practical workshops, and a wet lab.
For more information and to book your place please visit the London Vision Clinic website.
Thu 15 Nov 2018 How the Smartphone can Provide Eyecare for all
Venue: RCP, 11 St. Andrews Place, London
Dr Andrew Bastawrous, CEO of Peek Vision, has developed a cost-effective portable smartphone eye camera and app to help identify people with eyesight problems and connect them to local health workers.
Andrew will explain how the programme has grown to an internationally-adopted national programme in just five years.
For more information and to book your place please click this link.
Thu 15 Nov 2018 The Combined Royal Colleges Lecture 2018
Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, NW1 4LE
Dr Bastawrous has developed a cost-effective portable smartphone eye camera and app to help identify people with eyesight problems and connect them to local health workers.  Andrew will explain how the programme has grown to an internationally-adopted national programme in just five years.
For more information and to book your place please click this link.
Sat 1 Dec 2018 Annual Student and Trainee Ophthalmic Conference 2018
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, W1G 0AE
This will be the 10th Annual student trainee ophthalmic conference (ASTOC) organised jointly with the ASTOC organising committee. Increase your awareness of, and gain advice on pursuing a career in ophthalmology through networking, information and practical workshops. Interactive workshops will include:

  • Direct ophthalmoscopy
  • Indirect ophthalmoscopy
  • Slit lamp
  • Colour perception workshop
  • Orthoptics
  • Peek Vision – Public Eye Health Technology

For more information and to book your place please visit this link.

Wed 5 Dec 2018 Birmingham Neuro-ophthalmology Course: Efferent Course
Venue: Everyman Cinema, Mailbox, Birmingham
Provide a synopsis of the physiology and pathology of eye movements. The course includes a useful guide to neuroimaging and is aimed at ophthalmologists and orthoptists of all grades.
For more information and to book your place please click this link
Fri 14 – Sat 15 Dec 2018

AOP Congress
Venue: Palais Brongniart, Paris, France
Since 2016, they are under the direction of a new organization, bringing them an international dimension.
The very best specialists are invited to share their expertise on the different treatments and techniques available: refractive surgery, cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma, uveitis, contact lenses, pediatric ophthalmology, aesthetic ophthalmology and professional business.
For more information and to book your place please click here.

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Birmingham Neuro-ophthalmology Course: Afferent Course
Venue: Everyman Cinema, Mailbox, Birmingham
The afferent course will provides a comprehensive review of the diagnosis, investigation and management of optic neuropathies. The course also includes a useful guide to neuroimaging and is aimed at ophthalmologists and orthoptists of all grades.
For more information and to book your place please click here.

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Glaucoma in a Day
Venue: National Conference Centre (National Motorcycle Museum, NEC Birmingham B92 0EJ)
This is a crash course on Glaucoma in a single day! It is an exciting opportunity for delegates to hear a panel of national experts on glaucoma speaking on various aspects of glaucoma. It is a very comprehensive course on glaucoma and anyone involved with care of glaucoma patients would be expected to benefit from it. It has been pre-approved for 7.5 CPD points from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and this event has been included in the CPD diary of the college;  CET points are being applied for from the GOC. No matter where we are in our training, expertise and career- this course is aimed to improve our current understanding of glaucoma, update us on current trends and on future developments.
For more information and to book your place please click here.

Thu 21 – Sat 23 Feb 2019

5th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Asia- Australia (COPHy AA)
Venue: TBA
The 5th Annual Congress on Controversies Ophthalmology: Asia Australia (COPHy AA) will take place in Shanghai, China, February 21-23, 2019.
The Congress will emphasize issues related to the region in terms of diagnostics, distinctive responses to treatments and typical complications. Many of the Faculty members will be local in order to discuss these typical regional problems.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Wed 20 March 2019

Eye Surgery Masterclass
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, NEC Birmingham B40 1PS
This is an exciting and 1st ever course of its kind; a great opportunity for all the ophthalmic surgeons (budding and established surgeons alike). Eye Surgery Masterclass is a day long and a very comprehensive course to discuss and learn more about the journey from being good to being great in the field of eye surgery. ‘Good is the enemy of Great’ and surgeons can not and must not rest on their current level of expertise and should not let complacency creep in. There needs to be a hunger and drive for continuous improvement in every aspects of a surgeons practice.
A national panel of experts are going to take you through a journey which is aimed to help us improve our surgical skills no matter where we are in our respective level of training, expertise and career.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Thu 4 – Sat 6 April 2019

The 10th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU).
Venue: TBA
COPHy EU again will be devoted to evidence-based debates and discussions amongst session moderators, speakers and the audience, all of whom will examine and analyze the most relevant and controversial issues raised during the course of 2017 and 2018 within the field of ophthalmology. This educational Congress will continue to focus on Anterior Segment, Glaucoma, and Retina, and will discuss controversies in other areas of ophthalmology, such as neuro-ophthalmology, ocular imaging, and uveitis.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Mon 9 – Tue 10 Sep 2019

24th International Conference on Ophthalmology: Clinical & Surgical Practices
Venue: Zurich, Switzerland
Through our theme “Introducing New Invention And Research In The Field Of Ophthalmology” the conference will analyze the recent advancements and new modes that can be enforced to the research to take ophthalmology surgery one step further.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Unless otherwise indicated, please note that the RCOphth does not run or endorse any of the courses listed on this page.