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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.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

Northern ST1 Ophthalmology Interview Course
Venue: Newcastle University
This one-day course aims to give you the opportunity to learn from our experiences and fine-tune your interview skills. All money raised will proceed to charity!

– Small group work-shops with tips for each section of the interview
– 1:1 mock interviews and portfolio review with individualised feedback

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.

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Duke Elder Revision Course
Venue: Education room, 3rd floor, St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester
The Duke elder exam is a fantastic first step towards a career in ophthalmology. This course is essential for those wishing to prepare for the exam and achieve high ranking scores. Interactive sessions will be led throughout the day by Ophthalmologists working at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, and previous Duke Elder candidates will be sharing their experience of the exam.
Full details and booking information can be found here.

Sun 10 – Mon 11 Feb 2019 3rd International Swept Source OCT & Angiography Conference
Venue: Marriott Resort & Spa Fort Meyers, Florida
Leading ophthalmologists consider new clinical findings made possible with Swept Source Imaging and the implications for the management of patients.
For more information and to book please visit this link.
Thu 28 Feb 2019 Informed Consent: Sharing the Decision (ICONS)
Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
A one day workshop for understanding and implementing the communication skills required for best practice in informed consent. Delegates on the ICONS workshops will acquire skills and knowledge to implement best practice in sharing the complex decisions surrounding informed consent.
For more information and to book please visit this link.
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.

Fri 1 March 2019

The 3rd Sheffield Inflammatory Eye Disease Study Day
Venue: Sheffield Town Hall, Pinstone Street, S1 2HH
This is a free educational event provides continuing professional development for multi-professionals with an interest in the care of children and adult patients with inflammatory eye diseases.
The event is suitable for Adult & Paediatric Consultants & Trainees in Ophthalmology, Rheumatology and Paediatrics, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Orthoptists and Optometrists.
For more information, and to book please contact Miss Jessy Choi Jessy.Choi@sth.nhs.uk | 0114 2261469

Fri 1 Mar – Sun 3 Mar 2019 Refraction Certificate Revision for Ophthalmologists 
Venue: School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, CF24 4HQ
Two and a half days of intensive practical training for the College exam. This event has successfully run for many years. All aspects of the refraction certificate syllabus will be covered by experienced and qualified tutors, in hands on practical sessions and mock OSCEs, with individual feedback given.
For more information, and to book please visit this link
Thur 14 Mar 2019 Medical Ophthalmological Society UK
Venue: Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol
Symposium on Uveitis. Guest lecture by Dr Simon Hickman covering optic neuritis and Keynote lecture by Dr Sarah Mackie on Giant cell arteritis.
For more information, and to book please visit this link
Fri 15 Mar 2019 A Practical Guide to Managing Doctors in Difficulty and Difficult Dehaviour
Venue: TBC, London
This conference aimed at senior clinicians, clinical directors, responsible officers, medical directors, clinical leads, focuses on managing and supporting doctors in difficulty and difficult doctors. 
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.

Fri 29 March 2019 Delivering Nurse-Led AMD Clinics
Venue: Clayton Hotel, Birmingham
When there is increasing pressure on Ophthalmology services to deliver effective and quality driven nurse-led AMD clinics, this interactive networking day will bring together like-minded colleagues to tackle setting up and maintaining nurse-led Age-related Macular Degeneration clinics, driving forward nurse-led injections, putting NICE guidance into practice and streamlining the overall delivery of the service.
For more information and to book please visit this link.
Tue 2 April 2019 Connecting LTFT trainees
Venue: TBC, London
A one-day conference to bring less than full time (LTFT) trainees together. The conference aims to help you gather information, share experiences and develop your personal network.
For more information please visit this link.
Tue 2 – Thu 4 April 2019
Royal College of Emergency Medicine Spring CPD Conference
Venue: Europa Hotel, Belfast
This annual CPD conference was developed in 2009. The conference is aimed Physicians looking to gain continuing professional development from high-quality sessions, covering cutting edge and frequently occurring topics.Sessions include workshops on ocular emergencies.For more information and to book your place please visit the website
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.

Fri 5 – Sat 6 April 2019

LUMC/Boerhaave course Regenerative Medicine of the Retina
Venue: Ledien University Medical Center
This Boerhaave Course ‘Regenerative Medicine of the Retina’ aims to give a state-of-the-art overview of the current options and progress in regenerative treatments for the retina. In this course, national and international experts in the field will cover the spectrum of developing therapies for retinal degeneration, ranging from AAV-mediated gene therapy, antisense oligonucleotide and CRISPR/Cas treatment, to optogenetics and stem cell therapy.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Fri 31 May – Sun 2 June 2019

Brighton Cornea Course
Venue: Audrey Emerton Building, Eastern Road, Brighton
The Brighton Cornea Course brings together national and international experts in an all-star line-up discussing the cornea subspeciality. It is a must for all trainees wishing to learn about the cornea and conjunctiva.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Fri 28 June 2019

Manual Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS) Wet Lab Course with SEE International
Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London
MSICS is the procedure of choice in low-resourced settings, and includes morning didactic and afternoon wet lab sessions, covering the theoretical and technical components of MSICS. In the wet lab, participants will work at work stations equipped with microscopes, instruments and training tissue with their instructors to become familiar with the procedure.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Weds 10 – Fri 12 July 2019

Medical Devices ASEAN (MDA 2019)
Venue: IMPACT Exhibition Centre, Hall 5-6, Bangkok, Thailand
The international exhibition and conference on medical devices, technologies, service solutions and general healthcare.
For more information and to book please visit this link

Mon 19 – Tue 20 Aug 2019

Asia Pacific Ophthalmology Congress
Venue: TBA, Singapore
Asia Pacific Ophthalmology Conference invites all the members over the world to take part in the event with the theme “Visualizing the gold advancements in Ophthalmology and Optometry” which will be held in August 19-20, 2019.  Ophthalmology Congress 2019 will focus on most recent and energizing developments in territories of treating Ophthalmology diseases, Glaucoma, Diagnostics and Advances towards Eye Treatment.
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.

Fri 4 Oct 2019

Ophthalmic Imaging: from Theory to Current Practice
Venue: New CAP Event Centre, Paris
This Congress will aim to improve your theoretical basis and practice in imaging techniques.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Thu 7 – Sat 9 Nov 2019 ISOPT Clinical International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Venue: City of Arts and Sciences Valencia – Spain
15th ISOPT Clinical, Retina Chapter is the meeting for those who are interested in clinical research, those who wonder how drugs are developed, appreciate the opportunities and limitations of new technologies, the industry and those who would like to collaborate with it.

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