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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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

RCOphth & NHS England Elective Care Transformation joint seminar

Jun 21
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A seminar for those delivering Eyeswise - the National Elective Care Transformation Programme (ECTP) High Impact Intervention for ophthalmology. This includes clinical leads, clinical directors, consultants leading subspecialty services, consultants responsible for delivering services and their managerial and nurse manager colleagues. It is also suitable for those in the devolved nations facing similar challenges in tackling mismatched capacity and demand in ophthalmology services. The focus of the seminar is to help senior eye unit staff understand and deliver the actions required to improve capacity and transform services to reduce follow up delays within their own units and regions. It will review the ECTP aims, actions and the next phase of the Eyeswise programme, the reasons why change is required to prevent delays to follow ups, and set them in the context of the recent significant regional reconfigurations and potential national legislative NHS changes. Those who have succeeded and those who are still on the journey to improved services and reduced follow up delays, from the commissioner and the provider side, will share how they have achieved change and how to tackle barriers, and there will be plenty of time for sharing of learning, resources and discussions to help everyone undertake the practical actions to protect their local high risk ophthalmology patients in partnership with their commissioners.

Max Places: 40

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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Training the Trainers Teaching - Supervision of Training in Practice Trainees in Difficulty

Jun 28
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 is suitable for doctors of ST7 and above, but priority will be given to those in training roles (eg: Clinical and Educational Supervisors, College Tutors, TPDs, RAs HoSs).

Max Places: 14

Skills in Imaging, Diagnosis and Management of Retinal Diseases

Jul 04
2019

Venue: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Description: For 2019, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is offering another seminar on Skills in Imaging, Diagnosis and Management of Retinal diseases. The emphasis is on clinical skills and we have again a great line up of experienced clinicians who are also accomplished speakers to share their expertise on how they approach the diagnosis and management of a large spectrum of retinal diseases. As usual, we have updates on very common conditions such as AMD and PCV but there is also a strong focus on less commonly encountered conditions which can be challenging to diagnose and manage- such as lymphoma, mactel and autoimmune retinopathy to name but a few. This seminar is suitable for any health care professional who is involved with the care of patients with macular and retinal diseases. They will gain knowledge and understanding of the pathogenetic changes in the ocular fundus and how these changes give rise to the different imaging characteristics that can be used in diagnosis and monitoring of treatment response. The programme is very different from year to year with fresh topics and new speakers and the 2019 programme will certainly provide a lot of interest, inspiration as well as knowledge and skill transfer for practitioners at all levels. It is certainly worth attending in 2019 even if you have attended this seminar in the past.

Max Places: 120

CESR Applicants Training Day

Sep 17
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 17th September 2019 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

Paediatric cataract seminar

Sep 20
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

IOL Fixation Course

Oct 04
2019

Venue: The 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

Student Ophthalmology Review Day

Oct 11
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Medical students all learn ophthalmology. However, knowledge and skills gained on ophthalmology attachments can atrophy with lack of use. This refresher course is intended for medical students who want to cover the essential knowledge and core skills in a day. By the end of the day, students should be able to safely assess patients presenting with an ophthalmic problem and make an appropriate management or referral decision.

Max Places: 20

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Seminar

Oct 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is an enigmatic disease which is poorly understood and for which there is limited evidence for what treatments should be given to manage it. This seminar will cover our current understanding of the aetiology of CSCR through to the latest evidence on the best management of the condition. The seminar will be led by Professors Lotery and Sivaprasad and include other researchers who are actively developing new treatments for this condition. It will be of interest to any doctor who wishes to better understand and treat patients affected with CSCR.

Max Places: 60

New Consultants Course

Nov 04
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This two-day course is run by Miss Anna Maino and is aimed at senior trainees, fellows and recently appointed consultant ophthalmologists. The modules are designed to address the gap between the knowledge acquired during training and the non-clinical skills needed on a daily basis and it will ease the transition to becoming a consultant ophthalmologist. Day 1 is dedicated to job planning, how to deal with complaints, establishing a new service and team leadership. Day 2 is focused on managing trainees/colleagues, appraisal and revalidation, mentoring, situational awareness and resilience training.

Max Places: 60

Primary Care Ophthalmology

Nov 11
2019

Venue: The 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. Topics this year will include updates on thyroid eye disease, referral management schemes in ophthalmology and the role of tele-ophthalmology in primary care ophthalmology. We will also cover how to use social media to keep up to date (micro-learning) and a mini- workshop on the role of mentoring and buddying for GPs with a special interest and other ophthalmologists. We will round the day off with a series of interesting cases - the ever popular ‘Hornby’s Odd Ball Eye Cases’. 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. There is good opportunity for networking in the coffee and lunchbreaks.

Max Places: 60

SAS 10th National Eye Meeting

Nov 15
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Paediatric ophthalmology seminar

Nov 20
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Oculoplastics Curriculum Based Course

Nov 21
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A two day course combining lectures and practical work.

Max Places: 12

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 28
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Inherited retinal diseases - bench, beside and beyond

Dec 04
2019

Venue: The 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 an exponential increase in Phase I/II and III clinical trials. There is now the first approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65, with other therapies likely to be approved in the next 12-18 months. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update

Max Places: 60