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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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

RCOphth/ ICO joint meeting - Life and sight threatening conditions

Feb 08
2019

Venue: Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

Description: Joint meeting Irish College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of Ophthalmologists Learning Centre, Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Dublin, Adelaide Road. Friday 8th February. 9.30am to 12.30pm Each speaker will focus on a sub specialty of ophthalmology presenting two cases which emphasize the importance of first visit to the outcome. Audience participation is encouraged. Each speaker will have 20 minutes, including Q&A. Neuro-Ophthalmology - Mr Mike Burdon, President RCOphth. Peadiatric Ophthalmology - Mr Alan Mulvihill, Edinburgh. Emergency Ophthalmology - Dr Evelyn O Neill, Dublin. Retina - Miss Julie Sylvestrie, Belfast. The session is scheduled as part of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Charter Day meetings. For further information on the full programme; http://www.rcsi.ie/charterday2019 If you wish to attend the Ophthalmology session only there is no registration fee - please contact siobhan.kelly@eyedoctors.ie

Max Places: 50

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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Mentoring Skills - March 2019

Mar 11
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: What’s 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

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

Refractive surgery - all you need to know

Mar 19
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: 'This one day symposium will give detailed insight in to the refractive surgery. There will be several renowned speakers talking about laser and lens based refractive surgery, patient selection, investigations, managing complications and managing unhappy patients. The delegates will get the detailed overview into all aspects of refractive surgery in one day.

Max Places: 60

Intermediate Phacoemulsification course

Mar 22
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This course is aimed at those who have performed between 50 and 100 phaco operations independently. Comprising both lecture and practical components, the courses concentrate on teaching the skills required for more difficult cases.

Places Available: Limited Availability

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

Leadership Clinic 1: How To Get Things Done In The NHS

Apr 03
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The day will outline how decisions are made in the modern NHS system and how to influence those in charge to get what you and your department need. It will also provide an opportunity to network and share your own experiences in delivering safe ophthalmic services in very difficult NHS circumstances. The seminar is aimed at clinical leads, service leads and consultants, but may also be suitable for ophthalmic nurse managers and senior fellows with an interest in future clinical leadership roles.

Max Places: 60

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

Cornea Curriculum Course

May 02
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Two day course on Corneal transplantation and Common Corneal procedures (including Amniotic membrane transplantation). Didactic and interactive lectures with Wetlabs.

Places Available: Limited Availability

CESR Applicants Training Day

May 07
2019

Venue:

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 07th May 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

RCOphth Annual Congress 20 - 23 May 2019

May 20
2019

Venue: SEC, Glasgow

Description: The Annual Congress is a four day medical, scientific and educational conference enabling delegates to hear about the latest developments in ophthalmic practice and research, learn how others manage conditions, listen to a wide variety of speakers across all disciplines and from around the world and to meet and collaborate. Parallel sessions featuring all ophthalmic topics take place over the first three days. The fourth day is dedicated to subspecialties for a more in depth look. In 2019 these are glaucoma, retina, cornea, neuro ophthalmology and emergency medicine.

Max Places: 1500

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

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

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

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 28
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60