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Due to COVID-19 pandemic, RCOphth is continuing to review how we may provide educational and training courses during this time, both online and with physical events at our office in Euston, London. View our response to the pandemic here COVID-19 Clinical management and guidance.

For updates on webinars, seminars and skills courses available, please visit the respective pages or view the listings below.

Course, seminars and webinars

OPT Training The Trainers

Apr 19
2021

City: Online via Zoom

Description: This course is suitable for Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic Nurses who are experienced in education and would like to implement the OPT programme in their unit or region. 18 delegates max

Places Available: Fully Booked

Student Ophthalmology Review Day (SORD)

Apr 21
2021

City: Zoom

Description: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is again running a study day for medical students, this time on Wednesday 21th April 2021.  The day is intended to cover clinical knowledge and skills at a level appropriate for medical students in their clinical years. It will be delivered via Zoom, will cost £50, and will be taken by Dr Michael Williams, Ophthalmology Consultant and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Medical Education in Queen's University of Belfast, and RCOphth lead for Undergraduates and Foundation doctors. This is the third time that the College has run such a day. The last two such days have proved very popular and sold out. Below is a selection of feedback: “The course was well run and delivered”. “Well worth the admission fee”. “Engaging and very informative course”. ”A great learning experience”.

Places Available: 9

OPT Training The Trainers

Apr 23
2021

City: London

Description: This course is suitable for Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic Nurses who are experienced in education and would like to implement the OPT programme in their unit or region. There is no charge but capacity is limited to 18 delegates max.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Practice Variation and Medicolegal Issues

Apr 27
2021

City: Zoom

Description: Practice Variation and Medicolegal Issues - is your practice variance negligent? We will cover the results of 18 months of practice variance survey highlighting where we vary in practice and the implications of this. The talk will feature an interactive quiz where we can compare our views and analyse the differences. We will discuss the medicolegal implications of being a practice outlier and the problems we mat face from a medicolegal perspective for clinical decisions which are in the minority of views. We will discuss how we can avoid criticism of these variances.

Places Available: 481

Cataract Surgery Complications – 29 April 2021

Apr 29
2021

City: London

Description: This course will focus on the practical management of posterior capsule rupture and zonular dialysis. This will be a “hands on” course with the emphasis on practicing anterior vitrectomy techniques, the use of capsular tension rings, capsule hooks and sulcus IOL implantation. There will also be interactive small group teaching on how to prevent surgical complications during  phacoemulsification surgery.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Curriculum Derogations 2021

Apr 29
2021

City: Online via Zoom

Description: Trainees and trainers are invited to join a Zoom webinar on Thursday, 29 April 2021 to learn more about the temporary curriculum derogations and how portfolio evidence should be assessed for 2021 ARCPs.  Participants will be able to take part in a Q&A session.

Places Available: 475

Training the Trainers Supervision

Apr 30
2021

City: Zoom

Description: This course will help teachers and trainers develop a variety of educational skills that will engage trainees and help them learn efficiently and effectively. The course is suitable for all doctors who are responsible for teaching and training ophthalmologists, Eye Care Professionals or medical students. may need to be changed for each event it is used for.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 10 May 2021

May 10
2021

City: London

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 11 May 2021

May 11
2021

City: London

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

IOL Fixation Course – 14 May 2021

May 14
2021

City: London

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.  This course is aimed mainly at consultants and very senior trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Management and Leadership in Ophthalmology

Jun 4
2021

City: Via Zoom

Description: Ophthalmology services are under increasing pressure and it is more important than ever for all ophthalmologists, clinical and non-clinical managers leading, or involved in developing and delivering, services to strengthen their non clinical leadership and management skills. The global Covid pandemic makes this even more urgent but, at the same time, has created new opportunities.  This is the second College Management and Leadership Seminar, suitable for a wide range of clinical and non clinical staff involved in or overseeing ophthalmology services, and also of interest to commissioners and service improvement staff. The topics are wide ranging and will be set in the context of current national developments and demands in ophthalmology provision and the wider aspects of recovery from Covid. Some of the most important day to day areas, such as job planning, dealing with failing colleagues, basics of budgets and business cases, HR issues, all set within the framework of ophthalmology, will be covered. We will also look at integration of regional and community pathways and how this fits with changes in the commissioning landscape. In addition we look at some fascinating higher level areas, including culture change, local and national transformation agendas and the move towards greater co-ordination and collaboration between professionals and different healthcare organisations. It should prove to be a valuable, practical and stimulating day and a chance to network with key multidisciplinary colleagues and leaders throughout the UK. Please note this event will be online via Zoom.

Places Available: 23

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 17 June 2021

Jun 17
2021

City: London

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 18 June 2021

Jun 18
2021

City: London

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

CESR Training Day

Jun 22
2021

City: London

Description: This session would be beneficial for anyone thinking of or in the process of applying for Specialist Registration via the CESR route including what is CESR and who is eligible to apply?

Places Available: 22

Multi-disciplinary Oculoplastics – Bringing you the Best

Jun 24
2021

City: London

Description: This symposium is a joint-venture between the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and BOPPS.We hope to showcase updates in lacrimal, orbital and  oculoplastic surgery including reconstructive and aesthetic  elements. We will also focus on multidisciplinary collaboration which is so important within our specialty. We have speakers from our own specialty and from multidisciplinary teams contributing. The topics covered include updates on new techniques and treatments, interesting cases and promoting best practice using a multidisciplinary approach. Organised and chaired by Mr Ahmad Aziz, Miss Rajni Jain, Miss Carole Jones, Miss Vickie Lee, Mr David Verity & Mr Colin Vize

Places Available: 51

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 9 September 2021

Sep 9
2021

City: London

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course -10 September 2021

Sep 10
2021

City: London

Description: This course is designed to serve as an introduction to ophthalmic surgery and will offer an opportunity for trainees to learn some of the core skills that form the building blocks of ophthalmic surgery. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic and at least 5 hours of simulated surgery using the latest model eyes. The course is open to Foundation Doctors, Medical students, Overseas Doctors, in fact anyone who is considering a career in ophthalmology.

Places Available: Fully Booked