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Microsurgical Skills Course - JUNE

Jun 14
2017

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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

Places Available: Fully Booked

DSEK Curriculum Based Course

Jun 21
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: DSEK surgery has become the standard approach for treating corneal endothelial failure. Penetrating keratoplasty remains more suitable for some patients, while DMEK is coming into increasing use, especially in patients with Fuch’s dystrophy, and otherwise excellent prognosis. This course aims to teach the theory and practise of DSEK, with an emphasis on small-group wet-lab surgery. The course instructors (Leyland and Anandan) each have 10 years’ experience in DSEK surgery, and first organised the RCOphth DSEK wet-lab in 2013. Human corneas are provided for donor preparation, and can be used also for DMEK donor preparation practise.

Max Places: 12

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Jun 28
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A one day lecture course incorporating an orthoptic workshop including Cover test, strabismus measurement techniques, binocular vision assessment, interpretation of Hess, visual measurement techniques). Suitable for ST3 and above.

Max Places: 20

Skills in Imaging, Diagnosis and Management of Retinal Diseases

Jul 06
2017

Venue: The Royal College of GPs

Description: Interpretation of multimodal diagnostic imaging is now a major part of the retina subspecialty and plays a crucial role in the decision making process that is required for the clinical management of patients with retinal diseases. The seminar is designed for all practitioners involved in the delivery of care in retinal services and aims to consolidate core knowledge and skills essential for everyday practice and also provides updates on newer techniques in diagnosis and provides current opinions on management approaches and therapies. Every year there are new topics on the common conditions and also an update of some rare conditions. Each year the programme is refreshed with lots of new information and coverage. The faculty is comprised of experienced speakers who can show the systematic approaches that they use for interpreting retinal images and making therapeutic decisions in their everyday retinal practice. This seminar will be chaired by Professor Yit Yang, Professor Heinrich Heimann & Mr Pearse Keane.

Max Places: 120

Microsurgical Skills Course- SEPTEMBER

Sep 13
2017

Venue: 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

Max Places: 22

DVLA

Sep 15
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar is being run by the College’s representative to the Secretary of State for Transport's Honorary Medical Advisory Panel Meetings panel for visual disorders. The seminar will cover current regulations, what you should do in clinic, visual fields and exceptionality, the concept of full functional adaptation, what the DVLA panel does and the process of appeal, and case study discussion. The seminar is aimed at all ophthalmologists and allied health professionals who also advise patients on vision standards and driving. It will help the delegates familiarise themselves with the current standards and approaches to discussion with patients.

Max Places: 60

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Sep 19
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar has been designed to investigate current practice for posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). This condition is the commonest event in the vitreous and is the major cause of virtreoretinal disorders such as retinal detachment and macular conditions. The correct management of PVD is uncertain. There is considerable variability in the clinical assessment of PVD in the community and in the hospital. PVD is a common cause of medicolegal referral. The seminar will look at the symptoms, pathology, modelling, management and therapy of PVD. The hope is to start a discussion of the condition to aim for a consensus on how to manage PVD and what standards of care are reasonable and achievable.

Max Places: 60

Practical Skills in Retinal Imaging

Sep 25
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: To describe the basic principles of retinal imaging modalities and their current clinical applications. To describe the advantages and disadvantages of each imaging modality, their indications for clinical use, and practical suggestions regarding image acquisition. To provide an overview of standard image grading systems and their associated nomenclature. Suitable for: • Trainees all grades especially ST1-ST5 • All doctors preparing for FRCOphth exams • Allied Health Professionals involved in retinal or macular services • Ophthalmic photographers and retinal screeners • Optometrists who provide retinal imaging services • SAS doctors involved in retinal or macular services • Quick updates for Consultants

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicants Training Day

Sep 26
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 26 September 2017 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

Training the Trainers - Trainees In Difficulty

Oct 02
2017

Venue: 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 uses a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day.

Max Places: 36

IOL Fixation Course

Oct 13
2017

Venue: 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

Max Places: 12

Microsurgical Skills Course- OCTOBER

Oct 25
2017

Venue: 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

Max Places: 22

Microsurgical Skills Course- NOVEMBER

Nov 15
2017

Venue: 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

Max Places: 22

Day 1 - Research changes lives - how to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice

Nov 15
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days, although each day may be booked independently. The organisers are Phillippa Cumberland and Jugnoo Rahi, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL. 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. An interactive ‘research surgery’ session each day will allow participants to discuss their research proposal. Details of the programme and speakers are available below.

Max Places: 60

Day 2 - Research changes lives - how to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice

Nov 16
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days, although each day may be booked independently. The organisers are Phillippa Cumberland and Jugnoo Rahi, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL. 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. An interactive ‘research surgery’ session each day will allow participants to discuss their research proposal. Details of the programme and speakers are available below.

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicants Training Day

Nov 21
2017

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Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 21 November 2017 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 28
2017

Venue: 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 as well as for those involved in commissioning. Topics this year will include an update on Giant Cell Arteritis, Ocular side effects of Biologic therapy for cancer, Botox in the 21st century and new surgical options for glaucoma management as well as interpretation of visual fields and how to increase uptake of diabetic eye screening from General Practice. Results of a Service redesign project in Oxfordshire (Minor Eye Conditions Scheme) and also outcomes from the London Local Eye Health Network including IT pilots will be covered. 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.

Max Places: 60

Microsugical Skills Course- DECEMBER

Dec 06
2017

Venue: 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

Max Places: 22