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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

Intro to Phacoemulsification course Hull 31Aug – 1Sept 2021

Aug 31
2021

Location: Hull

Description: Please note this course is taking place at the Hull Institute of Learning and Simulation (HILS) and is only to be booked by OST1 trainees assigned to Yorkshire and Humber deanery.  This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2021.

Places Available: 1

Intro to Phacoemulsification course 2-3 September 2021

Sep 2
2021

Location: London

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes.  We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete at least 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 post in 2021.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Intro to Phacoemulsification course 6-7 September 2021

Sep 6
2021

Location: London

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2021.

Places Available: 3

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 9 September 2021

Sep 9
2021

Location: 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

Location: 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

Sep 13
2021

Location: 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: 17

Intro to Phacoemulsification course 16-17 September 2021

Sep 16
2021

Location: London

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2021.

Places Available: Fully Booked

How to manage nystagmus – A practical guide 17 Sept 2021

Sep 17
2021

Location: Zoom

Description: This seminar will give delegates an invaluable guide to managing nystagmus. There will be lots of time for discussion. The event will run from 09.25 - 13.00.

Places Available: 80

Intro to Phacoemulsification course 20-21 September 2021

Sep 20
2021

Location: London

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2021.

Places Available: 8

Intro to Phacoemulsification course 23-24 September 2021

Sep 23
2021

Location: London

Description: This 2-day course is designed to serve as an introduction to phacoemulsification cataract surgery for ST1 and LAT trainees who have completed the EyeSi courseware A and B training. The focus will be on hands-on practical experience with only short introductions to each topic followed by practice on a variety of model eyes. We guarantee that each trainee will have the opportunity to complete 10 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course is only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or a LAT (ST1) post commencing in August 2021.

Places Available: 10

Emergency eye care – 14.00 – 16.00 24 September 2021

Sep 24
2021

Location: Via Zoom

Description: Firstly, Emergency Eye Care services are pivotal to the provision of overall ophthalmic care. Eye Casualty is where many patients' first contact with ophthalmic services occurs, and is the filter for many patients who require further care. The ever-increasing demands on the NHS are well documented. This webinar considers how Emergency Eye Care services can adapt to meet these challenges, and serve all the stakeholders well? Secondly, no matter what our place is in the eye care landscape, we may all encounter patients requiring urgent ophthalmic care (not least as some senior clinicians were redeployed to Eye Casualties at the start of the pandemic). A clinical primer on emergency eye conditions is a valuable chance to learn or revisit what we all should know.

Places Available: 98

Ocular oncology demystified seminar – 30 September 2021

Sep 30
2021

Location: London

Description: This seminar is being organised in the memory of Ms Victoria Cohen. Chaired by Mr Vikas Chadha, Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology and Gartnavel General Hospital Glasgow & Professor Mandeep Sagoo, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital. This seminar will cover a wide range of topics and will include guest lectures from Professor Carol Karp from the Bascom  Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and Professor Carol Shields from the Wills Eye Hospital & Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. The event will be in person and live streamed.

Places Available: 80

Ocular Trauma – 8 October 2021

Oct 8
2021

Location: London

Description: The ocular trauma course is a practical course which will focus on the management of complex corneal lacerations, iris trauma, corneo-scleral  lacerations, globe rupture, lid laceration and canalicular repair. This will be a “hands on” course with the emphasis on practicing surgical techniques and interactive small group teaching, rather than didactic lectures. The course is aimed at Ophthalmologists who provide surgical on-call services such as ST5-7 trainees, Fellows and Consultants.

Places Available: 14

IOL Fixation Course – 11 October 2021

Oct 11
2021

Location: 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: 9

Infectious Uveitis seminar – 13 October 2021

Oct 13
2021

Location: Manchester

Description: This seminar will explore clinical practice and research in Infectious Uveitis. In this field making a rapid, accurate diagnosis is essential to starting specific treatment and making the difference between good outcome or not. Experienced expert speakers will discuss intra-ocular pathogens encountered in the UK and globally, presenting clinical aspects and informative research. Viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites are all covered, including when and where to seek interdisciplinary working. Topically, the ocular effects of COVID-19 are included, as will a survey of the link between infection and autoimmunity with respect to the eye. The Infectious Uveitis seminar is aimed at any ophthalmologist who sees uveitis patients; in uveitis clinics, in medical retina clinics, in emergency or general ophthalmic care. Ophthalmologists in training, consultant and SAS ophthalmologists are all welcome, as well as delegates from overseas.

Places Available: 94

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 14 October 2021

Oct 14
2021

Location: 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 – 15 October 2021

Oct 15
2021

Location: 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 – 4 November 2021

Nov 4
2021

Location: 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

Modern approach in Vitreoretinal surgery – 4 November 2021

Nov 4
2021

Location: Via Zoom

Description: This course is ideal for optometrists, nurses, fellows and surgeons who are looking to update their knowledge on common aspects of Vitreoretinal surgery. We will discuss the major issues in the management of the macula in RRD repair, macular hole surgery, timing of vitrectomy in diabetic tractional retinal detachment, trauma, uveitis and complications of cataract surgery. This course aims to provide insights to the frequent questions that arise in daily clinical practice. Chaired by Tom Williamson and Anna Grabowska. The course will  take place via Zoom from 10.00 - 14.15.

Places Available: 93

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course – 5 November 2021

Nov 5
2021

Location: 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

SAS 12th National Eye Meeting – 19 November 2021

Nov 19
2021

Location: London

Description:

Places Available: 40

Primary Care Ophthalmology – 3 December 2021

Dec 3
2021

Location: London

Description: This session chaired by Miss Stella Hornby & Miss Rajni Jain will cover topics relevant for continuing professional development for general ophthalmologists, GPs with a special interest in ophthalmology and Optometrists with an extended role. There will be a mixture of relevant CPD on clinical practical ophthalmology as well as on elective transformation of patient pathways. Clinical topics this year will include updates watery eyes, the vitreoretinal interface, and how to diagnose optic neuritis.  We will also cover the NHS Transformation Project for Ophthalmology, use of artificial intelligence in cataract follow ups & prioritisation. 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 lunch breaks. This seminar will be held live. If government rules change, it will be converted to online.

Places Available: 40