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Microsurgical Skills Course- OCTOBER 2018

Oct 17
2018

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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College are unable to move your booking.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Student Ophthalmology Review Day

Nov 02
2018

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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

New Consultants Course

Nov 05
2018

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

Mentoring Skills - November 2018

Nov 08
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Mentoring skills - a one day course. What is 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

DSEK - November 2018

Nov 08
2018

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

Intermediate Phacoemulsification course

Nov 09
2018

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.

Max Places: 12

Primary Care Ophthalmology Seminar

Nov 12
2018

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 updates on development of a careers for GPs with a special interest in ophthalmology, patient related outcome measures (PROMS) for primary care ophthalmology and NICE guidance for AMD, How to diagnose chronic conjunctivitis, the role of OCT in glaucoma management and visual disturbance in children. 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

Microsurgical Skills Course - NOVEMBER 2018

Nov 14
2018

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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College are unable to move your booking.

Places Available: Fully Booked

SAS 9th National Eye Meeting

Nov 16
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: An interactive day with talks on common conditions in Paediatric Ophthalmology, Diabetic retinopathy, Thyroid Eye Disease, management skills for SAS doctors, and mentoring & buddying.

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicants Training Day - November 2018

Nov 20
2018

Venue:

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 20 November 2018 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

Ophthalmologists in Training (OTG) 2018 Annual Symposium

Nov 23
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The Ophthalmologists in Training (OTG) 2018 Annual Symposium consists of a series of lectures with highly-regarded speakers giving talks on real-world aspects of ophthalmology to help day-to-day practice. The programme has been designed in consultation with trainees and is tailored to their needs. It is open to all trainees - OST1-4's are especially encouraged to apply.

Max Places: 60

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Workshop

Nov 26
2018

Venue: Horizon Leeds

Description: The NOD team will be hosting free to attend Quality Improvement (QI) workshop for anyone participating or wishing to participate in the cataract audit on Monday, 26 November 2018 at Horizon Leeds Conference Centre, LS10 1JR from 10.00am to 3.30pm. The workshop will cover all aspects of the NOD Audit: Prof John Sparrow will highlight report outcomes and recommendations, Mr Chris Heaven, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Trust will explain the benefits of auditing cataract data, plus there will be drop-in sessions with Medisoft and Open Eyes. Do come along and invite your ophthalmology colleagues or representatives from your department to hear how the NOD Audit benefits you and your patients. Please register your attendance with noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk.

Max Places: 55

Oculoplastics Curriculum Based Course

Nov 29
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A two day course combining lectures and practical work. Suitable for ST3 and above

Max Places: 12

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 29
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A practical day to help and support Clinical Leads. Sessions on making sense of NHS finances; the failing consultant - how and when to seek help' ; personal experience from someone who has been there' Clinical Leads survival guides from the College; the 'SAFE' framework and the Clinical Council for Healthcare Commissioning. Most of all, the opportunity to have some time out to reflect, discuss problems and even find solutions with colleagues from around the country.

Max Places: 60

Neuro ophthalmology the unmissable

Nov 30
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Unmissable’ adjective 1. so good that it should not be missed (Collins English Dictionary) 2. disorders, that by their threat to life or sight, that should not be missed (British Neuro-Ophthalmologists) This seminar will review 10 disorders that must be diagnosed quickly and managed appropriately in order to prevent loss of life or sight. Four experienced neuro-ophthalmologists will review these disorders, beginning with a typical case, and going on to discuss why they are important, and key features in their presentation and management. Dr Swarup Chavda, an experienced interventional neuroradiologist, will comment on the neuro-imaging as we run through the day. Delegates will be encouraged to participate in each case presentation and, for this reason, the programme doesn’t list the diagnoses. Handouts, summarising the key features of each disorder will be available.

Places Available: Fully Booked

The eyes are windows to our future

Dec 04
2018

Venue: The Wellcome Collection

Description: This inaugural public lecture will be delivered by eminent ophthalmologist Professor Sir Peng T Khaw. Find out how research into the human visual system is helping to save our most precious sense. When asked, people will say that eyesight is their most precious sense. But most people will not understand how complex and vital their eyesight is until things start changing. As a highly social species, we use all our senses to interact with others. But sight is one of the most effective and useful in our ability to observe and navigate our surroundings, discern attitudes by facial expressions and body language, colours, light and shade. Professor Khaw will take audiences through an extraordinary journey of the science behind our eyes, from how the visual system takes up more space in our brain than all other senses combined, to how it uses more than 10% of our body’s energy with some retina cells consuming more than heart cells. As the population ages, it is important research continues to play a vital role in eye disease management. Professor Khaw will fascinate the audience further with insights into how research and advances in gene therapy and the use of microdevices in the eye less than a millimetre in width are used to treat eye disease. Places are restricted, so please book early. Tickets are priced at £5. Please arrive at 5.45pm to get seated by 6.15pm in time for the start of the lecture. A copy of your booking receipt is required for entry. Tickets are not transferrable.

Max Places: 100

Inherited Retinal Diseases: Bench, Bedside and Beyond

Dec 05
2018

Venue: 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 Phase I/II and III clinical trials. Most recently with the first approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update.

Max Places: 60

Mentoring Skills - December 2018

Dec 10
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Mentoring skills - a one day course. What is 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

Microsurgical Skills Course- DECEMBER 2018

Dec 12
2018

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. Please ensure when booking that you can definitely attend the dates listed as the College are unable to move your booking.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Microsurgical Skills Course - January 2019

Jan 23
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 are unable to move your booking.

Max Places: 22

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.

Max Places: 60

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 are unable to move your booking. Please ensure you have a GMC number. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please email the College skills.centre@rcophth,ac.uk

Max Places: 22

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

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 are unable to move your booking. Please ensure you have a GMC number. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please email the College skills.centre@rcophth,ac.uk

Max Places: 22

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 are unable to move your booking. Please ensure you have a GMC number. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please email the College skills.centre@rcophth,ac.uk

Max Places: 22

Microsurgical Skills Course - May 2019

May 15
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 are unable to move your booking. Please ensure you have a GMC number. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please email the College skills.centre@rcophth,ac.uk

Max Places: 22

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 are unable to move your booking. Please ensure you have a GMC number. If you are unsure whether this course is suitable for you, please email the College skills.centre@rcophth,ac.uk

Max Places: 22