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Microsurgical Skills Course - FEBRUARY 2018

Feb 07
2018

Venue: RCOphth - Skills Courses

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

How to get research funded and published

Feb 08
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Chaired by Professor Andrew Lotery this seminar will be in two parts. Firstly it will provide delegates with helpful information on how to organise and fund their research. Secondly it will explain how to effectively organise their writing to maximise the chances of getting a research paper accepted.

Max Places: 60

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Workshop

Feb 21
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The National Ophthalmology Database Audit team will be holding a Quality Improvement workshop on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists from 10.00am to 3.00pm. This workshop is free to attend and available to anyone participating or wishing to participate in the cataract audit. Please contact noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk to register to attend. Places are limited to 60 and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Max Places: 60

Ophthalmologists and Optometrists – working together working differently

Mar 02
2018

Venue: Postgraduate Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Description: This is the third annual seminar joint with the College of Optometrists. We aim to bring together commissioners, clinical professionals of all types from community, primary and secondary care and managers of ophthalmology services to break down traditional barriers, learn from and help each other to innovate and sustain cost effective, efficient, patient centred eye services. We examine how decisions are made on eye service provision and change by commissioners and how local eye health networks can be best involved, and learn about national programmes to support innovation such development of a consistent national training programme for clinical professionals to deliver common clinical competency roles and a national elective care transformation project. We hear from those who have delivered successful new models of care, and how they assessed “success”, and from those who are on the journey. We will hold a “surgery” to help those at the early phase of transformation to move forward and overcome barriers.

Max Places: 100

CESR Applicants Training Day - March 2018

Mar 06
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 06 March 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

Microsurgical Skills Course - MARCH 2018

Mar 07
2018

Venue: RCOphth - Skills Courses

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

Mentoring Skills - March 2018

Mar 12
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: We are pleased to announce that we will be having two one day courses in 2018 in Mentoring Skills for anyone who is involved in training, supporting trainees and colleagues or just curious about the benefits and skills involved in mentoring and coaching. It would be valuable for all consultants, SAS doctors and senior trainees. The course will give you the theory behind mentoring and time to increase your own practical skills. One definition of mentoring is just “.. bringing out the brilliance of others…"

Max Places: 16

Training the Trainers for Trainees

Mar 16
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The morning course “Teaching & Enhancing Learning” will help teachers and trainers develop a variety of educational skills that will engage trainees and help them learn efficiently and effectively. The afternoon course “Supervision in Practice” will help Supervisors of Training develop skills to make their conversations with trainees more valuable for learning. The courses are suitable for all doctors who are responsible for teaching and training ophthalmologists, Eye Care Professionals or medical students. They use a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day. Pre-recorded lectures (taking about 4-6 hours) will be circulated beforehand to support the small-group work.

Max Places: 36

Intermediate Phacoemulsification Course

Mar 16
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.

Places Available: Limited Availability

5th NIHR Industry Studies Master Class

Apr 10
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This is the 5th year of our successful research masterclass for industry studies. The masterclass is aimed at experienced as well new researchers - Consultants, trainees, research nurses as well as research managers as well as clinical service managers would benefit from the rich information included in the masterclass programme. The faculty is drawn from experienced researchers engaged in clinical research in NHS, NIHR CRN managers and industry representatives. This masterclass is renowned to provide researcher centred educational content and practical advice that can be translated directly in research practice. The topics are carefully selected and include site selection and feasibility, patient recruitment and retention strategies, research finance- industry studies costing template, as well as patient/public involvement in research. Further enhancing already popular masterclass, this year we have introduced a talk on NIHR study support service, as well as how local clinical research network (LCRN) can support your research. Enhance this already popular masterclass.

Max Places: 60

Management and leadership in ophthalmology

Apr 16
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This is the inaugural meeting to facilitate effective joint working of clinicians and managers. The seminar is aimed at ophthalmologists and other ophthalmic healthcare professionals, particularly those seeking to or currently managing and leading ophthalmic services (clinicians and clinician managers), and for non-clinical professionals who manage ophthalmic services (non-clinical managers). It will provide a good understanding of some crucial elements for safely and effectively managing and leading services, and provide managers and clinicians with a better understanding of each other’s roles and perspectives, breaking down barriers for better joint working.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course - APRIL 2018

Apr 18
2018

Venue: RCOphth - Skills Courses

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

Ultrasound Course

May 02
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This one day course, run by Mr Hatem Atta, introduces the basic training in ophthalmic ultrasound. The course provides opportunity to conduct “hand-on-hand” supervised scanning on volunteers. It is suitable for all grades of ophthalmologists and allied professions.

Max Places: 18

Mentoring Skills - May 2018

May 04
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: We are pleased to announce that we will be having two one day courses in 2018 in Mentoring Skills for anyone who is involved in training, supporting trainees and colleagues or just curious about the benefits and skills involved in mentoring and coaching. It would be valuable for all consultants, SAS doctors and senior trainees. The course will give you the theory behind mentoring and time to increase your own practical skills. One definition of mentoring is just “.. bringing out the brilliance of others…"

Max Places: 16

Microsurgical Skills Course - MAY 2018

May 16
2018

Venue: RCOphth - Skills Courses

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

Practical neuro-ophthalmology in children and adolescents

Jun 12
2018

Venue: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Description: This seminar is aimed at consultant ophthalmologists, ophthalmic trainees & orthoptists and aims to address the most common paediatric and adolescent neuro-ophthalmic disorders encountered in clinical practice. There will be contributions from paediatric ophthalmologists, neurologists and oncologists. Topics to be covered: • The assessment of suspicious optic disc referrals from primary care and how services can be reconfigured to manage these referrals. • The assessment and management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension from both the ophthalmic and neurological point of view. • The Headsmart programme to promote the earlier diagnosis of brain tumours. • How the ophthalmologist can contribute to the management of paediatric and adolescent brain tumours. • The assessment and management of the acute onset squint. • Acquired optic neuropathies in children and adolescents.

Max Places: 60

Global ophthalmology seminar - how to get involved as a team

Jun 15
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Globally, there are 37 million people blind. 80% of this blindness is avoidable. Major efforts have been undertaken in the past 20 years to tackle this burden of blindness and vision impairment throughout the world. The UK has a strong and long history of partnership, skills-sharing, capacity-development, and research in blindness prevention throughout the globe. This Global Ophthalmology Seminar draws on the experience and expertise of a wide range of International and UK speakers. The main aim is to not only address major updates on primary causes of blindness and vision impairment in the world; but to also explore ‘How to get involved, as a team’: in-depth, responsibly, and sustainably.

Max Places: 60

Microsurcial Skills Course - JUNE 2018

Jun 20
2018

Venue: RCOphth - Skills Courses

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

Skills in imaging, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases

Jul 12
2018

Venue: Wellcome Trust

Max Places: 120

CESR Applicants Training Day - September 2018

Sep 11
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 11 September 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

Modern dilemmas in uveitis management

Sep 28
2018

Venue: Postgraduate Education Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Description: This one-day seminar will provide an update on current best management for aspects of uveitis including the selection and management of oral immunosuppression and biologic treatment, the management of complications including secondary glaucoma, macular disease (macular oedema, ERM and choroidal neovascular membranes), therapeutic and diagnostic vitrectomy, and the diagnosis and management of intraocular lymphoma. The seminar is aimed at consultants, fellows and trainees practising in the field of intraocular inflammatory disease, or developing an interest in that area.

Max Places: 60

SAS 9th National Eye Meeting

Nov 16
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 29
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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.

Max Places: 60