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CESR Applicants Training Day

Sep 17
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 17th September 2019 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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Paediatric cataract seminar

Sep 20
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The global prevalence of childhood cataract is approximately 1:10,000. Therefore, this condition is not rare, and is encountered by most Paediatric Ophthalmology services in the UK. Current UK practice varies widely due to: co-existing ocular and non-ocular pathologies, the urgency of surgery, the importance of amblyopia in this age group, variable access to diagnostic tools, variations in age and severity of onset, lack of data on specific age groups and many other factors. Patient’s care often continues for many years and involves large teams, commonly in more than one centre and with surgical management centralised to tertiary referral hospitals. In this meeting, we will discuss all aspects of patient care, from identification, through diagnosis, treatment and aftercare. The day will provide valuable insights and discussion topics which will be useful for any eye care professional who comes into contact with childhood cataract.

Max Places: 60

IOL Fixation Course

Oct 04
2019

Venue: The 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

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 9 October 2019

Oct 09
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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

Training the Trainers Supervisor Courses- Supervision of Training in Practice

Oct 10
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Training the Trainer-Supervision of Training in Practice :This course will help Clinical and Educational Supervisors develop skills to make their conversations with trainees more valuable for learning and is more suitable for all doctors of ST6 and above.

Max Places: 15

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 10 October 2019

Oct 10
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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

Student Ophthalmology Review Day

Oct 11
2019

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

Training the Trainer for Trainees

Oct 15
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Training The Trainer for Trainees will help trainers and trainees develop a variety of educational skills that will engage fellow trainees and trainers and help them learn efficiently and effectively. This course uses a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day. The pre-recorded lectures and reflective work (taking about 4 hours, 4 extra CPD points awarded) is essential for all delegates to complete because it supports the small-group work to be undertaken during the session.

Max Places: 20

NOD Workshop

Oct 24
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The NOD team will be hosting free to attend Quality Improvement (QI) workshops for anyone participating or wishing to participate in the national cataract audit. The workshop will cover all aspects of the NOD Audit: including the latest report outcomes and recommendations, the future of the NOD, plus there will be drop-in sessions with Medisoft and Open Eyes. The workshop will take place between 10.00 - 15.30. Please contact noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk to book.

Max Places: 60

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy Seminar

Oct 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is an enigmatic disease which is poorly understood and for which there is limited evidence for what treatments should be given to manage it. This seminar will cover our current understanding of the aetiology of CSCR through to the latest evidence on the best management of the condition. The seminar will be led by Professors Lotery and Sivaprasad and include other researchers who are actively developing new treatments for this condition. It will be of interest to any doctor who wishes to better understand and treat patients affected with CSCR.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 31 October - 1 November 2019

Oct 31
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 20 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 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 4-5 November 2019

Nov 04
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 20 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 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

New Consultants Course

Nov 04
2019

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

NOD Workshop

Nov 08
2019

Venue: IET Birmingham

Description: The NOD team will be hosting free to attend Quality Improvement (QI) workshops for anyone participating or wishing to participate in the national cataract audit. The workshop will cover all aspects of the NOD Audit: including the latest report outcomes and recommendations, the future of the NOD, plus there will be drop-in sessions with Medisoft and Open Eyes. The workshop will take place between 10.00 - 15.30. Please contact noa.project@rcophth.ac.uk to book.

Max Places: 60

Primary Care Ophthalmology

Nov 11
2019

Venue: The 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. Topics this year will include updates on thyroid eye disease, referral management schemes in ophthalmology and the role of tele-ophthalmology in primary care ophthalmology. We will also cover how to use social media to keep up to date (micro-learning) and a mini- workshop on the role of mentoring and buddying for GPs with a special interest and other ophthalmologists. 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 lunchbreaks.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 11-12 November 2019

Nov 11
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 20 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 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Fully Booked

SAS 10th National Eye Meeting

Nov 15
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The 10th National Eye Day will feature talks on ocular emergencies, biometry in cataract surgery, how to refer VR patients to the VR surgeons and neuro ophthalmology.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 18-19 November 2019

Nov 18
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 20 phacoemulsification procedures over the 2 days. The course only open to doctors who have been appointed to a ST1 or an ST1 LAT post commencing in August 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Places Available: Limited Availability

Paediatric ophthalmology seminar

Nov 20
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar will feature talks on dealing with paediatric cases of uveitis, myopia, ocular trauma, acute onset squints, optic nerve abnormalities, swollen optic discs and red reflux as well as a session of tips for dealing with uncooperative children.

Max Places: 60

Oculoplastics Curriculum Based Course

Nov 21
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A two day course combining lectures and practical work.

Places Available: Fully Booked

RCOphth Reviewer Development Day

Nov 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This development day is intended for those interested in becoming an RCOphth reviewer or for experienced reviewers who wish to learn about our new individual reviews. You will learn what is involved in providing a dedicated review service which works supportively with Trusts to help improve the quality, safety and efficiency of ophthalmology services. Our reviews are undertaken by a multidisciplinary team including ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, optometrists, managers and lay advisers, who are knowledgeable about ophthalmic standards and the range of service models across the UK. If you are interested in the joining our team of reviewers or are a reviewer who wishes to refresh their knowledge and learn about our new individual reviews, please email Jonathan Baker at jonathan.baker@rcophth.ac.uk for more details or to book a place at the development day.

Max Places: 30

Introduction to Phacoemulsification course 25-26 November 2019

Nov 25
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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 20 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 2019. A limited number of places will also be open to overseas trainees.

Max Places: 24

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 27 November 2019

Nov 27
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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.

Max Places: 24

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 28 November 2019

Nov 28
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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.

Max Places: 24

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 28
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Acting on feedback form previous years, this day will aim to give practical help and real-life examples to beleaguered Ophthalmic Clinical Leads. There will be a chance to question our College President and hear the headlines from the GIRFT National Report. The main focus for this year will be on Job Planning – the theory and the practice, including tips for success from two very experienced leads. In addition we will hear about autonomous working for SAS doctors, and how to set up a successful medical retina service which is fit for the volume of today’s patients. Overall this should be an opportunity for Clinical Leads to meet others struggling with the same issues; to share problems; to ask questions; to feel supported; to find out what has been successful elsewhere and to take back ideas to help them in their roles.

Max Places: 60

Inherited retinal diseases - bench, beside and beyond

Dec 04
2019

Venue: The 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 an exponential increase in Phase I/II and III clinical trials. There is now the first approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65, with other therapies likely to be approved in the next 12-18 months. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 11 December 2019

Dec 11
2019

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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.

Max Places: 24

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 12 December 2019

Dec 12
2019

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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.

Max Places: 24