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CESR Applicants Training Day - April 2018

Apr 24
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 24th April 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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Ultrasound Course - MAY 2018

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.

Places Available: Fully Booked

Cornea Course- MAY 2018

May 03
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Two day course on Corneal transplantation and Common Corneal procedures (including Amniotic membrane transplantation). Didactic and interactive lectures with Wetlabs.

Places Available: Fully Booked

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: 21

Training the Trainers- Teaching and Enhanced Learning

Jun 07
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: 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 course is suitable for all doctors who are responsible for teaching and training ophthalmologists, Eye Care Professionals or medical students. This course uses a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day.

Max Places: 36

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

Glaucoma Curriculum Based Course

Jun 15
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A one day course with lectures and wet-lab components, featuring tuition in modern incisional glaucoma surgery; the place of newer surgical procedures (including MIGS) be discussed and demonstrated using videos. Suitable for ST3 and above

Max Places: 12

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

Ophthalmologists and Optometrists working together, working differently

Jun 18
2018

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place, University of Manchester

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: 60

Microsurgical 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: 21

Ultrasound Course Hull - JUNE 2018

Jun 22
2018

Venue: Hull Royal Infirmary Clinical Skills Facility

Description: This one day course, lead by Jim Innes, is a practical day of learning about ultrasound of the eye and orbit. Attendees will practice using various styles of ultrasound equipment on healthy subjects, volunteer patients and our unique ultrasound phantoms. Learn proper technique and gain confidence in assessing and diagnosing eye pathology while working in small groups. Faculty members include Hatem Atta, Marie Restori, Steve Winder and Tim Dabbs.

Max Places: 40

DSEK

Jul 05
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

Skills in imaging, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases

Jul 12
2018

Venue: Wellcome Trust

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. In 2018, in addition to popular talks on basic and advanced OCT interpretation, inherited diseases, AMD, diabetic retinopathy the panel of expert speakers will also cover autofluoresce, electrodiagnostics, pachychoroid, white dot syndromes, macular and retinal telangiectasis, systemic diseases and many other challenging conditions. The faculty is comprised of experienced speakers who can show the systematic approaches that they use for interpreting retinal images and explain the rationale behind the therapeutic decisions in their everyday retinal practice. The broad specrum and selected in-depth coverage of a variety of topics makes this seminar appropriate for specialist Allied Health Professionals, Trainees and Retinal Fellows as well as consultants who want an occasional update or refresher on selected topics.

Max Places: 120

Medical Students Taster Day

Sep 07
2018

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The day involves lectures and practical sessions and aims to provide an introduction to surgical skills including suturing, knots and the use of the operating microscope

Max Places: 20

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

Microsurgical Skills Course- SEPTEMBER 2018

Sep 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

Max Places: 22

Training the Trainer for Trainees

Sep 21
2018

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: “Teaching & Enhancing Learning” will help teachers and trainers 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: 36

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

Training the Trainers Supervisor Courses- Supervision of Training in Practice

Oct 05
2018

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: 12

IOL Fixation Course

Oct 12
2018

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

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

Max Places: 22

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

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.

Max Places: 22