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Management and leadership in ophthalmology

Jun 03
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Ophthalmology services are under increasing pressure and it is more important than ever for all ophthalmologists, clinical and non-clinical managers leading, or involved in developing and delivering, services to strengthen their non clinical leadership and management skills. This is the second College Management and Leadership Seminar, suitable for a wide range of clinical and non clinical staff involved in or overseeing ophthalmology services, and also of interest to commissioners and service improvement staff. The topics are wide ranging and will be set in the context of current national developments and demands in ophthalmology provision. Some of the most important day to day areas, such as job planning, dealing with failing colleagues, basics of budgets and business cases, HR issues, all set within the framework of ophthalmology, will be covered. We will also look at regional and community pathways and how this fits with changes in the commissioning landscape. In addition we look at some fascinating higher level areas, including regulation, culture change and the future of national plans for the healthcare workforce. It should prove to be a valuable, practical and stimulating day and a chance to network with key multidisciplinary colleagues and leaders throughout the UK.

Max Places: 60

Training the Trainers Supervisor course - Trainees In Difficulty

Jun 12
2020

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Description: This course will help trainers develop skills to manage trainees in or heading for difficulty. It will show how existing tools can be adapted to help, and give practice in the use of appropriate conversation techniques to achieve positive outcomes for training. It uses a blend of independent preparatory learning with intensively-facilitated practical sessions on the day.

Max Places: 18

Skills in imaging, diagnosis and management of retinal diseases

Jun 25
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Mr Amresh Chopdar held this seminar for many years in East Surrey Hospital in Redhill but since 2006, it has been run every year by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In 2020, this popular seminar is again organised and chaired by Heinrich Heimann, Pearse Keane and Yit Yang. As usual there is a fantastic line-up of speakers who are all very experienced at teaching and are also recognised experts in the field of retina practice. The seminar aims to propagate and update the knowledge and skills that any retinal clinician will find useful on a daily basis and enable them to refresh their knowledge, get updated on new advances and also improve their diagnostic skills and confidence in managing common as well as challenging retinal conditions. It will be especially useful for clinicians and allied health professionals who encounter or routinely manage patients with retinal problems in their practice. Some Feedback from 2019 seminar: I have attended the seminar, twice previously and as always, it was a wonderful and very informative experience; I attend this meeting every year as a way of learning about new investigations, honing my skills in existing investigative techniques.

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicant Training Day

Sep 01
2020

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Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 1st September 2020, 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 £150.00 and £210.00 for non-members inclusive of VAT and includes lunch. Further information is also available from Alex Tytko in the Education and Training Department at the College.

Max Places: 24

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery Course - 3 September 2020

Sep 03
2020

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

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery Course - 4 September 2020

Sep 04
2020

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

Driving Standards Seminar

Sep 10
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Medically unexplained visual loss

Sep 23
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 8 October 2020

Oct 08
2020

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

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 9 October 2020

Oct 09
2020

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

Research changes lives - practice changing research

Nov 03
2020

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days (3 & 4 November 2020), 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

Nov 04
2020

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This symposium is offered over two days (3 & 4 November 2020), 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

Management of Diabetic Macula Oedema in 2020 and beyond

Nov 06
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Diabetic macula oedema (DMO) is the most common cause of visual loss in patients with diabetes. As well as addressing systemic factors such as hyperglycaemia and hypertension, there are specific ophthalmic treatments that are established in the armamentarium of clinicians managing DMO such as focal laser and more recently intravitreal anti-VEGF agents and steroids. There are also a range of new treatments in the pipeline and recent trials exploring the role of micropulse laser and combination treatments. This course will highlight a plethora of common presentations and rarer management dilemmas encountered by clinicians managing diabetic macula oedema and demonstrate how to put the current evidence to practice for the benefit of patients.

Max Places: 60

Ocular oncology demystified

Nov 18
2020

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A one-day seminar covering intraocular tumours and ocular surface tumours for the general ophthalmologist. This seminar will cover the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of uveal melanomas (including differentiating from a choroidal naevus), referral pathways, surgical and non-surgical management of uveal melanomas, post-treatment monitoring and surveillance, conjunctival melanoma diagnosis and management, ocular surface squamous neoplasia and other ocular surface lesions.

Max Places: 60

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 26 November 2020

Nov 26
2020

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

Introduction to Ophthalmic Surgery course - 27 November 2020

Nov 27
2020

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

Inherited retinal diseases- bench, bedside and beyond

Dec 02
2020

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 Phase I/II and III clinical trials. Most recently with the first FDA and EMA approved gene therapy for LCA-RPE65 - which has recently been NICE approved and successfully delivered to both adults and children in the UK. This seminar will cover the breadth of these developments with experts in the respective areas providing a distilled update.

Max Places: 60