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Medical Students Taster Day

Sep 08
2017

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

National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Workshop

Sep 11
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The NOD Quality Improvement workshop will look at how you can collect the audit data accurately with the aim to improve data quality and ultimately improve patient care and outcomes. This workshop would be beneficial for anyone inputting data for the cataract audit.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course- SEPTEMBER

Sep 13
2017

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

Places Available: Fully Booked

Can I drive Doc?- Driving Standards in Practice

Sep 15
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar is being run by Ian Pearce who is the College’s representative to the Secretary of State for Transport's Honorary Medical Advisory Panel Meetings panel for visual disorders. The seminar will cover current regulations, what you should do in clinic, visual fields and exceptionality, the concept of full functional adaptation, what the DVLA panel does and the process of appeal, and case study discussion. The seminar is aimed at all ophthalmologists and allied health professionals who also advise patients on vision standards and driving. It will help the delegates familiarise themselves with the current standards and approaches to discussion with patients.

Max Places: 60

Training the Trainer for Trainees

Sep 18
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This is a new course set up in recognition of the fact that trainees are involved in delivering training and need these skills before becoming consultants. Programme to follow

Max Places: 36

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Sep 19
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar has been designed to investigate current practice for posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). This condition is the commonest event in the vitreous and is the major cause of virtreoretinal disorders such as retinal detachment and macular conditions. The correct management of PVD is uncertain. There is considerable variability in the clinical assessment of PVD in the community and in the hospital. PVD is a common cause of medicolegal referral. The seminar will look at the symptoms, pathology, modelling, management and therapy of PVD. The hope is to start a discussion of the condition to aim for a consensus on how to manage PVD and what standards of care are reasonable and achievable.

Max Places: 60

Practical Skills in Retinal Imaging

Sep 25
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: To describe the basic principles of retinal imaging modalities and their current clinical applications. To describe the advantages and disadvantages of each imaging modality, their indications for clinical use, and practical suggestions regarding image acquisition. To provide an overview of standard image grading systems and their associated nomenclature. Suitable for: • Trainees all grades especially ST1-ST5 • All doctors preparing for FRCOphth exams • Allied Health Professionals involved in retinal or macular services • Ophthalmic photographers and retinal screeners • Optometrists who provide retinal imaging services • SAS doctors involved in retinal or macular services • Quick updates for Consultants

Max Places: 45

CESR Applicants Training Day

Sep 26
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 26 September 2017 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

Training the Trainers - Trainees In Difficulty

Oct 02
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

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: 36

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Oct 11
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A one day lecture course incorporating an orthoptic workshop including Cover test, strabismus measurement techniques, binocular vision assessment, interpretation of Hess, visual measurement techniques). Suitable for ST3 and above.

Max Places: 20

IOL Fixation Course

Oct 13
2017

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

Places Available: Fully Booked

Microsurgical Skills Course- OCTOBER

Oct 25
2017

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

New Consultants Seminar

Nov 06
2017

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 appraisal/revalidation. Day 2 is focused on managing difficult trainees/colleagues, team leadership and resilience training.

Max Places: 60

Intermediate Phacoemulsification course

Nov 10
2017

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

Microsurgical Skills Course- NOVEMBER

Nov 15
2017

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

Day 1 - Research changes lives - how to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice

Nov 15
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Day one Practice changing research: An overview of research design and implementation, evidence appraisal and synthesis The first day of this two-day seminar will give an overview of the design and implementation of research, evidence appraisal and synthesis. An interactive research surgery will take place each day, giving delegates the opportunity to discuss their research proposal. The overall aim of this seminar, chaired by Phillippa Cumberland and Jugnoo Rahi, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL, is 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. Please note that while the programme has been designed as a two day seminar, each day can be booked independently to give delegates flexibility. Day one gives an overview of research and day two focuses on the use of ophthalmic statistics. This seminar is suitable for any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services.

Max Places: 60

Day 2 - Research changes lives - how to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice

Nov 16
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Day two The ABC of ophthalmic statistics: An overview of the role of statistics in ophthalmic research and use of appropriate approaches to statistical analysis The second day of this two day symposium will focus on ophthalmic statistics, the role of statistics in research and approaches to analysis. An interactive research surgery will take place on each day, giving delegates the opportunity to discuss their research proposal in depth. The overall aim of this seminar, chaired by Phillippa Cumberland and Jugnoo Rahi, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL, is 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. Please note that while the programme has been designed as a two day seminar, each day can be booked independently to give delegates flexibility. Day one gives an overview of research and day two focuses on the use of ophthalmic statistics. This seminar is suitable for any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services.

Max Places: 60

SAS 8th National Eye Meeting

Nov 17
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: An interactive day with talks on Keratoconus, Ocular Surface Neoplasia, NIGS and Neuro-ophthalmology (pupil abnormalities).

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicants Training Day

Nov 21
2017

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Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Tuesday 21 November 2017 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

How to be a great sustainable ophthalmologist in the 21st Century

Nov 23
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Sustainability is playing a key part in developing ophthalmic services and increasing workforce morale. This seminar is designed to get ophthalmologists thinking about their practice from the point of view of the sustainability triple bottom line- environmental, social and economic outcomes. There will be a global element, with speakers dialling in from around the world to compare our practice with theirs and a focus on how we can provide a sustainable cataract service into the future. This seminar, chaired by Dan Morris , Chair of the RCOphth Sustainability Group is suitable for consultants, junior doctors and allied health professionals.

Max Places: 60

Ophthalmologists in Training (OTG) 2017 Annual Symposium

Nov 24
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The Ophthalmologists in Training (OTG) 2017 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. Foundation doctors and other non-training grades will be prevented from applying this year as spaces are limited. Programme to follow.

Max Places: 60

Primary Care Ophthalmology

Nov 28
2017

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 an update on Giant Cell Arteritis, Ocular side effects of Biologic therapy for cancer, Botox in the 21st century and new surgical options for glaucoma management as well as interpretation of visual fields and how to increase uptake of diabetic eye screening from General Practice. Results of a Service redesign project in Oxfordshire (Minor Eye Conditions Scheme) and also outcomes from the London Local Eye Health Network including IT pilots will be covered. 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

Ultrasound Course

Nov 29
2017

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

Clinical Leads Forum

Nov 30
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The Forum aims to provide an opportunity for Ophthalmology Clinical Leads to meet, share ideas and be informed of the latest developments in care delivery. Part of the day will be devoted to developing leadership skills.

Max Places: 60

Microsugical Skills Course- DECEMBER

Dec 06
2017

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