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Ultrasound Course

Apr 13
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

How to get research funded and published

Apr 21
2017

Venue: The 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

Cornea Curriculum Based Course

May 04
2017

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

Glaucoma Curriculum Based Course

May 10
2017

Venue: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A one-day course with lectures and wet-lab components. Suitable for ST3 and above

Max Places: 12

Intermediate Phacoemulsification Course

May 12
2017

Venue: 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: Fully Booked

Microsurgical Skills Course - MAY

May 17
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

Microsurgical Skills Course - JUNE

Jun 14
2017

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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

DSEK Curriculum Based Course

Jun 21
2017

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 06
2017

Venue: The Royal College of GPs

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. Each year the programme is refreshed with lots of new information and coverage. The faculty is comprised of experienced speakers who can show the systematic approaches that they use for interpreting retinal images and making therapeutic decisions in their everyday retinal practice. This seminar will be chaired by Professor Yit Yang, Professor Heinrich Heimann & Mr Pearse Keane.

Max Places: 120

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Sep 19
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: A seminar chaired by Professor Tom Williamson. Full synopsis and Programme to follow.

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 Full Programme to follow.

Max Places: 60

CESR Applicants Training Day

Sep 26
2017

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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

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