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Microsurgical Skills Course - FEBRUARY

Feb 22
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: Limited Availability

CESR Applicants Training Day

Mar 01
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Wednesday 01 March 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

Problem solving in paediatric ophthalmology - what every ophthalmologist needs to know

Mar 07
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: This seminar, chaired by Mr Manoj Parulekar, is aimed at general ophthalmologists, paediatric ophthalmologists and trainees. The aim is for the faculty to share their strategies for dealing with common clinical problems seen in paediatric eye clinics, casualty and wards. The morning didactic session will cover Examining the child’s eye- with emphasis on the uncooperative child - tips and tricks, Acute/chronic Red eyes in children, White pupillary reflex, Sudden onset squint- who needs investigations? Accidental trauma (lids, chemical, burns, penetrating), Non accidental injuries- when to suspect, what does the ophthalmologist do? The child who is losing vision- various ages, Lid lumps and bumps, worrying masses, sudden onset ptosis. The afternoon session will include cases brought by the speakers, on topics such as swollen discs, dealing with difficult parents, non organic visual loss, and sudden loss of vision.

Max Places: 60

Training the Trainer for Trainees

Mar 13
2017

Venue: 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.

Max Places: 36

Microsurgical Skills Course - MARCH

Mar 15
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

Eye & Vision Research - NIHR Masterclass

Mar 15
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: We are delighted to run this popular collaborative seminar with NIHR which provides excellent educational content on research set up in the health service. The faculty is drawn from experienced researchers and research managers. This year we have enhanced the master class with the introduction of a new component on GCP and HRA processes in addition to patient and public engagement. The day will offer an opportunity to interact with officials from the NIHR CRN Ophthalmology and gain first-hand knowledge of research set up especially for industry studies. The master class will cover key subjects of site set up, feasibility and finance. The seminar is suitable for consultants, trainees, research fellow and nurses, CTAs and research managers. It is expected that delegates will gain knowledge and skills to establish themselves in clinical research especially for industry studies. Feedback from previous masterclass: “Broad spectrum of perspectives from different professions was very useful – Q&A sessions good and interactive” “Incredibly Informative. Stimulating, good practices were shared, sponsors perspectives clearly outlined. “ “Fantastic delivery, data and publication – thank you!”

Max Places: 60

Neuro-Ophthalmology - The Unmissable

Mar 29
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: ‘Unmissable’ adj 1. so good that it should not be missed (Collins English Dictionary) 2. disorders, that by their threat to life or sight, 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. 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 at the end of the day.

Max Places: 60

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 published

Apr 21
2017

Venue: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Description: Chaired by Professor Andrew Lotery this seminar will provide delegates with helpful information e.g. topic selection, approaches to writing your abstract and paper to maximise impact.

Max Places: 60

Microsurgical Skills Course- APRIL

Apr 26
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

CESR Applicants Training Day

May 03
2017

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Description: The College will hold a training session for CESR applicants on Wednesday 03 May 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

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.

Max Places: 12

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.

Max Places: 12

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 subspeciality 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 here 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: 60

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