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Non-RCOphth events

RCOphth can help promote events and courses run by our partners and organisations in the eye healthcare sector.  There is no guarantee that your event or course will be featured.  Please download the request-to-publish-courses-and-events-sept2015 form and send to communications@rcophth.ac.uk.

We also advertise non-RCOphth revision courses on this page.

Wed 27 – Thurs 28 Sept 2017 Quality of Patient Safety and Care
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK
Two days – eight Sessions – 40 Speakers – 12 CPD hours accredited by the Royal College Physicians.  Aspects covered:

  1. Principles and Laws governing quality of patient care and safety
  2. Management updates on clinical topics relevant to overall patient care
  3. Innovation sin telemideicine, smart health gadgets, healthcare apps
  4. Advancing skills of leadership, administration and presentation for medical professionals

Register at https://www.qualityofpatientcare.com/book-your-seat

Fri 29 Sept 2017

Ophthalmology caledonia higher specialist oculoplastics skills course
Venue: Gartnavel General Hospital, Glasgow
A one- day course on common oculoplastic procedures aimed at OST1-3. Didactic and interactive sessions with a Wet labs masterclass.
For more information please contact susan.ewan@gcc.scot.nhs.uk

Fri 6 October 2017

‘Health, Happiness and Wellbeing’ Conference: Alström Syndrome UK
Venue: Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham
The aim of the conference is to bring together renowned Alström experts from around the globe including clinicians, educationalists, academics, individuals affected, and their families to share and discover research and clinical advancements; as well as stimulating thought provoking discussions and enabling like-minded people to network and collaborate together.
The event is free to attend, for more information please visit: http://www.alstrom.org.uk/

Tue 10 October 2017

Brian Harcourt Memorial Meeting 2017
Venue: Hazlewood Castle, Leeds
This is an annual event which provides an update on the current knowledge in ophthalmic specialities. The topic for this year is – “Ophthalmology – past, present and future”. The speakers are experts in various sub-specialities of ophthalmology and will provide updates on the current developments in their speciality. This event also provides 5.5 CPD points as approved by RCOphth.
For more information please visit www.brianharcourt.org

Thur 12 Oct 2017

Colour and Light: An exploration of the benefits and risks of colour and light in ophthalmology
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
The meeting will explore both colour, from understanding the genetics of eye colour, to an appreciation of the evolutionary advantage of colour blindness, and light, used as a treatment (the long-anticipated results from the Cleopatra study) and the potential harm associated with blue light and sunlight.
For more information please visit this link.

Fri 13 October 2017

What is new in the diagnosis and management of retinal disease?
Venue: Riddle Hall, Belfast
This event will celebrate Professor Usha Chakravarthy’s scientific career as she is retiring from full time NHS and academic work this year.  We will gather national and international experts who have collaborated with Professor Chakravarthy over the years.
The event will cover novel aspects of diagnosis and management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein obstruction.  These retinal diseases are the leading causes of blindness both in Northern Ireland and around the World and represent a substantial burden to the health system in every country.
You may download the Conference programme. For more information and to book, please click here.

Fri 13 Oct 2017

Ophthalmic Imaging: From Theory to Current Practice
Venue: CAP Event Center, Paris
This one day congress, only dedicated to ophthalmic Imaging will include theoretical courses on OCT, Anterior Segment Imaging, Visual Field, Ultrasound, IOL Calculation, Corneal Topography, Imaging for IVI and Laser Treatments, Radiology, Electrophysiology
For more information please visit this link

Fri 20 Oct – Sat 21 Oct 2017

Edinburgh FOCUS Foundation Ophthalmology Course
Venue: Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh
The Edinburgh FOCUS course, now in its 11th year, is designed to teach the basic practical skills essential for doctors starting a first job in ophthalmology, or for those wanting to learn basic ophthalmic examination skills. The FOCUS course is a hands-on practical course, with patients with real pathology to examine and focused small group activities. There are also sessions on ST1 applications and it has now become an essential course for aspiring ophthalmologists in the UK.
For more information please visit www.edinburgh-focus.com.

Sun 22 Oct – Wed 25 Oct 2017

London Eye Course
Venue: BMA House
Course tailored to FRCOphth Part 2 and FRCS Ophthalmology exams, receiving excellent feedback. 3 days of interactive lectures based on previous exam topics. This is followed by a Mock OSCE/Viva Exam on the 4th day.
For more details: londoneyecourse.com

Mon 23 – Wed 25 Oct 2017

THET Annual Conference 2017: From National to Universal – The UK contribution to Global health
Venue: Resource for London, London
The Conference will feature over 70 speakers representing a broad spectrum of backgrounds in global health and development. The event is designed to enhance knowledge transfer between experts and participants, as well as to promote collaborative learning. Whilst health partnerships remain the lens through which we observe the development world, in 2017 we take a broader look at the challenges we are facing in global health and how the NHS is responding. https://www.thetconference.org/ 

Tue 24 October 2017

Next steps for eye health and visual impairment: quality, capacity and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Venue: Central London
This seminar will consider the priorities for the commissioning and provision of eye health and visual impairment in England.Attendees will discuss the delivery of Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their impact on eye health, the developing role and priorities for the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning- as well as the development the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme and its potential impact on tackling variations in service delivery and the generation of cost-savings for the NHS. College President Mike Burdon is amongst panel members including David Parkins and Parul Desai, the session is chaired by Lord Low of Dalston. For more information and to book please click here.

Mon 30 – Tue 31 October 2017

5th Coventry Ophthalmic Surgery Cadaver Course
Venue: West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, Coventry
An exciting opportunity to learn & practise surgical procedures using Fresh Frozen Cadaver in our purpose built dissection facility. The course covers “Basic and Intermediate Oculoplastic module and Squint module” which is curriculum based. It includes Lateral Tarsal Strip, Ptosis surgery, Blepharoplasty, Lower Lid and Canalicular laceration repair, Squint surgery, Enucleation, Evisceration etc.
For more information and to book please click here.

Sat 4 Nov 2017

Seeing is Believing III: Looking Forward – RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum Conference Exhibition
Venue: Royal College of Nursing
Modern ophthalmic nursing is changing. Be ready to meet the challenges of the future. Don’t miss this unrivalled learning opportunity: join us for the UK’s definitive ophthalmic nursing conference developed by nurses specifically to support you. With updates on developments and research in key areas of ocular health including medical retina, neuro ophthalmology and improving the ophthalmic patient experience, this day is suitable for all nurses and allied health care professional involved in advising, treating and caring for those with ocular health needs.
For more information and to book your place: www.rcn.org.uk/ON17

Thu 9 Nov 2017

Biomarkers in ophthalmology
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine
Biomarkers are increasingly used in medicine as indicators of a disease and treatment response. The eye lends itself to providing different biomarkers as structural indicators of pathology. We cover examples of neurological disease biomarkers and include ophthalmic indicators of multiple sclerosis. In addition to uses of OCT, we discuss new and emerging technologies.
For more information please visit this link.

Wed 15 Nov 2017

Birmingham Neuro-ophthalmology: Afferent Course
Venue: Postgraduate Centre, University Hospital Birmingham
The aim is to review the physiology and the pathology of eye movements.  Aimed to ophthalmologists, neurologists and orthoptists of all grades.  It will be of value to those preparing for exams or refreshing their neuro-ophthalmology knowledge.  The course faculty are recognised experts in this field who will give a comprehensive review and up to date overview of their subjects
For more information please visit this link.

Fri 17 Nov 2017

Ophthalmic Imaging Association Annual Conference
Venue: The Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon
The main objective of our conference is to bring together like-minded people to further the knowledge of Ophthalmic Photography, diagnostics and to strengthen the close links between health professionals working together in hosptal eye units and private practice.
As well as our Keynote speakers we encourage all our members to present at this event on many topics especially those new to event speaking.
For more information and registration details please follow the link: www.oia.org.uk

Thu 23 – Fri 24 Nov 2017

Annual British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society (BOAS) Meeting
Venue: Tower of London
An excellent opportunity for ophthalmologists and anaesthetists to come together and share ideas and experiences with the ultimate goal of improving patient care.
Reduced rates are available for BOAS members, so long as you join BOAS before November.
Approved for 10 CPD from RCoA
Visit www.boasconference.org for more information and registration.

Wed 29 – Thu 30 Nov 2017

Annual Ophthalmologists Meeting 2017
Venue: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Annual Ophthalmologists Meeting 2017 is all about providing a resourceful and knowledgeable arena for the participants in the field of ocular science. We strive to provide a perfect stage to share knowledge and experiences and encourage people to carry out effective researches and works to combat against the global threat, BLINDNESS. It is all about Inspiring and get Inspired!! We have research expertise from different parts of the world coming to share their latest research works in the field of ophthalmology, optometry and vision science. And to inspire the young minds we are glad to present a special category – The Young Researcher Forum (YRF).
For more information: http://ophthalmology.alliedacademies.com/

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Thinking of Research in Ophthalmology Training?
Venue: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
This is your opportunity to find out the WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN and HOW of doing a PhD degree. This one day meeting is a great opportunity for ophthalmology trainees to find out more about taking time out to do research in training, meet world-leaders in ophthalmology and vision research, and hear about opportunities in their labs. There will also be insights from current and past PhD students about how their research has set them on an upward career trajectory. Click here for more information.

Mon 4 Dec – Wed 6 Dec 2017

18th European Ophthalmology Congress 2017: Vision for a Better Life
Venue: Rome, Italy
This Conference will provide a medium to reciprocate the ideas and authentic views by most significant scientists as well as finest doctors in the world of prescience. Renowned keynote speakers and preeminent scientists and experts from all over the globe will be expected to contribute their knowledge and will touch on numerous aspects associated to Ophthalmology. This event will furnish an immense scope for informative and synergistic discussions with contributions by recognized authorities.
For more information please visit this link.

Thu 14 Dec 2017

The 2018 Squint Forum
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
The squint forum conference is an annual update for orthoptists and ophthalmologists interested in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology and will focus on the consequences of premature birth and esotropia. There will also be a talk by the RSM squint forum prize winner.
For more information please visit this link.

10-12 / 12-13 Jan 2018

The Annual Conference on Ocular Microsurgery
Venue: Herods Hotel, Eilat, Israel
The conference covers the entire spectrum of ocular microsurgery, including parallel sessions of the sub-specialty societies, courses and wet-labs, video symposiums on complications and complicated cases, update symposia and more.
Due to the growing international interest: the first two days will be in Hebrew (local meeting), followed by a two day international meeting in English. Several reputable lecturers have already confirmed and a detailed program will be published soon.
For more information please visit this link.

Wed 17 Jan 2018

Birmingham Neuro-ophthalmology courses: Efferent course
Venue: Postgraduate Centre, University Hospital Birmingham
The aim is to review the physiology and the pathology of eye movements.  Aimed to ophthalmologists, neurologists and orthoptists of all grades.  It will be of value to those preparing for exams or refreshing their neuro-ophthalmology knowledge.  The course faculty are recognised experts in this field who will give a comprehensive review and up to date overview of their subjects
For further information please visit this link.

Fri 16 Feb – Sat 17 Feb 2018

2nd International Swept Source OCT & Angiography Conference
Venue: Le Meridien Etoile, Paris
Leading ophthalmologists consider new clinical findings made possible with Swept Source Imaging and the implications for the management of patients.
For more information and to book: https://www.issoct.com/

Mon 26 – Tue 27 Feb 2018

19th Global Ophthalmology Summit 2018
Conference Objectives are to
• Provide a unique educational activity for ophthalmology and specialists.
• Bring together physicians and other clinicians to network and share opinions.
• Highlight the importance of Ophthalmology advancement.
• To enlighten Ophthalmologists about the latest scientific advances.Discuss and apply recent research findings related to Global Ophthalmology Summit.
• Reflect on the place of critical distance in Global Ophthalmology Summit.
For more information and to book please visit this link

Thu 8 March 2018

Lang Lecture
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine
The programme for this meeting will be available soon.
For more information and to book please visit this link.

Thu 15 – Fri 16 March 2018

Advanced Cornea and Oculoplastics Course
Venue: Corneo Plastic Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital
Including Clinical Sessions with an opportunity to examine patients with ‘textbook’ examples of Corneal an Oculoplastics disorders and diseases.

Topics Covered – Cornea:
Refractive Surgery introduction
Microbial Keratitis
Lamellar Keratoplasty: DSAEK, DMEK and DALK
Keratoprosthesis
Keratoconus

Topics Covered – Oculoplastics:
Watery Eye
Ptosis
Entropion and Ectropion
Periocular Malignancy
Orbital Imaging
Thyroid Orbitopathy

Course fee is £700 which includes lunch, course dinner and overnight accommodation on Thursday 15th March.

Thu 22 – Fri 23 March 2018

3rd Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress
Venue: London, UK
Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress (CME+CPD accredited) will advance the most dynamic and latest concerns in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology. The Congress will highlight the discussion around the theme “Destination for Shaping and Allocation the Future of Eye” by bridging the gaps between the intellectuals from across the globe to enlighten their research and findings at Pediatric Ophthalmology 2018. The highlights of the conference include pediatric ophthalmology & research, retinoblastoma, strabismus, pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, refractive disorders, pediatric ocular surgery, pediatric contact lens and many more.
For more information and to book please click here.

Fri 20 April 2018

National Diabetic Eye Screening Conference 2018
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, London
This conference will provide an essential update to what’s happening in diabetic eye screening in 2018.Speakers invited from the national programme will provide insights into recent changes and those planned for the future, giving key updates for best practice.
Speakers and session titles will be announced over the next couple of months, if you would like to be contacted when more information is updated please email ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk.
For more information please visit this link.

Fri 24 Aug – Sat 25 Aug 2018

17th Asia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting
Venue: Tokyo, Japan

17th Asia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting will raise the most dynamic and latest issues in the field of Ophthalmology and Optometry. The Congress will highlight the discussion around the theme “Visualizing the global advancements in Ophthalmology and Optometry” by bridging the gaps between the intellectuals from across the globe to enlighten their research and findings at Ophthalmology Conference 2018.
The highlights of the conference include ophthalmic research, retinoblastoma, strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, contact lens, children’s vision, eye care and many more. Ophthalmology Conference 2018 Scientific Committee will be honored to welcome you to the 17th Asia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting (Ophthalmology Conference 2018) to be held during August 24-25, 2018 at Tokyo, Japan
For more information please visit this link.

Unless otherwise indicated, please note that the RCOphth does not run or endorse any of the courses listed on this page.