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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.

Fri 3 March 2017

Moorfields Ophthalmic A&E Course
Venue: Moorfields Eye Hospital
This comprehensive course is aimed at ophthalmologists and other clinical staff involved in assessing patients with acute ophthalmic problems. Organised by Miss Seema Verma, and with faculty drawn from leading Consultant A&E staff at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the aim of the course is to ensure that all clinical staff who attend the course will acquire the skills needed to manage common and serious eye problems in a practical way. For further information, please visit the Moorfields website.

Fri 3 March 2017 Ophthalmology Exchange: Scientific Frontiers in Dry Eye Disease and Glaucoma
Venue: Wellcome Collection Event Spaces, London
This inaugural meeting will provide advanced clinical and scientific exchanges in the fields of dry eye disease and glaucoma, including plenary presentations and two breakout symposia. An interactive exhibition, using virtual reality technology, and case history discussion will also be available from 9am-5pm. In addition, Clinical and Research Fellows in Ophthalmology are invited to submit research as a poster presentation, which will be displayed during the event and judged.
For further information and to book please click here.
Tue 7 March 2017

One-Day Symposium on Lacrimal Surgery
Venue: The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, IP4 5PD
The symposium is primarily for ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists who are interested in lacrimal surgery.  Would be useful to those in the process of establishing a DCR practice in their department. The objective being to illustrate the range of techniques commonly used in major practice in the UK – Course Fee £450.
For further information and to book, please click here.

Wed 8 –   Fri 10     March 2017

The 4th Manchester Oculoplastic, Lacrimal & Orbital Dissection Course
Venue: The University of Manchester
This course features speakers with international reputations in their specialist fields. Fresh frozen cadaver dissection in one of the most advanced skills labs in UK. Minimal didactic teaching – focus is on dissection and surgical techniques.
Maximum hands-on experience of surgical techniques with a high expert faculty to delegate ratio. For further information please contact Saj Ataullah.
You may view the course flyer here.

Sat 11 Mar 2017

Thames Valley Training – Intravitreal Injections
Venue: Holiday Inn Oxford, Peartree Roundabout, OX2 8JD
A group of highly regarded Consultant Ophthalmologists from the Thames Valley region have collaborated in the design of this course – Sri Sharma, Peter Issa, Moustafa Issa, Sarah-Lucie Watson, Molham Entabi and Emily Fletcher.
The course curriculum will cover both the theoretical and practical sides of performing injections, followed by a hands-on session where, working in small groups, trainees will have the opportunity to perform sham injections on artificial eyes, with and without the use of an InVitrea device. Registration costs just £32.45.
For more details contact thamesvalleyahptraining@gmail.com.

14 and 15 March 2017 UK Neuro-Ophthalmology Special Interest Group
Venue: The Royal York Hotel, York
The group’s 9th National meeting will take place in York 14 and 15 March 2017.
The meeting is joint with the Netherlands Neuro-Ophthalmology Society and will consist of interactive case presentations, research and audit presentations, updates on Electrodiagnostic Assessment and Toxic and Nutritional Optic Neuropathy. For more information please visit www.UKNOSIG.com
Thu 16 March 2017

19th Medical Ophthalmological Society Meeting
Venue: The Royal York Hotel, York
The meeting will include a Symposium on Mitochondrial Disease and the Eye, an Update on Imaging, a free paper session and the Annual Guest Lecture on Rheumatology and the Eye. Speakers include Dr Patrick Yu Wai Man, Dr Hannah Steele, Mr Alastair Denniston and Dr Millie Stone.
Please see the website www.mosuk.co.uk  for details, registration and abstract submission. Abstract deadline is 5pm on 12 January 2017.

Thu 16 March – Fri 17 March 2017

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 and Oculoplastics disorders and diseases. Course fee is £500 which includes lunch, course dinner and overnight accommodation on Thursday 10th March.
For further information please email Jackie.walker@qvh.nhs.uk

Thur 16 March 2017

Mental Capacity: Action in Research
Venue: City Hall, Cardiff

The day will bring together researchers and other key stakeholders (including research participants) from across the UK to develop a consensus about facilitating access to health and social care research for adults with impaired capacity to consent.
The National Mental Capacity Forum and Health and Care Research Wales welcome representatives applying the Mental Capacity Act to key areas of research to the conference. This includes; in emergency and intensive care settings, mental health research, dementias, learning disability and end-of life research.
Register now for this free event: www.healthandcareresearch.gov.wales/mental-capacity-action-in-research

Sat 18 – Sun 19 March 2017

British Society for Refractive Surgery
Venue: The Belfry, Coldfield
An action packed program with excellent speakers presenting the latest technology and controversies, and a refractive surgery course on Saturday regarding optimising outcomes
For more information please visit www.bsrs.co.uk

Tue 21 March 2017

Ophthalmology Trainee Research Networks: 2nd Think-Tank Meeting
Venue: RCOphth, London, Euston
This 2nd Think-Tank meeting is open to all Ophthalmology trainees with representation by all UK regions. The day is designed to give practical advice on developing a research idea into a study, guidance on where to find free advice on study design, funding opportunities, and getting adoption onto the NIHR Portfolio.
Guest speakers from the NIHR Ophthalmology Specialty Group, the NIHR Research Design Service, Patient and Public Involvement, NIHR Cochrane and leads from Trainee Research Networks in surgery, will speak and facilitate workshops with written material.
For more information please contact heatherjpearman@gmail.com.

Tue 21 – Wed 22 March 2017

Course on Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy
Venue: Institute of Ophthalmology, London
This course is designed for nurses, optometrists, junior ophthalmologists, F2 doctors and others interested in learning about common ophthalmic disorders.
For more information and to book your place please click here.

Thu 30 – Fri 31 March 2017

British Association for Ophthalmic Pathology Meeting
Venue: Royal Victoria Eye & Ear Hospital, Dublin
This meeting allows ophthalmologists, histopathologists and others interested in ophthalmic pathology to share their experiences and learn from each other. Most presentations are based on clinical cases, although there is a small research component to the meeting.
For further information and to book please click here.

Thu 6 April – Fri 7 April 2017

Coventry Advanced Strabismus Cadaveric Course
Venue: West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, Coventry
This course is aimed at specialists in Strabismus at Fellowship or Consultant level. There is the opportunity to perform complex strabismus surgery in a safe environment on cadavers.  Subjects are covered through lectures, case presentations, video and demonstrations of the relevant surgical techniques by experienced senior squint surgeons. For further information on the course please click here.

Sat 15 April 2017

Binocular, The Royal Free Ophthalmology & Strabismus Course
Venue: 
The Atrium, Ground Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, Belsize Park
A one day, hands on approach to the assessment, diagnosis and management of strabismus including pre course reading material, lectures on demystifying the orthoptic report, common presentations of comitant and incomitant strabismus, surgical and non surgical management of strabismus, amblyopia and assessment of vision in children, common examination cases, patient based small group practical sessions with live patients, practical experience in interpreting Hess charts. Suitable for all trainee Ophthalmologists, particularly those about to sit the part 2 FRCOphth exam.
For further information please click here, or contact mrjainsecretary@gmail.com.

Fri 21 April 2017

National Diabetic Eye Screening Conference 2017
Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, London
This conference will provide an essential update to what’s happening in diabetic eye screening in 2017.
Speakers from the national programme will provide insights into recent changes and those planned for the future, giving key updates for best practice. At the end of the conference, delegates will know about recent changes and planned future developments in national diabetic eye screening programmes, understand modern definitions of good care within the screening programmes for diabetic eye disease and appreciate the patient’s perspective of diabetic eye screening.
For more information and to book your place, please click here.

Fri 28 April 2017

Keele Oculoplastic Dissection Course
Venue: Keele Anatomy and Surgical Training Centre, Keele University
One day cadaver dissection course aimed at ophthalmic trainees. There will be a quick talk covering key concepts followed by a practical session using fresh frozen cadaver material. Topic covered include Ptosis surgery (Anterior & Posterior approach), Lateral tarsal strip, Wedge excision, Evisceration or Enucleation and External DCR,
For further information please contact shahiba.begum@nhs.net.

Thu 4 – Fri 5 May 2017

Newcastle Strabismus Simulated Surgery Course
Venue: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital
Instruction in strabismus surgery is on a one to one basis by experienced strabismus surgeons. There will be an opportunity for you to carry out most forms of strabismus surgery under supervision. In addition we expect you to perform a lateral cantholysis, and enucleation of the globe.
This workshop focuses on practicing surgical techniques on the eye in a safe but realistic environment. Training will be delivered face to face at Newcastle Surgical Training Centre under the direction and supervision of expert tutors. Surgical trainees will perform safe surgical interventions.
For more information and to book, please download the course flyer.

Fri 5 May 2017

NSTC Oculoplastic Course
Venue: Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, Freeman Hospital
The 2017 Newcastle Surgical Training Centre Oculoplastic course is a rare and special opportunity to hone core oculoplastic surgical competencies, under the best simulation conditions available.
The day has been designed with maximum hands on operating time, so that every delegate will be able to perform every procedure under direct supervision, on fresh frozen cadavers. In addition, the faculty will approve work based placed assessments – including evisceration and enucleation, directly contributing to your training portfolio.
For more information and to book, please download the course flyer.

Sat 3 – Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Moorfields Refraction Course for Ophthalmologists
Venue: Moorfields Eye Hospital
The course consists of a series of lectures about the theory of refraction and prescribing; practical workshops; case studies; tutorials including lens neutralisation, retinoscopy (dry and cycloplegic), subjective refraction and prescribing.
A mock OSCE includes a 12 station exam, as per the College of Ophthalmologists format, with critique and feedback.
For further information: http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/content/courses

Fri 9 – Sat 10 Jun 2017

EUPO 2017: Cornea Conjunctiva Refractive Surgery
Venue: CCIB, Barcelona (SOE 2017 Congress)
EUPO, European University Professors of Ophthalmology, is the organiser of the annual
course for residents in training. The courses were established 1988, involving an annual
structured sub specialty in ophthalmology. Most of ophthalmology curriculum is
covered over a 4 years period to allow residents to get an overview of theoretical
knowledge during their residency period. Every second year the EUPO Course is
organised in connection with the SOE Congress. EUPO 2017 will be organised in
Barcelona one day before and during the first day of the SOE 2017 Congress.
For further information please download the course flyer.

Wed 21 June – Fri 23 June 2017

BOPPS 2017 Annual Meeting
Venue: Royal Society of Medicine
Sessions will include: Ptosis, Lower Lids, Orbits, Lacrimal, Thyroid Eye Disease, Surgical Tips and there will be free paper and eposter sessions. The outline programme details and updates can be found on the website: www.bopss.co.uk/meetings/bopss-2017-london/

Abstract Submission opens on 2 January 2017 and registration opens for the early bird on 9 January 2017.  For more information, registration and programme updates please contact: conference@bopss.co.uk

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

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