External Meetings 2019

Below are a series of extra courses / external meetings that are on offer. 

If you know of any more that would interest our trainees then please let me know (Narman Puvanachandra, TPD)

RCOPhth Research Changes Lives - Wed 13th March 2019


 Day one – Research changes lives – How to generate and apply high quality evidence to your practice. 

Organised and Co-Chaired by Gabriela Czanner, University of Liverpool and Jugnoo Rahi, GOS Institute of Child Health UCL 

Wednesday 13 March 2019 

This symposium is offered over two days (13 & 14 March 2019), although each day may be booked independently. For more information on Day 2 The ABC of ophthalmic statistics click here

Day one gives an overview of research and day two focuses on the use of ophthalmic statistics. The aim is to 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 . 


Target audience: Any clinician with an interest in undertaking research or applying research evidence to improve their practice and services. There will be a discussion session each day based on prepared case studies and opportunities for participants to discuss their research with faculty members. Day 1 ‘Practice changing research: An overview of research design and implementation, evidence appraisal and synthesis’. Day 2 ‘The ABC of ophthalmic statistics: An overview of the role of statistics in ophthalmic research and use of appropriate approaches to statistical analysis.’ 

Programme – Day One Practice changing research 

09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee 

10.00 – 10.20 The eye of the beholder: framing the question 

Professor Jugnoo Rahi, Professor of Ophthalmic Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, GOS Institute of Child Health, UCL 

10.20 – 11.00 Study design ‘bucket list’: 10 things to understand about the principles and pitfalls of study design 

Dr Gabriela Czanner, Lecturer in Ophthalmic Biostatistics, University of Liverpool 

11.00 – 11.30 Tea/ Coffee 

11.30 – 12.30 What’s the fuss about Randomised Controlled Trial (RCTs)- why do they matter and how to spot a good one? 

11.30 – 12.00 Principles of RCT design and implementation 

Dr Catey Bunce, Reader in Medical Statistics, Kings College London 

12.00 – 12.30 RCT evaluation and systematics reviews/ meta analysis 

Mr Richard Wormald, Co-director ACTIVE, Co-ordinating editor CEVG, Consultant Ophthalmologist - Moorfields and University College London 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch 

13.30 – 14.20 The good, the bad and the ugly: evidence appraisal skills 

13.30 – 13.55 How to read a Cochrane Review 

Dr Jenny Evans, Co-ordinating editor Cochrane Eye and Vision Group 

13.55 – 14.20 How to read a paper and apply its findings 

Dr AL Solebo, NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer, Moorfields and GOS Institute of Child Health, UCL 

14.20 – 14.45 Getting the upper hand – top tips for successful grant applications 

Professor Chris Hammond, Frost Chair of Ophthalmology, Kings College London 

14.45 – 15.15 Tea/ Coffee 

15.15 – 16.00 Interactive discussion session (attendees and faculty) 

Group discussion of study designs, conduct and statistical analysis based on a selection of case studies

RCOphth Annual Congress May 20-23rd 2019 Edinburgh

Further details here.

BOPSS (Oculoplastics) Jun 19-21 2019 Nottingham

BOPPS annual meeting details here.

ARCP June 21st 2019 Fulbourn, Cambridge

Portfolios need to be complete by 4th June to allow Board of Ophthalmology to undertake portfolio review on 5th

Oxford Ophthalmological Congress Jul 8-10th 2019 Oxford

Detail of the annual meeting are here.

BIPOSA (Paeds / Strab) Oct 2-4th 2019 Edinburgh

Details of annual meeting are here.

Grants : http://www.biposa.org/research-award.html


AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology) Oct 12-15th San Fran

further details can be found here.

UKiCRS (Cataract & Refractive) Oct 16-18th 2019 Hinckley

further details can be found here.

BEAVRS - Vitreoretinal Nov 7-9th 2019 BEAVRS Norwich

further details can be found here.

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