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BIOS Events

Please visit this page, which summarises BIOS's policies in certain areas; as a member of BIOS or a delegate registered for a BIOS event, a person agrees to be bound by some or all of these terms.

Upcoming events

    • 19 June 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, Isle of Wight
    • 17

    BIOS Southern Region

    (South Central Area)

    Clinical Meeting and BIOS Update,

    Best Western New Holmwood Hotel, Isle of Wight

    Friday 19th June 2015

    Quality Care - everyone, everytime

    Welcome website http://www.islandorthoptics.co.uk/415400353

    Venue: Best Western New Holmwood Hotel - close to the ferry terminals. The webpage has all the details for travel, most likely from Southampton. http://www.newholmwoodhotel.co.uk/contact-directions/map-directions/

    Programme

    09:15     Red Jet from Red Funnel Terminal 2 Southampton to West Cowes. Met by member of        Ophthalmic team.  10-15 minute walk to hotel

    10:00     Registration and Coffee

    10:20     Welcome from Alan Sheward, Executive Director of Nursing

    10:30    Ocular Oncology  - Alistair Gittos, Consultant Ophthalmologist, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

    11:15     What's new - Paediatric Cataract, Genetics and Nystagmus - Jay Self, Associate Professor, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Southampton Eye Unit

    12:00     Orthoptics 1940s - 2014

    12:30 - 14:00      LUNCH with display of items (see Museum)

    13:30 - 14:00     BIOS Update - members only

    14:00     Orthoptics in the Electronic Age -           Aaron Dawkins, Lead Orthoptist, Gloucester Hospital Foundation Trust

    14:45    'But I only drive to the shops' - An update on the latest driving standards - visual and physical by Javeed Khan, Consultant Ophthalmologist, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight & Alison Burton, Specialist Occupational Therapist, St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

    Cost:  BIOS member £10, non-member £30

    Please indicate any dietary or access requirements when registering

    Local organiser mailto:Sarah.Finch@iow.nhs.uk

    • 25 June 2015
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Seminar Room 2, 3rd Floor, Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow
    • 10
    BOSTU - Representatives Training

    Disciplinary, Capability & Service Redesign

    FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL BOSTU REPS -

    NEW AND EXISTING

    (LINK TO BOS TU RESOURCES PAGE Training)

    25th June 2015


    Venue:

    Seminar Room 2, 3rd Floor,

    Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow  
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    The day will consist of a professional update, an overview of TU issues that have arisen recently and workshops on dealing and supporting members through the first stages of disciplinary or capability. We will also be looking at specific policies and service redesign.

    0915 - Registration & refreshments

    9.30 Introductions, Aims and Objectives for the day

    9.45 BIOS and BOS TU issues, nationally and locally

    10.15 Role of the rep and review of e learning

    11.00 Tea/Coffee

    11.15 Workshop- review of local policies (local reps please bring a copy of your capability policy)

    11.45 Continued- Scenario and how to support a member

    12.30 Feedback

    12.45 Lunch

    13.30 Workshop- review of Management of Change Policies (local reps to bring the policy that covers change management/ service redesign, please)

    14.15 Continued Scenario- example of service redesign and seven day services

    15.00 Tea/Coffee

    15.15 Feedback

    15.30 AOB- local issues

    16.00 Requirements for further training

    16.15-16.30 Finish

     

    Workshop leader: Lesley-Anne Baxter

    Outgoing chair BIOS and BOSTU
    Trustee Vision 2020
    Vice Chair ahpf

    lesleyanne.baxter@btinternet.com

    The day is appropriate for new reps, those who may have undertaken the e learning exercises in previous years and also for experienced reps to update their knowledge.

    Please book as soon as possible to ensure a place and to enable us to tailor the course to your requirements.


    Please register to attend. And indicate any dietary or access requirements. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place.
    • 02 July 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 03 July 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 162 City Road London, EC1V 2PD
    • 3


    The course is designed for Orthoptists who are keen to participate in the tuition of undergraduate Orthoptists. The course is open to anyone wishing to become a Clinical Tutor.

    Session1                                                                                                                            

    • Aims and objectives
    • Why BIOS offers the course
    • BIOS website for SIG education                                                                
    • Get to know everyone, reasons for attendance, experience if any

    Session 2   Teaching Methods and Resources                                                           

    • Awareness of different types of teaching methods and learning styles
    • Activity- individual learning styles and feedback on alternatives

    Session 3 Student Assessment                                                                           

    • Reflection on framework for assessment and types, purposes and principles
    • Clinical placement requirements

    Session 4 Supervision feedback and assessment                                                                             

    • Styles of supervision and supervisor and feedback and assessment

    Session 5  Managing the less able student                                                                          

    • Pastoral care and professional use of social media 
    • Managing the adult learner, determining the differences in competencies, the less able and difficult student. Departmental protocols on pastoral care and professional conduct
    Session 6   Summing up and questions                                 

    The course is held over two days. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided as part of the course package on both days.

    Course Tutors (London):

    Chris Timms, Head Orthoptist, Moorfields

    Kelly MacKenzie, Research Orthoptist, Moorfields

    Course Fee:

    £230.00 BIOS Members;

    £350.00 non BIOS-members (Fees must be paid in advance of attendance).

    Cancellation policy

    Delegates cancelling may:

    • Substitute a suitably-qualified colleague (please give at least one week's notice before commencement of the course).
    • Receive a full refund if cancelling on or before 21st June 2015
    or they will be liable to:

    Pay 100% of the fee if notice is given on or after this date


    • 08 July 2015
    • 10:00 AM
    • 09 July 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Birmingham
    • 92
    BIOS SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2015

    SOCIAL PROGRAMME

     

    8th July - Country in the Canal boat trip and Brindley Place meal (evening)

    Take a 1 hour Boat Trip around Birmingham’s central canals and travel out into the greenery of England’s second city. With guide and commentary.

    1800 Bus leaves Aston University Campus for Canal Trip start The Waters Edge, Brindleyplace, B1 2JB

    1815 - 1915  Canal boat trip

    1915 - 2200 Meal at a restaurant on the canal (payable locally)


    9th July 2015 - Gala Dinner, Awards and Black Country Entertainment from Sundial Theatre http://www.sundialtheatre.com/sundial-theatre.html.

    Sundial is a professional theatre company bringing high quality, live and interactive performance to the widest audiences. Specialising in First Person Interpretation, they have worked with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust at Blists Hill Victorian Town for over fifteen years. They also have a range of shows and workshops that we bring to venues, including schools, theatres, and private events across the country.... Sundial will be providing us with entertainment and a topical table quiz - so brush up on your Black Country facts and figures!

    New Season of Evening Events at Museum of the Gorge

    Cost for drinks/canapes on arrival and 2-course menu with wine, £55 - payable in advance.The evening's programme will include songs, stories and a Black Country quiz (subject to confirmation).

    It would be lovely if you could join us for the informal drinks/ meal or the Gala Dinner (or both).

    • 09 July 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 July 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
    • 57
    BIOS SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE 2015


    CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
    BIOS SciConf Programme 2015 _V5.docx

    Conference themes:
    • Promoting the Profession in the new NHS - speakers from Public Health England and the Health & Care Professions Council & includes PROMs/PREMs update
    • Myopia & Refractive Errors - summary of latest research from Aston University
    • Informatics, Apps & Orthoptic Coding - news on coding of orthoptic procedures and use of Apps
    • Extended role of the orthoptist/neuro-orthoptics - topics include squint and strabismus
    • Plus BIOS Special Interest Group Workstream options on both conference days

    A tailor-made modern conference facility

    conference room, break out space, sponsors/poster exhibitions and refreshments - all on one level


    And on-site accommodation is 4**** this year

    ensuite queen rooms (free wifi/tea/coffee making facilities) swimming pool, sauna

    A 10-minute walk from Birmingham city centre, Hotel at Conference Aston is set within quiet landscaped campus grounds. It features free Wi-Fi and en suite bedrooms, each with a TV.

    Each of the modern rooms is stylishly decorated and comes with facilities for making tea and coffee. There is also a telephone and work space for guests to use.

    The main restaurant at Hotel at Conference Aston serves a varied menu featuring locally sourced produce, while snacks are served all day in the bar. After dinner, guests can relax in the lounge area, which has Sky TV.

    With a central location, Hotel at Conference Aston is less than 1 mile from the National Indoor Arena and the famous Bull Ring shopping centre. The NEC and Birmingham International Airport are approximately 20 minutes away by taxi. Birmingham New Street Rail Station is a 15-minute walk from the building.

    This is available at £95 per night inc breakfast.


    Feedback from Glasgow 2014

    • "Good to hear about innovations for the future, which can be achieved at lower cost, with better results, when current atmosphere in NHS is so negative. Also surprised at how many new ideas I have for changing practice. Many many thanks to all involved in organising the conference - an all round brilliant experience."
    • "As an orthoptist currently refreshing with the aim of returning to orthoptics after a long break I found the talks interesting and informative, especially the one about vision screening apps.."
    • "The organisers got it just right in terms of the level & length of each presentation, so maintaining interest in each speaker. Frequent breaks to keep us energised, and easy to navigate around the building. Gala dinner was excellent! One of the best conferences I've been to."

    Social programme

    As before, the 2015 social programme is listed as a separate event: please register to join in the events to make the most of your time at the Conference - there are two events to book on 8th & 9th July!


    Sponsors

    If you might be interested in sponsoring this event, please follow this link https://orthoptics-org.wildapricot.org/scicon2015_sponsorship


    Payment by employers

    If your employer wishes to pay your registration fee direct, please consult the BIOS office (email bios@orthoptics.org.uk or call +44 (0)1353 66 55 41).

    Your employer may insist on issuing a purchase order to cover your registration: if so, it is your responsibility to start and follow up this process.


    Cancellations

    Please note that no refunds will be paid for cancellations (for all or part of the event) made after 25th June 2015.  This is because it would be too late to resell your place or adjust numbers for catering purposes after that time.

    If you find yourself unable to attend after that time, you may send a replacement delegate.  If the replacement does not have the same member privileges as you, she/he will be liable to pay the difference between your payment and what she/he would have paid to register. 

    • 09 July 2015
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Aston University
    • 98
    BIOS AGM & BOSTU AGM

    9th July 2015

    Notice is given that the AGM for 2015 will be held on this day.

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    Location: Aston University, The Aston Triangle, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7ET

    Please note that the AGM this year will be held during the Scientific Conference. If you are a member and not registered for the conference - please do register to ensure that we can cater for your arrival.

    Open to all BIOS members (no charge and free refreshments).

    1345 -1400  Arrival Refreshments

    1400-1500   AGM (BIOS & BOSTU)

    • Receiving of previous year's minutes, Chair's Report, Officers/Representatives for 2015/6, accounts for 2014 and auditors' remuneration approval
    • BIOS Strategy 2015 - 2020 outlining of main themes and discussion/feedback from members
    • Resolution to set members' fee level for 2016
    • AOB
    1500  End

    Those members not registered for the conference to leave.

    Papers

    Minutes AGM 2014  - 6th June 2014 AGM 2014 Minutes_VFINAL.pdf

    Minutes GM 2014 - 11th December 2014 GM 2014 Minutes_111214.pdf

    • 30 September 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wrightington Hall Conference Centre, Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge WN6 9EP
    • 60

    BIOS Low Vision SIG

    30th September 2015

    Wrightington Hall Conference Centre

                  Dementia & Vision Loss

    Wrightington Hospital

    Programme tbc

    Cost £20 BIOS members/£50 non members

    Venue and directions https://www.wwl.nhs.uk/Library/Wrightington_Hospital/Wrightington_Conference_Centre_Guide.pdf

    More details from BIOS LV SIG Lead Kate Witkiss mailto:Kate.Witkiss@wwl.nhs.uk

     

    The price includes refreshments and lunch on the day, but EXCLUDES overnight accommodation or travel costs. Cancellations (with refunds) can be made up to two weeks before the event; if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place, but you will not be entitled to a refund.



    • 05 November 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 06 November 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thackray Medical Museum Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7LN
    • 19

    Clinical Tutors Course

    5/6 November 2015, Leeds


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    The course is designed for Orthoptists who are keen to participate in the tuition of undergraduate Orthoptists. The course is open to anyone wishing to become a Clinical Tutor.

    Session1                                                                                                                            

    • Aims and objectives
    • Why BIOS offers the course
    • BIOS website for SIG education                                                                
    • Get to know everyone, reasons for attendance, experience if any

    Session 2   Teaching Methods and Resources                                                           

    • Awareness of different types of teaching methods and learning styles
    • Activity- individual learning styles and feedback on alternatives

    Session 3 Student Assessment                                                                           

    • Reflection on framework for assessment and types, purposes and principles
    • Clinical placement requirements

    Session 4 Supervision feedback and assessment                                                                             

    • Styles of supervision and supervisor and feedback and assessment

    Session 5  Managing the less able student                                                                          

    • Pastoral care and professional use of social media 
    • Managing the adult learner, determining the differences in competencies, the less able and difficult student. Departmental protocols on pastoral care and professional conduct
    Session 6   Summing up and questions                                 

    The course is held over two days. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided as part of the course package on both days.

    Course Tutors Danielle Guy & Laura Tuff

    Course Fee:

    £230.00 BIOS Members;

    £350.00 non BIOS-members (Fees must be paid in advance of attendance).

    Cancellation policy

    Delegates cancelling may:

    • Substitute a suitably-qualified colleague (please give at least one week's notice before commencement of the course).
    • Receive a full refund if cancelling on or before 15th October 2015
    or they will be liable to pay 100% of the fee


    Directions to the venue:

    The Museum is next to St. James's Hospital, 2 miles to the North East of the city centre.

    By Bus - Frequent bus services run from Leeds city centre. Numbers 16, 42, 49, 50, 50A, 61 all stop outside the Museum.

    By Car - From M621 follow signs for York (A64) then follow the brown tourist signs. From the North, take the A58 towards the city, and then follow the brown tourist signs.

Past events

21 May 2015 BIOS Leads of Orthoptic Profession (LOOP) group
15 May 2015 5th Annual Whipps Cross University Hospital Paediatric & Strabismus Study Day
08 May 2015 BIOS Special Educational Needs (SEN) SIG MEETING
30 April 2015 BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting - Evidence based Vision Screening
28 April 2015 Glaucoma & Retinal Disease SIG Study Day
25 April 2015 Northern Region Spring Clinical Meeting 2015
24 April 2015 BIOS Midland Spring Clinical Meeting
24 April 2015 BIOS Welsh Clinical Day
30 March 2015 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course (Hull)
09 March 2015 Paediatric Visual Impairment Study Day
04 March 2015 BIOS SCOTTISH NETWORK SPRING CLINICAL MEETING
04 March 2015 BOSTU - Disciplinary, Capability & Service Redesign
24 February 2015 BOSTU - Disciplinary, Capability & Service Redesign
11 December 2014 BIOS General Meeting 2014 (prior to Squint Forum)
28 November 2014 BIOS Low Vision SIG Study Day
28 November 2014 BIOS Eastern Regional In-Service Training Day
19 November 2014 Northern Branch Autumn Clinical Meeting 2014
17 November 2014 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
23 October 2014 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course (Leeds)
20 October 2014 BIOS Southern Branch - Autumn Clinical Meeting and BOSTU update
17 October 2014 BIOS Managers'/LOOP Forum
10 October 2014 BIOS Southern Branch: South West Regional In-service Training Day
03 October 2014 BIOS Stroke and Neuro Rehab Special Interest Group Study Day
20 August 2014 BIOS Scientific Conference 2014
19 August 2014 BIOS SOCIAL EVENTS - Scientific Conference 2014
03 July 2014 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
01 July 2014 BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics
20 June 2014 BIOS Special Educational Needs (SEN) SIG MEETING
13 June 2014 BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics
06 June 2014 BIOS & BOSTU AGM 2014 & BIOS 2014 AWARDS
29 May 2014 Southern Branch/East Anglian - In-service Training Day
23 May 2014 4th Annual Whipps Cross University Hospital Paediatric & Strabismus Study Day
09 May 2014 BIOS Inaugural Managers/Heads SIG Meeting
09 May 2014 Southern Branch - In-service Training Day
08 May 2014 Southern Branch - In-service Training Day and AGM
02 May 2014 BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics
29 April 2014 Glaucoma & Retinal Disease SIG Study Day
26 April 2014 Northern Branch AGM & Clinical Meeting 2014
25 April 2014 BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics
08 April 2014 BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting
04 April 2014 Welsh Branch AGM and Spring Clinical Meeting
28 March 2014 BIOS Midland Branch AGM & Spring Clinical Meeting
10 March 2014 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
05 March 2014 BIOS SCOTTISH BRANCH AGM & SPRING CLINICAL MEETING
29 November 2013 BIOS IRISH BRANCH AGM & CASE PRESENTATIONS
29 November 2013 BIOS Southern Branch: South West Regional In-service Training Day
29 November 2013 BIOS In Service Training Day
27 November 2013 BIOS Low Vision Special Interest Group Conference
22 November 2013 BIOS Stroke and Neuro Rehab Special Interest Group Study Day
18 November 2013 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
15 November 2013 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
06 November 2013 BIOS Southern Branch Inservice Training Day
06 November 2013 Northern Branch Clinical Meeting
01 November 2013 BIOS SCOTTISH BRANCH AUTUMN CLINICAL MEETING
18 October 2013 BIOS Managers' Forum
23 September 2013 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
20 September 2013 BIOS Midland Branch Clinical Meeting
05 September 2013 BIOS Scientific Conference 2013
27 June 2013 BIOS Special Educational Needs (SEN) SIG MEETING
15 June 2013 BIOS AGM 2013 & BIOS 2013 AWARDS
16 May 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
15 May 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
13 May 2013 Heads of Service Meeting
27 April 2013 Northern Branch AGM & Clinical Meeting
26 April 2013 Midland Branch AGM & Clinical Meeting
26 April 2013 Welsh Branch Spring Clinical Meeting & 75th Anniversary Lunch
26 April 2013 Southern Branch - In-service Training Day and AGM
26 April 2013 3rd Annual Whipps Cross University Hospital Paediatric & Strabismus Study Day
10 April 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
26 March 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
14 March 2013 Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
13 March 2013 BIOS SCOTTISH AGM & CASE PRESENTATIONS
04 March 2013 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
27 February 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations & Conflict Resolution
01 February 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations & Conflict Resolution - Heads & TU Reps
25 January 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations & Conflict Resolution - Heads & TU Reps
11 December 2012 BIOS Glaucoma and Retinal Disease SIG Meeting
28 November 2012 BIOS NORTHERN BRANCH CLINICAL MEETING & 75th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
26 November 2012 Southern Branch, London Regional Training Day
22 November 2012 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
15 November 2012 BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting
31 October 2012 BIOS Stroke and Neuro Rehab Special Interest Group Study Day
22 October 2012 BIOS SCOTTISH BRANCH CLINICAL MEETING
15 October 2012 Welsh Branch Autumn Clinical Meeting & 75th Anniversary Lunch
12 October 2012 BIOS Southern Branch: South West Regional In-service Training Day
04 October 2012 BIOS Managers' Forum
04 October 2012 BIOS AGM 2012
27 September 2012 BIOS MIDLAND BRANCH CLINICAL MEETING & 75th ANNIVERSARY CREAM TEA
10 September 2012 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
19 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 2
18 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 1
13 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 4
12 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 3
26 May 2012 BIOS 75th Anniversary Dinner
26 May 2012 BIOS EGM 2012 and Clinical Meeting
17 May 2012 Heads of Service Meeting
27 April 2012 Whipps Cross Study Day & Southern Branch AGM
27 April 2012 Whipps Cross Study Day - Interactive Workshop with Play-Therapists
30 March 2012 Welsh Branch AGM
23 March 2012 Non-Medical Prescribing Workshop & SIG Launch
15 March 2012 Eccentric Viewing Conference - Macular Disease Society
01 March 2012 BIOS Specific Educational Needs SIG MEETING
20 January 2012 South West Regional In-service Training Day
17 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 4
16 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 3
10 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 2
09 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 1
25 November 2011 London Study Day - Southern Branch
17 November 2011 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
07 November 2011 Scottish Branch Autumn Clinical Meeting
17 October 2011 BIOS Glaucoma SIG MEETING
13 October 2011 BIOS Managers' Forum
22 September 2011 BIOS Stroke Special Interest Group Study Day
08 September 2011 SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
22 August 2011 BIOS Clinical Teachers Course
24 June 2011 South West Regional In-service Training Day

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