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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

    • 03 October 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Fairfield General Hospital Rochdale Old Road Bury BL9 7TD
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    BIOS STROKE & NEURO REHAB SIG STUDY DAY

    3rd October 2014

    Kindly sponsored by Boehringer--Ingelheim,Pfizer UK, & Wiltshire Farm Foods


    Venue: Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury,

    BL9 7TD

    Cost: £30 BIOS members/£90 non-members


    Please bring pen, paper and a copy of the programme with you.

    Programme

    9.00 - 9.30       Registration/coffee and networking

    9.30 - 10.00    Use of radiology in stroke/brain injury - Consultant Radiologist, Pavel Janousek

    10.00 - 10.30      Driving and vision - Professor Christine Dickinson 

    10.30 - 11.00    Stroke mimics - Consultant Neurologist Dr Chris Murphy

    11.00 - 11.30    Coffee break / networking

    11.30 - 12.00    Use of technology in vision rehabilitation - Alex Green

    12.00 - 12.30    Research in stroke update / PROMs (Dr Fiona Rowe / Lauren Hepworth)

    12.30 - 12.40    Presentation by Wiltshire Farm Foods

    12.40 - 1.30  lunch

    1.30 - 2.15   Overview of driving assessment services for patients following stroke or brain injury (Barbara Hatton) 

    2.15 - 2.45   Patient experience of returning to driving with a hemianopia due to stroke (stroke survivor Jim Currie)

    2.45 - 3.45   Workshop looking at orthoptic driving pathway, developing a pathway to ensure consistency of services and advice to patients.

    3.45            Meeting closes

    3.45 - 4.30 Steering committee meeting update for those who can attend.

    Directions - Getting to Fairfield General Hospital

    The price includes refreshments and lunch on the day, but EXCLUDES overnight accommodation or travel costs. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event on the 3rd October 2014, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place .

    Please indicate any dietary or access requirements.

    Organiser/further details from Tallat Maan tallat.maan@nhs.net

    • 10 October 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Devon, TQ11 0EE
    SOUTH WEST INSERVICE TRAINING DAY
    Friday 10
    October 2014

    Buckfast Abbey, Buckfast, Devon, TQ11 0EE


    Nystagmus
    Kindly sponsored by Ortopad

    09:30 Coffee and registration

    10:00 Prof Chris Harris (Professor of Neuroscience, University of Plymouth)

    Current Concepts on Nystagmus

    The Plymouth Complex Ocular Motility Clinic

    11:00 Nigel Hudson (Chief Technician, Neurophysiology, Plymouth Hospitals)
    Paediatric Electrophysiology
    11:30 Coffee

    12:00 Mr J Self (Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Southampton General Hospital / Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton)
    Nystagmus Genetics
    13:00 Lunch

    14:00 BIOS Business Meeting (BIOS members only)

    Tea

    15:30 Speaker TBC

    16:30 Meeting closes

    Cost: £45 BIOS members / £90 non-members

    The price includes refreshments and lunch on the day, but EXCLUDES overnight accommodation or travel costs.

    Paid registration fees will only be refunded for cancellations made AT LEAST 14 days before the event. If you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place at no extra charge.

    For further details please contact Lizzy Padgett  or Julie Owen

    • 17 October 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
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    Kindly sponsored by Haag-Streit UK

    BIOS Manager’s Forum/Leads of Orthoptic Service UK & Ireland (LOOP)

    0930 – 1630, 17th October 2014, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

     

    Open to heads, managers and deputies

    NHS Change - Who are the new players in commissioning and provision of orthoptic services?

     

    0930 – 1000  Registration and coffee

    1000 – 1045  Opening and welcome, Julie Cartledge, Interim LOOP Lead with presentations from all member countries (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland/ROI and Wales) - -  Julie Cartledge, Gladys Henderson, Patricia Dolan and Yvonne Millward (10 mins each)

    1045 – 1115    BIOS & BOSTU update, Rowena McNamara, Chair BIOS & BOSTU

    1115 – 1130    Snomed and Informatics, Joy White, BIOS NAHPIST Lead and Southern Branch Chair – What do you need to know? What is your organisation doing about this area?

    1130 – 1145  Coffee break

    1145 - 1300  NHS England Local Eye Health Network (LEHN) Update, Sonia MacDiarmid, with LEHN Chairs from East Anglia and Leics/Lincs (tbc) talk about the commissioning challenge and how the forum is progressing.

    1300 – 1345  Lunch and networking

    1345 – 1430 Safe staffing levels and interactive session, Lesley-Anne Baxter, Outgoing Chair, BIOS & BOSTU

    1430 – 1445  Patient Stories, Alison Stanley, Vice Chair, BIOS & BOSTU – what are powerful examples for the people orthoptists need to reach?

    1445 – 1545 Workshops:      

    • ·         Realigning services - Debbie Podmore
    • ·         Loss of Low Vision Services - Yvonne Millward
    • ·         SeeAbility (or other voluntary organisations) as Service Provider - Rowena McNamara / Lesley-Anne Baxter

    (Tea provided at 1515 during workshop discussion)

    1545 – 1600  Feedback from workshops, shared learnings and action points

    1600 - 1625 Open forum - What do you want from the LOOP group going forward? For 2015?

    1625 – 1630 Closing remarks, Rowena McNamara

     

     

    Cost (including lunch and refreshments) £50 members & £120 non-members (payable by card online); please indicate any dietary requirements or access issues when registering.

    The price includes refreshments and lunch on the day, but EXCLUDES overnight accommodation or travel costs. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event (3rd October); if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place .

    Enquiries to Anita McCallum: bios@orthoptics.org.uk





    • 20 October 2014
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lecture Theatre, Post Graduate Centre Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust Standing Way, Eaglestone MK5 6LD
    • 25
    South Central Autumn Clinical Meeting and BOS(TU) Update

    Lecture Theatre, Post Graduate Centre, Milton Keynes NHS Foundation Trust, Standing Way, Eaglestone, MK5 6LD

    MONDAY 20th October 2014

    9.30 Registration

    Programme

    9.30

    Registration/Refreshments

     

     

    10.00

    Richard Bowman, Consultant Ophthalmologist GOSH

    CVI and Case Presentations (double session)

    11.30

    Break

     

    11.45

    Yogini Thakker, Community Paediatrician Milton Keynes Community Health Services – CNWL

    Teresa Wood, Community Paediatric Matron/ Epilepsy Nurse

    Paediatric Epilepsy

    12.45

    Lunch (not provided)

     

    13.15

    Hazel Kay, Sponsored Talk by Kay Pictures

    Latest Developments

    13.35

    Regional BOS(TU) Update

     

    14.00

    Bina Parmar, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Milton Keynes NHSFT

    ROP

    14.45

    Break

     

    15.00

    Roseanna Brady, Health Psychology Practitioner, Milton Keynes NHSFT

    Psychology insights in patient behaviour

    16.00

    Close

     

    50 Spaces

    Refreshments only – Please bring own lunch, or visit the hospital catering services

    Free to BIOS Members

    £10 to Non-BIOS Members

    Please indicate any access requirements when registering


    Car from M1 – Junction 14 (roadworks at J13 at the moment)

    Parking – Multi-storey available, max charge £5.20

    Train to Milton Keynes Central; Taxi to hospital roughly £4/5, Bus direct to Hospital available from Stand Y1

    Local organiser mailto:Michelle.Chum@mkhospital.nhs.uk

    • 23 October 2014
    • 9:30 AM
    • 24 October 2014
    • 4:30 PM
    • Thackray Medical Museum Beckett Street Leeds LS9 7LN
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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 12th October 2014
    or they will be liable to:

    Pay 100% of the fee if notice is given on or after 26th June 2014


    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.

    • 17 November 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lecture Hall, Education Centre 1, Royal Preston Hospital
    • 45

    BIOS Specific Learning Difficulties SIG Meeting

    Monday 17th November 2014

    Lecture Hall, Education Centre 1, Royal Preston Hospital

     

    0945 – 1015   Registration and Coffee   

    1015 – 1030   Introduction

    1030 – 1130   Accommodation and convergence - how different are children with SLD?", Dr Anna Horwood, Principal Research Fellow, University of Reading      

    1130 - 1150   Coffee break

    1150 – 1235   Coloured Lenses by Annette Ray, Orthoptist, Sevenoaks Hospital

    1235 – 1315   A series of short talks on SLD services available in different areas:

    • Liz Clarke, Lincoln County Hospital
    • Dipa Dave, Royal Preston Hospital
    • Janice W Wilson, The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow, Visual Stress Clinic, Glasgow Caledonian University
    • Kathryn Whitfield, Warrington and Halton Hospitals

    1315 – 1400   Lunch

    1400 – 1500   Workshop – ‘Your SIG Your Way’- A chance for you to have your say over what you would like the SIG to achieve and how it can work for you.

    1500 – 1540   Thomson software for MIS Screening  

    • Claire Critchley, Royal Preston Hospital
    • Colorimetry, Janice W Wilson, Glasgow Caledonian University

    1540 – 1600   Close



    • 19 November 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN
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    Northern Branch AGM &

    Autumn Clinical Meeting

    19th November  2014

    The Northern Branch AGM &  Autumn Clinical meeting will be held in Leeds on this day

    Programme tbc

    • 28 November 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
    • 63

    Low Vision SIG Study Day

    Friday 28th November 2014
    Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

    Programme - yet to be finalised


    Queries please email Gillian Smith

    Cost £10 BIOS members / £20 non members

    The price includes light refreshments on the day.

    BIOS Standard Terms for Events apply to all registrations for this event.



Past events

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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