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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

    • 17 November 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lecture Hall, Education Centre 1, Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane north, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9HT
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    BIOS Specific Learning Difficulties SIG Meeting

    Monday 17th November 2014

    Lecture Hall, Education Centre 1, Royal Preston Hospital,
    Sharoe Green Lane north, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9HT

     

    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

    British & Irish Orthoptic Society (Northern Branch)

         Clinical Meeting Thackray Museum, St James’s Hospital

     Programme

     

    9.30. Registration - Tea and coffee

    10.00.  Visual Acuity of Children at discharge from Amblyopia therapy

    Siobhan Kerrigan  Orthoptist Wigan

    10.30. Surgery versus active monitoring for childhood intermittent exotropia- pilot study.

    Christine Powell Orthoptist Newcastle

    11.00. A new way of dealing with DNA’s following clinical audit.

    Rebecca Ellis Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield

    11.30 Vision screening in Wigan from pre- history to present day

    Amanda Mars Orthoptist Wigan

    12.00 Lunch

    1.15pm Challenges in the assessment of children with CVI

    Anna O’Connor University of Liverpool

    2.00pm The orthoptist’s role in awake craniotomy

    Lorna Pankethman Orthoptist St James’s Hospital Leeds

     2.45 pm Arnold – Chiari malformations in children

    Marsel  Bregu Consultant Ophthalmologist Warrington

    3.30pm Close

     

    Please note that lunch is not provided however the Thackray Museum does have a small café and there are other refreshment facilities in Bexley Wing or Gledhow Wing a short 5 minute walk away.

    Car parking facilities are available at the Thackray museum, if arriving by public transport there are frequent buses from Leeds city centre. The journey takes about 10 minutes.




    • 28 November 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, Magpie Road, Norwich, NR3 1JH

    BIOS Eastern Regional In-Service Training Day

    Programme

    To be confirmed.

    Questions?

    Contact Fiona Grady by email or phone (01603 288 048) for further information.

    Catering

    Lunch will be provided.

    Location

    Click "View on Google Maps" above to get directions from your location.

    Terms & conditions

    All registrations for this event will be made subject to BIOS Standard Terms for Events.

    • 28 November 2014
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
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    Low Vision SIG Study Day

    Friday 28th November 2014
    Lecture theatre 1, Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5AN.
    9.30 - 10.00 Registration & Coffee
    10.00 – 12.30 Technology Session
    Ev–reader I pad App
       Professor Robin Walker, Royal Holloway College
    Unlocking Cities Project
       Jenny Cook, Head of Strategy and Research, Guide Dogs
       & Jarnail Chudge, Software Architect, Microsoft
       & Ruth Leuillette, Deputy Head of Highways & Transport,Reading Borough Council
    Vip IOL implant
       Mr Ahmed El Amir Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon, RBH
    12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
    13.30 – 13.45 BIOS Research Committee Report
       Dr Anna Horwood, Research Orthoptist, RBH
    14.00 – 15.30 Workshops
    Group A - Telescopes & Monoculars
       Stephen Abery, Optometrist
    Group B - Interesting Cases
    15.30 – 16-15 Report back & closing remarks

    Queries: please email Gillian Smith

    Cost: £10 BIOS members / RWPN Members & £20 non members

    The price includes light refreshments on the day.

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



    • 30 March 2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 31 March 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn, Hull Marina, HU1 2BX
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    Now showing photo 2, Hotel Exterior at night

    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.


    The course is being held at the Holiday Inn, Hull Marina. Delegates are responsible for booking and getting funding for their own overnight accommodation should they need it either at this hotel http://www.hihullmarinahotel.co.uk/, or cheaper ones nearby, like the Premier Inn http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/HULBAR/hull-city-centre or the Ibis http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-3479-ibis-hull/index.shtml

    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 Alex Lindstrom & Aftab Maqsud

    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 March 2015
    or they will be liable to:

    Pay 100% of the fee if notice is given on or after 13 March 2015


Past events

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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