BIOS Low Vision Special Interest Group Conference

  • 27 November 2013
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Derby Conference Centre
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  • Members of BIOS.
  • Practitioners who are not members of BIOS.

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The BIOS Low Vision SIG is holding its re-launch day conference for Orthoptists and other interested professionals at The Derby Conference Centre on Wednesday 27thNovember 2013.


BIOS Low Vision Special Interest Group Day Conference 
Wed 27th November 2013

Final Programme

Please indicate any dietary or access requirements as well as which workshop A or B you would prefer to attend.
8.45 - 9.40  
9.40 – 10.00 
Meriel Cross & Alison Stanley - SIG update
10.00 – 10.45
Rachel Pilling, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS
Foundation Trust – Low Vision Support in Children:
Challenges, Successes and Pitfalls
10.45 – 11.15
Richard Hancock, Service User – Experiences of AMD and
11.15 – 11.45
Mary Bairstow, Vision 2020 (UK) - “However beautiful the
strategy, you should occasionally look at the results” - How is
the UKVS working for Children?
11.45 – 12.30
Rebecca McLean, University of Leicester – Living with
Nystagmus – Measuring the Impact
12.30-1.30  Lunch

1.30 – 2.00
Kirsty Maycock, Derby Audio Describers & Stef Bell, Scene and Sound – The Art of Audio Description
2.00 – 3.15 
(A) Eccentric Viewing – Cleon Hutton, Macular Society and
Nick Collins, Optima
(B) Outcome measures/performance indicators for Children’s LV
Services – Meriel Cross/SIG Steering Group 
3.15 - 3.45
Alison Firth & Lindsey Hughes, University of Sheffield - Low
Vision Module, MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus)
3.45 - 4.00
Summarising the workshops.  Closing comments.

Steering Group meeting

The cost, including lunch, is £45 for BIOS members/£90 for non members.

More details from SIG Lead Meriel Cross: mailto:Meriel.cross1@nhs.net

Cost £45 BIOS members/£90 non members

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, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place .

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

0203 853 9797

Salisbury House · Station Road
Cambridge · CB1 2LA
United Kingdom