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October 2021

BIOS Clinical Tutors’ Course

October 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - January 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Are you keen to develop you clinic teaching skills? There are limited places available for the BIOS clinical tutor course. The course fulfils the requirements for Lead Clinical Tutor. This course will be delivered remotely with some work to be carried out independently prior to the course, and between the sessions. The course will cover; the expectations of students at each stage in the course, how to adapt your teaching to suit your learners, how to adapt your work environment to maximise learning, balancing clinical pressures whilst providing a productive learning experience, giving constructive feedback writing assessments. There are a number [...]

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BIOS Medical Retina Virtual Bite-Size CAG Day 2021

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - November 4 @ 8:30 pm

This year the BIOS Medical Retina CAG Day will be held as a series of virtual ‘bite-sized’ sessions. This will allow for presentations to be punchy and informative, discussing key topics and promoting interactive learning throughout. Experienced speakers have agreed to lead on each key topic, and we anticipate case presentations, live Q&A, multiple-choice polls, shared working, information surveys, etc. Each session will have slightly different approaches, but will commence with key speaker introductions, a set agenda for the session, time for discussion/questions, followed by a session summary and close. We encourage you to attend as many sessions as you like, [...]

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Clinical Placement Forum

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

11:30-11:35:  Welcome    11:35-11:45:  Accreditation: Helen Davis (Co-Chair EPDC)   11:45-11:50:  Equitable allocation: Craig Murray (Co-Chair EPDC)   11:50-12:00: Successful placements in a smaller department: Alice Donnachie (Imperial college healthcare NHS trust)   12:00-12:10: A student’s perspective: Rebecca Flynn (New graduate representative to EPDC)   12:10-12:15: “How will students benefit my department?” Michael Harmsworth (Lead tutor representative to EPDC)   12:15-12:30: Q&A

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Midlands & East Trade Union Meeting

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Regional TU event to talk about any issues/ cases TU rep’s wish to discuss.

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Scottish Autumn Clinical Meeting

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

CPD for Scottish members – hosted by Glasgow Orthoptic team.   1.15-1.20    Welcome         Marie Cleary/Angela Carlin 1.20-2.00    The Journey to an Orthoptic Pituitary Clinic         Aine McNeil, Advance Practice Orthoptist   2.00-2.45    An update on Myasthenia Treatment Dr Maria Farrugia, Consultant Neurologist   2.45-3.00    Myasthenia: the patient’s perspective  Lorna McKay, Advance Practice Orthoptist   3.00-3.15    Orthoptist as part of the Myasthenia MDT     Marie Cleary, Head Orthoptist   3.15-4.00    A Neurologist’s approach to eye movements       Dr Pushkar Shah, Consultant Neurologist   4.00-4.15    Questions & Close of meeting   Marie Cleary/Angela Carlin   You will be sent the link for this meeting 48hours before.

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New Graduate Listening Event (Autumn)

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event will be led by Holly Kniazewycz  New Graduate Representative on Council and supported by Veronica Greenwood , Chair BIOS, and Sam Aitkenhead, BOSTU Advisor. This event is for New graduate Orthoptists or those who are within 2 years of practice It is really important that we hear views and feedback from our early career Orthoptists so we can understand how BIOS can support you.   You will be sent the joining details 48hrs prior to the event.

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November 2021

BIOS Stroke and Neuro Rehab CAG Study Session

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

*The Stroke and Neuro Rehab CAG are holding a study day for case based discussions, titled: “What happens when orthoptic input is delayed?” The CAG would like to invite orthoptists to share a ~5min case presentation. Cases will present instances where a patient has been misdiagnosed, had care delayed or other events due to a delay in orthoptic input to their care. The aim for the session will be to discuss the cases, and to subsequently publish these case studies in a peer reviewed journal. Anyone who contributes a case to the session will be invited to be part of the [...]

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Vision Screening CAG Update

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Vision Screening CAG Update Agenda (TBC) Introduction Covid 19 Update Standards of vision screening CCEHC update Vision screening audit Research Q+A Closing statement *Please note: tickets sales for this event will close 48 hours prior to the event date. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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SEN CAG Virtual afternoon

November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This years clinical day will focus on provision of evidence based care for adults with Learning Disability Confirmed speakers include Jennifer Lindsay (Deputy Head of Op-tometry, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), Kathy Diplock (Torbay & South Devon NHS Trust) and Donna Parmar ( Manchester Royal Eye Hospital) Presentations will available to view before the day when we will have a Q&A session with the presenters. You will receive the link to the meeting 48 hours prior.

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December 2021

BIOS Glaucoma CAG Study Session (Winter 2021)

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Three 30 minute talks including Q&A performed by orthoptists who currently undergo extended role glaucoma clinics.  Talks will include glaucoma surgical management, the organisation of glaucoma diagnostic clinics and case presentations.   Agenda will be updated shortly.

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