This multidisciplinary conference will bring together health care professionals and vision experts to discuss, engage and create positive strategies for the vision sector. The conference will encompass interactive workshops with tangible takeaways, present new research and updates for all involved in eye health and associated care.
This is a joint conference between the RSM GP with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section.
The national conference will be themed around the four strategic aims of Vision UK:
- Evidence and statistics
- Research, cures and treatments
- Services, support and care
- Public perception of sight loss
The conference has been created to allow different professions to pick and choose from a wide spectrum of lectures and interactive workshops which run concurrently but still have the opportunity for all delegates to meet and discuss key issues and how they can work together to achieve better outcomes. This conference is very interactive in its learning objectives.
Speakers will be from a range of organisations and specialities with plenty of time for constructive interaction, question and answer sessions and networking.
All are welcome to attend this conference from medical and optical professionals, social care workers to eye health and sight loss charities.
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*Please be aware that AHP (Allied Health Professionals) include all individuals from Vision UK members and registered charities.
The RSM is able to accommodate:
- Sighted guides are free to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
- Guide dogs
- BSL interpreters
- Specific accessibility requirements
Vision UK Thematic Awards and Astbury Award 2019
Vision UK is delighted to invite nominations for their four new thematic award and the Astbury Award, named for former VISION 2020 UK Chair and inaugural recipient Nick Astbury. Vision UK’s new thematic awards will be awarded in recognition of work that is centred around their four strategic priorities: Evidence and statistics, research, cures and treatments, services, support and care, public perception of sight loss and The Astbury Award. For more information on the assessment and background of these awards please click here.
Deadline: Friday 20 September 2019
Read the Vision UK Thematic Awards and Astbury Award 2019: Nomination guidance notes by clicking here.
Submit a completed nomination form via email to email@example.com.
Annual David Burt Award for Advances in Vision Care
Vision UK will present this annual award to either a nominated or self-nominated individual or team working within the vision, eye health and sight loss community who can demonstrate a project, in research or improved methodology and practice in assisting in the cause of reducing sight loss in the community, that has made a significant improvement in the sector. The Award Shield is provided annually by David Burt OBE past Chairman of the General Optical Council, to be kept for one year by the awardee along with a certificate.
Deadline: Friday 20 September 2019
Submissions should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email title ‘David Burt award submission’.
We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):
British and Irish Orthoptic Society, British Wireless for the Blind Fund, Royal National Institute of Blind People, Royal Society for Blind Children, SeeAbility, Thomas Pocklington Trust and UK National Eye Health and Hearing Study
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.
For more information on sponsorship options for this event please click here.