National diabetic eye screening conference 2017


Friday 21 April 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
Organised by

Ophthalmology Section , NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme


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about this event

This conference will provide an essential update to what's happening in diabetic eye screening in 2017.

Speakers from the national programme will provide insights into recent changes and those planned for the future, giving key updates for best practice.

At the end of the conference, delegates will:

  • Know about recent changes and planned future developments in national diabetic eye screening programmes 
  • Understand modern definitions of good care within the screening programmes for diabetic eye disease 
  • Appreciate the patient’s perspective of diabetic eye screening


The Ophthalmology Section would like to thank Bayer Plc for supporting the Academic Year 2016/17

We would like to thank our exhibitor(s):  Allergan Ltd, Health Information Systems, Sense Medical Limited and Topcon.


9.00 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.30 am

Welcome and introduction

Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, Immediate Past President, Ophthalmology Section, RSM, Mr Patrick Rankin, National Programme Manager, NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Professor Tunde Peto, Professor of Ophthalmology, Belfast

Session 1: National aspects

Ms Anne Stevenson, National Programmes Lead, Young Person and Adult Screening Programmes

9.40 am

The UK NSC in 2017

Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Screening, National Screening Committee

10.05 am

The national programme update

Mr Patrick Rankin

10.30 am

Preparing for GP2DRS

Ms Amanda Grange, Senior Quality Assurance Advisor (North) PHE Screening and Ms Andrea Proctor, IT Specialist, PHE Screening

10.55 am

Panel questions and answers

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Best practice

Ms Madeleine Johnson, Consultant in Public Health and Head of Quality Assurance (North), Screening Quality Assurance Service PHE Screening

11.30 am

Best practice: The patient’s perspective

Mr Ibrar Siddiqi, Patient

11.45 am

Best practice: QA – Constructive criticism?

Ms Beverley Tolley, Programme Manager, North and East Devon DESP and Ms Karen Bentley Hollins, Senior QA advisor, Public Health England

12.00 pm

Best practice: Grading

Mrs Shelley Widdowson, National Grading Lead, National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

12.15 pm

Best Practice: SLB and surveillance stories

Mr John Fox, Senior implementation lead, National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

12.30 pm

Best practice: What about OCT

Mr Pearse Keane, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

12.45 pm

Panel questions and answers

1.00 pm


Session 3: Innovation and the Future

Chair: Professor Peter Scanlon

2.00 pm

Personalising the interval in screening for sight threatening diabetic retinopathy

Professor Simon Harding, Chair of Ophthalmology, University of Liverpool

2.20 pm

Automation and artificial intelligence

Professor Adnan Tufail, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2.40 pm

The view from here/where are we going?

Professor Peter Scanlon, Clinical Director, National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

3.00 pm

Panel questions and answers

3.15 pm

Tea and coffee break

3.35 pm

Keynote: Prevention of blindness in a global epidemic of diabetes

Professor Tunde Peto and Professor Einar Stefansson, Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology, Reykjavik, Iceland

4.25 pm


Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, Mr Patrick Rankin and Professor Tunde Peto

4.30 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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