National diabetic eye screening conference 2017


Friday 21 April 2017


Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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Ophthalmology Section , NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme


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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, Mrs Maggie Crockett, Acting National Programme Manager, NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme, Dr 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

10.00 am

The national programme update

Mrs Maggie Crockett

10.20 am

New qualification update

Mr Patrick Rankin, National Education and Training Manager, Public Health England

10.35 am

IT national software update

Mr Adam Gregory, National lead for screening IT contracts and delivery, Public Health England

10.55 am

Panel questions and answers

11.10 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Best practice

Ms Maddie Johnston, QA Lead for diabetic eye screening, Public Health England

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

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

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

4.25 pm


Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, Mrs Maggie Crockett and Dr Tunde Peto

4.30 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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