Conference and events

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The latest conferences and events from across the country.

March

RCOphth: Ophthalmologists and Optometrists – working together working differently

2 Mar 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
 
This seminar aims to bring together commissioners, clinical professionals of all types and managers of ophthalmology services to break down traditional barriers, learn from and help each other to innovate and sustain cost effective, efficient, patient centred eye services. 
 
For more information visit the RCOpth website.
 

Vision Connect 2018

7 March 2018, 10am - 3pm
Huddersfield Town Hall, Huddersfield
 
This event showcases products and services for people with a visual impairment. Vision Connect 2018 is for anyone with a visual impairment, anyone who knows someone with a visual impairment or anyone interested in finding out more about technology, products and services for blind and partially sighted people.
 
For more information visit the Eventbrite page.
 

England Vision Strategy Yorkshire & Humber Regional Event

7 March 2018, 2pm - 4pm
Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
 
This event is an opportunity to contribute to practical solutions to local issues around eye health and sight loss and to network with local colleagues from local authorities, the voluntary sector and the NHS. You will also hear about the latest progress from the England Vision Strategy and the newly formed Vision UK.
 
For more information visit the Eventbrite page
 

Seminar for Early Intervention Support Staff working within eye clinic settings

13 March 2018, 10am - 4pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
 
This one-day seminar is aimed towards any staff working in an eye clinic, whether it is in a help-line capacity, eye clinic liaison officer, or volunteer. The seminar will offer delegates the opportunity to hear from speakers working the field of eye health, covering a wide range of topics which will be relevant to those workers offering early intervention. 
 
For information and a booking form, email: Donna.Ledwidge@rnib.org.uk
 

Diabetes UK Professional Conference

14 - 16 March 2018
ExCeL, London
 
This conference is three days of events based on the latest research. It’s for all healthcare professionals, from consultants to students, GPs to practice nurses, and everyone in between. Hear from inspiring speakers about the latest research and developments in diabetes care, and network with peers and colleagues from across the world.
 
For more information visit the Diabetes UK website.
 

The View Conference 2018

15 - 16 March 2018
Hallmark Hotel, Birmingham
 
This conference for the vision impairment workforce is a chance to listen to inspiring speakers who are in the know, attend workshops to develop skills and interests in particular areas of support and to network with colleagues from across the sector.
 
For more information visit the View Conference website.
 

Optometry Tomorrow 2018

18 - 19 March 2018
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
 
Optometry Tomorrow is the College of Optometrists annual conference, AGM and exhibition. If you want to find out about the latest clinical updates, innovations and meet the clinical leaders of the sector, Optometry Tomorrow is the event for you. 
 
For more information visit the College of Optometrists’ website.
 

RWPN Rehabilitation Worker Scottish Conference 

20 Mar 2018, 10am - 4pm
Scottish War Blinded Hawkhead Centre, Paisley
 
This is the first conference for Vision Rehabilitation Workers and Habilitation Workers in Scotland for over a decade. The day will bring together professionals from across Scotland to share knowledge and skills as part of their professional development.  It is also a rare chance for professionally isolated staff to network and support professional resilience.
 
For more information visit the RWPN website.
 

April

Sight Village South West

17 April 2018
Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter
 
QAC Sight Village has been described as “the premier exhibition for blind and partially-sighted people in the UK” and as ”the country’s leading expo of access tech solutions”, find out at first hand the latest technology, products and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted.
 
For more information visit the QAC website.
 

Royal Society of Medicine: National diabetic eye screening conference 2018

20 Apr 2018
Royal Society of Medicine, London
 
This conference will provide an essential update to what’s happening in diabetic eye screening in 2018. Speakers invited from the national programme will provide insights into recent changes and those planned for the future, giving key updates for best practice. Speakers and session titles will be announced over the next couple of months, if you would like to be contacted when more information is updated please email ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk.
 
For more information visit the RSM website.
 

Naidex and Care Choices Exhibition

25 - 26 April 2018
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
 
Naidex features eight zones specifically designed to cover all aspects of disability and impairment. Combining 150 seminars, 250 exhibitors, live demos, interactive features, world-class speakers and inspirational technology, this event provides a unique and educational experience for traders, professionals and consumers alike.
 
For more information visit the Naidex website.
 

May

The Royal College of Nursing Annual Congress

12 - 16 May 2018
Belfast Waterfront, Belfast
 
Delegates engage in key debates around nursing practice, public health, employment issues, and health reforms which help shape the RCN agenda. Issues debated at Congress frequently make the headlines – it’s a key opportunity for the world to hear the voice of nursing and for delegates to engage, communicate and network with a multitude of organisations.
 
For more information visit the RCN website.
 

WESC Foundation’s Annual Conference

17 May 2018, 9am - 5pm
 
The theme for the 2018 Annual Conference will be: Achieving educational outcomes for young people with complex needs by effective multi-professional working. If you are a SEN professional, local authority commissioner, carer, or anyone who is interested in the field of visual impairment and SEN then this is an opportunity to gain professional development and keep updated on recent legislation and practice.
 
For more information visit the WESC Foundation website.
 

England Vision Strategy National Conference 2018

17 May 2018,10:30am - 4pm
BMA House, London
 
England Vision Strategy’s third national conference will be launching the priorities for 2018-2021 as well as providing an opportunity to hear about good work across England, while networking with colleagues from the voluntary sector, local authorities and the NHS. A full conference programme will be available in March. If you have any questions about the conference or the England Vision Strategy in general, please email evs@visionuk.org.uk.
 
For more information visit the Eventbrite page.
 

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2018

21 - 24 May 2018
Arena & Convention Centre (ACC), Liverpool
 
For more information visit the RCOpth website.
 

June

Royal College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference

11 - 13 June 2018
Belfast Waterfront, Belfast
 
This event provides an opportunity gain an insight into their future development of the occupational therapy profession, network with some of the country’s leading occupational therapists and to meet key decision makers and budget holders.
 
For more information visit the RCOT website.
 

NICE 2018: Improving health, improving lives

26 June 2018
Hilton Deansgate Hotel, Manchester
 
This event showcases the latest developments in clinical improvement, health technologies and patient-centred quality care. Providing clinicians, managers and leaders of the NHS and life sciences sector with unrivalled insight into the innovations reshaping healthcare, the event will explore topics ranging from digital technology and patient empowerment to real world evidence and big data.
 
For more information visit the NICE Conference website.
 

July

Sight Village Central

10 - 11 July 2018
Cranmore Park Events and Exhibition Centre, Solihull
 
QAC Sight Village has been described as “the premier exhibition for blind and partially-sighted people in the UK” and as ”the country’s leading expo of access tech solutions”, find out at first hand the latest technology, products and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted.
 
For more information visit the QAC website.
 

September

Sight Village North East

26 September 2018
The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds
 
QAC Sight Village has been described as “the premier exhibition for blind and partially-sighted people in the UK” and as ”the country’s leading expo of access tech solutions”, find out at first hand the latest technology, products and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted.
 
For more information visit the QAC website.
 

October

Best Practice 2018 & Best Practice in Nursing 2018

17 - 18 October 2018
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
 
Best Practice the key conference, exhibition and networking event for the primary care community in the UK. Partnered with the NAPC, Best Practice provides an array of content to support GPs, practice managers and primary care delivery professionals with the updates, tools and knowledge they need to succeed in delivering high quality patient care in a challenging NHS environment.
 
For more information visit Best Practice Show website.
 

November

Sight Village South East

6 - 7 November 2018
Kensington Town Hall, London
 
QAC Sight Village has been described as “the premier exhibition for blind and partially-sighted people in the UK” and as ”the country’s leading expo of access tech solutions”, find out at first hand the latest technology, products and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted.
 
For more information visit the QAC website.
 

The National Children and Adult Services Conference

14 - 16 November 2018
Manchester Central, Manchester
 
This event is fo councillors, directors, senior officers, directors of public health, policy makers and service managers, or any individual or organisation with responsibilities for children and adults in the statutory, voluntary and private sector. The Conference is the annual opportunity for those with an interest in social care, children’s services, education, health and related fields to meet.
 
For more information visit the NCASC website.
 

The Occupational Therapy Show 2018

21 - 22 November 2018
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham
 
The Occupational Therapy Show is the UK's largest dedicated CPD education and trade event just for Occupational Therapists (OTs). The event welcomes thousands of OTs from all over the country, and from a wide range of specialist areas, to educate, inspire, and raise the profile for such an important allied healthcare profession.
 
For more information visit the OT Show website.
 
 
All details correct at time of writing. Please contact organisers to confirm the event and final programme.
 

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