Friday Masterclass

Booking Information for the pre-BrAVO conference (Masterclasses) -​Friday 3rd of November 2017

Each of the four masterclasses will be presented in the morning (9.30am – 12.30pm) and then repeated in the afternoon (2.00pm – 5.00pm). Lunch is provided at The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel from 12.30pm to 2pm. Taxi transfer between the two venues will be organised for delegates registering for masterclasses held at different sites.

There are limited places available for this event. Early booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. If you would like to register, please click the following link here

 

When registering please choose one masterclass from the morning session and one different masterclass from the afternoon session.

Please note you will need to register for the Friday pre-BrAVO conference and the Saturday/Sunday BrAVO conference separately.

 

Please read the terms and conditions before you book.

Each masterclass is described below:

Ocular Surgery Wet Lab                                  ***New for 2017***
Cost: £210 inc. VAT
Venue: Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, University of Bristol, Southwell Street, Bristol BS2 8EJ. Tel +44 (0)117 928 7404. 

Parking: on-site parking NOT available
Lecturers: Heidi Featherstone, Rob Lowe and Rachael Grundon
Course requirements: delegates must bring their own eyelid surgical instruments and positioning aids (e.g. Buster vacuum bag). Delegates are encouraged to bring a form of magnification if available (e.g. surgical loupes) but this is not essential. 
Max. delegates per master class: 20
Course synopsis: this wet lab is aimed at general practitioners who would like to expand their repertoire of ocular surgery and/or improve their skills. Three experienced instructors/demonstrators will advise and share practical tips throughout the session. The 3-hour wet lab provides ample time to practise several surgical techniques. The course offers different techniques from those covered in 2016. A brief overview of basic principles will be provided in the course notes: preparation of the eye, suture materials, instrumentation, lighting and magnification. Four surgical techniques will be outlined and/or demonstrated prior to being performed by delegates on cadaver material. The provisional techniques comprise:  a) entropion correction (combined wedge resection/Hotz-Celsus, the Read technique), b) Morgan ‘pocket’ technique for nictitans gland prolapse, c) 360-degree conjunctival graft and d) transconjunctival enucleation. Every delegate will perform all the techniques themselves with two people per station. The course aims to equip delegates with increased confidence for eyelid surgery and to expand their repertoire of techniques.

 

Practical Ocular Photography              ***Oversubscribed 2016 course repeated for 2017***
Cost:  £160 inc. VAT
Venue: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA. Tel +44 (0)117 925 5100

Parking: complimentary on-site parking available for guests staying in the hotel, please visit reception on arrival at the hotel
Lecturers: Tim Knott and Chris Dixon
Course requirements: delegates booked on this master class are requested to bring smart phones and / or cameras used for in-clinic digital photography
Max. delegates per master class: 20
Course synopsis: Tim and Chris have passion for photography and will be the course tutors for this master class. We will review the principles of ocular photography and provide practical tuition with fresh tissue specimens for each of the course delegates. You will learn how to get the most out of your camera, whether it is a state-of-the-art SLR or a compact point-and-shoot. Find out how to get clear crisp images of pathological conditions of adnexal and ocular tissues. You will learn how to master fundic photography with a smartphone and we will discuss different workflow processes for organising your library. Learning objectives:
•    To understand the principles of photography 
•    How to photograph extraocular and intraocular structures
•    How to manage the workflow for image collection and storage

Ocular Anaesthesia & Analgesia                                 ***New for 2017***
Cost:  £130 inc. VAT
Venue: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA. Tel +44 (0)117 925 5100

Parking: complimentary on-site parking available for guests staying in the hotel, please visit reception on arrival at the hotel
Lecturers: Karen Walsh and Carl Bradbrook
Course requirements: none
Max. delegates per master class: 20
Course synopsis: anaesthesia of ophthalmic patients often presents its own unique challenges. Geriatric, brachycephalic and diabetic patients are over represented as ophthalmic surgical patients and deserve special consideration. By understanding some key principles, problems associated with anaesthetising these patient groups can be minimised.

In this seminar, Karen and Carl will guide you through the key principles and practicalities of anaesthesia in these patients using the following lecture titles:

  • Anaesthesia for diabetes mellitus / endocrine disease

  • Brachycephalic anaesthesia

  • Anaesthesia for geriatric / paediatric patients

 

Ocular Pathology                                 ***Oversubscribed 2016 course repeated for 2017***
Cost:  £130 inc. VAT
Venue: Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TA. Tel +44 (0)117 925 5100

Parking: complimentary on-site parking available for guests staying in the hotel, please visit reception on arrival at the hotel
Lecturers: Emma Scurrell
Course requirements: none
Max. delegates per master class: 20
Course synopsis: Ophthalmic pathology forms the foundation for the clinical understanding of ocular disease. Emma Scurrell invites you to sit back and relax whilst they take you on a visual tour of gross pathology, histopathology and cytology, covering a variety of topics from tumours to trauma and cataracts to conjunctiva. The seminar promises to be practical with a focus on clinical relevance and hopes to inspire general practitioners and ophthalmologists alike. No previous pathology experience is required and you need only bring yourself. Interactive discussion will be welcomed and encouraged. We look forward to seeing you there!

To book the Friday Masterclass please click this link 

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