Public Health England is again joining forces with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in April to hold the 7th national diabetic eye screening conference.
Screening helps prevent sight loss in people with diabetes by detecting diabetic retinopathy early. Catching it early means treatment is effective at reducing or preventing damage from the condition.
The national conference provides an essential update to what's happening in diabetic eye screening in 2020.
It’s aimed at anyone involved in providing diabetic eye screening: programme managers, clinical leads, optometrists, screeners, graders, GPs, diabetologists, paediatricians, ophthalmologists, public health professionals, quality assurance professionals and commissioners.
So put the date in your diary now: Friday 24 April.
We can already confirm some very exciting and interesting speakers.
Professor Simon Harding and Professor Tunde Peto will both explain how they were able to overcome diabetic eye screening challenges.
Dr Fernando Barria from Chile will give an insight into the work being done there to provide a national screening programme. Steve Aldington will present on ‘Looking forwards not back’.
The good fight
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Fighting the good fight’. Speakers from the PHE Screening national programme team will provide insights into:
- recent changes
- changes planned for the future
- important updates for best practice and making a difference
This year, PHE is again providing 10 funded places for any active graders and/or screeners working within diabetic eye screening.
Please note travel expenses are not included within these funded places. Successful applicants will be informed by Friday 7 February 2020 if they have been awarded a place.
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