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The poster for the national diabetic eye screening conference on Friday 24 April 2020. World authorities will provide expert insight to help you achieve better uptake, patient engagement and understanding about the psychosocial aspects of diabetes in reaching our most challenging demographics.
This year we're 'fighting the good fight' for eye screening

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.

Our speakers

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

Funded places

This year, PHE is again providing 10 funded places for any active graders and/or screeners working within diabetic eye screening.

To apply for a funded place please complete the application form.

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.

Find out more

You can find out more and register now by visiting the RSM website. Fees vary for members and non-members. Registration closes on Friday 13 April.

PHE Screening blog

The PHE Screening blog provides up to date news from all NHS screening programmes. You can register to receive updates direct to your inbox, so there’s no need to keep checking for new blogs. If you have any questions about this blog article, or about population screening in England, please contact the PHE screening helpdesk.

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