Annual Congress 2017
22 - 25 May, Liverpool

Allied Professions Day
The Allied Professionals Day at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2017 is designed to be of interest and use to all members of the multidisciplinary ophthalmic team, combining the latest thinking about issues in ophthalmology with practical applications for excellence in service delivery and support for delivering holistic care for all ophthalmic patients, no matter what the care setting.

We will initially explore important aspects of quality, safety and clinical effectiveness in ophthalmology and what this means for professional practice, looking at the latest national developments in ophthalmic specific outcomes and guidance. We will then hear about delivering care and supporting two very important types of patient, children and adults with other needs, and discuss how the ophthalmic team can expand its horizons to ensure they understand not only the ophthalmic, but also the other, care requirements for these vulnerable and sometimes challenging patient groups.

Within children’s eye care, we examine a wide range of themes ranging from amblyopia (how population screening is changing, the science of new treatments) through to assessing and managing visual impairment in children.

We will discuss what are the standards for best practice in caring for adults with dementia who have visual problems, how care can be linked between the community and the hospital and exciting new schemes which have delivered real results for eye care and visual support in those with learning and other disabilities.

The day will be chaired this year by Professor Janet Marsden and Miss Melanie Hingorani.

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