The 2016 BARS conference in Birmingham was a great success, attended by approximately 220 delegates who enjoyed a range of high quality presentations by speakers from all over the country. Many of the speakers have been kind enough to allow us to reproduce their presentations here in PDF format, so to download one of the 2016 conference presentations, please click on the relevant link below.
(Note: If no link is present, we are still awaiting that presentation from the speaker. Please check back soon.)
Programme Management Meeting
DR - Where and What to Watch by Professor Paul Dodson (BARS President)
The Scottish Experience by Mike Black (National DRS Coordinator, NHS Scotland)
The two winners of the 2016 BARS/HISL Photography Competition were announced at this year's conference in Birmingham. Jane Clayson from the Southampton DESP won the clinical category and Jo Wright from the Shrewsbury DESP won the artistic category. Jane and Jo were each presented with an Apple iPad Mini 2 16GB by Steve Courtney, CEO of Health Information Systems Limited, who kindly sponsored the competition.
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Photo by Jane Clayson Photo by Jo Wright
At the beginning of this year, BARS Council proposed a change to the association's constitution to allow for the annual membership fee to be abolished. BARS members voted overwhelmingly in favour of this proposal, and following an Extraordinary General Meeting on 6th February 2015, the change has been approved. This means that from 1st April 2015, there has been no charge to become an active member of the British Association of Retinal Screening. For more information about this change, and to join BARS for free, please visit the Membership page.
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