BARS Council recently 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 will be no charge to become an active member of the British Association of Retinal Screening. For more information about this change and how it affects you, please visit the Membership page.
If you currently pay your annual membership fee by standing order or direct debit, please ensure that you cancel this with your bank before the end of March 2015 to avoid being charged.
Members who have previously paid via WorldPay are unaffected and will not be charged this year.
Call for Papers, Posters and Case Studies
Submissions are now invited for the 2015 BARS Conference. If you would like to present a scientific paper (10 minute presentation), poster (A0 portrait) or case study (7 minute presentation) at our annual conference, fill in the application form below and return to us by 31st July 2015.
2014 saw a record entry for our photo competition, and this year's contest is set to be even bigger and better, with not one, but two Apple iPad Minis up for grabs!
The 2015 competition has two categories: clinical and artistic.
The clinical section will be photographs captured during screening and might, for example, show disease progression, an excellent example of pathology, or simply a technically brilliant shot. One of the judging criteria is quite simply, could that picture appear in a textbook?
Artistic, on the other hand, gives much more scope; anything from a PhotoShopped fundus to a cartoon. It must be screening related though!
Entry closes on 31st August 2015, and the winners will be announced at conference.
BARS and Bristol Community Health commissioned a short animation that screening programmes can use to educate their patients or use as an advert on GP video systems about the screening process. If programmes would like to use the animation please contact BARS council on email@example.com
BARS council would like to say a special thank you to Kate Broadhurst, the artist who spent many hours creating the animation.