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The 15th Annual BARS Conference

24th - 25th September 2015

Marriott City Centre Hotel, Bristol

Registration for this year's BARS Conference in Bristol is NOW OPEN!

For full details and to book your place, visit the Conferences page by clicking here.


You can now join BARS for free!

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.

2015 HISL Photography Competition

Win one of two Apple iPad Mini 16GB tablets!

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 Council would like to thank Health Information Systems Limited for sponsoring this competition.

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Screening Animation

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 webadmin@eyescreening.org.uk

BARS council would like to say a special thank you to Kate Broadhurst, the artist who spent many hours creating the animation.