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BARS Conference 2014

BARS Council are pleased to announce that the 2014 BARS Conference will be at the Birmingham Holiday Inn on the 25th and 26th September.

For the provisional programme and accommodation details see the Conference section on the website. This year registration for delegates will be entirely online, including group registration to make the process even easier. Clicking the link below will take you to the Eventbrite website which we are using to manage registrations. Payment options include credit/debit card (via PayPal even if you don't have a PayPal account), payment by cheque, or you can request an invoice to be sent, allowing payment by BACS.

Notes: Register for conference before the 25th of August as rooms in the conference hotel are limited and the closing date for submission of papers, posters, case studies and the photo competition have been extended until the 31st of August 2014.

Click here to register for BARS Conference 2014

Please note: Accommodation must be booked separately, details available here

 BARS Conference 2014 Call for Papers, Posters and Cases

Submissions are invited for the 2014 Conference, either as short papers, posters, or clinical cases which are great for those presenting for the first time. Details available here


BARS 2014 HISL Photographic Competition now open

Enter for the chance to win a Fabulous Nikon D5100 Digital SLR camera with zoom lens. Details here.

BARS  C and G Unit 3 Tutorial Day  -

Anatomy, physiology and pathology of the eye and its
clinical relevance
 Monday 7th July 2014
Wycombe Hospital, High Wycombe, Bucks
For further details see the Courses page

 Failsafe Discussion Day 2014

Tuesday July 22nd



 John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford
An informal opportunity to talk about aspects of managing suspensions/ pregnant patient etc. sharing practice and networking with colleagues in different programmes.
For further details see the Failsafe page.



Membership renewals now due!

Please remember to renew your BARS membership. You can do it online » which helps to keep our costs down. If you have a regular payment setup through our secure WorldPay servers and your card has expired (and you cannot remember the password) then you can receive a password reminder from WorldPay login at: https://futurepay.worldpay.com/fp/jsp/common/login_shopper.jsp once logged in you can change the card details to use. We can't do that for the obvious security reasons. YOU WILL NEED YOUR FUTURE PAY AGREEMENT ID WHICH WE CAN SEND TO YOU VIA EMAIL.



BARS now has a Facebook page at



BARS and Bristol Community Health commissioned a short animation that screening programmes can use to educate their patients or use it 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, the artist who spent many hours creating the animation. The animation can be seen at the link below.

The link is http://youtu.be/ShnDcsV77es