Announcements - BARS

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Accessing Retinal Images 

From 1st May 2018, pages which feature retinal images will only be available to BARS members. Anyone navigating to one of these pages will be prompted to log in to the website using their registered e-mail address and password. Once logged in, you will be able to freely navigate all pages of the BARS website.
Pages affected by this change will include the monthly 'R2 or Not?' challenge and our image galleries of retinal images.


BARS Conference 2021

It's coming.........

1pm - 5pm on Friday 24th September

The BARS Virtual Conference 2021

Save the date!

BARS Council are pleased to announce that the 2021 BARS Conference will be held in a virtual format due to the uncertainty surrounding the present Covid-19 pandemic. This will be an exciting event (A first for BARS) and the BARS Council have been currently working on the agenda which will benefit anybody involved in diabetic eye screening.  The idea of a virtual conference was to ensure that people feel safe and to get people involved.  We are hoping to include the photography and poster competition as well as an OCT workshop too.  Full details of the agenda is available in the resources section below.  Registration will be required from the conferences page by clicking the link below.

The conference which was moved from last year to this year will now be moved to next year at the same venue and will held on the 22nd and 23rd September, 2022.  Delegates will be contacted in due course and offered a refund or for their booking to be carried over to next year.


Registration for the BARS Virtual Conference 2021 is now OPEN!



2021 BARS/Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd Call for Posters

Submissions are now invited for the 2021 BARS Virtual Conference. If you would like to present a poster (A0 portrait) at our virtual conference (one member or author of the poster must be available during the virtual conference), please fill in the application form from the Resources section of the website below and return it to us via post or email by 31st July 2021.

This year we are offering Amazon Vouchers for the best poster of £250 submitted plus a runner-up prize of £150 and a 3rd prize of £100, courtesy of Topcon (GB) Medical Limited.  

All posters have to be submitted in PowerPoint and PDF format and emailed to: by September 1st.

The 2021 BARS/Sense Medical Ltd Photography Competition 

Entry is now open for the 2021 BARS Photography competition, kindly sponsored by Sense Medical Ltd.  This year we are only concentrating on one category - clinical.  This year the winner will receive a Nikon 35mm Digital SLR camera and the runner-up wil receive a £50 Amazon voucher.  The competition is following the same format as previous years.  Entry is FREE, open to BARS members only and all images will be shown in the BARS virtual conference.   Full details of the competition and the entry form can be found in the Resources section of the website by scrolling down the page.  The Resources section is available on any page.  The closing date for entries is September 1st.

Below are the 2019 winners:


Click on the image to open a larger version.

                      Photo by Stuart Page                                               Photo by Stacey Barbaccia


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.



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