BARS Council are pleased to announce that the BARS Conference 2024 will be held in the vibrant and colourful city of Liverpool, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, approx. 22 mins walk from Liverpool Lime Street Railway Station and approx. 13 mins walks from Liverpool One Bus Station. Access is also available via John Lennon Airport.
The BARS 2024 Conference Programme is still in development.
Registration opens at 10:00 hrs on 26 September with tea/coffee followed by lunch at 12:00 hrs. The Conference commences with the Co-chairs welcome at 13:00 hrs and day one will finish at 17:00 hrs
The Programme Management and Administration Meeting will take place from 10:30 to 12 pm on Thursday 26 September. This will be delivered by NHS England and title TBC. This is only for delegates attending the main meeting. Registration for this meeting is required. Full details available soon.
Educational Workshops: Following the success of the Slit Lamp Workshops, the popular Taster Workshops relating to Surveillance and the OCT workshops from previous years, BARS are delighted to announce that they will be holding Workshops at this year's conference. This year BARS Council will be holding Slit Lamp and OCT/wide-field imaging workshops. These are split so people can choose which workshop they would like to attend. You can of course book both types. Registration for these workshops is required for delegates attending the conference via the conference link on the BARS conferences page by clicking link below. There will be 2 sessions running from 10 am - 11 am and 11 am - 12 noon. The cost of these workshops are £25 pp per workshop. There are 21 places available per session.
A drinks reception is planned from 19:00 hrs with the Gala Dinner at 20:00 hrs. Entertainment to follow thereafter.
Day two will commence at 09:00 hrs and Conference will end at 13:00 hrs.
Important Information: BARS works hard each year to try and negotiate good deals so that people can attend our conferences. The money charged each year goes towards maintaining the website along with providing teaching/educational material such as the BARS Administration Certificate. As part of BARS commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we will NOT be providing any printed conference agenda/programme, worksheets or supplying lanyard badges. You must bring your work I.D. badges to wear throughout the conference. The agenda/programme will be available in PDF format from our website. The BARS Social Media Editor (Kamran Rajaby) will be taking photographs during the conference and may be used on our website or in our social media channels.
Booking is online via our dedicated TicketTaylor page. All major credit and debit cards are accepted, PayPal or request an invoice. Please use link below:
The conference will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2 St Nicholas Place, Liverpool, L3 1QW and BARS has reserved 65 rooms at a special discounted rate of £380 pp for the 24-hour single occupancy package and reserved 10 rooms at a special discounted rate of £660 pp for twin occupancy package. These prices include B&B, lunch, drinks reception, the evening gala dinner/entertainment and full DD refreshments.
For non-residents, day delegate rate for the Thursday is £100 pp includes lunch and full DD refreshments and for the Friday is £80 pp includes full DD refreshments. For non-residents who wish to stay for the drinks reception and evening gala dinner/entertainment, it is £55 pp.
Bookings must be made by Friday 30 August 2024
PEASE NOTE: No Refunds can be issued once booked.
Registration Enquiries – Alison Simpson - email@example.com
Tel 01382 632713 or Fax on 01382 632893
Invoice Requests to be made directly to Alison Simpson
BACS Payment Details available on request
The three winning posters of the 2023 BARS/Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd Poster Competition were announced at this year's conference in Bristol with the winners each receiving Amazon vouchers. The standard and content exceeded expectations and with a total of 21 entries, it was difficult to pick out the individual winners. The three posters can be viewed below by clicking the relevant title.
1st: E McBride, J Harmon, S McMahon, E Crealey & J Lawton (NEC Care - Ireland)
2nd: L Batton & L Manili (South East London DESP)
3rd: J harmon & S Mcmahon (NEC Care - Ireland)
The winners and runners-up of the 2023 BARS/Mainline Instruments Photography Competition were announced at this year's conference in Bristol. With a total of 6 entries, the clinical category was won by Bartholomew Entire from the South West London DESP and the runner-up was Becky Stephenson from the Northamptonshire DESP. The artistic category was won by Ayodeji Dada from the South East London DESP and the runner-up was Bartholomew Entire from the South West London DESP. The winners received £100 Amazon vouchers for each category and the runners-up received £50 Amazon vouchers for each category and they all received a certificate.
Below are the winners from each category from 2023.
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Photo by Bartholomew Entire Photo by Ayodeji Dada