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The 17th Annual BARS Conference

21st - 22nd September 2017

Marriott Hotel City Centre, Leeds

The 2017 BARS conference in Leeds was a great success, attended by approximately 220 delegates who enjoyed a range of high quality presentations by speakers from all over the country.  Many of the speakers have been kind enough to allow us to reproduce their presentations here in PDF format, so to download one of the 2017 conference presentations, please click on the relevant link below.

(Note: If no link is present, we are still awaiting that presentation from the speaker.  Please check back soon.)

Programme Management Meeting

Mike Olsen on GP2DRS - A quick Who, What, When, Where, Why and How...

Thursday Programme

BARS Education Project - Dr Andrew Brown and Phil Gardner (BARS Chairman)

NDESP Update - Patrick Rankin (NDESP Manager)

Grading Quality in Your Programme - Shelley Widdowson (National Grading Lead)

ROG and Roll Stars - Charlotte Wallis (Dorset DESP)

BARS AGM Chairman's Report - Phil Gardner

The New BARS Website - Richard Bell (BARS Webmaster)

C Peptide and Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes - Guy Taylor (Newcastle University)

A Brief History of Diabetes - Richard Cragg (Programme Manager Derbyshire DESP)

Imaging Technology in Eye Care - Bill Harvey (Optician Journal)

Techniques to help Anxious Patients - Adam Heritage (Imperial College, London)

Early Vascular Changes in Diabetes - Professor Tunde Peto (BARS President)

Friday Programme

Is it Worse, Doctor? - David Sculfor (Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust)

Intraocular Tumours - Professor Ian Rennie (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)

Diabetic Macular Oedema - Dr Martin Harris (Royal Free Hospital, London)

Diabetes, Dinosaurs, Decoration - Celia Ward and Marilyn Watts (East London Textile Arts)

SLB: Learning the Art - Angela Dale (Gloucestershire DESP)

Assessment of DR in Australia: An Emphasis on the Aboriginal Population - Dr Laima Brazionis (Dept of Medicine, University of Melbourne) 

The History of Laser Treatment - Mr Robin Hamilton (Moorfields Eye Hospital) 

Metabolic Effects of Bariatric Surgery - Mr Sherif Awad (Derby Royal Hospital)

Diabetic Retinopathy - Potential New Treatments - Professor David Bates (Professor of Oncology and Head of Cancer Biology, University of Nottingham)

OCT Angiography - Dr Dawn Sim (Moorfields Eye Hospital)

Failsafe Forum

Failsafe - A Quality Assurance (QA) Perspective - Mr Rob Davis (Regional Quality Assurance (QA) Manager)


The 2017 BARS/HISL Photography Competiton

The two winners of the 2017 BARS/HISL Photography Competition were announced at this year's conference in Leeds.  Kim Lovell from North and East Devon DESP won the clinical category and Yee Ling Wong from NHS Tayside won the artistic category.  Kim and Yee Ling were each presented with a Samsung 10.1" Tablet by Steve Courtney, CEO of Health Information Systems Limited, who kindly sponsored the competition. 

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                           Photo by Kim Lovell                                                                Photo by Yee Ling Wong


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