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BARS Conference 2019

The 19th Annual BARS Conference

26th - 27th September 2019

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool

The 2019 BARS conference in Liverpool was a great success, attended by approximately 250 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 2019 conference presentations, please click on the relevant link below.

Programme Management Meeting

Karen Bentley-Hollins - Root Cause Analysis - Not a Who Dunnit!

Thursday Programme

NDESP Update - Patrick Rankin (National Programme Manager)

The Early Days of Diabetic Eye Screening - Dr Deborah Broadbent (Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHSTrust)

Patient Re-engagement, and the decision not to treat - Richard Aldred (Gloucestershire DESP) 

Improving Fundus Camera Quality - Paul Galsworthy (Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country DESP)


Type 1 Extra Images Audit - Sarah Crowe (Greater Manchester North DESP)

Friday Programme

Diabetic Eye Screening in Wales - Martin Jones (Programme Manager, DESW)

Grading Atypicality - Shelley Widdowson (National Grading Manager)

The Role of Non Medical Practitioners in Running the Virtual Clinic - Yvonne D'Souza (Manchester Royal Eye Hospital) 

Referral Triage in Dorset - Charlotte Wallis (Dorset DESP)

Reaching the Hard-to-Reach Patients - Prof Tunde Peto (BARS President)

Clinical Harm in DESP - Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson (Clinical Lead Devon DESP)

Screening in Pregnancy - Samantha Mann (Clinical Lead South East London DESP) & Gurnoor Nagi (Medical Student)

How Artificial Sweetners Reduce Diabetes Associated Blood Vessel Injury in the Eye - Dr Havovi Chichger (Anglia Ruskin University)

Failsafe Forum

BARS Failsafe Forum - Robin Davis (Regional Quality Assurance Manager, South, PHE)

2019 BARS/Sense Medical Ltd Call for Papers, Posters & Case Studies

The three winning posters of the 2019 BARS/Sense Medical Ltd Poster Competition were announced at this year's conference in Liverpool, kindly sponsored by Sense Medical Ltd, with the winner receiving a Nikon 35mm Digital Camera and lens with 2nd and 3rd places receiving Amazon vouchers.  The standard and content exceeded expectations and with a total of 14 entries, it was difficult to pick out the individual winners.  The three winning posters can be viewed below by clicking on the relevant title.

1st: Katie Hazelgrove - Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country DESP

Should We Photograph Eyes with Perception of Light (PL) and No Perception of Light (NPL) during Diabetic Eye Screening?

2nd: Raudhah Hanim Mohd Yusof - Singapore DESP

Screening for Other Retinal Conditions in Singapore's Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

3rd: Stacey Mainwaring - Brighton and Sussex DESP

Mydriasis - How Long Do We Wait For Drops To Work?

BARS are pleased to be able to display some of the other entries from the competiton as these are very popular at the conference. Please click on the title below to view the poster.

Richard Bell - Newcastle Eye Centre

Is Diabetic Eye Screening Beneficial? - A Patient's Perspective

Martelie Isaacs - Surrey DESP

6 Month Review of Change in DS Referral Criteria

Amanda Brookes - North Nottinghamshire DESP

Diabetic Eye Screening in Learning Disability - A Patient Experience

Richard Aldred - Gloucestershire DESP

Unassessable at SLB: reasons and outcomes

Samantha Mann - South East London DESP

Should we be Screening Inpatients for Diabetic Eye Disease? 

Sharita Jhummun - North West London DESP

Analysing Referrals from SLB Clinic to HES for One Year (2018)

Surjit Golar - Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country DESP

Why Do Patients Default Eye Clinic Appointments After Referral from the Screening Programme?

Guy Roberts - North Mersey DESP

Encouraging Patient Attendance at Diabetic Eye Screening - A Four Pronged Approach

Guy Roberts - North Mersey DESP

Ophthalmology Diabetic Eye Screening Triage Clinics - A Healthcare Science Practioner Led Service

The 2019 BARS/Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd Photography Competition

The two winners of the 2019 BARS/Topcon GB Photography Competition were announced at this year's conference in Liverpool  With a total of 43 entries, the clinical category was won by Stuart Page from the Newcastle Eye Centre and the artistic category was won by Stacey Barbaccia from the Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country DESP.  Both winners received a £350 Apple Store Voucher from Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd who kindly sponsored the competition. The runner up in the clinical category went to Robert Hancock from the Wirral DESP and the artistic category went to Fiona Kenyon from North Mersey DESP who both received a certificate.  

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                      Photo by Stuart Page                                               Photo by Stacey Barbaccia

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