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BARS Conference 2021

1pm - 5pm on Friday 24th September

The BARS Virtual Conference 2021

The BARS virtual conference 2021 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 2021 conference presentations, please click on the relevant link below.

ENDESP Update - Patrick Rankin - National Programme Manager

Seeing people differently - Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson - BARS President

Scottish DESP - Mike Black - National co-ordinator

Northern Ireland DESP - Prof Tunde Peto - Clinical Lead for Northern Ireland DESP

Wales DESP - Jude Kay

OCT Workshop - Tim Cole - Heidelberg Engineering

Does pancreas transplant stop diabetic retinopathy progression? - Mr Zein ELHousseini - Consultant VR Surgeon

Is it IRMA? - Dr Sonali Tarafdar - Consultant VR Surgeon

BARS Administration Certificate - Zoe Tobin - BARS Secretary


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

The three winning posters of the 2021 BARS/Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd Poster Competition were announced at this year's virtual conference kindly sponsored by Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd, with the winner receiving a £250 Amazon voucher with 2nd and 3rd places receiving £150 & £100 Amazon vouchers respectively.  The standard and content exceeded expectations and with a total of 11 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: Leanne Bird, Helen Wharton, Prof Sarita Jacob - Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country DESP

Diabetic Retinopathy In Pregnancy: Screening Attendance Rates and Development of Disease

2nd: Mrs N Albutt, Miss H Wharton, Prof S Jacob - Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country DESP

Five year outcomes of diabetic eye screening in patients aged 80 and over

3rd: Laura Cushley, Nicola Quinn, Peter Blows, Ailish Nugent, Ian Wallace, Helen Wallace, Tunde Peto - Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

The Importance of Handheld Retinal Imaging in Haemodialysis Clinics 

All Poster Submissions

Northern Ireland DESP, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast Health and Social Trust

Developing and testing a diabetic retinopathy screening programme in Vietnam

Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country DESP

Diabetic eye screening outcomes after non-attendance for 3 plus years

North Nottinghamshire DESP

Tackling inequalities and improving uptake to screening

BaNES, Swindon and Wiltshire DESP

Finding the balance: Matching service redesign with the needs of our users, staff and the environment

Northern Ireland DESP, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast Health and Social Trust

Identifying undetected prevalent disease: The first pass effect in diabetic eye screening programmes

Birmingham, Solihull and Black Country DESP

Improving diabetic retinopathy screening in individuals with severe mental illness

South East London DESP

Prevalence of treatable diabetic retinopathy in those aged 80 within the diabetic eye screening programme. Should we be routinely screening this cohort?

Lancashire DESP

Lancashire diabetic eye screening - the restoration

The 2021 BARS/Sense Medical Ltd Photography Competition 

The winner of the 2021 BARS/Sense Medical Ltd Photography Competition was announced at this year's virtual conference. With a total of 16 entries, the clinical category was won by Brindha Sivayoganathan from the South East London DESP and the runner-up went to Fiona Gordon from the North Mersey DESP.  The winner received a Nikon 35mm DSLR and lens and the runner-up received a £50 Amazon voucher from Sense Medical Ltd, who kindly sponsored the competition.  

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                          Brindha Sivayoganathan                                                       Fiona Gordon

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