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 are 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 will follow soon. Registration will be required.
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.
Booking is online via our dedicated Eventbrite page. All major credit and debit cards are accepted, or choose ‘Show other payment options' to pay by cheque or request an invoice. Please use link below:
BARS Council have worked hard to keep the conference registration costs down and to make it more accessible. The cost for attending the virtual conference will be £25 per person. BARS relies on the conference to function and continue its year round service to its members. Therefore this nominal charge has been actioned by BARS as the council felt this was proportional and appropriate. BARS council hopes screening programmes will support the conference and the future success of BARS.
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: email@example.com by September 1st.
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.