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BARS Conference 2023

The 21st Annual BARS Conference

28th - 29th September 2023

The Marriott Hotel, Bristol


The 2023 BARS conference in Bristol was a great success, attended by approximately 195 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 2023 conference presentations, please click on the relevant link below.  

Administration Management Meeting

Annette Hardy - Health Equity Audit Tool

Thursday Programme

Abosede Cole - The Development of the Bristol Ophthalmology Diagnostic Hub

Emma Payne - Health Inequalities in Screening

Diederik Sakkers & Mark Grinsven - Performance of an Artificial Intelligence Automated System for Diabetic Eye Screening in a large English Population

Nick White - 42 Years in a Nutshell 

Jane Starr, Andrew Gray & Michael Foster - Three Nations Screening Delivery: Unique Approach, Same Goal

Clare Bailey - An Update on Intra-vitreal Treatments for Diabetic Retinopathy

Kim Lovell & Kate Jordan - National Update and R2 Developments

Steve Aldington - TAT, How Images are Chosen

Jane Wallace - Use of Handheld Aurora Camera for Diabetic Eye Screening in Tayside - A Pilot Study

Friday Programme

Samantha Mann - Update on Future NHS Platform, Patient Information Video and OCT Tool

Richard Bell & Charlotte Wallis - BARS AGM

Robert & Maria Collett with Mac the Dog - How My Medical Detection Dog has helped Save my Sight

Sadhana Kulkani - A Greener DESP

Samantha Mann - Patient Video

Grant Duncan - Grade Expectations - 20 Years of DR Screening

Sandra Tweddell - Living with Type 1 Diabetes

Paul Dimmock - Gloucestershire Retinal Education Group

Keynote Speaker

Paul Nderitu - Artifical Intelligence/Diabetic Retinopathy 


The 2023 BARS/Topcon (GB) Medical Ltd UK Poster Competition

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 2023 BARS/Mainline Instruments Photography Competition 

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

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