San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The 16th BARS Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 22 September and Friday 23 September 2016 at the HOLIDAY INN, BIRMINGHAM AIRPORT
PLEASE NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE FROM HOLIDAY INN BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTRE
Please refer to the BARS website for further details in relation to this new venue
Registration opens at 11:00 hrs on 22 September followed by lunch at 12:00 hrs The Conference commences with the Chairman’s welcome at 13:00 hrs and day one will finish at 17:30 hrs
A drinks reception is planned from 19:00 hrs with the Gala Dinner at 20:00 hrs. Disco for entertainment thereafter.
Day two will commence at 09:00 hrs and Conference will end at 13:15 hrs.
A Failsafe Forum will commence at 14:00 hrs. This will last until 16:00 hours. A fee of £15.00 will be charged for those attending this meeting (including a sandwich lunch). This meeting will be limited to 40 people attending.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Education Dept/Professional Standards have awarded the meeting 7 CPD points - Category B. This will be beneficial for Medical staff attending.
PLEASE NOTE THE 24 HR PACKAGE FOR HOTEL RESIDENTS HAS SOLD OUT.
PLEASE REGISTER AS DAY DELEGATES FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY ALONG WITH THE GALA DINNER IF REQUIRED.
THERE IS A TRAVELODGE LOCATED NEXT DOOR TO THE HOLIDAY INN.
A delegate list will be available within the conference packs. If you DO NOT wish to be included on this list please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Requests for invoices to Alison Simpson at email@example.com
Please ensure all relevant payment information is included in the email.
Please forward any dietary requirements by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BARS Council may at any time, in their absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend.
BARS Council will endeavour to inform all paid up course delegates and presenters. Only monies exchanged between the course delegates and BARS LTD will be refunded. Booked and paid for travel arrangements will be at the liability of the course attendee.
Photographs will be taken through out the course of the conference including the Gala meal. BARS LTD reserves the right to publish these images on media such as, but not limited to its own website, facebook and future printed promotional material.
On the ticket order page you will be asked to indicate that you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.
There will a collection at the dinner for an appropriate charity. Please send information in relation to a nominated charity your team may be involved in to email@example.com
When & Where
British Association of Retinal Screening
Diabetic retinopathy is still a common cause of blindness in the UK's under 65 age group and retinal screening is an effective way to reduce or prevent visual loss from blood vessel damage. There are approximately 2.8 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and there are nearly 900,00 people who are undiagnosed. It is the aim of all diabetic eye screening services within the UK to offer annual diabetic eye screening to 100% of their patients.
BARS is an organisation that was set up 16 years ago primarily for screeners but in 2010 the name of the association was changed to the British Association of Retinal Screening so that all staff involved in providing retinal screening services for people with diabetes felt that the association represented them.
Our main aims are to provide a continuing educational, representational and support resource for those involved in screening both by using the internet and by the organisation of suitable conferences and meetings.