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Birmingham City University

Seacole Building - City South Campus

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Birmingham City University and Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network Annual Seminar 2017

Birmingham City University and Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network Annual Seminar 2017

Agenda

8.30 – 9.30 Registration

9.45 Welcome & BCU ‘Top Up’ Degrees and Professional Development short course update - Dave Bignell, Birmingham City University

10.00 Trailblazer Apprenticeship update - Andrew Dodgson Guide Dogs

10.15 RWPN AGM Simon Labbett (RWPN)

10.30 Vision Rehabilitation Cost Avoidance Study - Josh Feehan, RNIB

10.55 Evidence from Randomised Controlled Trial into Home-based Vision Rehabilitation – Dr Jennifer Acton Cardiff University

11.30 Refreshment break

11.45 Workshops

  1. The Lighting Workshop – Mark Gray
  2. Dogs and Canes – A Comparison – Mike Tyerman (Guide Dogs)
  3. Argus II retinal prosthesis - from Implant to Vision Rehab Training - Andy Fisher, Focal Point UK
  4. Exploring Support Needs for Vision Rehabilitation Workers with a Visual Impairment - Simmone Miller and Debbie James

12.45 - 1.45 Lunch break

At lunch there will be a good selection of organisations demonstrating their latest products/technology. There will also be information stands

1.45 Workshops (repeated sessions – information as above)

2.45 Break

Room 145 – Lecture Theatre

3.00 How to be Outstanding in your Fields – Andrew Miller (Focus).

Keynote lecture on visual fields incorporating service user’s perceptions of fields loss, what the results show, why it is important, how to test (formal and informal) and how to interpret results and relevance to the normal work of a rehabilitation officer.

3.55 Closing comments

Prices

£40 RWPN members and students

£60 non-RWPN members

£5 discount for 2016 BCU course structure survey respondents

Lunch and refreshments will be provided

Please contact the events team if you have any dietary or accessibility requirements

Support workers are entitled to free admission. However, they will be expected to bring/but their own lunch


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