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RNIB hosts annual conference.

Next month sees an excellent opportunity to learn about recent innovations in eye health and sight loss services at the RNIB's Vision UK 2011 conference, featuring Techshare.

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The June 16 conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, in the shadows of the Houses of Parliament, includes speakers David Behan, the director general of social care at the Department of Health and Gary O'Donoghue, political correspondent for the BBC.

During the day attendees will learn about new eye care commissioning guidance for GP consortia, discuss the impact of the 'Big Society' on eye health and find out how technological advances are aiding those with sight loss. For more information and to book, email: ukvisionstrategy@rnib.org.uk

MAY

10 J&J, The Vision Care Institute, Pinewood, Wokingham, 'Managing the astigmatic patient' (www. thevisioncareinstitute.co.uk)

10 The Scottish Optical Golfing Society, Muirfield, East Lothian, first annual outing (haddington@montgomeryoptometrists.co.uk)

11 NIOS, Templeton Hotel, Templepatrick, County Antrim, contact lens day (lizgillespie.nios@btopenworld.com)

18 South Staffs Optical Society, Cannock Cricket and Hockey Club, Church Lane, Hatherton, Cannock, AGM with buffet, 6.30pm (suecutts@talk21.com)

18-19 J&J, The Vision Care Institute, Pinewood, Wokingham, 'Returning to work confident and refreshed' SEE ABOVE

18 ABDO, 199 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 'President's consultation day' (jburnand@ abdolondon.org.uk)

18 UltraVision, Head Office, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, 'KeraSoft IC Workshop' workshop and fitting techniques (workshop@ultravision.co.uk)

NEW ... 23 Scotlens, Tron Theatre, Trongate, Glasgow, Contact lens training day (01506 844 272)

23 Sportvision, Walkers Staduim, Leicester, 'Sportfair' (www.sportvision.co.uk)

NEW... 23 TMR, Holiday Inn, Oxford Street, London, Optical assistant/receptionist course one (info@tmr.co.uk)

NEW... 24 TMR, Holiday Inn, Oxford Street, London, Optical assistant/receptionist course two SEE ABOVE

24-26 Vision-X, Dubai International Convention Centre, UAE (www.vision-x.ae)

NEW.. .25 TMR, Holiday Inn, Oxford Street, London, Commercial dispensing SEE ABOVE

25 Royal College of Ophthalmologists, The ICC, Birmingham, Allied professions day at the annual congress 2011 (events@rcophth.ac.uk)

NEW ... 26 TMR, Holiday Inn, Oxford Street, London, Optical management and marketing SEE ABOVE

26-29 BCLA, Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester, BCLA clinical conference and exhibition (events@bcla.org.uk)

JUNE

6 NES, Macdonald Rusacks Hotel, Pilmour Links, St Andrews, Fife, 'Developing optometric skills' (www.nes.replaylearning. com/clinical-skills)

NEW ... 7 North London AOP, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, EC1V, CET meeting (stevedross10@hotmail.com)

13-17 J&J, The Vision Care Institute, Pinewood, Wokingham, OSCE preparation one-day courses SEE ABOVE

NEW ... 14 Hampshire LOC, Chilworth Manor, Chilworth, Southampton, Demonstration of OCT, AGM and CET lecture (www.hampshireloc.org.uk)

15 UltraVision, Head Office, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, 'KeraSoft IC Workshop' workshop and fitting techniques SEE ABOVE

16 RNIB, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London, SW1P, Vision UK 2011 featuring Techshare (www.rnib.org.uk)
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