BARS Annual Conference

26th - 27th September 2019, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool

Join us at the Congress and see our OCT and Swept Source technologies

Topcon University will give a practical, hands on demonstration on Thursday at 10am – 12pm, with our DRI-OCT Triton Swept Source technology, which will focus on the use of OCT for the detection and management of macular oedema in (early) M1 cases.

With the past success of the Slit Lamp Workshops, Topcon are sponsoring 3 different Practical/Discussion Taster Workshops related to Surveillance, these will take place hourly from 10:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs on Thursday 26th September.

Each consecutive workshop will last 20 minutes (5 minute talk with 15 minutes hands-on) there is space for 7 people in each workshop. These will run from 10:00-11:00 and 11:00-12:00.  The cost for each workshop is £10.00  per head.  Please register for these workshops on the BARS conference website Ticket Page.

Photography Competition

We are once again sponsoring the Photography Competition for BARS members, once again there are two categories - clinical and artistic - and two prizes of an Apple Store Voucher (£375) for each category up for grabs! Full details of the competition can be found on the flyer in the Resources section of the BARS conference website, along with the entry form by scrolling down the page.  Closing Date is 31st July.

Conference Timings

Registration opens at 10:00 hrs on 26th September with tea/coffee 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 17:00, and day two will commence at 09:00 and finish at 13:15.

CET points

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Education Dept/Professional Standards have in the past awarded the meeting 7 CPD points - Category B. This will be beneficial for any Ophthalmologists attending.

For view more information or to register visit the conference website


Since 2001, the British Association of Retinal Screening (BARS) has been the UK's professional organisation for those who provide retinal screening services for people with diabetes. We offer education, representation and support to a wide range of professionals involved in diabetic retinopathy screening, and our members include retinal screeners, graders, administrative and failsafe staff, programme managers, optometrists and ophthalmologists – in fact anyone with a professional interest or involvement in diabetic eye screening. visit the BARS website to find out more.

To join the association visit the Membership page (joining is free).

24-09-2020 - 25-09-2020
Crowne Plaza, Newcastle