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- RAMI Winter Meeting Friday 6th December RCSI
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
RAMI OPHTHALMOLOGY SECTION MEETING
FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER 2013
CLOSING DATE 15TH NOVEMBER 2013 BY 5PM
Click on link for Abstract form, http://www.rami.ie/drupal/?q=node/306
ALL THOSE ATTENDING MUST REGISTER FOR ATTENDANCE,
Register for RAMI Meetings on the following link: http://www.rami.ie/drupal/?q=node/202
Free to RAMI Members
€20 to NON RAMI Members
- Montgomery Lecture Friday December 6th
The College's Annual Montgomery Lecture will be held on Friday December 6th, 2013. The lecture will take place at 6.30pm in the College Hall in the RCSI, Dublin.
This year's lecture will be given by Prof Nancy newman, Emory University, Atlanta, USA.
The title of this year's talk is:
"Ophthalmoscopy in the 21st century"
The lecture will be followed by a reception, all are welcome to attend
- DR. RICHARD STEEVENS SCHOLARSHIP
The HSE is now inviting applications from SpRs/SRs for funding under the
Dr. Richard Steevens’ Scholarship 2014
for sponsored clinical training overseas in novel areas of training
which are unavailable or limited in Ireland, commencing July 2014.
This year the HSE is particularly interested in receiving applications focussing on:
• Minimally Invasive Surgery
• Bariatric Surgery
• ECLS (extra corporeal life support)
• Retrieval / Transport of the Critically Ill
• Cancer Genetics
• Oral Cancer
• Molecular / Genetic Epidemiology Skills
• Transplant & Oncology Infectious Disease
However applications from all specialty areas will be considered
Further details are available from the ICO
Closing Date for Applications is November 29th 2013
- National SpR/SR Academic Fellowship Programme 2014
In 2009, in working towards implementing one of the key recommendations of the Buttimer Report on Postgraduate medical education and training (2006) the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Health Research Board (HRB), in consultation with the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies and the university academic medical departments, established an innovative fellowship programme entitled the ‘National SpR/SR Academic Fellowship Programme (NSAFP)’ which provides a coherent and integrated training and career path for clinical academics. The programme commenced in July 2009 and to date nine fellows have been awarded. The HRB and HSE-MET are now inviting applications for the 2014 round of the programme.
Following successful completion of this Fellowship Programme, the trainee will be awarded with a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of Training (CCST) and a PhD. As well as ensuring that successful fellows do not have to postpone or step out of their clinical training in order to complete a PhD, successful fellows will also be able to prepare an ad persona integrated training plan to cover the clinical and research training components rather than working to a prescribed plan.
Who should apply?
The NSAFP is targeted at medical trainees who wish ultimately to specialise in research or make a career in academic medicine. The Programme is open to medical trainees in higher specialist training who, as at July 14th 2014 will have a minimum of two years further clinical training to be completed before eligibility for CCST, including new entrants to HST. Eligible applicants must either be currently on a SpR/SR training programme or applying for entry at the immediate subsequent uptake. Only candidates that are successful in securing a place on a specialist training programme can be considered for the NSAFP.
What does the fellowship include?
The fellowships will be funded jointly by the HSE and the HRB and it is envisaged that up to two fellowships will be offered in this round. Funding will be provided for salary and salary-related costs (based on the trainee’s appropriate point on the SpR/SR scale), for research running costs, a travel grant to enable research experience abroad, dissemination costs and a training and development allowance. Successful fellows will begin their integrated training programme in July 2014.
What is the deadline for applications?
Application must be made by the prospective fellow in the first instance to the relevant Training Body no later than November 29th 2013. They must flag to their Training Body their intention to apply for the NSAFP and complete a supplementary NSAFP application form. Each Training Body can then forward a maximum of four highly recommended applications to the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Medical Training Bodies by the 13th of December 2013. The Forum will forward all recommended applications to the HRB/HSE and the HRB will manage the two-step assessment process (by an on-line virtual expert panel and interview panel). A selected number of candidates will be invited for an interview stage by an independent expert panel representative of HRB-nominated research experts. Successfully nominated applicants will be informed before the end of March 2014 and will be invited to submit an individualised and integrated training plan to the HSE/HRB. Upon approval, successful NSAFP fellows will begin their fellowships in July 2014.
Who to contact for more information
- XIII Ukrainian Congress of Ophthalmologists
XIII Ukrainian Congress of Ophthalmologists will take place at the Filatov Institute, Odessa, Ukraine on May, 21-23 2014.
Scientific programme of the Congress will include plenary and section sessions, satellite symposia, poster sessions with participation of specialists from Ukraine and abroad.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN AND WILL CLOSE ON THE 1st OF FEBRUARY. On-site registration is 100 EUROs.
- The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2014
20th – 22nd May 2014, ICC Birmingham
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists are pleased to announce that our
Annual Congress 2014 will be returning to the ICC, Birmingham. To be
part of the programme you can submit your abstract from 16th September
2013. Information on our Congress can be found at
www.rcophth.ac.uk/annualcongress or email email@example.com
ISOPT, June 19-22, 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
The 11th International Symposium on Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (ISOPT) will take place in Reykjavik, Iceland from June 19-22, 2014. ISOPT is the place for formal updates of medical ophthalmology and drug utilization combined with informal meetings of clinicians and drug developers. Abstract submission deadline is February 21, 2014.
information on the Congress can be found at www.isopt.net