Everything you wanted to ask an Ophthalmologist but were afraid to ask
Date: Friday, 21st March, 2014
Venue: SSC, Edinburgh
Closing date: 28 February 2014
This is a unique opportunity to put your questions to a leading paediatric ophthalmologist. Dr Andrew Blaikie is the lead for Children's eye services in NHS Fife and co-lead of the National Managed Clinical Network for children with visual impairment. This course will be interactive, beginning with a presentation on various eye conditions from a medical perspective, and concluding with a Q&A session - Andrew will do his best to answer your questions in jargon-free language.
In the afternoon, the implications of visual impairment relating to a child's development and learning will be considered. Participants will discuss case studies with a focus on how their additional support needs may be met. This is an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and understanding of visual impairments and strategies that can be used to overcome issues related to the child's needs within the educational environment.
You are invited to send in your questions for Andrew Blaikie along with your application form in advance of the course.
Target Audience: Anyone involved in supporting children with a visual impairment within mainstream and specialist provision, health professionals, parents and carers.
Presenters: Dr Andrew Blaikie, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, NHS Fife; Janis Sugden, SSC Co-ordinator/ Lecturer in Visual Impairment, University of Edinburgh
- Eye Conditions: Explaining the diagnosis - Formerly VI Scotland website
- Measuring and Converting Visual Acuity (Vision Forum website)
- Course Evaluation
10.30 am Eye conditions: the medical perspective with Q&A session - Andrew Blaikie
1.30 pm Implications of visual impairment for a child's development and learning - Janis Sugden
2.15 pm Case Studies: Working collaboratively to meet additional support needs