Everything you wanted to ask an Ophthalmologist but were afraid to ask

Date: Friday, 21st March, 2014
Venue: SSC, Edinburgh
Time: 10am-4pm
Fee: £110
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