Study Days

For information on study leave see the Trainee Guide.

Please register at least six weeks before event where possible. Registration is in addition to submitting a study leave request form (SL-A) and arranging leave as per local policy.

Some events are compulsory for relevant grades. This annual overview will help planning your study leave.

Conveners - please inform the web admins of your study day details

Upcoming Study Days

  • 5th November 2019 - Paediatric Ophthalmology Study Day
  • 18th & 19th November 2019 - 1st Sheffield Ocular Oncology Conference
  • 29th November 2019 - ST1 Ophthalmology Retinal Study Day
  • 11th December 2019 - Birmingham Neuro-Ophthalmology Efferent Course
  • 7th January 2020 - Cadaveric Strabismus Day
  • 8th January 2020 - Birmingam Neuro-Ophthalmology Afferent Course
  • 4th February 2020 - Advanced clinical skills course (Part 2 oral prep course)
5th November 2019 - Paediatric Ophthalmology Study Day

The agenda for this day can be found at the foot of this webpage. 

Convenor:  Devina Gogi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Calderale & Huddersfield NHS Trust

Venue: Learning Centre, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Halifax.

Timings : 9.00am to 4.30pm - refreshments/lunch will be provided.


18th & 19th November 2019 - 1st UK Ocular Oncology Conference, Sheffield

Date: Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th November 2019

Venue: Mercure Sheffield, St Paul's Hotel and Spa

Convener: Sheffield Ocular Oncology service

Fee: £150 early bird until 30/09/2019; £250 after.


The aim of the conference is to provide a comprehensive overview on all topics in ophthalmic oncology. This is the first ever UK meeting providing the participant’s clear and concise information on best current practices in diagnosis, investigation and management of every type of cancer you could potentially encounter as an eye care practitioner.


29 November 2019 - ST1 Ophthalmology Retinal Study Day

This is aimed at all ST1 trainees in the Yorkshire & Humber region.

The agenda for this day can be found at the foot of this webpage. 

Convenor:  Mr Gavin Walters, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Venue: Tutorial Room, 3rd Floor, Harrogate District Hospital. For anyone not familiar with the area click for a map / directions.

Timings : 8.45am to 3.40pm - refreshments/lunch will be provided.

Registration - To book your place or to submit any queries, please contact Amelia Walsh.

11th Dec 2019 / 8th Jan 2020 - Birmingham Neuro-Ophthalmology Efferent & Afferent Courses

The aim of the first session is to review the physiology and the pathology of eye movements. The aim of the second session is to review the physiology and the pathology of optic nerve disorders. The courses are aimed at ophthalmologists, neurologists and orthoptists of all grades and will be of value to those preparing for exams or refreshing their neuro-ophthalmology knowledge.

Venue: Everyman Cinema, The Mailbox, 116 Wharfedale Street, Birmingham, B1 1RF. (Directions can be found on the Everyman Cinema website)

Timings: 9am to 4.45pm - please see programme at foot of webpage.

Organiser : Miss Ruchika Batra, University Hospitals Birmingham. Queries to Miss Batra in the first instance

Cost: £120 per session for trainees. £200 for combined booking.

To register please visit this external site :  (Please note this site has been set up by the organisers, not the School of Ophthalmology).

7th January 2020 - Cadaveric Strabismus Day

This cadaver workshop focuses on practising surgical techniques on the eye in a safe but realistic environment. Training will be delivered face to face at Leeds University Medical School’s modern anatomy facilities at the Leeds University Campus (Worsley building).  Under the direction and supervision of expert tutors surgical trainees will perform safe surgical interventions.  There will be opportunity to practice and improve basic ophthalmic surgical skills in a safe environment before performing the ‘real thing’ on patients. The ‘Thiel’ embalming technique is used which produces a lifelike surgical ‘feel’ to the tissues. A “deconstructed” enucleation towards the end of the course allows trainees to deal with “slipped muscles” before completing the enucleation.

All attendees should access the e-learning course on strabismus available in the Ophthalmology section of E-learning for Healthcare at

The course is not suitable for those who are pregnant.

A course meal at a local restaurant will permit socialising with the dedicated, unpaid experts who graciously give up their time to teach on this course.

Cost for the course (meal included) is £300.  Please book at the Leeds University course shop

Yorkshire Trainees with a training number should use the discount code - YorkshireOST - (fees will be paid directly from the Deanery).

Book early to avoid disappointment... only 12 places available.

4th February 2020 - Advanced clinical skills course (Part 2 prep)

Date: Tuesday 4th February 2020

Venue: Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Conveners: Lucene Moulton, Kat Sears, Anamika Tandon

Fee: £250

Registration: by email to or

This popular one-day FRCOphth part 2 oral examination preparatory course is back for the eighth year. Book early to avoid disappointment, places are limited. See advert in link below.