Previous Courses

Founded in 2007, the previous Edinburgh FOCUS courses have been:

  • FOCUS one: 26-27 January 2007
  • FOCUS two: 13-14 July 2007
  • FOCUS three: 14-15 March 2008
  • FOCUS four: 14-15 November 2008
  • FOCUS five: 9-10 October 2009
  • FOCUS six: 10-11 June 2011
  • FOCUS seven: 23-24 November 2012
  • FOCUS eight: 15-16 November 2013
  • FOCUS nine: 24-25 October 2014
  • FOCUS ten: 30-31 October 2015
  • FOCUS eleven: 21-22 October 2016
  • FOCUS twelve: 20-21 October 2017
  • FOCUS thirteen: 19-20 October 2018
  • FOCUS fourteen: 11-12 October 2019

At the end of every course, we have invited honest feedback from all attendees. As a result, the course has evolved and developed in line with the needs of aspiring trainee ophthalmologists and is a highly regarded and sought after course. For example, we recently created a formal session at the end of the course for Q&A on applications to Ophthalmology training.

Link to Course Contents 

Quotes from previous attendees:

“Excellent. Would recommend it highly to all junior ophthalmologists and A&E doctors”

 “Good balance between theory and practical sessions”

 “Pitched at a level appropriate for beginners”

“Very useful, very well organised with very helpful demonstrators”

 “Hands on and great opportunity to practise with good supervision”

 “Great food”

“Excellent teaching, nice to see real cases with pathology”

“Everyone was enthusiastic, supportive and approachable”