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ABDO at Optrafair

Date: Saturday 1 April 2017 - Monday 3 April 2017 Location: Hall 3, Birmingham NEC, North Ave, Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT Contact: http://www.optrafair.co.uk/

optrafair-450Optrafair brings together and is valued by a community of practitioners, suppliers and educators to help eye care professionals expand their knowledge, grow awareness of new products and services, gain continuing education and training points and develop their businesses.

Built on a trusted heritage spanning over 35 years, Optrafair is the established place to close deals, be immersed in the latest clinical thinking and business advice and get hands on with new products and equipment.

For an overview of ABDO’s activities at Optrafair click here.

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  • CET AT THE ABDO CET THEATRE (H130)Open
    • The ABDO CET approved lectures and workshops are free to attend
    • NO BOOKING REQUIRED: Admission is on a first come, first served basis on the day – so please ensure you arrive promptly for any sessions you wish to attend
    • Admission is strictly limited (to 80 delegates per lecture and 50 delegates per workshop)

    SATURDAY 2 APRIL

    10.30 – 11.30: Lecture
    Dispensing for devices in work & play – a pain in the neck? (1 CET point)
    Nick Walsh

    12.00 – 13.00: Discussion workshop
    Dispensing and measurement for the presbyope (3 CET points)
    Nick Walsh

    13.00 – 14.00: Discussion workshop
    My family and other eye problems (3 CET points)
    Peter Black

    14.00 – 15.00: Lecture
    Prismatic effects re-explained (1 CET point)
    Prof. Mo Jalie

    15.30 – 16.30: Discussion workshop
    I’ll have to research that… paediatric dispensing (3 CET points)
    Fiona Anderson

    SUNDAY 2 APRIL

    10.30 – 11.30: Lecture
    A, B, See: An introduction to low vision (1 CET point)
    Gaynor Whitehouse

    12.00 – 13.00: Discussion workshop
    A, B, See – discussion workshop (3 CET points)
    Gaynor Whitehouse

    13.00 – 14.00: Discussion workshop
    My family and other eye problems (3 CET points)
    Peter Black

    14.00 – 15.00: Lecture
    Dispensing for devices in work & play – a pain in the neck? (1 CET point)
    Nick Walsh

    15.30 – 16.30: Discussion workshop
    Dispensing and measurement for the presbyope (3 CET points)
    Nick Walsh

    MONDAY 3 APRIL

    10.30 – 11.30: Lecture
    Prismatic effects re-explained (1 CET point)
    Prof. Mo Jalie

    12.00 – 13.00: Discussion workshop
    How to analyse a prescription & come up with a trouble-free solution! (3 CET points)
    Barry Duncan

    13.00 – 14.00: Discussion workshop
    My family and other eye problems (3 CET points)
    Peter Black

    14.00 – 15.00: Lecture
    A, B, See: An introduction to low vision (1 CET point)
    Gaynor Whitehouse

    15.30 – 16.30: Discussion workshop
    A, B, See – discussion workshop (3 CET points)
    Gaynor Whitehouse

  • ABDO AT THE ASSOCIATION LOUNGE (G120)Open

    Visit the lounge (G120) where ABDO board members and ABDO staff will be on hand to discuss ABDO’s strategies and for you to let us know your views.

  • ABDO ANNUAL MEETINGS AT THE ABDO CET THEATRE (H130)Open

    SUNDAY 2 APRIL

    • 16.45: ABDO annual benevolent fund meeting
    • 17.00: ABDO annual meeting for members
      This will be an informal meeting with a presidential review of the year along with a chance for members to put questions to the board

    All ABDO members are invited to attend

    To book your place, please email Jane Burnand at jburnand@abdolondon.org.uk

  • ABDO student drop-in sessions (G120) Open

    SUNDAY 2 APRIL & MONDAY 3 APRIL

    ABDO LOUNGE (G120)

    11.00 – 14.00: ABDO student drop-in sessions – help with portfolio and exam queries

    Miranda Richardson and Alicia Thompson from thr ABDO Examinations department will be on hand, from 11.00 to 14.00 on Sunday 2 and Monday 3 April, in the ABDO Lounge (G120) at Optrafair to answer any questions you may have.

    Rosemary Bailey will also be available to discuss any contact lens examination queries.

    Just come along for a chat during the times shown, advance booking for the sessions isn’t required.

  • DISPENSING OPTICS AT THE ASSOCIATION LOUNGE (G120)Open

    Find out more about ABDO’s professional journal and advertising & editorial opportunities.

  • ABDO COLLEGE (F130)Open

    Visit the ABDO College stand to find out more about the extensive range of ABDO College courses – which include WCSM courses and degree programmes run in conjunction with Canterbury Christ Church University.

  • ABDO & WCSM AT THE Business TheatreOpen

    SATURDAY 1 APRIL

    15.00 – 15.30: “If I train staff they will just leave…” – why developing support staff is good for everyone
    An ‘Eye to Eye’ session sponsored by the WCSM Education Trust
    Clive Marchant, Helen Perkins and Nick Walsh

    First-hand experiences of optical technicians, assistants and employers will be drawn out to show why developing support staff makes sense for them, for business and for optics as a whole. The themes will be drawn together by the representatives from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.

  • Optrafair opening timesOpen
    • Saturday 1 April 10:00am – 17:00pm
    • Sunday 2 April 10:00am – 17:00pm
    • Monday 3 April 10:00am – 16:00pm
  • ABDO COLLEGE TUTOR MEETING AT PIAZZA SUITES 1, 2 & 5Open

    MONDAY 3 APRIL

    • A workshop for ABDO College tutors

    10.00 – 15.45: ABDO College Virtual Learning Platform (VLP)

  • ABDO GALA DINNER AT THE HILTON BIRMINGHAM METROPOLEOpen

    SUNDAY 2 APRIL

    • 19.15: Drinks reception
    • 20.00: Gala dinner and awards

    Book tickets online via www.abdo.org.uk/events/abdo-gala-dinner/