100% CET programme ready to go live

100% Optical’s CET education programme, prepared by the Association of Optometrists (AOP), will go live for bookings from Friday 4 October.

More than 130 seminar topics are confirmed for the 2020 event, and these will be released in stages between now and the show for people to book.

Topics are varied and cover myopia with case-led discussions and lectures that guide practitioners on how to take an evidence-based approach to myopia management; glaucoma, which will feature a masterclass in patient examination; and dry eye, which will be tackled during a discussion-based session on contemporary patient management. A forum for the whole practice team to understand how to use social media and ensure that appropriate boundaries are followed will also be available.

Additional seminars include a focus on new business standards, which will enable practice owners, managers, and registered professionals to ensure that workplace policies, practices, and systems are consistent with the GOC Business Standards. This lecture will be conducted by Dr Peter Hampson, clinical director for the AOP, and Deborah Nathan, who leads the employment team at the AOP.

Using case illustrations primarily in relation to primary open angle glaucoma, Professor John Wild, a professor of clinical vision sciences at the Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences within Cardiff University, will cover the different techniques available for the detection of visual field loss using standard automated perimetry, the corresponding interpretation, and the relationship to the structural dysfunction by optical coherence tomography.

During the final day of the event, Dr Lisa Hill, a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, will explore emerging therapies to treat ocular surface scarring after infection or trauma to the eye.

AOP  seminars will take place throughout the three days at the AOP Lounge, Main Stage, Optical Academy and Future Practice Hub.

New for 2020, the Future Practice Hub will bring to life future practice on the show floor, via a consulting room, diagnostic suite and dispensing area. In each area, tailored CET content will be delivered through discussion and hands-on skills workshops, and in its seminar space, the hub will offer thought-provoking education across all three days on contemporary areas of practice, offering participants valuable insight and a ‘vision for the future’.

Dr Ian Beasley, AOP head of education and Optometry Today clinical editor, commented: “The AOP-led education for 2020 has an emphasis on bringing practitioners together by delivering an extensive range of peer discussions and skills workshops covering key clinical topics. The programme will also host high profile speakers on the Main Stage with a 2020 keynote on each of the three days. A series of professional development sessions aimed for the wider practice team ensures there is something for everyone at the event.”

100% Optical 2020 will take place at the ExCeL London, from 25-27 January. Visitor registration is now live at www.100percentoptical.com

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