A variety of topics will be offered during 100% Optical from February 24 to 26, 2024, including keynote speeches, discussion workshops, peer reviews and interactive poster trails in various hubs. The first group of seminars can already be booked now.
To avoid double bookings and ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend CPD sessions at the UK’s largest optical event, organizers say bookings will take place in January, with priority given to AOP members before opening up to registered delegates. Some capacity will be held back for walk-ins at the show. AOP priority bookings will be available from January 3, 2024, ABDO priority bookings from January 11 and 12, before sessions become available to all other visitors on January 13.
This new booking process proved successful at the last 100% Optical event, allowing delegates to book their places for the hugely popular education sessions well in advance, but also during the show depending on interest and availability.
A wide range of topics and opportunities will be on offer during the three-day show, including keynote lectures, discussion workshops, peer reviews and interactive poster trails in a variety of different hubs. In collaboration with AOP, the event’s long-standing education partner, ExCeL London will once again host a top-class education programme with over 140 hours of educational seminars in 13 different areas.
The content has been put together to meet the needs of all professional groups, including practice teams. Key topics include the treatment of myopia, advances in clinical imaging, including the role of artificial intelligence, and dry eye disease.
Some CPD highlights at the 100% Optical
Day One – “The Wheel of Misfortune”: A presentation highlighting the most common causes of clinical negligence claims using case studies based on a well-known 90s game show.
Day Two – “Are we doing everything we can for every glaucoma patient?” (“Are we doing everything we can for every glaucoma patient?”): Giles Edmonds explains why glaucoma is a particular problem and describes the extent of glaucoma detection and referral that Specsavers deals with.
Day Three – Ocular Allergy: This presentation will provide an overview of the classification, epidemiology, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of ocular allergies.
A series of peer review sessions will take place over the three days of 100% Optical and will include content from CooperVision and Johnson & Johnson Vision.
Future Practice Hubs
This area (sponsored by SpaMedica and New Medica) will include a series of clinical sessions in four different areas.
Drug Dispensing Workshop
Peer reviews will cover topics such as myopia treatment products available on the UK market. Three cases will also be discussed, involving an adult with a learning disability, a child with autism and a patient with low vision.
This centre, sponsored by Sense Medical | Canon, will offer a packed programme of activities and discussion workshops, including Revolutionising Ophthalmology: Using Artificial Intelligence to Optimise Resource Allocation in Patient Care.
Dr Ian Beasley, Head of Education at the AOP, comments: “As the official UK partner of the event, the AOP is delighted to announce the first phase of the education programme, which offers a comprehensive range of keynote lectures, discussion workshops and peer reviews on topical clinical issues relevant to all practitioners.”