The much anticipated 100% Optical 2019 seminar programme goes live today (Thursday 4th October) and offers an array of top optical speakers. It takes place between 12-14 January at ExCel London and builds on its mission of “world class education for all”.
The seminar programme is designed and delivered by the Association of Optometrists (AOP). Its head of education Dr Ian Beasley, said: “Our programme brings together the leading lights in optics, with academics, optometrists, dispensing opticians and ophthalmologists coming together to offer continuing education and training (CET) for the whole optical industry.
The vast range of sessions are targeted at all practitioner types looking to develop their skills and earn CET points at the start of a new cycle. It also supports the whole practice team, whether it’s new optical assistants looking to expand knowledge, right through to senior optical assistants and practice managers looking for professional development.”
This year the AOP has joined forces with the British Academy of Audiology (BAA) as part of a brand new initiative to enhance the audiology hub, working together to develop a wide-ranging CET programme of sessions. The programme is tailored to bring a holistic approach to integrating the service into practice and sessions also offer practical guidance on how best to communicate with customers with hearing impairments.
Once again, the AOP also gained support from The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) to put together a series of seminars dedicated to orthoptists.
Event director Nathan Garnett said: “We’re really proud of the seminar programme we have to offer at 100% Optical 2019 and believe it gives access to world class education for all, with something for everyone. With more than 100 different CET and CPD sessions available for free, it’s definitely a must-attend event for the industry.”
Professor Crabb will share insight on how his lab has analysed huge repositories of data to understand socioeconomic disparities in glaucoma presentation. The data, extracted from more than 50,000 patients attending NHS glaucoma clinics reveals some startling trends which Professor Crabb will share with delegates.
David Crabb is Professor of Statistics and Vision Research in the School of Health Science at City, University of London.
The positive and negative sides to axial growth – Dr. Nicola Logan and Dr. Ian Beasley
This session will begin by exploring current research in the area of myopia management and how this relates to clinical practice. Following this, the presentation will consider how some of the lessons learned from myopia research may be applied to hyperopes.
Dr. Nicola Logan is director of research for the Ophthalmic Research Group, School of Optometry, Aston University. Dr. Ian Beasley is head of education for the AOP.
Measuring dry eye disease – how to implement modern dry eye tools into your practice – Alex Shortt
The publication of the latest DEWS II report marked a major advance for professionals involved in caring for patients with dry eye disease (DED). The clear guidance on diagnosis and assessment that the report contains is most welcome. However, digesting this complex document and translating it into clinical practice can be challenging.
This lecture will provide a clinically orientated insight into how to implement the recommendations of the DEWS II report into daily practice. It with include a focus on modern diagnostic devices that will allow you to develop effective DED assessment, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. The use of the systematic DEWS II approach in evaluating the type, severity and extent of DED will be illustrated using sample cases.
Alex Shortt is a highly trained academic researcher and consultant ophthalmic surgeon in London’s famous Harley Street medical district.
Man and machine – Fiona Anderson
This workshop asks delegates to consider some of the advances we are seeing in optical technology, how these have and may impact on their practice, how patient care may be affected and if these technologies can be integrated into high-street for the benefit of all.
Fiona Anderson has over 25 years of experience in practice as a qualified dispensing optician. She is also a theory and practical examiner in Ophthalmic Dispensing for ABDO.
A modern practical approach to retinal function testing – Prof. Peter Good
The aim of this presentation is to inform the delegates of current practices in retinal electrodiagnostic testing, using standardised methodology, and through developments in technology, how to evaluate retinal and macular function without having prior electrophysiological expertise or training.
Prof. Peter Good is a consultant neurophysiologist and clinical lead of the visual function dept which is the UK’s largest combined ocular electrophysiology and imaging dept.
Swept-source OCT/OCT-A for diabetic eye disease – Vasilios Papastefanou
In this lecture, delegates will acquire an awareness of the use of multiple imaging features within the imaging platforms presented. Mr. Papastefanou will familarise the audience with features of diabetic eye disease with the swept-source-OCT and swept-source-OCT-A platforms and identify when to refer to an ophthalmologist.
Vasilios Papastefanou is a consultant ophthalmologist at Royal London Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Retina masterclass: the periphery simply cannot be ignored – Dr. Jeffry Gerson
Identification of ‘traditional’ retinal disease is as important as ever, but there needs to be a shift to realising how important peripheral retinal changes are to other conditions. For example, diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions in the UK and as optometrists, we need to know how to best serve our patients. Part of helping our patients is identifying disease: either eye disease or being the first to detect diabetes or other conditions for them. This course will discuss the importance of ultra-widefield imaging in detecting such disease.
Dr. Jeffry Gerson practises optometry in Kansas in the US.
For more information and free registrations visit www.100percentoptical.com and follow the event on social media @100optical #100optical