Therapeutics London 2017

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Where: Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1HT

Target groups: O, TO, D

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Prices from £180–£360 Book or join now to attend this event 16+ CET points applied for

Whether you're independent prescriber qualified, considering the career path, undertaking MECS or simply looking to expand your skills, Therapeutics London is an unmissable opportunity to gain insight (and CET point) from the leading experts in the field.

This two day event covers all GOC competencies required for therapeutics-qualified optometrists alongside a specialist peer discussion session. 

Delegates will experience:

  • Lectures from leading experts, including US keynote speaker, Dr Ted McElroy
  • Hands on workshops including lacrimal syringing, punctum plugging, gonioscopy and peripheral retinal imaging
  • CET across all therapeutics competencies, including specialist peer discussion
  • Therapeutic management of a range of ocular diseases
  • An opportunity to network with fellow specialising optometrists

Confirmed lectures:

  • Intraocular magnifying devices - Sathish Srinivasan
  • The bluffer's guide to uveitis - Professor Philip Murray
  • Neuro-ophthalmology problem solving - James Acheson from Moorfields
  • Implications of ocular surface disease in glaucoma patients - Professor Christine Purslow

Discounted accommodation for delegates:

If you require accommodation at the Holiday Inn London - Bloomsbury, please call 0871 942 9222 and quote reservation number AO1 to qualify for the following discounted rates for delegates:

  • Saturday 23 September - £205.00, single occupancy including breakfast and VAT
  • Sunday 24 September - £120.00, single occupancy including breakfast and VAT

Bookings must be made by 23 August to take advantage of the discounted rates. Any reservations made after this date are subject to availability and the room rate at the time of booking will apply.

"Excellent event – especially for the IP CET. Well organised, I hope it continues"
2016 delegate

Time Session name CET points
08:45 - 17:30 Sunday 24 September 2017
08:45 - 09:15 Registration, tea, coffee and morning pastries
09:15 - 09:30 Welcome
09:30 - 10:30 International Keynote Speaker
Ted McElroy
10:30 - 11:00 Exhibition, tea and coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Clinical decision making - how to not be wrong!!
Michael Johnson
1
11:00 - 12:00 Why the Retinal Periphery Matters
Simon Barnard
3
11:00 - 12:00 No more tears! Lacrimal syringing - clinical skills workshop
Declan Hovenden
3
12:00 - 13:00 The evidence base for myopia control
Paul Gifford
1
12:00 - 13:00 Getting started with gonioscopy
Hayley Johnson
3
12:00 - 13:00 Punctum plugging in practice: Live demonstration and hands-on workshop
Nick Atkins
3
13:00 - 14:00 Exhibition and lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery – new beginnings or a false dawn?
Sameer Trikha
1
14:00 - 15:00 Punctum plugging in practice: Live demonstration and hands-on workshop
Nick Atkins
3
14:00 - 15:00 Putting myopia control into practice
Kate Gifford
3
15:00 - 16:00 No more tears! Lacrimal syringing - clinical skills workshop
Declan Hovenden
3
15:00 - 16:00 Non-therapeutics peer discussion
Ceri Smith-Jaynes
3
15:00 - 16:00 Therapeutics peer discussion
Michael Johnson
16:30 - 17:30 Telling the difference between high-risk and low-risk neuro-ophthalmic problems in primary care settings
James Acheson
1
Time Session name CET points
09:00 - 16:10 Monday 25 September 2017
09:00 - 09:30 Registration, tea, coffee and morning pastries
09:30 - 10:30 The bluffer’s guide to uveitis
Philip Murray
1
09:30 - 10:30 Understanding retinal pathology and the importance of ultra-widefield autofluorescence imaging
Simon Browning
3
09:30 - 10:30 No more tears! Lacrimal syringing - clinical skills workshop
Declan Hovenden
3
10:30 - 11:00 Exhibition, tea and coffee break
11:00 - 12:00 Blood pathologies in the retina - a whistle-stop tour of how blood conditions show up in the eye
Erika Damato
1
11:00 - 12:00 Getting started with gonioscopy
Hayley Johnson
3
11:00 - 12:00 Punctum plugging in practice: Live demonstration and hands-on workshop
Nick Atkins
3
12:00 - 13:00 Lecture - TBC
12:00 - 13:00 From the field: the benefits of interdisciplinary teamwork
Simon Browning
3
12:00 - 13:00 No more tears! Lacrimal syringing - clinical skills workshop
Declan Hovenden
3
13:00 - 14:00 Exhibition and lunch
14:00 - 15:00 The ocular surface in glaucoma...the missing link to successful adherence?
Christine Purslow
1
14:00 - 15:00 Punctum plugging in practice: Live demonstration and hands-on workshop
Nick Atkins
3
14:00 - 15:00 Getting started with gonioscopy
Hayley Johnson
3
15:00 - 16:00 International Keynote Speaker
Ted McElroy
16:00 - 16:10 Conference close

Speakers

Christine Purslow

Christine Purslow

Professor Purslow is a qualified optometrist with a Phd from Aston University, and regularly presents on dry eye, tear film, and contact lenses. She is a member of the College of Optometrists, and a Fellow of IACLE and BCLA, and a recipient of the Irving Fatt Memorial Award for her research. 

Chris was a senior lecturer and researcher at Cardiff University and also Director of Postgraduate Taught Courses within WOPEC. Her most recent academic role was Head of Optometry at Plymouth University. In 2013, she was appointed as Head of Medical Affairs for Thea Pharmaceuticals, based at Keele University.

Declan Hovenden

Declan Hovenden

Declan Hovenden is Head Clinical Optometrist & Clinical Manager at the National Optometry Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, the clinical training facility for optometrists studying at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

He has a background in refractive surgery practice which engendered an interest and gave him significant experience in the management of dry eye. He regularly delivers CPD training to practising optometrists.

Hayley Johnson

Hayley Johnson

Hayley was previously the resident optometrist in the Cardiff University Eye Clinic where hundreds of undergraduate students benefited from her expertise and encouragement, and she helped to develop the evidential support, training and assessment methods for the widely acclaimed Welsh Low Vision Service. 

Her specialist clinical skills were developed working alongside ophthalmologists at Bristol Eye Hospital. She has a College diploma in contact lenses and glaucoma, and is an Independent Prescriber, and works in community as principal optometrist at Johnson & Furze Optometrists.

Kate Gifford

Kate Gifford

Kate Gifford is a clinical optometrist, peer educator and clinical researcher in Brisbane, Australia, with special interests in contact lenses, binocular vision and myopia control. Graduating from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2003 with First Class Honours and a University Medal, Kate is undertaking a part-time PhD by clinical research. 

She is a fellow of the BCLA, IACLE, CCLSA (Australia) and AAO and is the Immediate Past President of Optometry Australia. Kate is an award-winning clinical supervisor and visiting lecturer at QUT, holds 38 peer reviewed and professional publications, and has presented over 70 lectures at conferences in Australia and internationally.

Michael Johnson

Micheal Johnson

Dr Johnson is an independent prescribing optometrist who trained at Moorfields and Bristol Eye Hospital, and was awarded a PhD by the University of Wales. 

He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate students at university, acted as a consultant in the design and analysis of clinical trials for the pharmaceutical industry, and worked in Eye Casualty and out‐patient medical clinics in hospitals. He now focuses on helping patients in private practice.

Nick Atkins

Nick Atkins

Nick Atkins is a contact lens optician and business owner with over 35 years in the optical industry, including 10 years at Bausch & Lomb. Nick has established a number of businesses including sales and marketing company, Positive Impact, and Proven Track Record – the force behind the annual Independents Day business symposium.

Nick has lectured extensively throughout Europe, the UK and Ireland. He is currently a Visiting Faculty Tutor at Johnson & Johnson’s Vision Care Institute. 

Nick has co-authored and written numerous clinical articles and coordinated the landmark EASE (Enhancing the Approach to Selecting Eyewear) study, examining the effect of using contact lenses to help with choosing glasses.

Paul Gifford

Paul Gifford

Paul graduated in optometry from City University, London, England in 1994, and worked in UK private practice with contact lens specialty before moving to Sydney, Australia where he completed a PhD at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2009. 

Paul holds three professional fellowships; has received nine research awards including two from the British Contact Lens Association and holds 37 peer reviewed and professional publications. Paul now holds an adjunct academic position at UNSW, and works in contact lens R&D along with practice based research.

Phil Murray

Phil Murray

Phil Murray is Professor of Ophthalmology at the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing University of Birmingham, and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre (BMEC), Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. 

He has a special interest in uveitis running two dedicated regional/supra-regional clinics per week and is part of the Birmingham National Centre of Excellence for Behçet’s Syndrome. He enjoys the challenging and frustrating nature of uveitis but also finds it immensely rewarding. 

Samer Trikha

Sameer Trikha

Mr Sameer Trikha is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in the medical and surgical treatment of Glaucoma. 

He completed his post graduate training in the Wessex region, before conducting an International research/clinical fellowship at the prestigious Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC) and followed this up with a clinical fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London.

Exhibitors

  • Mainline Instruments

    Mainline Instruments has grown as an independent supplier of ophthalmic instrumentation that offers novel solutions for the optometry world. 

    Formed in 1997 and based in Birmingham, Mainline are ideally experienced and located to provide support for the many products available. Mainline supply a variety of products from established manufacturers such as Icare, Keeler, Tomey, Huvitz, Neitz, Oculus and more.

    http://www.main-line.co.uk

    Main Line Instruments Limited, Unit 2 The Cyclo Works, Lifford Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B30 3DY

  • Novartis

    Novartis provides innovative healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, eye care and cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals.

    https://www.novartis.co.uk/

    Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Limited, Frimley Business Park Frimley, Camberley, Surrey GU16 7SR

  • Optos

    Optos has the vision to be 'the' retina company, and recognised as a leading provider of devices to eyecare professionals for improved patient care. 

    Optos' core devices produce ultra-widefield, high resolution digital images (optomap®) of approximately 82% or 200◦ of the retina, something no other device is capable of doing in any single image.

  • Positive Impact

    Positive Impact is the exclusive optometric distributor for Punctal plugs from BVI. This unique range includes the patented non-dilating Parasol® permanent plug design and the Extend™ 90-day absorbable synthetic implants. Additionally we are UK distributor of InflammaDry®: The only in-practice test that detects ocular inflammation in the tears of patients with dry eye disease.

    http://www.positiveimpactsales.co.uk

    27 Stirling Road Castleham Business Park East St. Leonards-on-Sea TN38 9NP

Prices from £180–£360 Book or join now to attend this event 16+ CET points applied for