Events

List of forthcoming optical events being held across the UK by the Association of Optometrists.

CET points can be acquired at many of our events and the total amount on offer is shown in each description.

Events are either free or at a reduced rate for AOP members. Read about all the AOP member benefits.

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    Legal roadshows cover key issues that arise when practising optometry, with table discussions and expert advice from the AOP's legal and regulatory team. Note: you are only eligible for CET points at this event if you didn't attend a Legal roadshow in 2016

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    Time: 18:15 - 21:00

    Interactive CET points approved: 4

    Price: £0–£75

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    Members enjoy peer discussions for the opportunity to share ideas and reflect on different approaches. You'll collaborate in small groups, on a range of clinical scenarios and ethical dilemmas. Note: If attending more than one AOP peer discussion a year; please note that you will only receive the three interactive CET points once If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email: events@aop.org.uk

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    Time: 10:00 - 17:00

    Interactive CET points approved: 3

    Price: £0–£75

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    Members enjoy peer discussions for the opportunity to share ideas and reflect on different approaches. You'll collaborate in small groups, on a range of clinical scenarios and ethical dilemmas. Note: If attending more than one AOP peer discussion a year; please note that you will only receive the three interactive CET points once. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email: events@aop.org.uk

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    Time: 18:15 - 21:00

    Interactive CET points approved: 3

    Price: £0–£75

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    This session will introduce you to the techniques and tactics used by effective negotiators to increase your chances of successful outcomes. Whether you are negotiating a salary increase, access to training or the conditions of a franchise agreement, you will leave this session with practical ideas and advice on how to influence other people’s decisions and behaviour.

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    Time: 09:30 - 16:30

    Interactive CET points approved: 18

    Price: £175–£300

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    This two-day annual conference is for all grades of therapeutic optometrists (TO) studying, professional and anyone thinking of taking the qualification. All nine TO competencies are covered through a series of workshops, lectures and a peer discussion.

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    Time: 08:45 - 16:10

    Price: £180–£360

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    The annual weekend conference specialising in hospital optometry is now in its 43rd year, providing education and networking opportunities to all practitioners.

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    Time: 08:30 - 14:00

    Price: £195–£385

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    This workshop will equip you with some of the essential techniques you need to be an effective manager and leader. We will introduce you to some tried-and-tested tools to help you analyse complex situations and make decisions which might have long-term impacts on your business and your career.

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    Time: 09:30 - 16:30

    Interactive CET points approved: 15

    Price: £175–£300