Therapeutics London 2016

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

CET points applied: 20

Target groups: O, TO, DO, CL

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This event focuses on optometry as a specialist area for therapeutics-qualified optometrists. Sessions have general interactive CET points that will be of interest to all optometrists, particularly those considering therapeutics or currently undertaking the qualification. The event includes a specialist peer discussion session, and sessions are approved for General Optical Council (GOC) CET and COPE points where relevant. 

Delegates will experience:

  • CET across therapeutics GOC competencies including specialist peer discussion
  • An opportunity to network with other specialist optometrists
  • Taster sessions to guide those contemplating taking the therapeutics route
  • A wide variety of clinical skills and approaches used by therapeutics qualified and general optometrists
  • Understanding examination and therapeutic management of a range of ocular diseases

There is an optional meet and greet on Saturday 24th September. The event formally starts on Sunday 25th September.

12:00AM

25 September
Please select the event track

8:45AM - 9:15AM

Registration, tea, coffee and pastries

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Welcome Opening/Closing Session

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Infant eye examination and autism Lecture | 1 CET point

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

11:00AM - 12:00PM

The impact of macular marotenoid supplementation in subjects free of retinal disease and in subjects with early AMD Lecture | 1 CET point
Practical full dry eye routine: a live demo Workshop | 3 CET points
Punctum plug fitting Workshop | 3 CET points

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Tumour or trivia? A guide to diagnosis of periocular cancer and its treatment Lecture | 1 CET point
Getting started with gonioscopy Workshop | 3 CET points

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Exhibition and lunch Session Breaks

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Debugging ocular surface disease Lecture | 1 CET point
Getting started with gonioscopy Workshop | 3 CET points
OCT glaucoma workshop Workshop

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Minor eye conditions: peer discussion Peer discussion | 3 CET points

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Grand rounds - The curious incident of the stye in the nightime Panel discussion | 1 CET point
Practical full dry eye routine: a live demo Workshop | 3 CET points

8:45AM - 9:15AM

Registration, tea, coffee and pastries

9:15AM - 9:30AM

Welcome Opening/Closing Session

9:30AM - 10:30AM

Infant eye examination and autism Lecture | 1 CET point

10:30AM - 11:00AM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

11:00AM - 12:00PM

The impact of macular marotenoid supplementation in subjects free of retinal disease and in subjects with early AMD Lecture | 1 CET point
Practical full dry eye routine: a live demo Workshop | 3 CET points
Punctum plug fitting Workshop | 3 CET points

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Tumour or trivia? A guide to diagnosis of periocular cancer and its treatment Lecture | 1 CET point
Getting started with gonioscopy Workshop | 3 CET points

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Exhibition and lunch Session Breaks

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Debugging ocular surface disease Lecture | 1 CET point
Getting started with gonioscopy Workshop | 3 CET points
OCT glaucoma workshop Workshop

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Therapeutics peer discussion Peer discussion

4:00PM - 4:30PM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

4:30PM - 5:30PM

Grand rounds - The curious incident of the stye in the nightime Panel discussion | 1 CET point
Practical full dry eye routine: a live demo Workshop | 3 CET points
Please select the event track

8:45AM - 9:15AM

Registration, tea, coffee and pastries Registration

9:30AM - 10:30AM

OCT angiography Lecture
Interpreting the data from an automated optometric device Workshop | 3 CET points
The path to independent prescribing and where it may lead Workshop | 2 CET points

10:30AM - 10:50AM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

10:50AM - 12:00PM

Recent Innovations in Corneal surgery (FFS) Lecture
Critique the clinician - case record analysis and reporting Workshop
Punctum plug fitting Workshop

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Ocular allergies Lecture
Applanation tonometry Workshop
Interpreting the data from an automated optometric device Workshop | 3 CET points

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Exhibition and lunch Session Breaks

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Microbial resistance Lecture
Applanation tonometry Workshop
OCT Glaucoma workshop Workshop

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Just look - it involves more than retinoscopy Lecture | 1 CET point

8:45AM - 9:15AM

Registration, tea, coffee and pastries Registration

9:30AM - 10:30AM

OCT angiography Lecture
Interpreting the data from an automated optometric device Workshop | 3 CET points

10:30AM - 10:50AM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

10:50AM - 12:00PM

Recent Innovations in Corneal surgery (FFS) Lecture
Punctum plug fitting Workshop

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Ocular allergies Lecture
Applanation tonometry Workshop
Interpreting the data from an automated optometric device Workshop | 3 CET points

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Exhibition and lunch Session Breaks

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Microbial resistance Lecture
Applanation tonometry Workshop
OCT Glaucoma workshop Workshop

3:00PM - 3:30PM

Exhibition, tea and coffee Session Breaks

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Just look - it involves more than retinoscopy Lecture | 1 CET point

Speakers

Philip Thompson

Philip Thompson

Philip is a practicing CLO and Business Development Manager for Positive Impact.

He has developed a keen interest in dry eye and its management and regularly delivers CET workshops in Punctal Occlusion.

He has managed the general running of a small independent 6 practice optical group, along with coaching the branch teams for greater performance in all aspects of their optical business. He worked with a leading UK optical chain as a regional manager and in 2010 completed a Nottingham University Business School Regional Managers Development Programme. 

In 2007 he became a licensed trainer for Krauthammer; a globally renowned coaching, consulting and training company.

Simon Barnard

Professor Simon Barnard

Professor Simon Barnard runs a private practice in north London. He graduated from City University in 1976, and completed his training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and went on to Lecture at City University, London from 1979 –2004

As Director of Ocular Medicine, Institute of Optometry, London, Simon developed the first UK government accredited therapeutic course and became an Independent Therapeutic Prescriber himself in 2011. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrists, American Academy of Optometry and European Academy of Optometry & Optics.

Simon Barnard has also published over 50 papers and a book, has presented 150 lectures internationally and been an expert witness in over 50 medico-legal cases.

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Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu

Dr Bilkhu graduated with a first class honours degree in optometry from Aston University in 2008, followed by pre-registration training and registration as an optometrist a year later. Returning to Aston, he successfully completed his therapeutic training and PhD in anterior eye disease, focusing on ocular allergy modelling and dry eye therapy. He is currently a research fellow, teaches on the optometry programme, and is module leader for independent prescribing for optometrists.

Jane Bell

Jane Bell

Jane works as an independent prescribing optometrist in a community ophthalmology service based in a large GP medical centre, having qualified as an independent prescribing optometrist in July 2010. Jane was awarded the Diploma in Glaucoma in 2016. Experienced in negotiating and communicating with health service commissioners through work with the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) as well as in her role as Chair the Wessex Local Eye Health Network.

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Edward Farrant

Edward Farrant graduated from Cardiff University in 2002. He is an independent prescribing optometrist working in both Bristol Eye Hospital and Musgrove Park Hospital specialising in glaucoma and eye casualty. He also has his own private practice in Taunton, and works within a specialist eye care clinic based in a GP surgery. He actively treats and manages eye disease in the community under the Somerset ACES scheme in practice. 

He is involved with the Somerset LOC, and leads their training and accreditation courses. He also lectures nationally on therapeutics and glaucoma.

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Sarah Farrant

Sarah Farrant graduated from Cardiff University in 2002. She is joint director alongside her husband of an independent practice, as well as a specialist practice within a GP surgery, both in Somerset. She has a specialist interest in dry eye and therapeutics and was one of the first optometrists to set up a dedicated dry eye clinic in her practice. She also enjoys giving numerous lectures and workshops in these subjects. 

She acts as a consultant optometrist to a number of companies in the industry. She is currently chair of the Somerset Local Optical Committee and was the lead optometrist for setting up the acute eye service in Somerset, one of the first in England. Sarah sits on the College of Optometrists Council.

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Nick Lee

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Dr Andrew Logan

Andrew graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) with a degree in optometry in 2010. After completing his pre-registration training period, Andrew returned to GCU in 2011 to undertake a PhD entitled 'Face Perception: An Investigation into the Underlying Mechanisms and Development of a Clinical Test'.

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Professor Madhavan Rajan

Professor Rajan is a clinical academic with special interest in the field of corneal and anterior segment surgery. He practices at Cambridge University Hospital where is clinical lead to the cataract and corneal service with private practice at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospitals. He is visiting professor at Vision and Eye Research Unit, Anglia Ruskin University. His clinical expertise includes corneal surgery, corneal transplants (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK AND PK), laser assisted cataract and corneal surgery, advanced optic intraocular lenses, corneal infections and ocular surface inflammation.

Professor Rajan is a clinical supervisor to two corneal fellowships in Cambridge and has PhD studentships at Vision and Eye Research Unit with collaborative projects at the University of Cambridge.

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Asim Sheikh

Ceri Smith-Jaynes

Ceri Smith Jaynes

Ceri is the Creative Multimedia Editor for OT and part of the AOP professional development team. Her main role is creating CET videos. Originally from South Wales, Ceri is an optometrist, currently working in independent practice in Lytham St Annes. She studied optometry at UMIST, graduating in 1999, where she won the year prize for pharmacology. 

She went on to do her pre-reg with Dollond and Aitchison, staying with them for five years after qualifying. Her special interests include dry eye, Sportvision and irregular-cornea contact lens fitting and she has given CET presentations to her peers on punctal plugs and the management of dry eye. BBC Radio Lancashire calls upon her from time to time to set the record straight on the latest eye topics. She has been on the East Lancashire Local Optometric Committee for four years.

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Dr Glen Steele

Glen Steele is a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry. Dr. Steele is a past president of the College of Optometrists in vision development and the current president of the Optometric Extension Program Foundation. Dr. Steele is the current chair of InfantSEE, a public health program of the AOA. Most recently, he received Southern College of Optometry’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the William Feinbloom Award from the AAO.

Exhibitors

  • Alliance Pharmaceuticals (Macushield)

    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, the makers of MacuShield, are the UK’s leading eye care supplement manufacturer. Alliance Pharma supports world class research and is proud to 'trust the science'. Specialising in products specifically for macular health, the MacuShield range revolves around a unique blend of carotenoids which include meso-zeaxanthin and are formulated based on the strength of the scientific evidence.

  • Iriss Medical Technologies

    IRISS Medical Technologies, manufacturers diagnostic-assistance devices for the ophthalmic sector.

    IRISS manufactures the Volk Eye Check; a simple to use handheld device which provides automatic, real-time ocular measurements of key eye parameters. Eye Check is particularly useful when diagnosing certain conditions such as strabismus in children, anisocoria and ptosis, and enables better-fitting of contact lenses, saving considerable chair-time.

    http://www.irissmedical.com/

    Acre House, 11-15 William Road, London NW1 3ER

  • 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

  • Postive Impact

    Positive Impact is the exclusive optometric distributor for the BVI range of semi-permanent and absorbable punctum plugs.

    Positive Impact is additionally the UK distributor of 'InflammaDry', the only in-practice test that detects ocular inflammation in the tears of patients with dry-eye disease.

  • Scope Ophthalmics

    Scope Ophthalmics is an innovative and fast-growing eye care company, offering dry eye and blepharitis products in the UK and Ireland.

    All of its products have had long-term success with patients worldwide. The company maintains a major focus on training, customer service, innovation and relationships with key opinion leaders.

  • Zeiss

    ZEISS offer diagnostic solutions for all the major disease clusters; Glaucoma, Retina, Refractive and Cataract.

    With years of experience in producing cutting-edge diagnostic technology, ZEISS are the ideal partner for the Optometric practitioner looking to differentiate and provide the highest level of patient care.