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Locum clinical skills conference 2024 - Manchester

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Where: Hyatt Regency Manchester, 55 Booth Street West, Manchester, M15 6PQ

Interactive CPD points: 15

Price: AOP Members £49.95 - £75.00 excl.VAT Book or join now to attend this event Interactive CPD points approved: 15

The AOP, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is pleased to bring the Locum Clinical Skills Conference to Manchester.

The event provides a platform for locum practitioners to access clinical content tailored for their specific needs across a range of key themes including OCT, clinical negligence, neuro-ophthalmology and contact lenses.

The face-to-face event consists of a series of clinical circuits, including peer reviews, and provides a total of 15 interactive CPD points, covering all core domains throughout the day. Delegates will also benefit from networking opportunities with other locum optometrists.

Agenda

 Time  Session
 8.30am - 9.00am  Registration
 9.00am - 9.10am  Welcome
 9.10am - 10.10am  Circuit 1 
 10.15am - 11.15am   Circuit 2
 11.15am - 11.35am  Refreshment Break 
 11.35am - 12.35pm  Circuit 3
 12.45pm -1.45pm  Group 1 - Peer review
 Group 2 - Lunch break 
 1.55pm - 2.55pm  Group 2 - Peer review
 Group 1 - Lunch break 
 3.05pm - 4.05pm  Circuit 4
 4.10pm  End

Delegates will be assigned to one of four groups at the start of the day. Each group will take part in all five workshops over the course of the conference. AOP staff members will be on hand to support with any questions on the day.

An example agenda along with session overviews and learning outcomes for the workshops and peer review can be found on the tabs below.

Please note: additional information about some of the sessions will be released shortly

Ticket availability and prices

Early bird tickets will be available until 17:00 on Friday 29 March 2024.

There are a limited number of tickets for this event. Your booking is only confirmed once all booking details and payment has been received. We are unable to reserve tickets.

 AOP members  Price
 Early Bird ticket  £49.95+VAT
 Standard ticket  £75.00 +VAT

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event or the booking process, please email the AOP events team at [email protected] or call us on 0207 549 2008.

8.30AM - 9.00AM

  • Registration

9.00AM - 9.10AM

  • Welcome

9.10AM - 10.10AM

  • 3 points

    Discussion workshop: Cracking the comfort code

    CPD ref no: C-108151

    Interactive:

    Practitioner type:

    Domains:

10.15AM - 11.15AM

  • 3 points

    Discussion workshop: Differential diagnosis of papilloedema from pseudopapilloedema

    CPD ref no: C-108156

    Interactive:

    Practitioner type:

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11.15AM - 11.35AM

  • Refreshment break

11.35AM - 12.35PM

  • 3 points

    Discussion workshop: Essential OCT

    CPD ref no: C-108247

    Interactive:

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12.45PM - 1.45PM

  • Lunch

1.55PM - 2.55PM

  • 3 points

    Peer review: The pathway to presbyopia

    CPD ref no: C-108153

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    Practitioner type:

    Domains:

3.05PM - 4.05PM

  • 3 points

    Peer review: The wheel of misfortune

    CPD ref no: C-108150

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4.10PM - 4.10PM

  • Close

Session A

Discussion workshop: Cracking the comfort code

Can you help crack the code to contact lens comfort? With 75% of contact lens wearers1 agreeing that they would like more from their contact lenses, how can practitioners ensure they provide their patients with the best contact lens wearing experience? By incorporating peer-reviewed publications with interactive puzzles, this fast-paced, station-based discussion workshop will task practitioners to uncover some of the key factors influencing true contact lens wearer satisfaction.

Learning outcomes

  • Practitioners will reflect on the importance of uncovering and understanding patients’ lifestyle, visual and ocular needs in order to provide a personalised recommendation
  • Practitioners will consider how communication can influence patient understanding and acceptance of their needs, and ways to ensure that patients are actively involved in all decisions made about their care
  • Practitioners will reflect on their knowledge on soft contact lens material properties and their influence on both physical and visual comfort
  • Practitioners will appreciate the importance of a thorough tear film assessment on successful contact lens wear.

Speakers: Robyn Marsden, Clair Bulpin, Marie-Therese Hall

Session B

Discussion workshop: Differential diagnosis of papilloedema from pseudopapilloedema

The differential diagnosis between papilloedema and pseudopapilloedema can be extremely challenging. This discussion workshop will explore the key signs and symptoms, interpretation of visual fields, digital colour photography and OCT in these cases. Delegates will also consider referral guidelines and best-practice management of these patients.

Learning outcomes

  • Practitioners will be able to identify key symptoms during clinical history to assist with differential diagnosis of papilloedema and pseudopapilloedema
  • Practitioners will recognise the clinical hallmarks that can assist with differential diagnosis of papilloedema and pseudopapilloedema.

Speaker: Lorcan Butler

Session C

Discussion workshop: Essential OCT

This 60-minute workshop will cover the basics of OCT interpretation, starting with an overview of the retinal features of the normal eye. Delegates will be encouraged to start thinking about what abnormal ocular conditions might affect the various retinal layers and how to logically interpret the information presented in an OCT scan. OCT images of common ocular abnormalities will be shown, and groups will be asked to discuss the features of the image shown, give a reasoned diagnosis and possible differential diagnoses where applicable. The conditions shown will be a variety selected from (but not limited to) vitreomacular disorders, age-related macular degeneration, cystoid macular oedema, diabetic retinopathy, macular hole and glaucoma.

Learning outcomes

  • Practitioners will identify clinical hallmarks on OCT for a range of retinal conditions to guide management decisions (s.7).

Speaker: Michelle Hanratty

Session D

Peer review: The wheel of misfortune

This session focusses on the common reasons for clinical negligence claims in a peer review format. It will address issues that are linked to GOC standards and the areas where common mistakes occur leading to clinical negligence claims and how to avoid them.

Learning outcomes

  • Practitioners will recognise the common reasons for clinical negligence and how to avoid them
  • Practitioners will identify the steps required to ensure that patient records are adequately maintained.

Speaker: Roshni Kanabar

Peer review

Peer review: The pathway to presbyopia

This session will help delegates to explore how best to manage their presbyopic patients. It will follow the journey of an existing spherical contact lens wearer who has recently become presbyopic. This CPD will discuss the most effective ways to recommend alternative methods of visual correction based on the patients changing visual needs. Delegates will be encouraged to consider the fitting steps required for optimum success, and how this may differ at various stages of contact lens wear.

Learning outcomes

  • Practitioners will appreciate the importance of a full and complete investigation of a patient’s lifestyle needs and personal requirements in order to provide personalised recommendations
  • Practitioners will appreciate how to effectively communicate with patients about presbyopic correction options
  • Practitioners will consider presbyopic correction options, in particular multifocal contact lens fitting, ensuring their knowledge and fitting skills are up to date.

Speakers: Robyn Marsden, Clair Bulpin, Marie-Therese Hall

Clair Bulpin

Claire BulpinClair graduated from Cardiff University with a first-class honours degree, and following qualification has undertaken a variety of roles including practice management. She has supervised numerous pre-registration students and has worked in both multiple and independent practice. She is a senior assessor and OSCE examiner for the College of Optometrists.

 

Lorcan Butler

Lorcan Butler

Lorcan Butler is a dispensing optician and optometrist working with The Brain Tumour Charity where he is responsible for aiding practitioners in identifying and managing patients with signs and symptoms that may be associated with a brain tumour. Lorcan has spoken extensively at optical conferences throughout the UK and Ireland. He has worked with numerous optical bodies and organisations including the AOP, ABDO, Optometry Wales, Optometry Northern Ireland and the European Academy of Optometry & Optics.

Marie-Therese Hall

MarieTheresehall

Marie-Therese graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008 and completed her pre-registration year with D&A. Since qualification in 2009, she has worked in both multiple and independent practice in the North East of England in a variety of different practices.

Marie-Therese joined Johnson & Johnson Vision as a professional affairs consultant in October 2017, where she enjoys developing and delivering a variety of education and training programmes to fellow eye care professionals.

Michelle Hanratty

michellehanratty

Michelle Hanratty is an independent prescribing optometrist based in private hospital practice. As optometrist lead, Michelle divides her time between cataract and refractive outpatient clinics, YAG capsulotomy procedures and managing a team of optometrists. The author of LASIK- A Handbook for Optometrists and over 35 articles in optometry peer-reviewed journals and optometry press, Michelle has been providing education to the profession for over 15 years.

As an examiner on the Scheme for Registration and independent prescribing assessment panel member, Michelle has been active in the training and assessing of optometrists entering the profession since 2001. Michelle has also engaged with optometrists of all levels across the four UK nations and her role as advisor and presenter of DOCET’s Sound Optometry podcast, has further progressed her understanding of the continuing professional and development needs of optometrists.

Robyn Marsden

Robyn MarsdenRobyn obtained a first-class honours degree in optometry from Bradford University in 2001, winning ‘Optometrist of the year 2007’. Working in both multiple and independent practices, Robyn is also a College of Optometrists’ assessor and a member of the Johnson & Johnson Vision professional affairs consultancy team since 2009 where she fulfils her career long passion for contact lens work, education and improving practitioner to patient communication.

 

Roshni Kanabar

Roshni Kanabar

Roshni Kanabar is an optometrist and clinical and regulatory advisor for the Association of Optometrists. She studied at Anglia Ruskin University before completing her pre-registration with Boots Opticians. She continued to work for Boots as a mobile and resident optometrist before leaving to locum for multiple companies.

In 2016, Roshni fundraised over £2500 for Vision Aid Overseas and went to Cape Coast, Ghana to provide training to student eye doctors and provide basic eye care to those in need. More recently, she has worked as a clinical tutor and OSCE examiner in the primary care clinics at City, University of London and as an optometrist in independent practices in Hertfordshire and Leicestershire, as well as Stoneygate Eye Hospital.

Address

Hyatt Regency Manchester
55 Booth Street West
Manchester 
M15 6PQ

Location

The Hyatt Regency Manchester is located in the Oxford Road Corridor which is south of Manchester city centre.

Transport

By train – Manchester’s Oxford Road, Deansgate and Piccadilly station are all within 1 mile of the venue.

Manchester Oxford Road station – 15 minute walk or 8 minute drive
Manchester Deansgate station – 27 min walk or 12 minute drive
Manchester Piccadilly station – 24 min walk or 5 minute drive

By taxi – Taxis are often available from outside of the stations.

By buses from:

Manchester Oxford Road station – 263, 85, 86, 250, 101 or 103
Manchester Deansgate station – 1010 or 103
Manchester Piccadilly station – 101 or 103

Parking

The Hyatt Regency Manchester advises guests to use the following secure public parking facilities, located a short walk from the hotel. There are a number of charging points for electric vehicles within the car park.

The University of Manchester - Car Park D (Booth Street West, M15 6AR)

Parking fees are from £2.20 per hour to £16.50 for 24 hour.

When do I select my CPD workshops?

There’s no need to select workshops before attending as delegates will have the opportunity to rotate between all sessions.

I’m no longer able to attend, how can I cancel my booking?

Please email [email protected] if you need to cancel your booking. The team will be able to ensure your cancellation and refund is processed.

Please note: Our event terms and conditions apply to all bookings. Please refer to the ‘transfers & cancellations’ section for more information.

The event is sold out, can I join a waiting list?

Yes, please email [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. If a place becomes available, a member of the AOP events team will get in touch to notify you. Please note, if you do not claim your spot within five working days of being notified, your place will be offered to the next person on the waiting list.

Price: AOP Members £49.95 - £75.00 excl.VAT Book or join now to attend this event Interactive CPD points approved: 15