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Théa launches education platform for eye care professionals

The free platform will host events, courses and workshops with the opportunity to gain CET and CPD points

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Théa Pharmaceuticals has launched a new educational platform for eye health professionals in the UK.

The free Théa Academy platform provides online events, courses and workshops covering a variety of therapy areas, with the opportunity to gain CPD and CET points.

Topics covered include dry eye, glaucoma, cataract surgery and blepharitis.

The platform also offers an open access library with books, brochures, and articles for health professionals to examine insight from across the industry.

The Théa Academy is open to health professionals including optometrists, ophthalmologists, pharmacists, nurses, and students.

On the launch of the platform, Deborah Hunt, consumer product manager for Théa, explained that whilst continued education and professional development have previously been delivered through face-to-face meetings and in practice training, “in 2019, we realised that there was an opportunity to provide education to a wider audience through the use of online webinars.”

This was something that became even more necessary during the pandemic, Hunt shared: “Following a very successful series of webinars in 2019, 2020, and into 2021, we evaluated our programme and realised that with the assets we had, there was an opportunity for us to make this education even more accessible and flexible by launching an online education platform.”

Users of the new platform will be able to complete courses at their own pace, saving work as they go along to pick up where they left off previously, and revisiting content at any time.

“With our new Théa Academy, healthcare professionals will have access to the latest talks by renowned eye health professionals, as well as an opportunity to meet essential CET and CPD requirements at their own convenience,” Hunt continued. “We are excited to make this valuable resource available to all involved in eye care.”

The new site will be in addition to Théa’s ongoing monthly webinars and physical meetings, which the company aims to restart “as soon as possible.”