CooperVision to host 2023 virtual CPD event

The Virtual Perspectives event will be held on 5 March

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CooperVision’s Virtual Perspectives educational event will return on Sunday 5 March with the theme of ‘Improving Lives, One Person at a Time.’

The 2022 digital conference saw 3500 delegates in attendance.

The free continuing professional development event will have presentations and panel discussions exploring topics from successful contact lens wear, to myopia management, and addressing presbyopia.

Delegates will have the opportunity to access the Science Expo, which will feature clinical data from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Netherlands Contact Lens Congress, International Myopia Conference and American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The virtual conference will be available in 13 languages and will be moderated by Professor Lyndon Jones, from the University of Waterloo’s School of Optometry and Vision Science, and director at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), and Professor Philip Morgan, head of optometry and deputy heard of the division of pharmacy and optometry at The University of Manchester, as well as director of Eurolens Research.

Samantha Armstrong, professional services consultant at CooperVision, commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting Virtual Perspectives once again in 2023 and with some new topics and formats this time around, we are confident that it will be bigger and better than ever before.”

“Our numerous keynote speakers are primed to deliver an engaging and insightful event, sharing clinical pearls which will be valuable to eye care professionals in their everyday practice,” Armstrong added.

Optometrist and director of global professional affairs at CooperVision, Karen Walsh, will discuss Achieving a lifetime of successful contact lens wear with Craig McArthur, optometrist, director and practice co-owner and clinical advisor and consultant, Riccardo Cano, an Italian orthoptist and optician and trainer/webinar ambassador for CooperVision, and Alexandra Skjöld, a Swedish optometrist in private practice.

Professor James Wolffsohn, pro-vice chancellor, head of optometry and deputy executive dean for life and health sciences at Aston University, and Professor Deborah Jones, clinical professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science and a clinical scientist at CORE at the University of Waterloo, will lead the lecture Myopia Management: where we were, where we are, where we should be.

Dr Byki Huntjens, senior lecturer at City, University of London, Dr Michael Baertschi, owner of Eyeness AG in Switzerland, and Dr Sara De Lima, optometrist and COO of SöderÖgon, will host a discussion titled: Help, I’m a presbyope!

Finally, delegates will be able to observe a discussion on Mastering Myopia Management in Practice, with Professor Jones and McArthur, along with Elena García Rubio, director of the Instituto Nacional de Optometría in Madrid, Dean Roberts, ophthalmic director for Specsavers in Worcester and Malvern and a partner on the Optics UK Board and Contact Lens Board, and Karin van Hees-Teuben, chair of the Contact Lens Committee of the Dutch Association of Optometry.

Registration for the 2023 event is live on CooperVision’s website, along with more details on the sessions and speakers.