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OCT refresher education

Birmingham Optical will host an OCT refresher day in March

Nidek OCT

Birmingham Optical will host an optical coherence tomography (OCT) refresher day focusing on its Nidek OCT at the ABDO National Resource Centre, Birmingham in March.

To be held on 4 March, the event is being offered to practitioners after an initial training day run by the company in December was deemed a success.

The day will be led by director of medical and education at Birmingham Optical, Jason Higginbotham, and head of education at Birmingham Optical, Sophie Withers. It is designed to “help attendees get the most out of their Nidek OCT,” the company explained.

The day will include CET discussion workshops, presentations, basic and advanced user training, and a business session.

There are two tracks that delegates can follow. The first has been developed for clinical professionals, while the second is intended for both non-clinical and clinical professionals.

Speakers include, Cardiff University’s Dr Louise Terry, who will be present on the use of OCT in age-related macular degeneration, and Dr Sandip Doshi, who will discuss the use of se of OCT for the assessment of anterior ocular structures.

Speaking about the day, Mr Higginbotham said: “We were really pleased with the first OCT refresher day last year and we’re hoping this event will be just as successful. We want these courses to help optometrists and their support staff make the most of their Nidek OCT, with the added bonus that the day is a great way to gain additional CET points.”

Early Bird tickets are available for £60 until 1 February. These can be purchased online.