Booking opens for Specsavers’ PAC

The education conference will be hosted in Birmingham this September

People sitting at tables at a conference

Specsavers has opened registration for its annual Professional Advancement Conference (PAC), which will be hosted at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on 17 September.

The one-day CPD education event features both optometry and audiology content and features more than 30 industry exhibitors.

Experts delivering CPD-accredited sessions on the day include the AOP’s clinical and professional director, Dr Peter Hampson, who will present on The past, present and future of optometry, alongside Specsavers’ director of professional advancement, Paul Morris, and College of Optometrists clinical adviser, Daniel Hardiman-McCartney. Hampson will also deliver a session entitled Staying safe in domiciliary care.

Other sessions include: chair of Glaucoma UK, Professor Anthony King, discussing the challenges and prospects for glaucoma care, and consultant ophthalmologist, Professor Roshini Sanders, and clinical fellow and ophthalmologist at the Mbagathi Hospital, Nairobi, Dr Cindy Ogundo, talking about glaucoma shared care in practice and lasik learnings.

Speaking about the annual conference, Specsavers’ director of professional development in clinical services, Grant Duncan, said: “It is brilliant to welcome this calibre of experts to this year’s PAC because are committed to changing patient’s lives by supporting the professional development of colleagues across the sector.”

He added: “There are more peer reviews than ever. CPD-accredited sessions are organised around key themes – including glaucoma, enhanced optical services, contact lenses, dispensing, clinical change and low vision.”

During the conference, the recipients of this year’s Doug and Dame Mary Perkins Awards, which aim to recognise clinical excellence and customer care across Specsavers’ community practices in the UK and Ireland, will be revealed.

For more information, visit the Specsavers website.