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Armed Forces personnel welcomed to Therapeutics London

Organisers of Therapeutics London have partnered with AFOS to offer education to its members who are stationed across Europe

10 Jul 2018 by Emily McCormick, Laurence Derbyshire

The AOP and SECO International have partnered with the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) to provide education to its personnel during Therapeutics London this September.

To be hosted in Bloomsbury, London on 23–24 September this year, Therapeutics London is designed to appeal to practitioners who are part way through their therapeutics qualification or who are considering the independent prescribing (IP) route, as well as those whowant to make better use of the existing core competencies.

Through the new partnership, AFOS members stationed across Europe will have “the opportunity to earn crucial continuing education,” executive director of AFOS, Dr Lindsay Wright confirmed.

The two-day conference was originally established in 2012 between the AOP and SECO International.

This year’s programme features over 10 hours of COPE and CET-accredited education on key therapeutics topics. The event will deliver interactive CET points covering all competencies that are required of an IP optometrist. 

Education will be delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops and peer-to-peer discussion.

The programme includes two US-based speakers who have been provided by SECO International and AFOS. Dr Leonard Messner will deliver a trio of lectures, including a two-part talk entitled: Mind-ending neuro-oph grand rounds, as well as a lecture on The non-glaucomatous optic neuropathies, papilledema and idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Abraham Suhr will attend the conference to deliver a lecture on Glaucoma old and new.

Speaking about the partnership with AFOS, the AOP’s head of education, Dr Ian Beasley, said: “It is our seventh year producing this meeting in partnership with SECO International, and we are pleased to welcome the AFOS to the team for 2018.”

President of SECO, Dr Emilio Balius, added: “SECO takes very seriously our mission of providing exceptional optometric education around the world, and the Therapeutics London meeting is a key part of that mission. SECO is proud to help provide this opportunity to learn and earn continuing education while traveling to one of the world’s great cities.”

Last month, the AOP hosted its inaugural Therapeutics Manchester conference, a sister event to Therapeutics London. Watch a review of the conference below.

For more information and to book, visit the AOP website.

Image credit: Getty

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