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Orthoptics study day to be held at Alder Hay

BIOS study day will focus on prematurity

Alder Hay Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

The British and Irish Orthoptics Society (BIOS) will host a study day with the theme prematurity at the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust next month.

The one-day event, which will take place on 28 March, will cover a range of topics such as neuro-disability, retinopathy of prematurity and orthoptic problems related to prematurity.

Confirmed speakers include head orthoptist Jane Hanley, who will give an insight into vision screening in SEN schools in Northern Ireland, and consultant paediatric neuro-ophthalmologist, Sonia George, who will provide an update on retinopathy of prematurity.

Encouraging optometrists to attend, co-chair of the BIOS clinical advisory group for SEN, Louise Allen, told OT: “Optometrists with an interest in the ophthalmic care of children with special educational needs may wish to attend, especially if they would like to extend their professional development or compliment their existing knowledge in this area.”

The study day costs £70 to attend. For more information, visit the BIOS website.

Image credit: Alder Hay Children’s NHS Foundation Trust