AOP member booking opens for 100% Optical 2024
The exclusive one-week booking period opened on 3 January for members of the AOP to access the education programme
04 January 2024
An exclusive booking period has opened for AOP members to secure education at 100% Optical 2024, 24–26 February.
The AOP member booking period is open for one-week from 3 January before booking is opened to all delegates from 12 January.
With demand high for bookings, further sessions and capacity will be released in the run-up to the show, with additional spaces reserved for walk-ins during the event on a first-come first-served basis.
The programme of continuing professional development (CPD) at 100% Optical, curated by the AOP, will cover all domains for registrant groups.
The education includes lectures, discussion workshops, and peer reviews, with subjects ranging from myopia management to scleral lenses, effective communication to optical coherence tomography, and artificial intelligence to preventing avoidable sight loss.
The AOP Lounge will host a suite of education, partnering with CooperVision on the Saturday of the show, with Johnson & Johnson Vision on the Sunday, and with Optos on the final day of the show.
Members will need to be registered for the show to book onto education sessions. The full programme can be viewed online.
Pre-show insightsAs the official media partner of 100% Optical, OT is going behind-the-scenes to find out the latest updates ahead of the event. Read the first three Q&As in OT’s preview series with speakers set to take the stage at 100% Optical 2024 here.
Third phase of CPD programme liveThe third suite of educational sessions has been added to the 100% Optical 2024 programme.
Organisers behind 100% Optical highlighted that in 2024 the CPD cycle enters its third year, with the show providing an opportunity to update knowledge and skills and form new connections.
Highlights from the programme
- Scleral lenses – back to basics. This lecture will consider the visual and comfort benefits of scleral lenses and the 20th and 21st century journey of instrumentation and contact lens modality
- Task shifting from secondary care to the community: smartphones, digital displays and telecommunication. Exploring the impact of digital technologies in moving tasks into the community
- Diagnostic insights with retinal ultra-widefield multimodal imaging – perspectives from an optometrist and ophthalmologist. A session aiming to give diagnostic clues and insights to common retinal pathologies
- Strategies for prevention – new opportunities across the eye care sector to prevent avoidable sight loss. A cross-sector panel, hosted by The Eyes Have It partnership, will discuss prevention and explore ways the profession can work through multidisciplinary approaches to support earlier diagnosis
- Cataract surgery – more than a NOD to safety. This lecture considers how a multifactoral approach has produced cataract surgery outcomes exceeding average levels as published by the National Opthalmic Database.
- Discussion workshop: In a muddle with multifocals? Reviewing the fitting of three presbyopic patients to identify resolutions to common concerns
- Peer review: The lifestyle choice. Inspired by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface (TFOS) Lifestyle Report, the peer review will explore ways patient behaviour and lifestyle choice can affect ocular surface health and contact lens wear
- Discussion workshop: ultra-widefield multimodal retinal imaging. A workshop focusing on the use of ultra-widefield imaging and OCT during a detailed retinal examination.
- Peer review: Effective communication and breaking bad news. Optometrist Lorcan Butler will share three models of breaking bad news, and keeping safe in the eyes of the law
- Peer review: An introduction to assistive technology for people with low vision. A series of case studies will present people at different stages of life with differing eye conditions, and a range of assistive technologies that could support their needs
- Discussion workshop: Save Dave. In the style of an educational escape room, delegates will be required to work through patient cases to obtain three codes to save the eponymous ‘Dave.’
- Utilising OCT in your practice and its role in doing our best for patients. Exploring the utilisation of OCT on day-to-day practice through case examples
- Discussion workshop: IP challenge – six patients in 60 minutes; can we do it? A fast-paced quiz setting discussing appropriate investigations and management options for six patient case scenarios
- Discussion workshop: Delving into the life of a presbyope. Through small group discussions, delegates will explore successful approaches to the offer of contact lenses for presbyopes
- Peer review: Special schools and Easy Eye Care in the community. Cases shared through the peer review will be designed to assist practitioner understanding in how to improve management of this patient group.