Date: 11 May 2017 6:00PM - 9:30PM
Location: Hallmark Hotel Cambridge, CB23 8EU
Your next free member CET event in the Eastern region will be taking place in Cambridge on Thursday 11 May from 6pm.
The evening will consist of an interactive lecture on glaucoma case studies using voting pads by Dr Paul Spry followed by a peer discussion.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET
Competencies covered in peer discussion: communication, standards of practice, ocular disease, optical appliances, assessment of visual function and binocular vision
6.00pm Registration - buffet and networking
7.00pm Lecture: "Discs and dilemmas: optic nerve head interpretation in the context of glaucoma referral" by Dr Paul Spry
8.00pm Refreshments and networking
8.20pm Peer discussion - case study topics on consent, unlikely change in prescription (patients with Down's Syndrome) and binocular vision
9.30pm Closing remarks and end of event
The peer discussion session will help optometrists improve their standards of patient care by discussing cases that are based on real practice with a small group of fellow clinicians. Discussing various approaches among peers stimulates interest and broadens perspectives as different practitioners may approach clinical and ethical problems in different ways.
There will be an interactive presentation from Dr Paul Spry on Glaucoma. Delegates will use voting technology to vote on the diagnosis, treatment and management of the cases presented. You will benefit from the opportunity to gain CET points and network with colleagues from across the region. Food will be served before the lecture, and drinks and refreshments provided throughout
This interactive presentation has three aims;
1. To revise and extend delegates’ knowledge and skills required for interpretation of optic nerve head signs that indicate development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy, achieved by describing a systematic approach to identification of optic nerve head signs encountered in glaucoma
2. To interpret disc appearance and other relevant clinical variables in the context of possible glaucoma-related referral
3. To increase awareness of subsequent glaucoma management scenarios for positively diagnosed patients.
Dr. Paul Spry is an Honorary Consultant at Bristol Eye Hospital and is Head of the Departments of Shared Care and Visual Electrophysiology. Directly after registering, he worked as research optometrist on the Bristol Shared Care Glaucoma Study from 1993 to 1998, gaining his PhD on visual field examination strategies in glaucoma in 1998. He then spent a 2 year period of post-doctoral research in Portland, Oregon, USA at Devers Eye Institute concentrating on detection of progressive glaucomatous visual field loss. After returning to Bristol Eye Hospital in 2000, he became Shared Care Department Head in 2003 and has overseen the departments subsequent growth. He also re-opened the hospital’s Visual Electrophysiology Unit in 2004.
Paul has a Diploma in epidemiology from the University of London, a Diploma in Glaucoma from the College of Optometrists and is registered as in Independent Prescribing Optometrist with the GOC. He is past chairman of both the College of Optometrists’ glaucoma subject expert panel and independent prescribing examination standard setting panels. He has previously edited the Optometric Glaucoma Society Ejournal and co-authored the textbook, “Essential Glaucoma” with Dr Robert Harper in 2010. He has published over 40 glaucoma-related papers in medline referenced journals.
Telephone: 012 5424 9988
From the north: A1 to A14.
There are 300 complimentary spaces available on a firstcome first serve basis.
By train: Cambridge station is 7 miles from the hotel.
Take the number 1 or 2 bus from train station to the main bus station then the citi 5 will take you to the hotel.
From the outside the hotel take the citi 5 to the city centre which will drop you at the main bus station near the market square.
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
Please note, in order to attend the event , you must be a College member at the time of the event.
Call: +44(0) 20 7766 4347
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