West Midlands Regional Event - Coventry

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Date: 2 February 2017 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Location: Ricoh Arena, CV6 6GE

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Your next free member CET event in the West Midlands will take place in Coventry on 2 February from 6pm.

Please note that the peer discussion is now fully booked. You can still book on to the lecture. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the peer discussion please email nicola.pogson@college-optometrists.org

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

Expected timings for the evening:

6.00pm       Registration - hot fork buffet and networking
6.40pm       Welcome
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

Further details

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. 

The peer discussion session is only open to fully qualified members. Students and pre-registration optometrists will not be able to attend the peer discussion, however are welcome to attend the lecture. Non-members are not permitted to attend the event.

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

Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email nicola.pogson@college-optometrists.org if you have any queries.

 

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Lecture: "Discs and dilemmas: optic nerve head interpretation in the context of glaucoma referral" by Dr Paul Spry

Abstract

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.

Learning objectives:

  • To know how to examine the fundi using both direct and indirect techniques
  • To know how to use both a non-contact and contact tonometer to measure intraocular pressure and analyses and interprets the results
  • To recognise common ocular abnormalities and to refers when appropriate
  • To evaluate glaucoma risk factors, to detect glaucoma and refer accordingly.

Speaker biography:

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.

Ricoh Arena

Phoenix Way
Foleshill
Coventry
CV6 6GE
 
0844 873 6500

 

Travel information 

By car
From the north 
Take the M1 southbound, leave the M1 at junction 21, then at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the M69 (signposted Coventry, Birmingham)
Leave the M69 branching left (signposted Birmingham M6, Coventry North and Central A4600).
Keep in right-hand lane then continue forward (signposted Birmingham) joining the M6 at junction 2.
Leave the M6 at junction 3, then take 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)
At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
 
From the north west
Take the M6 southbound.
Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry).
At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
 
From the south
Take the M40 northbound
Leave the M40 at junction 15, then at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Warwick Bypass - A46 (signposted Coventry).
Continue forward to join the A444, take left hand lane (signposted City Centre) onto London Road - A4114.
Continue forward on London Road - until you reach the Ring Road.
Stay in right-hand lane and take 2nd exit onto the Ring Road.
Leave the Ring Road at junction 3 - at roundabout take 2nd exit onto Sky Blue Way.
Proceed forward over traffic lights.
At next roundabout, take 1st exit onto A444, signposted Nuneaton.
Continue forward on A444, straight on at roundabouts until you see the Ricoh Arena.
At the last roundabout adjacent to the Ricoh Arena on you right-hand side, take 3rd exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane
Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
 
From the south east
Take the M1 northbound.
Taking the left hand lane, join the M6 motorway (signposted M6 The North West, Coventry North, Birmingham)
Leave the M6 at junction 3, then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)
At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
Arrive at Ricoh Arena.
 
From the east
Take the A14 westbound.
Continue forward, then join the M6 motorway (signposted M6, The North West, Birmingham, Coventry)
Leave the M6 at junction 3 (signposted Coventry North) then at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Phoenix Way - A444 (signposted Coventry)
At the next roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Rowleys Green Lane.
At roundabout take 2nd exit onto Judds Lane.
 
Arrive at Ricoh Arena.

 

Parking
Parking at the venue is complimentary. There are barriers when entering the car park which will read your licence plate but the barriers will all be open for exit from 7pm. 
 
By train
The closest station to the venue is Coventry Arena train station. There is limited service to this station so please check national rail for a timetable. Coventry city centre station is a a 10-15 minute taxi ride from the venue.  
 
By bus
Number 8 bus from Coventry station to Coventry Transport Museum, then catch the number 4 or 5 to Arena Park. Once you arrive at Arena Park there is an underpass which takes you into Car Park B. Follow signs for the Ricoh Arena main entrance from here.

Please note that the peer discussion is now fully booked. You can still book on to the lecture. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the peer discussion please email nicola.pogson@college-optometrists.org

 
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. 
  

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