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London member event

  • CET event


6pm - 9.30pm, 19 June 2018 Add to calendar


BMA House, Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9JP



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Your next free member CET event in the London region will take place in Central London on Tuesday 19 June from 6pm.

The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer discussion.

Lecture: 1 interactive CET point

Peer discussion: 3 interactive CET points

Expected timings for the evening

6.00pm Registration - buffet and networking

This is an opportunity to have something to eat whilst networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. We encourage you to arrive by 6pm to allow yourself plenty of time to park, register and have a bite to eat.                           

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6.40pm Welcome

A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activities. 

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7pm Lecture by Declan Flanagan

Declan will present a lecture on the current management of age related macular degeneration – for optometrists. 

The lecture will give delegates an understanding of the pathophysiology and pathologic anatomy of age related macular degeneration as well as an understanding of how vision is affected and how it impacts on patients.

Referral criteria for ensuring the correct patients have access to prompt ophthalmic assessment with optical coherence ophthalmology imaging will be discussed. There will also be a presentation of the treatment options including intravitreal treatment, low visual aid assessment and surgical treatment options.

Declan Flanagan is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Declan Flanagan

Learning objectives

- To understand your patients’ needs when referring a patient with AMD 
- To understand the referral criteria and understand the clinical reasons that justify a referral from AMD 
- To recognise the signs and symptoms of age related macular degeneration 
- To be able to make a differential diagnosis of macular degeneration and know the current NICE guidelines for when treatment is indicated.

Competencies covered: Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease.

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8.00pm Refreshments and networking

This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors. 

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8.20pm Peer review

Delegates are asked to bring their own anonymised case from their own practice. The case should be something that they have found challenging or interesting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To be able to improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye conditions giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient-centred
  • To be able to update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrist’s Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to investigate and manage according to a patient’s signs and symptoms
  • To be aware of your obligations regarding patient safety and know how to raise concerns 

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of practice and Ocular disease 

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Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.

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Contact the events team on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email if you have any queries.

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