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Cambridge member event

  • Free interactive CET evening event for College members

Date:

6pm - 9.30pm, 11 May 2017 Add to calendar

Location:

Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU

Topics:

Binocular vision, Glaucoma

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Overview

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 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 activites. Following this there will be a short presentation by a LOCSU / MECS representative. 

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7.00pm Lecture by Dr Paul Spry

"Discs and dilemmas: optic nerve head interpretation in the context of glaucoma referral"

Abstract

Glaucoma case studies will be presented and delegates will use voting pad technology to answer questions on the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and management of the scenarios presented. Delegates will learn how to interpret optic nerve head signs that indicate development of glaucomatous optic neuropathy; how to interpret disc appearance in the context of possible glaucoma-related referral and how to increase awareness of glaucoma management scenarios for positively diagnosed patients.

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.

Number of CET points: 1 interactive point

Competencies covered: Ocular Examination and Ocular Disease

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 intaocular pressure and analyses and interpret the result
  • To recognise common ocular abnormalities and to refer when appropriate
  • To evaluate glaucoma risk factors, to detect glaucoma and refer accordingly

Target group: Optometrist

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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 discussion

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. 

Number of CET points: 3 interactive points

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease, Optical Appliances, Assessment of Visual Function and Binocular Vision

Learning objectives: 

  • To explain your findings to a patient with dementia
  • To identify and address your patients fears, anxieties and concerns about their welfare
  • Be alert to unspoken signals which could indicate a lack of understanding, or lack of consent
  • To obtain a valid consent prior to examining a patient
  • To understand and record your legal obligations in relation to consent
  • To recognise the ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • To evaluate the risk factors for glaucoma, and decide upon the appropriate referral pathway
  • To understand when to prescribe bifocal lenses to children with Down's syndrome
  • To detect and develop a management plan for patients with blepharitis
  • To understand the special examination needs of patients with learning disabilities and modify the sight test accordingly 
  • To explain the best course of management to the patient 
  • To understand the different type of spectable lenses that may be used when managing a patient with a binocular vision problem
  • To understand when it is appropriate to undertake a cycloplegic refraction 
  • To understand how to manage a patient who presents with a binocular vision problem

Target group: Optometrist

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.

 

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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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The College of Optometrists will use all personal and contact information supplied as part of this event application to process your booking and to provide you with information about the event. We will also use your email address and mobile phone number to update our membership records. The College would like to use your email and postal addresses to send you general College news and information on the College’s products and services, including our future events. You may opt out of receiving College communications at any time by contacting the College. The College uses personal information for statistical purposes and, when not anonymised, we seek consent. 

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

Speakers

Dr Paul Spry
Head of Optometry at Bristol Eye Hospital

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 department’s 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.

 

Venue and travel details

Hallmark Hotel Cambridge (formerly Menzies Cambridge)

Bar Hill
Cambridge
CB23 8EU
United Kingdom

Telephone: 012 5424 9988

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Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8EU

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