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  • Free interactive CET evening event for College members


6pm - 9.30pm, 8 June 2017 Add to calendar

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Your next free member CET event in the Wales region will take place in Cardiff on Thursday 8 June from 6pm.

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

Lecture: 1 interactive CET 

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. 

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7.00pm Lecture by Tomas Burke

"Integrating OCT angiography in practice"


This lecture comprises a presentation focusing initially on the fundamentals of how the OCTA image is acquired, generated and how the practitioner can best interact with the technology. Following on from this introduction the session will cover the application of this technology in a problem-based series of examples so that delegates can see the correlation of the images generated by the OCTA with what they already understand from conventional, widely available, retinal imaging techniques. The lecture will also aim to expand understanding of commonly seen retinal conditions through the additional angiographic data that the OCTA provides.

Number of CET points: 1 interactive point

Target group: Optometrist

Competencies; Ocular examination and Ocular disease

Learning objectives: 

  • To understand the basics of the technology behind OCT angiography (OCTA) and how to use it to examine the fundus
  • To understand the relationship between conventional angiography (fluorescein and indocyanine green), conventional OCT and OCT angiography, and how to interpret the results when examining the fundus 
  • To apply OCT angiography in common medical retina conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion and so to be able to manage patients appropriately 

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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 CET points: 3 interactive points

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Contact lenses and Ocular disease

Learning objectives: 

  • To be able to manage the patient's expectations when fitting multifocal contact lenses
  • To be able to explain to patients all relevant information about a product, adapting your language as appropriate
  • To be able to ensure the patient is given all the information they need to safely use their contact lenses
  • To understand the importance of refraining from unecessary or disparaging comments which could make a patient doubt your colleague
  • To understand the importance of respecting a patient's right to complain
  • To recommend and manage the correction of presbyopic patients using contact lenses
  • To be able to respond with kindness and understanding, where the patient may be distressed by your findings
  • To be able to explain your colleague's findings professionally without making unnecssary or disaparing comments 
  • To be able to interpret the symptoms and findings of the patient
  • To be able to manage a patient presenting with possible macula pathology
  • To be able to identify and respond to a patient's fear and anxiety regarding their visual welfare
  • To be able to give patients information in a way that they can understand
  • To be able to understand the importance of staying up-to-date with current good practice, taking into accound the relevant clinical research and published evidence base

Target group: Optometrist

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

Privacy Notice

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 if you have any queries.


Wales Millennium Centre

Bute Place
Cardiff Bay
CF10 5AL

Telephone: 029 2063 6464

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