Cardiff member event

  • CET event


6pm - 9.30pm, 26 June 2018 Add to calendar


The Cardiff Marriott Hotel, Mill Lane
CF10 1EZ



Your next free member CET event in the Wales region will take place in Cardiff on Tuesday 26 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 Dr Michael Johnson

'Antidotes for unhealthy decision-making' 


This presentation discusses the difference between the traditional health role of community optometrists as professionals who do tests that detect abnormalities and disease, and their evolving role as clinicians who interpret tests to form diagnoses and formulate clinical management plans. The talk will emphasise the importance of processes over outcomes, and make recommendations for actions that help improve the chances of good outcomes and for safeguarding against mistakes and misfortune.

Target group: Optometrist

Competencies covered: Ocular disease and Standards of practice

Learning objectives: 

  • Appreciation of the difference between doing tests and interpreting their results 
  • To develop a better understanding of the purpose, usefulness, legalities and limitations of professional guidance on patient management 
  • Acknowledge our limitations as human clinicians and of our working environments 
  • Recognise the need to accept and learn from bad outcomes

Dr Michael Johnson


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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 with a filmed case

This exciting new peer discussion will include a filmed case scenario on OCT communication skills - how to get it right. You will watch the film followed by peer discussion led by a facilitator.

Learning objectives

- to be able to improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye condition giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient centred 

- to be able to listen to patients and take account of their views, preferences and concerns, responding honestly and appropriately to their questions 

- to be able to have an ability to investigate according to a patient's signs and symptoms and recognise common macular abnormalities and know when to refer. 

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease.

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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.

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Venue and travel details


Parking is £8 for the duration of your visit. This is a reduced rate offered by the hotel. To ensure you receive the reduced rate you must take your ticket to the hotel reception. This can be done at anytime throughout the evening. Keep your ticket with you as you will need it to exit the car park. 

If you are travelling by train Cardiff Central station is a five minute walk.