Bookings for this event are closed. 

If the event is Optometry Tomorrow, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize, the Diploma Ceremony or a regional member CET event you can call 020 7766 4377/4347 to see if there are any spaces. 

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Eastern member CET event

  • Member CET event

Date:

6pm - 9.30pm, 20 September 2018 Add to calendar

Location:

Imperial War Museum Duxford, Conference Centre
Cambridge
CB22 4QR

Topics:

Children

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Overview

Your next free member CET event in the Eastern region will take place in Duxford on Thursday 20 September from 6pm.

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

Lecture: 1 interactive CET point being applied for

Peer review: 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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7.00pm Lecture by Dr Yvonne Norgett

'Paediatric vision testing- which test is best?' 

This lecture will outline appropriate choice of visual acuity test for children, with reference to visual crowding, age and interpretation of results, based on expected age norms. Risk factors for amblyopia will be explored with a view to optimising a testing strategy for its early detection. Delegates can thus ensure alignment with current good practice.

Competencies covered: Assessment of visual function 

Learning objectives: 

  • To distinguish between visual acuity tests, understanding how the features of a test affect the measured acuity (including preferential looking, picture and letter tests and LogMAR designs)
  • Identify which tests are best for assessing visual function in children of various ages and interpret the results
  • To devise a testing strategy for identifying amblyogenic risk factors in children, including steropsis and some binocular vision testing

 

Dr Yvonne Norgett FCOptom

Senior Lecturer
Anglia Ruskin University

 

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

Venue and travel details

Car parking is available on site, free of charge.                               

Royston and Whittlesford Parkway are the closest mainline train stations.  

Please click here for detailed directions and venue map.

The conference centre has its own reception and car park. Follow the brown heritage signs for Imperial War Museum Duxford. Enter the museum via the visitor car park. Upon entering the car park, keep left and follow the signs for the conference centre leading around the back of AirSpace. The entrance to the conference centre is at the end of the car park on the right-hand side. 

Additional parking is in the visitor car park. 

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