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  • Free interactive CET evening event for College members


6pm - 9.30pm, 26 April 2017 Add to calendar

Interactive CET event

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Your next free member CET event in the London region will take place in Central London on Wednesday 26 April from 6pm.

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

Lecture: 1 interactive CET point expected

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

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7.00pm Lecture by Dr Graham Macalister

"PVD, tear or detachment? It's your call"


This lecture describes the mechanisms that normally maintain retinal attachment, followed by the three types of retinal detachment, paying particular attention to the different kinds or retinal break that can cause rhegmatogenous detachment. 

The different symptoms and risk factors for these retinal breaks are discussed, as are the risk factors for retinal detachment itself. Strategies for distinguishing innocuous symptoms for those requiring further investigation are described.

A structured approach is encouraged, which progresses from thorough questioning about symptoms and risk factors, then the eye examination findings, to assessment and development of a plan of management which conforms to official guidelines and protocols. Examination techniques are described.

Number of CET points:1 interactive point

Competency covered: Ocular disease

Learning Objectives

  • To understand the risk factors for retinal detachment 
  • To interpret and investigate the presenting symptoms of the patient 
  • To develop a management plan for the investigation of the patient
  • To evaluate and manage patients presenting with symptoms that could be of retinal detachment, posterior vitreous detachment or retinal tear. 

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 review

The ‘facilitated peer review’ session will give you a great opportunity to share and discuss real cases from your own practice with supportive peers in small groups.  
Please bring along to the event a case (or details of a case) from your own practice, relating to any of the following conditions:
  • red eye
  • sudden loss of vision
  • flashes and floaters
Please bring cases that have raised any issues or caused any uncertainty for you around aspects of communication or decision-making regarding patient management and / or referrals. You will need to briefly outline the details of your case and issues for discussion to your group.  
Please ensure that any case records are anonymised.  You may wish to bring your own summary notes of the key details of the case (ensuring that no patient identifiable details are included). If possible please bring at least three copies of your anonymised record or notes, to help share these with your facilitators and other delegates in your group. 
By considering and sharing experiences and good ideas around real case scenarios, including those which could be encountered within the context of a MECS scheme, delegates will improve their understanding of clinical conditions and improve their own explanations and advice to patients in the future, in everyday practice and particularly within a MECS environment.
Please note: facilitators will be sharing a prepared case scenario to start the peer review discussions off, which will ensure that the minimum learning objectives are covered for CET purposes.
Number of interactive CET points: 3
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice and Ocular disease
Learning Objectives for this event
  • 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 demonstrate an understanding of where the limits of knowledge and ability are for each individual practitioner within the realms of their day to day practice and within the context of a minor eye conditions service (MECS). 
  • To update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrists’ Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to select the necessary investigations to be completed appropriate to a patient's signs and symptoms.
Target audience: Optometrist

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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 Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert on +44(0)20 7766 4347 or email if you have any queries.

Venue and travel details

Rooms on Regent's Park- Located inside the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

27 Sussex Place
Regent's Park