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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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Manchester member event

  • CET event


6pm - 9.30pm, 6 February 2018 Add to calendar


Hallmark Hotel Manchester Airport, Stanley Road

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Your next free member CET event in the North West region will take place in Manchester on Tuesday 6 February 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 Mr Omar Mahroo

Mr Omar Mahroo will present a lecture titled 'hydroxychloroquine retinopathy: more prevalent than we thought?' 

Omar Mahroo

Consultant Ophthalmologist
Moorfields Eye Hospital

This lecture will give an overview of drugs which can cause retinal toxicity, followed by a particular reference to hydroxchloroquine toxicity with clinical examples. Recent evidence regarding prevalence of retinopathy and the strengths of different investigations will be discussed as well as current international and national guidelines, and proposed screening algorithms. 

Target group: Optometrist

Competencies covered: Communication, ocular disease and standards of practice

Learning objectives: 

  • To understand how systemic drugs can affect the retina, with specific reference to hydroxychloroquine, so that advice can be given to patients regarding ocular side effects of medication 
  • To be aware of current evidence and draft guidelines regarding hydroxychloroquine toxicity screening, and to understand when patients require hospital eye service assessment
  • To be aware of which investigations can be used to detect hyrdoxychloroquine retinopathy 

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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.

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.

Venue and travel details


At the hotel there are 220 complimentary car parking spaces. These are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to register you car details at the hotel's registration desk.