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  • Free interactive CET evening event for College members


6pm - 9.30pm, 4 May 2017 Add to calendar

Interactive CET event



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Your next free member CET event in the North East region will take place in Newcastle on Thursday 4 May from 6pm.

You will participate in an interactive peer discussion based around a brand new filmed case scenario on a routine eye examination. You will also take part in practical exercises during the evening to include the use of record cards and voting pads.

The discussions will be supported by a trained facilitator and based around a College case study.

This event is only open to fully qualified members. Non-members, students and pre-registration optometrists are not permitted to attend.


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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6.55pm Peer discussion and practical exercises part 1

Number of interactive CET points: 6

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice and Optical Appliances

Learning objectives:

  • To explain the best course of management to the patient 
  • To understand the principles of clinical audit and how to use this to make simple improvements in everyday practice.
  • To maintain adequate patient records
  • To understand the use of different types of bifocal spectacle lenses and their limitations.

Target group: Optometrist


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8.10pm Refreshments and networking

This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors. 

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

Venue and travel details

Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park

High Gosforth Park 
Newcastle upon Tyne 

Telephone: 0191 236 4111