Your next free member CET event in the North East region will take place in Newcastle on Wednesday 17 January 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
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.
A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activities.
Mr Omar Mahroo will present a lecture titled 'hydroxychloroquine retinopathy: more prevalent than we thought?'
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
- 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
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
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.
- 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.
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
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Venue and travel details
Parking - There are 300 complimentary car parking spaces available on-site, on a first-come, first-served basis.