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Northern Ireland member CET event

  • Member CET event


6pm – 9.30pm, 11 April 2019 Add to calendar


Stormont Hotel, Belfast, Upper Newtownards Road

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Your next free member CET event in the Northern Ireland region will take place in Belfast on Thursday 11 April from 6pm.

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

Lecture: 1 interactive CET point 

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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7pm Lecture by Stanley Keys FCOptom

Ocular emergencies in optometric practice 

This lecture will cover the topic of the most common emergency and urgent conditions which could present to the optometrist as the first line of detection. The emphasis of optometry practice is such that it is shifting towards being the first port of call for patients with any new ocular signs and symptoms, so it is vital for optometrists to be able to detect when there is an urgent of emergency condition at play. Most of these will require referral to ophthalmology. A range of conditions will be covered with clinical identification and management of these being discussed.

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the importance of developing a management plan for the investigation of the patient 
  • Can offer appropriate advice to patients not requiring referral 
  • Understands common ocular abnormalities and when to appropriately refer
  • Knows how to manage a patient presenting with red eye 

Target group: Optometrist
Competencies covered: Ocular disease
Number of CET points: 1 interactive point

Stanley Keys FCOptom

Principal Optometrist
Raigmore Hospital


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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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Venue and travel details

There are 200 onsite car parking spaces on a first-come, first-serve basis.