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Walsall member event

  • CET event


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


Walsall Football Club Ltd, Banks's Stadium
Bescot Crescent



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Your next free member CET event in the West Midlands region will take place in Walsall on Wednesday 4 October 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 Declan Flanagan

Declan will present a lecture on the current management of age related macular degeneration – for optometrists. 

The lecture will give delegates an understanding of the pathophysiology and pathologic anatomy of age related macular degeneration as well as an understanding of how vision is affected and how it impacts on patients.

Referral criteria for ensuring the correct patients have access to prompt ophthalmic assessment with optical coherence ophthalmology imaging will be discussed. There will also be a presentation of the treatment options including intravitreal treatment, low visual aid assessment and surgical treatment options.

Declan Flanagan is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Declan Flanagan

Learning objectives

- To understand your patients’ needs when referring a patient with AMD 
- To understand the referral criteria and understand the clinical reasons that justify a referral from AMD 
- To recognise the signs and symptoms of age related macular degeneration 
- To be able to make a differential diagnosis of macular degeneration and know the current NICE guidelines for when treatment is indicated.

Competencies covered: Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease.

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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 discussion with a filmed case

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.

Learning objectives

- 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.

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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

Walsall Football Club Ltd

The Banks Stadium
Bescot Crescent


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