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Yorkshire and Humber member CET event

  • Member CET event


6pm – 9.30pm, 26 June 2019 Add to calendar


The Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane

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Your next free member CET event in the Yorkshire and Humber region will take place in Leeds on Wednesday 26 June 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 Dr Greg Heath

Optic disc dilemmas

The lecture will start by describing what to assess when examining a patient who presents with a potential optic nerve problem. Emphasis will be on history taking, clinical features and techniques that are used to assess the patient’s optic nerve. This will be highlighted with the use of case examples of patients seen in clinic.

The talk will include referral guidance, including how urgently to refer based on the clinical findings.

Target group: Optometrist

Learning objectives: 

  • To understand the importance of history taking in patients presenting with possible optic nerve problems
  • To understand the different examination techniques used for patients presenting with possible optic nerve problems 
  • To understand how urgently to refer patients presenting with possible optic problems 

Competencies covered: Communication, Ocular disease, Standards of practice and Ocular examination 

Dr Greg Heath

Consultant Medical Ophthalmologist
York 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 discussion

The peer discussion will cover cases on low vision, a patient with severe learning disability and a patient with tired, achey eyes. 

Learning objectives: 

  • Identify patient concerns and anxieties regarding their visual function and explain clearly the implications of common eye diseases that can lead to visual impairment
  • Identify patients who would benefit from low vision aids and provide advice on the different types available
  • Provide advice on lighting and contrast to enhance visual performance
  • Make appropriate referrals for visually impaired patients and understand how they can access services. 
  • Know how to communicate with non-verbal patients in a clear and comfortable way, being aware of the importance of body language
  • Know how to communicate effectively with a carer who accompanies a non-verbal adult with learning disabilities
  • Understand signals which could indicate a patient’s lack of capacity to consent
  • Understand your legal obligations in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults
  • Elicit details of significant symptoms and understand the relevance of symptoms
  • Ask appropriate and relevant questions to follow up on reported symptoms
  • Evaluate risk factors, identify findings and decide on a referral pathway
  • Understand treatment options for a patient with this condition
Competencies covered: communication, optical appliances, 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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Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email if you have any queries.

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Venue and travel details

Please note car parking is off site at the Trinity car park located just across Trevelyan Square (LS1 4AG), charged at £9 daily. Delegates will need to validate their tickets at the hotel concierge. If delegates arrive after 5pm parking is £4 and you will not need to validate your ticket at the hotel reception. 

The nearest train station is Leeds City, which is 0.1 miles from the hotel.