We have made the difficult decision to postpone this event. We apologise for the inconvenience but, as I am sure you’ll understand, our absolute priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to minimise any risk to health for College members. We hope to reschedule the event later in the year. 

In the meantime, you can access the College’s online learning CPD and CET courses, resources and pre-recorded webinars here.

You can also register to attend our next live webinar here

Many thanks for your understanding.


Yorkshire & Humber member CET event

  • Member CET event


6pm – 9.30pm, 23 April 2020 Add to calendar


Lakeside Conference Centre, Sand Hutton
YO41 1LZ



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A free member CET event in the Yorkshire & Humber region will be taking place in York on Thursday 23 April 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 being applied for

Expected timings for the evening

6pm 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 Jane Johns, Vanessa Camp and Dr Deanna Taylor

Real world effects of living with AMD

This lecture will be lead by an optometrist, an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer and will involve a patient who is visually impaired as a result of AMD. 

The patient will talk about living with AMD and the impact this has on their day-to-day life whilst the Liason Officer will be speaking about the experiences of patients' they work with.

The session will also cover recent research conducted in the Crabb Lab at City, University of London on real-life visual function (face-recognition, visual search and mobility) in patients with dry AMD. It will discuss the symptoms reported by people with dry AMD, in particular relating to how their vision looks and appears in the real world.

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Ocular Disease 

Target group: Optometrist

Learning objectives: 

  • To improve the understanding of the visual impact of AMD and so to be able to explain and reassure appropriately these effects to patients.
  • To improve the understanding of the real-life visual function of patients with AMD and so to be able to advise and support patients with AMD more effectively
  • To improve the understanding of the symptoms experienced by patients with AMD and the impact on their vision and so to be able to investigate these more effectively
  • To improve the management and advice given to patients with AMD by understanding their real-life visual function 

Vanessa Camp

Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
York Hospital Trust Sight Support Service

Jane Johns

Patient with AMD

Dr Deanna Taylor MCOptom

City, University of London


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7.40pm 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 (Batch 20)

The three cases delegates will discuss are: 

- Sudden loss of vision 

- BV 

- Communication and non-compliance 

Learning objectives and competencies will be uploaded once the CET is approved. 

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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 Amber Wilson on +44(0)20 7766 4347 or email amber.wilson@college-optometrists.org if you have any queries.

With thanks to our silver partners

Venue and travel details


Complimentary parking is available for all delegates. 

On arrival delegates should make their way up to the entrance barrier and give their name to the security guard on duty. If you are driving you will be issued a parking permit please display this while you are onsite. 

Once inside the building please go upstairs onto the mezzanine floor for registration and catering.