3 May 2019

The College of Optometrists announces programme for seventh Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize conference

The College of Optometrists has announced the programme for Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize 2019.

This year, the one-day conference will take place on Sunday 6 October at a new venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton in Milton Keynes.

The programme showcases the best-rated sessions from the College’s annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow 2019, which took place in Birmingham in February and gives delegates the opportunity to earn up to nine interactive CET points in one day. Simon Frackiewicz MCOptom will deliver his informative and popular lecture - BV: double trouble - when ocular motor nerves go horribly wrong. Delegate Erika Canizales MCOptom attended the lecture at Optometry Tomorrow and said; “This is an exemplary talk, a great speaker, very comfortable with his material, giving us the information to realise that BV isn’t that scary.” 

Other highlights include Dr Dan Rosser’s gonioscopy workshop, rated excellent by 96% of attendees of Optometry Tomorrow, and Omar Mahroo, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, on inherited retinal disease. There are also two OCT workshops and five peer discussion sessions. The full programme can be viewed online.

College President, Professor Edward Mallen MCOptom, said: “Originally intended for those who couldn’t attend the two-day annual conference, Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize is now a key event in the College’s calendar. It has gained a reputation for high-quality CET sessions and draws some of the most respected practitioners from the eye health sector as speakers and presenters.”

Optometry Tomorrow Bitesize tickets are £80 for College members (£70 for those who qualified from July 2016), and £60 for students or pre-registration trainees. The non-member rate is £150.00. Workshop tickets are available at £30 each to fully-qualified College members. 

Tickets can be booked online.


Notes to Editors

  1. The College is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and training to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and health care professionals.