Specialist Club

Specialist Club events

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Dry Eye Workshop

Monday 21st October 2024
ABDO National Resource Centre


Full programmes to be confirmed

Dry Eye Workshop

Monday 24th March 2025
ABDO National Resource Centre

Contact Lens Workshop

Monday 19th May 2025
ABDO National Resource Centre

Annual Conference

Sunday 6th July 2025
National Motorcycle Museum

Dry Eye Workshop

Monday 20th October 2025
ABDO National Resource Centre

Our mission

The Specialist Club is an exciting educational initiative. Whilst not strictly a club it’s designed to bring together like-minded practitioners keen to develop their sphere of practice in interesting new directions. See details of our next event above.


See what attendees say

Big thanks to Nick Atkins and all the team at Specialist club. I attended the CPD event in Birmingham yesterday and it was fab. Content excellent and team amazing. Sorry no pics, was too busy picking up really good tips, information and ideas on specialist contact lenses! 

Jeff Jacobs


Great #myopiaday at #specialistclub with Positive Impact … great learning and insights.

Brian Tompkins

TK&S Optometrists

Thank you Nick Atkins, Phil Thompson, Tony Whyatt and Craig Wilcox for a very interesting day. I look forward to bringing many aspects into eveyday practice life with Positive Impact.

Andrew Bridges

Leightons Opticians

As always Specialist Club provided a day of great learning.

Of course points (CPD) mean prizes, but with small groups of like minded professionals, facilitated by those very knowledgeable in their particular field, it could not have been a better way to learn or refresh skills not used for a while. I enjoyed the day far more than I had anticipated and came away enthused.

Annette Latham-Jackson

Jackson and Gill Opticians

They were all first class. However (!) Nick Howard’s Ortho-K workshop was unbelievable. He took a volunteer, R&L -5.00, did a topography and selected a lens from your fitting set. We then spent 20 minutes discussing topography images and all things Ortho-K. He then took the lens out and redid the topography. In that short time and with an open eye, he had wiped out 1.5D. I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes… very powerful message.!

Jeff Jacobs


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