Annual Conference

Join us for an exciting in-person event where like-minded individuals come together to share their knowledge and expertise. The Specialist Club is the perfect opportunity to network, learn, and have fun!

Whether you’re a specialist in your field or simply curious about a particular subject, this event is open to everyone. Gain valuable insights, exchange ideas, and connect with professionals who share your passion.

Now with 12 CPD Points!

Sunday 7th July 2024
09:00 – 17:00

Ballacraine Suite
The National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull B92 0EJ

A review of the latest clinical data for myopia management with contact lenses

Discover the cutting-edge strategies to combat myopia progression in children and gain insights into the latest research on contact lenses, orthokeratology, and innovative spectacle designs. Learn about potential interventions like low-dose atropine and laser therapy, and learn about limitations and impacts on slowing myopia progression.

With Prof. Nicola Logan
CPD lecture – 1 point

Scleral Lenses: Achieving a precision fit

Achieve precision scleral fitting by unlocking the simplicity of cutting-edge techniques: A significant portion of sclerals do not conform to traditional spherical models. This workshop explores streamlined techniques to enable practitioners to adapt to the nuanced shapes of individual scleras.

Tanya Beninga
CPD discussion lecture – 2 points

A series of curious cases...

As a conclusion to the days programme Dr. Dave will share a series of case studies from his practice. Delegates will have the opportunity to vote for the subject they’ll discuss in their groups. The cases will include subjects from the day’s previous sessions including myopia, keratoconus and dry eye.

With Dr. Trusit Dave
CPD workshop – 3 points

Contact lens care: Do we really care?

There has been little or no innovation in contact lens care for over a decade. The UK market is currently dominated by preservative based multipurpose solutions, many using a single disinfectant formulation. Following a little history, this lecture with discussion will review the different contact lens care systems available today and their different attributes. It will bring things up to date with new systems such as povidone-iodine disinfection. It will consider the role of preservative-free systems versus preserved solution options.

With Caroline Christie
CPD Discussion Lecture – 2 points

Reshaping the Future

Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) has for many years been a specialty product and a specialty service provided by the more ambitious, or forward-thinking eye care professional as part of a ‘niche’ type of practice, without a fuller consideration of both the simplicity and effectivity of this innovate and wholly unique phenomenon.

This lecture with discussion session will review the principles of the design and fitting of ortho-k lenses including the latest development of accelerated ortho-k. It will discuss suitable patients, appropriate lens care and management and the techniques application as a therapy for paediatric myopia control.

With Nick Howard
CPD skills workshop – 2 points

Lifting the lid on ocular surface disease

This presentation and discussion workshop looks at our mind set as clinicians, it’s always good to take a step back and think about how we approach our day in practice. The lecture concentrates on Dry Eye Disease and how to diagnose and identify the different aspects of dry eye

With Craig McArthur
CPD discussion lecture – 2 points

Programme is subject to change