BCLA UK Conference and Exhibition
8 November 2020 | The Vox Conference Centre | Birmingham 


The BCLA UK event will deliver hands-on workshops to improve confidence in contact lenses and managing Dry Eye Disease and Myopia Management, both of which will be counted towards the CET GOC approved element of the associated BCLA course certificates. BCLA UK will deliver a series of hands-on workshops to support eye care professionals deliver the best possible care for their patients in the field of contact lenses and anterior eye. 

Workshops are not included in any of the registration packages, therefore workshops must be booked separately at time of registration, subject to availability. Workshops are free of charge but have very limited availability so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. It is vital that these sessions are booked at time of registration as to avoid disappointment.

Each workshop will be repeated twice, so an opportunity for all to attend. Workshops are available only to those who are attending the event in person at the Vox and have pre-booked a workshop online. Workshops will not be view-able via the live stream. Please review the programme before booking. 

 

Lubricants for dry eye - what’s it all about?
Track: Keeping the Ocular Surface Happy 
Date: Sunday 8 November 2020
Time: 09:30 - 10:30 and 13:30 - 14:30 (1hr)

Type: Peer Discussion
CET: 3 interactive points (applied for)
Presenter: Christine Purslow 

Are you confused by the ever-increasing plethora of artificial tears coming on the market? What are the key characteristics to look for in an effective solution for dry eyes? How do you choose the next step for a patient already using lubricants? If these questions fit with you, this unbiased and interactive session will help you understand more about differences between drops, when to choose particular types of drop according to patient presentation, and how to explain this to your patients. Case studies for discussion will be used to demonstrate key points as well as hands on experience with many types of ocular lubricants. 

NB. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Dry Eye Certificate

 

Eyelid health and modern management of blepharitis
Track:
Keeping the Ocular Surface Happy 
Date: Sunday 8 November 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:30 - 17:00 (1.5hrs)
Type: Skills Workshop 
CET: 3 interactive points (applied for)
Presenter: Sarah Farrant

There is no doubt that Blepharitis is under-diagnosed and under-managed, and this workshop provides the opportunity to modernise your core skills and introduce some new ones, in order to spot signs of trouble that influence not only comfort and cosmetic appearance, but also cancellations of cataract operations for some. The impact of contact lenses on Eyelid health will also be discussed. 

NB. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Dry Eye Certificate

 

Perfecting communication for successful myopia management
Track:
Myopia Management
Date: Sunday 8 November 2020
Time: 9:30 - 10:30 and 13:30 - 14:30 (1hr)
Type: Peer Discussion 
CET: 3 interactive points (applied for)
Presenter: Craig McArthur

Myopia and myopia management are currently hot topics in the contact lens world. Our parents and patients are increasingly likely to read or hear about myopia management. As ECPs we are the best source of this information and communicating with our patients effectively has become the cornerstone of a good myopia management clinic. In this session we will look at everyday case records from practice and discuss how best to communicate to pre-myopes, the progressing myope and also the myope who has progressed despite being in a myopia management strategy. 

NB. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Myopia Management Certificate

 

 

Myopia management; what, when and how
Track:
Myopia Management 
Date: Sunday 8 November 2020
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 and 15:30 - 17:00 (1.5hrs)
Type: Skills Workshop
CET: 3 interactive points (applied for)
Presenter: Indie Grewal

Once the Eye Care Professional  has the confidence and communication skills  to discuss the subject of myopia management with both the child and their parents, a treatment plan needs to be created. Where to start, wat is needed for a full clinical evaluation, which product to use, how to prescribe, and what does success look like? This skills workshop will enable the attendee to receive guidance on developing a treatment plan, which category of product to use for each individuals’ needs, clinical fitting skills required  and how to measure and monitor the treatment plan.

NB. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Myopia Management Certificate