Professional conference 2018

Excellence in Patient SupportProfessional at conference

Tickets are now available for our annual professional conference ‘Excellence in Patient Support’, which takes place on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at Conference Aston, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET. 

The event is open to all staff working in the eye care sector. It will focus on the latest in macular treatments, NICE guidelines, the patient experience of the eye clinic and best practice.

There will also be an exhibition, which will give you the opportunity to see the latest low vision equipment and network with other sight loss organisations and charities. 

The professional conference runs from 9.00am-4.30pm. Tickets are £45 each.

What do people say about the Conference?

"Eilis is already sharing the learned experience with colleagues in improving patient care." Adam Mapani, Nurse Practitioner, Moorfields Eye Hospital

"An absolutely 'awe' inspiring fantastic day. Brimming with discussions of positive professionalism, from the patients as well as the support carers and clinicians. Well worth the days education and the excellent value of the fee for the event." Lesley-Ann Murray, Dispensing Optician

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9.00 Registration - coffee and exhibition

9.50 Welcome - Cathy Yelf, Chief Executive, Macular Society

10.00 AMD and the future direction (including early diagnosis) - Christiana Dinah, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Central Middlesex Hospital

11.00 My Stargardt story - Amanda Read, Regional Manager, Macular Society (Centre West)

11.15 Break

11.45 Patient panel - Seeing it through our eyes

12.15 UK Ophthalmology Alliance - Patient Professionals in Partnership - Melanie Hingorani, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital
12.45 Lunch and exhibition
14.00 Low Vision services – Focusing on the future - Andrew Miller, Optometry Lead, Focus Birmingham

14.45 Improving reading in macular degeneration using an iPad - Robin Walker and Farah Akthar, Royal Holloway, University of London

15:00 York model for wet AMD clinics - Vanessa Camp, Senior Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, York Hospital Trust Sight Service and Valerie Mooring, Ophthalmic Nurse, York Hospital
15.45 Reasons for delay in diagnosis and related findings from a nationwide study of Macular Society members - Alice Parfitt, researcher, and Clare Bradley, professor of health psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London.

16.30 Summing up, Cathy Yelf,  Chief Executive, Macular Society/Jessica Murray, Professional Laison Officer, Macular Society

Agenda is subject to change

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