London a Great Opportunity for Optometrists

Are you thinking about joining us for London 2014 Education Destination on September 28-29? Wondering why you should make the trip across the pond? 

SECO International, in partnership with the Association of Optometrists (UK), has created a program that offers both therapeutics and children's vision tracks and is accredited for both COPE credits and CET points.

The therapeutics track explores prescribing rights and the contrasts between US and UK patient care, with an international speaker lineup that includes Nina Kriel, the president of the South African Optometrists Association, who will speak on the conditions optometrists should be aware of when examining HIV positive patients.

The children’s vision track covers the greater topic if pediatric optometry with a focus on examination techniques, binocular vision and pediatric dispensing.

There will also be specialist Peer Review sessions and a choice of three workshops in each track. Following the conference, attendees can choose to take a tour of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s main facility. The tour will be followed by a talk on independent prescribing and a Q&A session with the head of optometry at Moorfields, Dan Ehrlich, and principal optometrist and research fellow, Scot Hau. 

“SECO believes strongly in the importance of education and the role it plays in helping us provide the very best care to our patients," said Dr. Jim Herman, SECO President. "This meeting is an excellent opportunity to share knowledge between optometrists in the UK and the US and learn from one another.”

Details are online at http://www.aop.org.uk/london-2014. Cost for SECO members is £300/$504* and includes lunch on both days together with access to the exhibition area. Guests are free.

*Price is USD can fluctuate based on the current exchange rate.