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NES Optometry Annual Conference 2018

Sunday 07 October 2018

Hilton Glasgow

Deadline for registering:

NES Optometry Annual Conference 2018 Sunday 07 October 2018

Registration for this Event is now closed, for further details please contact the NES Conference Team on 0131 656 3215/3216/4378 or

Please note this conference is now fully booked, if you would like to be added to the wait list please email

NES are excited to bring together a fantastic line up for our 2018 Annual Optometry Conference. If you play your cards right, you can walk home with 14 CET points covering all 8 of the general optometry competency units. Also, with a wide range of therapeutic, dispensing optician and contact lens optician points available, there really isn’t a better way to finish off your three-year CET cycle.

We are delighted to open with a keynote speaker all the way from New Zealand. It is a privilege to have Therapeutic Optometrist, Jennifer P Craig (Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Auckland) with us to discuss developments in dry eye disease and DEWS II.

This is followed by a hard choice between a workshop by RNIB and Alzheimer Scotland on how to support patients with dementia or a workshop on the topic of medical retina by Dr Mike Gavin. Both are sure to be hugely insightful.

The workshop rotation this year features exciting new sessions as well as some old favourites. EyeSi and Deaf Awareness are returning following huge success in our past conferences. New workshops range from Dr Kerr Brogan demonstrating the ABC of OCT to Dr Deepa Anijeet discussing ‘first port of call’ optometry cases. You will be hard pushed to choose a favourite with so many interesting topics available.

Last up for the day is a keynote lecture by Dr John Olson. He will give his thoughts on what really happened with the Honey Rose case and by the end you will be better prepared to assess brain tumour signs and symptoms without having to rely on the presence or absence of papilloedema.

We are excited for the conference and can’t wait to see you in Glasgow!


Please see Resources section for further information and cancellation terms.

Attendants must provide ophthalmic services in an NHS Health Board in Scotland