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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

07.45 - 08.45  PAL Breakfast Peer Discussion - CET: 3 interactive points (CET applied for)
                       Dr Kathy Morrison

09.00 - 09.25  Registration

09.25 - 09.30  Welcome

09.30 - 10.30  Keynote 1:  Applying TFOS DEWS II in Clinical Practice - What's Changed?
                       Associate Professor Jennifer P Craig, The University of Auckland

Dry eye disease (DED) is the most common condition presenting to primary eye care providers in everyday practice. In 2007, members of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s (TFOS) International Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS) published a series of consensus papers describing the fundamental aspects of DED. Over the last decade, the ability to both diagnose and manage DED has progressed enormously, such that TFOS elected to bring together a group of over 150 of the world’s experts on DED to publish an updated series of consensus papers (TFOS DEWS II). These were published in July 2017 with the aim of:

1. Updating the definition, classification and diagnosis of DED.
2. Critically assessing the etiology, mechanism, distribution and impact of this disorder.
3. Addressing its management and therapy.

This presentation will review keys aspects of the updated Definition and Classification, Diagnostic Methodology and Management and Therapy reports of TFOS DEWS II, relevant to clinical practice and describe the increasing range and applicability of management therapies that have been designed to alleviate dry eye symptoms arising from tear film and ocular surface deficiencies.
CET: 1 interactive point (CET applied for)

10.30 - 11.30   Lecture with Discussion Workshop - CET: 2 interactive points

                1: Myriad of Macula Blots and Dots
                Dr Mike Gavin, Consultant Ophthalmologist, 
                NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

               2: Supporting Patients With Dementia: Can We Do Better?
                June Neil, Training & Development Manager, RNIB & Dr Barbara Sharp, Policy & 
                Research Adviser, Alzheimer Scotland

11.30 - 12.00   Coffee & Exhibitors

12.00 - 13.00   Discussion or Skills Workshops - CET: 3 interactive points  
(See workshop tab for futher details)

                        1:  Deaf Awareness 
                        2:  Paediatric Dispensing 
                        3:  ABC of OCT 
                        4:  EyeSi  
                        5:  Evidence in Practice
                        6:  First Port of Call Eye Care: A Practical Workshop
                        7:  Simple Steps to Gain Confidence in Testing Kids

13.00 - 14.00   Lunch & Exhibitors

14.00 - 15.00   Discussion or Skills Workshops - CET: 3 interactive points 
As per morning session

15.00 - 15.30   Coffee & Exhibitors

15.30 - 16.30   Keynote 2: Does My Patient Have a Brain Tumour?
Dr John Olson, Consultant Ophthamologist, NHS Grampian

The Honey Rose case, has led to heightened concerns, probably mistakenly, around the diagnosis of papilloedema and, consequently, “missing” brain tumours. John will discuss the mechanisms of papilloedema and how it is an unusual and late sign for a brain tumour. He will give his thoughts on what “really happened” with the Honey Rose case, contrasting the reaction to her case with that of Baba Garwa. A highlight of the talk will be a series of interactive cases where the audience will vote in real-time, putting their clinical skills to the test. At the end of the talk you should be better prepared to answer the question “does my patient have a brain tumour” without having to rely on the presence or absence of papilloedema, a fickle sign, to guide you.          CET: 1 interactive point 

16.30              Close and Thanks