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National OCT Conference 2017 Comes to London

The only conference to completely focus on Optical Coherence Tomography is coming to London this autumn.

The third National OCT Conference, hosted by Topcon University is to take place at the Hilton London Paddington on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th November.

Offering at least 19 CET points for optometrists, as well as points for CLOs and DOs, the two days incorporate a range of clinical lectures, skills and discussion workshops and peer discussions to suit a multitude of user levels.


Due to popular demand, the 2017 Conference promises even more workshops to give delegates increased opportunity to learn on a more intimate and hands on basis. Workshops range from a step by step introduction to macular scanning and interpretation for new OCT users, through to innovative techniques such as OCT Angiography, which is set to revolutionise the referral and monitoring of patients in primary eyecare, and provide significant relief for the overstretched HES.

There will be a number of lectures aimed at those who are relatively new to OCT (or thinking of OCT), to build confidence in day to day practice, alongside an update on the increased utility of OCT-based tools in glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring, and new topics aimed at experienced users, as OCT continues to expand into all aspects of ophthalmology and even neurology, and is starting to be integrated into referral refinement schemes. 




For the last two years, Topcon has secured some of the world’s most highly rated ophthalmology speakers such as Professor Paulo Stanga, Professor Magdy Moussa, Dr Pearse Keane and Professor Heinrich Heimann and this year’s speaker lineup will not disappoint, with even more internationally-renowned names being added to the speaker list, such as Professor Donald Hood from Columbia State University, New York, and Dr Peter Maloca from the University of Basel, Switzerland. They will be joined by numerous UK speakers including Professor David Henson from the University of Manchester and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mr Konstantinos Balaskas, from the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Making a long weekend of it couldn’t be easier with so many of London’s attractions only a stone’s throw away. See a West End show; or get some serious eye candy and take in the London’s skyline from The Shard, or spin slowly on the London Eye. You could even meet a celebrity at Madame Tussauds; examine the world’s most precious treasures at the British Museum or come face-to-face with dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. And to top it all, some of London’s most popular Christmas events will open their doors from mid-November.  

Early bird discount will be available during the month of August, but will only be offered to those that pre-register their interest on the conference website. So watch this space and register your interest on our Events page to be the first to hear of the priority bookings opening date.