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Five streams of education at the National OCT Conference

The first ever conference to focus completely on Optical Coherence Tomography will offer five different streams in Birmingham next month over the two day event.


The diverse programme will see Professor Paulo Stanga hold an opening keynote on both days and present on the ‘Evolution of OCT’ on the first day and ‘The Macula – Beyond my Referral’ which will review current and emerging treatment options for macular conditions; Professor Heinrich Heimann will present on ‘OCT Findings in the Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Retinal and Choroidal Tumours’; Professor Magdy Moussa is to present on ‘OCT in High Myopia’ and Dr Pearse Keane to present on ‘The Novel Applications of Swept Source OCT for the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Retinal Disease.


Other speakers include Professor James Wolffsohn presenting on ‘The Value of Anterior Segment OCT’; and Professor Stephen Vernon to talk about ‘The Value of OCT in Chronic Glaucoma Diagnosis and Monitoring.’


In addition, several discussion and skills workshops will cover topics such as en face and OCT-angiography; how to get the most of your OCT and glaucoma detection with OCT.


The peer discussion stream led by Dr Scott Mackie include discussions on common and unusual pathology, catering for optometrists with a range of OCT experience.


And finally, the business stream on the Sunday will feature business owners such as Dr Trusit Dave; Nicholas Rumney and Edward Farrant sharing their experience of putting OCT into their practice, as well as a session led by Sarah Morgan the importance of the front of house staff feeling confident to talk about what OCT is and why patients ought to have an OCT scan as part of their regular eye test.


A total of 50 CET* points are available across the two day varied and exciting programme, covering topics which are important to every day clinical practice.


*Maximum of 20 can be obtained by each delegate, should they attend all five keynote lectures and five workshops with 3 CET points each.


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