|1:30 PM - 2:30 PM||
The Presidents' Address
The Presidents’ Address will combine presentations and discussion with the audience around the following themes:
Jonathon Bench, President, BCLA
Colin Davidson, Vice-President, College of Optometrists
Richard Whittington, COO, LOCSU (Local Optical Committee Support Unit)
|4:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|10:30 AM - 11:30 AM||
Optical Question Time, hosted by Sarah Morgan, with special guests
Question Time-style panel discussion, hosted by Optician Comedian Sarah Morgan, with expert panellists Imran Hakim, Lynne Fernandes, Scott Mackie, David Moulsdale & Nicholas Rumney.
Host: Sarah Morgan, Optometrist and Staff Development Consultant
Lynne Fernandes, Director and Founder, Lynne Fernandes Optometrists
Imran Hakim, Chief Executive, Hakim Group
Scott Mackie, Co-Founder, Mackie Eyecare & Director, Mackie Professional Services
David Moulsdale, Chair and CEO, Optical Express
Nicholas Rumney, Chair, BBR Optometry Ltd, Professor of Clinical Optometry, University of Manchester & President, European Academy of Optometry and Optics
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||
THE KANSKI LECTURE: AI and its likely impact on optometry and ophthalmology
The Kanski Lecture has been named in honour of Jack Kanski who passed away in 2019. Jack was one of the world’s foremost optical educationalists, having created the most popular ophthalmic textbooks, illustrations and clinical atlases. Jack will be sorely missed but his work will live on forever, with ophthalmologists, optometrists and optical professionals from around the world remembering his priceless contributions to the field. The inaugural Kanski Lecture will be on AI and its likely impact on optometry and ophthalmology. Pearse Keane will describe how optometry and ophthalmology are at the forefront of many new technologies. The session will describe the collaboration between Moorfields Eye Hospital and Google Health on how the latest advances in artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the diagnosis and treatment of people with sight-threatening eye diseases.
2. Describe potential applications of AI in optometry and ophthalmology
3. Describe how AI is currently being implemented in community and hospital settings.
|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM||
An Audience with... Lyndon Jones and Phil Morgan
|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM||
Live Surgery with Professor Sunil Shah
Technology is transforming the optical industry. One of the best examples is how technology has helped laser surgery operate with enhanced precision and accuracy. Femto-Second Laser Cataract Surgery is an advanced type of cataract surgery that uses laser technology to try and improve precision and accuracy. Laser technology simply tries to give you perfectly clear vision without glasses or contact lenses, emitting optical pulses in femto-seconds, which is 1 millionth of 1 billionth of a second!
During this session, you will be able to watch Professor Shah perform surgery, live streamed from Midland Eye, followed by a Q&A. Professor Shah will also be joining us at Optrafair later in the afternoon, and will be available for one-on-one discussions within Profs Corner.
Professor Sunil Shah, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre
|12:30 PM - 1:30 PM||
Live Surgery Q&A
Following Professor Sunil Shah's live surgery, this is your chance to ask him questions about his techniques and procedures.
Professor Sunil Shah, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Birmingham and Midland Eye