Event Details
Date: 12 March 2023 - 13 March 2023

Location name: Newport, Wales

Location address: Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport, South Wales


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Topcon Healthcare is excited to announce the return of the National OCT Conference, 1.5 days of high-quality clinical education on OCT and Myopia Management, to be held at the Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport, South Wales, 12-13 March 2023, immediately prior to the Optix Conference 13-15 March. In response to feedback received following pre-COVID NOCT events, the focus this year is on expert-led discussion workshops, interlaced with lectures from clinicians, covering a wide range of clinical topics related to OCT (full day Sunday) and Myopia Management (Monday morning).

Sunday 12th March

What to expect

Keynote lectures

  • Dr Christiana Dinah - Clinical benefits of OCT and OCTA in diabetic retinopathy 
  • Mr Pearse Keane – Impending challenges in eyecare and the role of AI technology

Workshops

Topics include:-

  • Retina 

  • Clinical cases - vitreoretinal interface and inner retina 

  • What is common – cases you must be able to identify on OCT 

  • How to discuss AMD with patients 

  • AMD Referral Pathways & HCQ 

  • Refining referrals using OCTA 

  • Discs 

  • Optimising the detection of glaucoma with visual fields and OCT  

  • Clinical cases – diagnosis and optometric management of glaucoma 

  • Glaucoma – case discussion and what happens after referral 

  • Differentiating papilloedema from pseudopapilloedema 

  • Other 

  • Anterior Segment Clinical Cases in primary eyecare 

  • The Importance of high TOPQ – Maximising image quality 


Experienced in OCT? Join our clinical case discussions and increase your experience with clinical cases that you have yet to see in your own practice

Newer to OCT? Learn how OCT can enhance patient care and refine your referrals across retina, glaucoma and anterior segment. Increase your confidence in OCT interpretation with experienced clinicians guiding you through common cases.

 

Myopia Monday

Monday 13th March (morning)

Education programme from 8.30-13.00, consisting of lectures, panel discussion and case discussion workshops. Bringing you the very latest clinical evidence from this fast-moving field, for you to apply in practice tomorrow. 

If you choose a package that includes Myopia Monday but you are not planning to attend the full Optix conference, you are welcome to stay on for the Monday afternoon Optix conference session free of charge. 

What to expect

Presentations 

Breaking down the barriers to myopia management 

Myopia options - what’s working and what’s not 

How to communicate myopia to parents and children 

Clinical cases 

Myopia management cases from optometric practice 

Monitoring progression 

What can choroidal thickness tell us in relation to myopia management? 

Skills workshops 

Interpreting trend data and growth curves 

Using the MYAH to monitor myopia and dry eye patients 

Myopia Management panel discussion – where are we at? 

Why attend?

Myopia Management is becoming a very hot topic and both the World Congress of Optometry and the European Society of Ophthalmology have recently published guidance that puts the onus on all clinicians to actively manage myopia and move on from simple correction of myopia. Myopia Monday will provide solutions to overcome some of the barriers to getting started in this field, provide you the latest on what interventions are working, what is not, and what is coming soon, as well giving you the clinical confidence and tools to discuss myopia management with parents and children.