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
- 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
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
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
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.
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
Breaking down the barriers to myopia management
Myopia options - what’s working and what’s not
How to communicate myopia to parents and children
Myopia management cases from optometric practice
What can choroidal thickness tell us in relation to myopia management?
Interpreting trend data and growth curves
Using the MYAH to monitor myopia and dry eye patients
Myopia Management panel discussion – where are we at?
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.