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Optegra Eye Health Care & ZEISS Symposium

Conference Aston, Birmingham
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About the symposium

Welcome to the Optegra & ZEISS Symposium 2024 – an exclusive gathering at the forefront of ophthalmic innovation!

Join us for a transformative experience where cutting-edge technology meets visionary insights in Cataract, Retinal & Refractive Surgery.

Have you ever wanted to try out modern technologies and get hands-on? This is your chance!

This interactive symposium, presented by Optegra Eye Care and ZEISS, will explore the latest advancements in surgical techniques, diagnostic tools, and patient care. We are proud to announce a special emphasis on practical learning through hands-on workshops. As a participant, you will have the exclusive opportunity to engage directly with cutting-edge equipment and technologies in the field of Cataract, Retinal & Refractive Surgery. These hands-on workshops, presented by leading experts in the industry, are designed to provide a tangible and immersive experience, allowing you to apply theoretical knowledge in a practical setting.

Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment where expertise converges with breakthroughs, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.

Tickets are priced at £85 + VAT per delegate

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Miguel Amaro Head of the Retina Unit at Hospital CUF Tejo & Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Hospital CUF Torres Vedras

Mr. Miguel Amaro is a distinguished figure in the field of ophthalmology, currently holding the positions of Head of the Retina Unit at Hospital CUF Tejo and Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Hospital CUF Torres Vedras. Having served as the Head of the Ophthalmology Department at Hospital Vila Franca de Xira from 2011 to 2022, Mr. Miguel Amaro has made significant contributions to the landscape of eye care.

Submit your Abstract

Calling all pioneers and visionaries in the field of ophthalmology!

Optegra & ZEISS invite you to contribute to the dynamic exchange of knowledge by submitting your abstract. This is your opportunity to share your insights, innovative approaches, and groundbreaking research in Cataract, Retinal & Refractive Surgery.

Submit your abstract by the 18th May!

Provisional Agenda

Saturday 6th July 2024



Registration, Welcome coffee & Networking

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome & Introductions

09:35 - 10:45

Hottest topics in Ophthalmology 

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break, interactive quiz, posters, and networking
ZEISS exhibition - equipment 2XVRICs 

11:00 - 12:00

Keynote Speaker - Mr. Miguel Amaro

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch, interactive quiz, posters, and networking

13:00 - 14:00

Wet labs & workshops session - selection 1 on form below

14:15 - 15:15

Wet labs & workshops session - selection 2 on form below

15:20 - 15:50

Interactive Cases

15:50 - 16:00

Feedback & Close

Delegates can register for up to 2 wet labs & workshops session.

This agenda is provisional and aims to provide an outline of the course topics and format. A full agenda with detailed timings will be shared with attendees closer to the time.

Workshop Sessions

  • Laser Eye Surgery Wet Lab

    Try your hand at laser eye surgery.

  • Cataract Surgery Wet Lab

    Try your hand at cataract surgery.

  • Peer Review: Acute referral

    Interactive case discussion session on diagnosis and management of acutely presenting ocular conditions.

  • Peer Review: Independent Prescribing in 2024

    Interactive case discussion session of a range of ocular conditions requiring therapeutic management.

  • YAG capsulotomy Discussion Workshop by allied health professionals.

    An interactive discussion session on the management of posterior capsular opacification and how allied health professionals undergo training to deliver YAG Capsulotomy. Cases will be presented.

  • Update on Biometry

    An interactive discussion session the role of biometry in IOL surgery, the interpretation of scans and tips for obtaining accurate data with hands on experience of IOLMaster.

  • Patient Counselling Mastery: Essential Skills

    This workshop aims to introduce Patient Counsellors and Optometrists to fundamental counselling skills to enhance communication and improve conversion.

  • Glaucoma Discussion Workshop

    Interactive case discussion session on patients presenting with signs of glaucoma, referencing the latest guidance.

  • Maximising Ophthalmic Imaging Potential with Ultra-Wide Field (UWF) Imaging and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)

    This workshop aims to explore the potential of multimodal imaging for diagnosing suspected pathologies in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Through the use of OCT, OCTA, and UWF modalities, attendees will learn how to best utilise these tools to gain diagnoses and effectively treat patients through discussion of clinical cases and hands on.

  • Tomography & topography Discussion workshop

    Interactive discussion workshop covering the importance of the technique and capabilities of devices used in mapping the anterior segment, including interpretation of cases.

Location & Directions

Conference Aston

Conference Aston Aston University B4 7ET Birmingham United Kingdom

Register now!

To register for this event please complete your details below. Please note in the case of group bookings, this form must be completed individually for each attendee, with a unique email address for each participant:

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GOC - GMC number must be provided to be awarded CPD points certificate after the event. If not provided we will not be able to award points.

Please select two different workshops. You will not be able to do the same workshop twice.

We will try our best to provide you with your chosen workshops. If this isn't possible we will be in touch to offer you alternatives. 

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