21 January 2016
Source: The Association of Optometrists
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has launched its extensive 2016 CET and events programme which will run throughout the country, in print and online, offering over 200 CET points during the first year of the new CET cycle.
The programme will cover both interactive and non-interactive CET points with members and Optometry Today (OT) subscribers able – for the first time – to discuss CET on the Association’s new online CET and events forum. In particular each OT CET video will have its own individual area for conversation, with a new video scheduled to be released every two months. Peer discussion roadshows and legal roadshows can also be discussed online post event, providing AOP members with further networking and interaction opportunities.
Dr Ian Beasley, the AOP’s Head of Education, said that 2016 will be an innovative year for AOP education. He explained: “The AOP will delivering a fresh approach to education at our events and in OT in 2016 to reflect changes to the GOC requirements and the evolving needs of all practitioners. We are particularly excited about our Therapeutics London event – formerly London Education Destination – in September. This event provides a mix of seminars and workshops targeted for those who are IP qualified, contemplating taking this route, or simply wanting to broaden their clinical skill set. 2016 will also see an expansion of the popular Student Conference with third year students invited to join second year’s with two separate streams of education tailored for each cohort”.
The 2016 events programme launches with 100% Optical on February 6-8 at ExCeL London. As the official education partner for the event, the AOP has developed a comprehensive programme that offers a wide range of seminars and workshops across several hubs.
The first of the AOP’s popular peer discussion roadshows will also take place in February. The Association’s team of in-house experts will be visiting Wrexham on 24 February, followed by visits to Plymouth on 8 March and Newcastle on 16 March. Each session will provide three CET points.
Other national events returning in 2016 include legal roadshows and the National Optical Conference in November. All events provide excellent networking opportunities to meet and share ideas with peers. For more information, and to book events, visit http://www.aop.org.uk/events. To view OT online visit http://www.aop.org.uk/ot.