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BCLA Conference Has Wide Appeal

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) is building on the record success of recent years with a 2010 Clinical Conference and Exhibition designed to appeal to an even wider range of professionals, from expert contact lens specialists to those just starting out.

The special sessions and symposia will include:

  • BCLA Therapeutics Academy providing teaching in therapeutic optometry
  • A management and compliance session on communicating with patients, training and motivating staff
  • Sessions on contact lens safety and controlling infection
  • Modern metrics: reviewing the latest clinical techniques
  • A symposium on the management of keratoconus
  • Training Day for Medics: contact lens fitting for ophthalmologists

Keynote speakers are Professor Suzanne Fleiszig (USA), Professor Cristina Kenney (USA) and Mr. David Anderson (UK). Dr. Don Korb (USA) is the 2010 BCLA Medallist and Dr. Panagiotis Kallinikos (Greece) will deliver the Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture.

Australian speakers on the programme include Professors Nathan Efron, Brien Holden, Charles McMonnies and Mark Willcox. U.S. speakers already confirmed include Dr Jason Nichols and Professor Earl Smith III.

BCLA President William Thomas commented on the appeal of the Conference, which is the world’s largest annual event dedicated to contact lenses: ‘What makes the BCLA Conference different is the chance to network with other professionals from the UK and around the world in a vibrant and varied social setting. It’s the one event every year you can’t afford to miss.’

BCLA 2010 will have all the usual features that make the annual conference so successful, including a full manufacturers’ exhibition with the very latest products and technology, photographic and poster competitions, plus an enjoyable social programme.

BCLA 2010 will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel from 27 to 30 May. Registration and hotel bookings are available online at www.bcla.org.uk.