BCLA: Programme announced for world’s first Global Contact Lens Forum

February 06, 2014 Posted by O. Otero


The world’s first Global Contact Lens Forum (GCLF) will take place on 26 and 27 March at the Javits Centre in New York, immediately prior to Vision Expo East 2014. The two-day event will offer world-class continuing education and business lectures jointly devised by the Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board and the BCLA. It is the first event of its kind and the result of a joint partnership agreement between the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) and the International Vision Expo & Conference.

Exploring all aspects of contact lens practice business, the COPE-approved programme features internationally-renowned speakers such as Professor Lyndon Jones (Canada), who will deliver the keynote address, Nick Rumney (BCLA/UK), Joe Barr (USA), Kirk Smick (USA), Jack Shaeffer (USA) and Shelly Bansal (BCLA/UK).

Topics will include:

  • Contact lenses yesterday, today and tomorrow
  • Contact lenses are good business
  • Utilising the tools of the trade
  • Contact lens wearing schedules: an ongoing debate
  • The response of the ocular system to contact lenses
  • How will patients get their contact lenses tomorrow?
  • Q&A of ‘Here we are today and what we can do now’

BCLA members who would like to attend the GCLF in New York are being offered free exhibition hall admission, representing a saving of US$75, and 10 per cent off of the entire continuing education programme by visiting www.visionexpoeast.com/BCLA

The Global Contact Lens Forum is part of a multi-year, content exchange agreement between Vision Expo and the BCLA designed to improve continuing education offerings at their respective conferences. A second forum will take place during the 38th BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition, from 6-9 June at the ICC Birmingham, UK.

Source: British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)

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