Conference Programme
40th Clinical Conference & Exhibition, 9 - 11 June 2017, ACC Liverpool

Note to 2017 conference attendees

  • If you have attended the 2017 Conference and would like either a certificate of attendance or a CET certificate, please contact to request a copy.

  • We are currently in the process of reviewing the badge scanning data for all conference sessions. If you are eligible to receive CET points, you should expect to receive your points by 5 July 2017. If after this time you feel that you are missing any CET points, please email and a member of the BCLA team will look in to your account for you.


The main conference programme consisted of multiple lecture tracks, plus practical and discussion workshops. With so much on offer, there was something suitable for everyone.

Highlights included:

  • Dedicated ‘Introduction to ortho-k’ track on Friday 9 June 
  • Business session on Saturday 10 June
  • Myopia Management update
  • Demands of digital devices on contact lens wearers
  • Emerging technologies
  • Dedicated ‘Dry eye and lid management’ track on Friday 9 June
  • 'WOSH' - Whole Ocular Surface Health – risk factors, detection and management.  What's it all about? 



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We have a fantastic line-up of expert speakers from the UK and around the world. Expect to see some great names, including keynote addresses from:

  • Associate Professor Jennifer Craig will focus on 'Blepharitis - the scale of the problem - Live lid management' on Friday 9 June 2017

  • Professor Michel Guillon will present the 2017 Medalist address titled 'Tear kinetics in contact lens induced dry eye' on Friday 9 June 2017

  • Professor Lyndon Jones will discuss ' Therapeutic contact lenses for drug and cell delivery: Dream or reality?' on Saturday 10 June 2017 

  • Dr Eef van der Worp will look at 'Putting the expertise back into soft contact lens fitting' on Saturday 10 June 2017

There will be a range of both practical and discussion workshops which will cover topics such as dry eye, keratoconus, scleral lenses, presbyopia and much more. Many of the workshops mirror the education sessions so delegates can put their newly acquired knowledge into practice.

To attend a workshop session, you must be registered for a Full Delegate package or Day Delegate Package applicable to the day(s) of the workshop(s).  There is an additional charge of £25.00 for each workshop session booked on a 'first come, first served' basis.

Ref. Day Workshop Title Presenter(s)
 CW1  Fri 9 June  Punctum plugging in practice (CET approved for 3 points)  Siobhan Wren 
 CW2  Fri 9 June  Scleral Lenses for the Diseased, Post Surgical and Asymmetric Eye (CET approved for 2 points)  Randy Kojima
 CW3  Fri 9 June  Soft Options for Keratoconus. Keeping Keratoconics in your  practice (CET applied for)  Elaine Lucas &  Caroline Chitty
 CW4  Sat 10 June  Demodex - detection and management (CET applied for)  Etty Bitton &  Assoc.  Prof  Jennifer Craig
 CW5  Sat 10 June  Corneal Topography in Specialty Contact Lens Practice (CET approved  for 2 points)  Randy Kojima
 CW6  Sat 10 June  Are Soft Lenses a viable option for the Irregular Cornea (CET  approved for 3 points)  Dr Paul Rose &  Dr Jennifer Choo
 CW7  Sat 10 June  A MultiFOCUS approach to fitting Multifocals (CET applied for)  Keith Tempany,  Indie Grewal &  Dr Helen Court
 CW8  Sun 11 June  Orthokeratology for the Private Practitioner (CET approved for 3  points)  Dr Peg  Achenbach
 CW9  Sun 11 June  The management of computer vision syndrome and  digital eye strain  with contact lenses (CET approved for 3 points)  Giancarlo  Montani &  Sergio Momini
 CW10   Sun 11 June    Making contact lens stars through great A+R  Dr Helen Court  & Alexandra  Webster
 CW11  Sat 10 June  Improving CL wearer compliance to reduce dropouts and complaints.  Richard Edwards
 Peer  Review  Fri 9  June  How to successfully manage digital eye fatigue in clinical practice:  PEER REVIEW (CET approved for 3 points)  Krupa Patel &  Mark  Chatham

The BCLA Conference is a major source of CET and COPE provision with 57 CET points and 6 COPE hours of learning available over the full 3 day programme. 

A timetable of the CET points available at the Conference is available to download below. The timetable will be updated regularly as more sessions receive approval. Both CET and COPE sessions will be highlighted on the main conference programme pages.

To be eligible to receive CET points, you must:

  • Provide your correct GOC number when you register or you will not receive any points
  • You must ensure that you are scanned in to a conference session no later than 15 minutes after the start time and scanned out at the scheduled end time of the session.  Any delegates leaving the session early or who are not scanned at all will not be eligible to receive the points.  It is the delegate's responsibility to ensure they are scanned in and out of all sessions attended
  • Any queries regarding your CET points awarded should be made no later than three months after the Conference


The BCLA Clinical Conference also allow you to get involved by submitting proposals for scientific clinical workshops/lectures, abstracts for papers and posters and submissions for the photographic competition.

Call for Clinical Workshops and Educational Courses - CLOSED (closed on Friday 28 October 2016)
Business Stream Call for Presentations - CLOSED (closed on Friday 2 December 2016)
Call for Scientific Papers and Posters - CLOSED (Closed on Friday 20 January 2017).  Authors will be advised if they have been accepted or not by w/c 27 February.

For more information including the criteria guidelines for submissions, visit the 2017 Submissions page.

CET Approved
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BCLA programme 17.05.17
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Abstracts for 2017
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Poster Abstracts
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