2020 BCLA UK Virtual Conference & Exhibition

The BCLA UK Conference and Exhibition will take place as a virtual event on Sunday 8 November 2020.

 


  • This event is open to both BCLA members and non-members and pre-registration is mandatory. 

  • Make sure that you have logged in to your BCLA member account in order to qualify for any applicable discounts towards your registration fee.

  • If you are not a BCLA member, you need to either join as a full member or create a free registered user account before proceeding with your conference registration. If you already have an online profile, please do not create multiple accounts. Contact membership@bcla.org.uk if you require assistance.
  • Only one conference booking can be processed per account, therefore each delegate will need to register themselves individually. If you are registering on behalf of a colleague, you will need the account holders permission to access their account in order to process their registration online. This will need to be done for each person you are registering on behalf of using the step by step instructions below.

  • Ensure that you have read and understood the terms & conditions of delegate registration before proceeding with your booking. If you have any queries, or you can’t find what you need on our FAQ page, contact events@bcla.org.uk


COVID-19 Update October 2020: Having been given the green light by the government on 17 July 2020 for business events to resume from 1st October 2020, we were excited at the prospect of welcoming BCLA UK delegates at The Vox in Birmingham, and had worked diligently to ensure COVID-secure measures would be in place to create a safe and controlled environment for all. However, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the recent UK government guidelines, and announcements, it is with regret that delegates will no longer be permitted to attend business events onsite as planned. Whilst it is disappointing not to be able to stage the event in person, we’re pleased to advise that BCLA UK will still be going ahead as a fully virtual event on Sunday 8 November 2020 with an unchanged programme. This will allow delegates from the UK and overseas to follow the conference and exhibition online, with both the main Digital Seminar lecture track and Workshop track available to view online via live streaming technology, as well as the virtual exhibition. Anyone already registered to attend the onsite event (applicable only to bookings make prior to 1 October 2020) will have their registration automatically transferred to the online event.  
 

HOW TO REGISTER

Step 1: Log in to your BCLA Member or Registered User account

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Membership query? Email us

Step 2: Once logged in, navigate back to this page and click the orange 'Register Myself' button

Step 3: Select ONE delegate package (compulsory). 

Need to check the package rates? - View conference rates
Need to see the programme? - Download programme

Step 4: Submit your responses in the 'Questions' section and click the 'save responses' button when done. You will not be able to proceed until these mandatory questions have been answered. 

Step 5: In the program items section, select if you want to book a breakout session. You will need to 'add' your desired program item(s) to your basket. 

Note that program items will not show on your confirmation email. If you want to double check your booking, please follow the "how to view an existing booking" details, below.


Step 6: Click on the orange 'Proceed to checkout' button, at bottom right of the page. This will take you to your shopping cart. 

If you have a discount voucher, you must enter it now, BEFORE moving on to the next step. Enter the code in the 'Promotional Offer' box on the checkout page and click 'apply'. Please note that your final receipt will show the total cost paid after the discounts have been applied. The discount code reference will not appear on your final receipt.

Step 7: All applicable discounts (member loyalty/promotional voucher redemption) will have been automatically applied to your booking. Click 'Submit Order'. NB. If there is a fee to pay, please ensure that you enter your card details in the box provided first.

If you receive ERROR-15 message then you will need to contact your bank and give them instruction to allow BCLA to process the funds for your registration. 

That's it - you're done!  You will receive an auto confirmation email in your inbox, please keep a copy safe for future reference.

 

HOW TO VIEW AN EXISTING BOOKING
Log back in to the BCLA account that you did your original registration on. Once logged in, click on "Hi, YOUR NAME" at the top of the web page. On your profile, click the "Participation" tab to access your booking summary. If you would like to download or print a copy of your receipt, click on the "Print Invoices and Receipts" tab, which is also viewable from your profile. 

 

HOW TO AMEND AN EXISTING BOOKING
Log back in to the BCLA account that you did your original registration on. Once logged in, you will then need to go back to this conference registration page, scroll down to the “program items” section and add or remove workshop sessions accordingly.  You will see an 'in itinerary' icon once the workshop has been successfully added to your booking.

When
11/8/2020 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GMT Standard Time
Where
Online www.bcla.org.uk UNITED KINGDOM

Program

   

Sunday, 08 November 2020

Description
Are you confused by the ever-increasing plethora of artificial tears coming on the market? What are the key characteristics to look for in an effective solution for dry eyes? How do you choose the next step for a patient already using lubricants? If these questions fit with you, this unbiased and interactive session will help you understand more about differences between drops, when to choose particular types of drop according to patient presentation, and how to explain this to your patients. Case studies for discussion will be used to demonstrate key points as well as hands on experience with many types of ocular lubricants.  This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Dry Eye Certificate.
Category
Peer Discussion
Track
Keeping the ocular surface happy
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11/8/2020 9:30 AM
Myopia and myopia management are currently hot topics in the contact lens world. Our parents and patients are increasingly likely to read or hear about myopia management. As ECPs we are the best source of this information and communicating with our patients effectively has become the cornerstone of a good myopia management clinic. In this session we will look at everyday case records from practice and discuss how best to communicate to pre-myopes, the progressing myope and also the myope who has progressed despite being in a myopia management strategy. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Myopia Management Certificate.
Category
Lecture
Track
Myopia Management
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11/8/2020 9:30 AM
There is no doubt that Blepharitis is under-diagnosed and under-managed, and this workshop provides the opportunity to modernise your core skills and introduce some new ones, in order to spot signs of trouble that influence not only comfort and cosmetic appearance, but also cancellations of cataract operations for some. The impact of contact lenses on Eyelid health will also be discussed. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Dry Eye Certificate.
Category
Lecture
Track
Keeping the ocular surface happy
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11/8/2020 11:00 AM
Once the Eye Care Professional  has the confidence and communication skills  to discuss the subject of myopia management with both the child and their parents, a treatment plan needs to be created. Where to start, wat is needed for a full clinical evaluation, which product to use, how to prescribe, and what does success look like? This skills workshop will enable the attendee to receive guidance on developing a treatment plan, which category of product to use for each individuals’ needs, clinical fitting skills required  and how to measure and monitor the treatment plan. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Myopia Management Certificate.
Category
Peer Discussion
Track
Myopia Management
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
11/8/2020 11:00 AM
Are you confused by the ever-increasing plethora of artificial tears coming on the market? What are the key characteristics to look for in an effective solution for dry eyes? How do you choose the next step for a patient already using lubricants? If these questions fit with you, this unbiased and interactive session will help you understand more about differences between drops, when to choose particular types of drop according to patient presentation, and how to explain this to your patients. Case studies for discussion will be used to demonstrate key points as well as hands on experience with many types of ocular lubricants. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Dry Eye Certificate.
Category
Peer Discussion
Track
Keeping the ocular surface happy
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
11/8/2020 1:30 PM
Myopia and myopia management are currently hot topics in the contact lens world. Our parents and patients are increasingly likely to read or hear about myopia management. As ECPs we are the best source of this information and communicating with our patients effectively has become the cornerstone of a good myopia management clinic. In this session we will look at everyday case records from practice and discuss how best to communicate to pre-myopes, the progressing myope and also the myope who has progressed despite being in a myopia management strategy. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Myopia Management Certificate.
Category
Lecture
Track
Myopia Management
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
11/8/2020 1:30 PM
There is no doubt that Blepharitis is under-diagnosed and under-managed, and this workshop provides the opportunity to modernise your core skills and introduce some new ones, in order to spot signs of trouble that influence not only comfort and cosmetic appearance, but also cancellations of cataract operations for some. The impact of contact lenses on Eyelid health will also be discussed. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Dry Eye Certificate.
Category
Lecture
Track
Keeping the ocular surface happy
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
11/8/2020 3:30 PM
Once the Eye Care Professional  has the confidence and communication skills  to discuss the subject of myopia management with both the child and their parents, a treatment plan needs to be created. Where to start, wat is needed for a full clinical evaluation, which product to use, how to prescribe, and what does success look like? This skills workshop will enable the attendee to receive guidance on developing a treatment plan, which category of product to use for each individuals’ needs, clinical fitting skills required and how to measure and monitor the treatment plan. This session will fulfil the GOC approved CET interactive requirement specified for the BCLA Myopia Management Certificate.
Category
Peer Discussion
Track
Myopia Management
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
11/8/2020 3:30 PM

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