'Back to Contact Lenses' is the theme for IACLE's first virtual conference, taking place on Saturday 26 September from 12 noon to 3pm BST (GMT+1). Members can join the free half-day event via the Zoom platform by registering in advance on IACLETOP.
The conference will be chaired by Europe / Africa - Middle East Regional President Judith Morris, and introduced by President Dr Shehzad Naroo and Vice President Professor Philip Morgan.
"We're excited to bring IACLE's first virtual conference to you. The theme - Back to Contact Lenses - is a reminder and an encouragement to our members to focus on what we do best: teach contact lenses. The topics are handpicked considering our members' requirements. We look forward to having maximum participation in this landmark event," said IACLE Executive Manager of Educational Programs, Nilesh Thite.
The program features presentations on the impact of COVID-19 on education and the way forward; the latest IACLE initiatives and programs, with feedback from users; how to ensure a good online presentation; and, gearing up for the new normal in teaching and assessment.
Industry representatives will also take part in a panel discussion on bringing the focus back to contact lenses, as well as, the future of contact lens education, practice and the industry.