22 February 2012
The European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) has published the programme for its next conference in Dublin, set to take place from 20-22 April 2012.
This event will bring together key decision-makers, influencers, educators, researchers and students from across Europe to discuss and share the latest research and best-practice relating to optics, optometry and vision sciences.
Dublin 2012 will feature keynote lectures from Professor Pablo Artal (University of Murcia, Spain) on adaptive optics with a focus on new research; and Dr Kathryn Saunders (University of Ulster, UK) on clinical practice in relation to paediatric care.
Over 40 speakers from around the world will present at Dublin 2012, including:
In a bid to strengthen the organisation’s international partnerships, the EAOO is hosting the welcome reception with the American Academy of Optometry (AAO), and the members’ annual gala dinner with the Association of Optometrists Ireland (AOI).
Barry Lawler, AOI President, said: “This international event is an exciting opportunity for Irish optometrists. Whereas we would normally have to travel abroad for such an experience, we have our international colleagues coming to us. As well as education, it provides a rare chance to meet with optometrists from many countries, have a chat, share experiences and make new friendships.”
“This really is a major occasion in the optometric profession and I would strongly encourage people to make the most of this opportunity.”
Lois Schoenbrun, Executive Director of the AAO, added: “The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to support this event. President Dr Karla Zadnik and President-Elect Dr Bernie Dolan will attend the conference and both are excited to plan future interactions between our Academies.”
The programme includes:
Professor Roger Crelier, President of the Academy, said: “I am very excited about the programme we have put together, the calibre of presenters and range of topics that will be covered at the event. I am confident that there will be something of interest here for everyone working in optometry and optics in Europe and beyond.”
“Dublin 2012 will provide a forum to share research, information and best practice, and is a fantastic opportunity to meet, and collaborate with, other professionals from across Europe. I hope to see you there!”
Certificates of attendance will be awarded to all delegates and may be used as evidence in local continuing professional development schemes (CPD/CET).
The full programme and booking details can be found at www.eaoo.info/dublin