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Date: Thursday 19th September, 2019

Time: 9.15 - 16.00

Venue: Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Science



Annual Wales Eyecare Conference 2019: The Future of Eyecare Services in Wales.



Chair: Gwyn Williams, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Swansea Bay University Health Board.

09:15 Coffee and registration.

10:00 Welcome and Introductions.
Chair of the day, Gwyn Williams.

10:05 National Eye Health Week 2019.
Owen Williams, Chair of Wales Vision Forum.

10:10 "There is nothing more we can do".
WCB Storm / UCAN Productions.

10:20 Ministerial Address.
Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services.

10:45 Successes of the Eye Care Delivery Plan.
Fiona Jenkins, Chair, Wales Eye Care Steering Board.

11.00 Children's Eye Care – a young persons perspective on transition.
Niamh Williams.


11.45 Future of new medical technology.
David O'Sullivan, Chief Optometric Advisor (COA).

12.05 Independent Prescribing and eye care training.
Tim Morgan, Optometrist and Vice Chair of Optometry Wales.

12.20 Future Developments in Eye Care and Working Relationships.
Professor Barbara Ryan, Chair of Welsh Optometric Committee; and
Luke Anderson, Consultant Ophthalmologist (Swansea Bay UHB).

12.40 Role of the Optometrist.
Video from Cardiff and Vale LHB.

12.45 Future Developments in IT.
Fiona Jenkins, Chair, Wales Eye Care Steering Board;
Lisa Gerson, Optometry Wales.

13:00 LUNCH

14:00 CMO Address.
Dr. Frank Atherton, Chief Medical Officer.

14.15 Paper on Certificate of Visual Impairment.
Rebecca Bartlett, Clinical Low Vision Lead;

The importance of the CVI.
Ian Moran, Chair of Welsh Rehabilitation Officers Forum.

14:35 Dementia and Sensory Loss.
Ansley Workman, RNIB.

14:55 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Patient Voice.
Zulfikar Ali, Shameem Hussein, Novelette Gordon.

15:10 SPECS.
Tim Palmer, Independent Optometry Advisor.

15:25 Day-to-day practice of Optometry and Preventative Measures through the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles.
Sali Davis, Optometry Wales.

15:45 "What the Social Model of Disability means to me".
WCB Storm / UCAN Productions.

15:55 Closing remarks.
Chair, Gwyn Williams.

16:00 CLOSE

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