‘Early bird’ ticket deadline looms for BCLA Asia


‘Early bird’ ticket deadline looms for BCLA Asia

Myopia management, presbyopia and dry eye will come under the microscope during the first ever BCLA conference in Asia.

Leading names from across the sector will look at some of the biggest issues and challenges currently facing the industry, with delegates given the chance to take part in a range of hands-on workshops and discover the latest research and technological advances.

Taking place on 13-14 September 2016 at the Cordis Langham Place Hotel in Hong Kong, BCLA Asia will include sessions for up to 400 people detailing clinical guidance on topics such as corneal topography and digital eye strain. ‘Early bird’ tickets are available to book now, with savings of £100 available up until July 31.

BCLA president Brian Tompkins, said: “The conference is a perfect opportunity to hear the latest research including new papers from some extremely talented professionals in Australia and Asia.

“Asia is an emerging market, with huge growth in contact lenses, and I’m looking forward to meeting the delegates. We have put together a programme which everyone should find informative, helpful and fun.”

The event, titled “Correction for the Future”, is a partnership between the BCLA and the Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens Society.

It will offer expert advice on business, research and presentation skills as well as an exhibition enabling delegates to try out the latest products and future strategies and innovations from both local and global companies.

HKCCLS president Helen Eng said: “BCLA Asia is part of our mission to promote quality eye and contact lens care by providing our members with updated resources and support to better serve the community.

”We look forward to seeing a wide range of submissions for the conference and to having the opportunity to showcase the work of up-and-coming stars in the contact lens field.”? thumbnail_SE5A8353

Delegates at BCLA Asia will be able to apply for and complete a BCLA Fellowship, an indicator of esteem in the field held by over 150 top professionals across the globe. Deadline for applications is July 31.

BCLA chief executive Cheryl Donnelly said: “The conference is designed to showcase world class clinically relevant research and to nurture new researchers, clinicians and young academics to present at this level. It provides a perfect opportunity to hear the latest research including that from the talented researchers in Asia.”

The BCLA would like to thank its event sponsors:

Headline Sponsor: CooperVision

Gold sponsors: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Menicon, AMO Singapore PTE Ltd

Premium sponsors: Alcon, Bausch + Lomb, Euclid Systems Corporation and Paragon Vision.

For more details about the British Contact Lens Association and register online for BCLA Asia visit www.bcla.org.uk.