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Event Location

Join usat The Heart of England Conferencing &
Events Centre.

A conference and events venue in Coventry, located near major road and rail networks and nestled discreetly in 160 acres of Warwickshire Countryside.

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CPD workshops

Share, progress & achieve with CPD workshops.

Share your stories, progress with your peers, and achieve new accolades, in our collaborative zestful workshops

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Networking

Meet fellow  professionals from across the group.

A plethora of opportunities to schmooze with like-minded clinicians from across the independent sector. Converse with colleagues as you work your way around the CPD treasure trail, who knows what you might dig up? Alternatively you may opt to relax in the chill zone or take a stroll around the grounds to open your mind to new discoveries - you may stumble on ideas that are out of this world!

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industry leading educators.

Created by a talented team of optical professionals.

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CPD

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We will have an eclectic mix of exciting and informative CPD sessions . This unique blend of practical and visionary perspectives promises to both entertain and educate.

Speakers

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We are bringing together  speakers from around the Industry. They'll provide attendees with insights and inspiration that will help them in their own work.

The only conference you need
The only conference you need
The only conference you need
The only conference you need

Networking

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With our breakout sessions, you can network with other professionals from across the industry and bounce ideas and questions off other like-minded professionals

Get to know your Peers

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Beyond the professional element place to meet new friends, especially if you're the type of person who likes to talk all things Optics (And let's face it, if you're reading this, you probably are.) You'll have a great time.

Get inspired by the  industry greats.

An agenda filled with education & entertainment

Hear Hear! Join the Debate Team in the Fitness to Practice Committee!
8:45 AM
Peter Charlesworth, Adrian Street
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Diagnostic Insights with Multimodal Imaging
8:45 AM
Simon Browning
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Independent Prescribers (IP)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Observing, Solving and Collaborating on Dry Eye: OSCE’s with a Difference!
8:45 AM
Mandy Davidson
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO),  Contact Lens Opticians (CLO),  Independent Prescribers (IP)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
A Match Made in Heaven
10:00 AM
Paul Hopkins
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
IP Peer Review Session
10:00 AM
Marc Drake, Helen Tilley
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Independent Prescribers (IP)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Exploring the Benefits of Mini-Scleral Lenses
10:00 AM
Ian Sexton
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Retinal Lesions Lecture and Discussion
10:00 AM
Peter Charlesworth
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Making Facial Measurements Reality
11:30 AM
Alicia Thompson
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Mark ‘ennovy. Contact Lenses and Patient Management
11:30 AM
Jim Dickson
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Emergency Eyecare Escape Rooms
11:30 AM
Dr Keyur Patel, Alan Hawrami
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Independent Prescribers (IP)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Eyes & Ears -Cognitive Connection
11:30 AM
Amplify Guest, Dr Samantha Strong
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: No
Real or No Real: Crash Course in Evidence-based Practice
2:15 PM
Dr Emyr Bakker, Dr Neil Cook
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Surface Technology and Comfortable Contact Lens Wear – Lubricity Demonstration
2:15 PM
Buki Anthony
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
HOYA - Optical and Non-Optical All sorts
2:15 PM
Andrew Sanders
  • Roles Involved:  Optometrists (OO),  Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Glaucoma – The Wheel of Misfortune
2:15 PM
Danielle Lee
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Independent Prescribers (IP)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Bring all the Pieces of the Pie Together -  Trivial Pursuit Visual Fields
3:30 PM
Polly Dulley
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
‘Weird and Wonderful: Bring your own case’ Peer Discussion
3:30 PM
Rupal Lovell-Patel
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Soft Custom Contact Lenses – A last Resort or Panacea?
3:30 PM
Jim Dickson
  • Roles Involved:  Optometrists (OO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Not a Dry Eye in the House
3:30 PM
Dr Keyur Patel, Alan Hawrami
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Independent Prescribers (IP)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Technology to Support Ocular and Systemic Disease Diagnosis and Management
3:30 PM
Danielle Lee
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Practice Fortunes
5:00 PM
Gillian Twyning, Dr Laura Knowles
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
'DO Today, Tomorrow the World!' Opportunity Knocks!!
5:00 PM
Alexander Webster, Dean Dunning
  • Roles Involved:  Dispensing Opticians (DO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Mind and Eyes of Teenagers
5:00 PM
Dr Byki Huntjens, Dr Patrick Van Veen
  • Roles Involved: Optometrists (OO), Contact Lens Opticians (CLO)
  • Available for Continuing Education (CE): Yes
  • Facilitator Needed: Yes
Evening Sessions
  • Dinner Included

We've got the answers for your questions

Directions to the Venue

Literally situated in the heart of England, there is no Midlands event and conferencing centre easier to access than the Heart of England.
By Road
Situated just outside Meriden in Warwickshire, the Heart of England events and conferencing venue is within easy access to all major road networks.
Birmingham NEC and Birmingham Airport and train station.
8 minutes to M6, M42 and A45 road networks
30 minutes to M1 or M40
18 minutes from Coventry city centre
18 minutes from Solihull shopping centre
SAT NAV post code – CV7 8DX

Rail
Location connections to all major rail routes, we’re just a taxi ride away from a number of busy train lines.

10 minutes from Birmingham International Station
15 minutes from Coleshill Parkway
25 minutes from Warwick Parkway
30 minutes from Rugby train station
10 minutes from Berkswell train station
Air
10 minutes from Birmingham International Airport


Meriden Road, Coventry, CV7 8DX
01676 540333

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Does the venue offer onsite parking?

Set in the Heart of the Midlands, with easy access to major motorways and only a short drive from Birmingham International Airport and Rail Station, the Heart of England is a great central meeting place.
On site Parking spaces 200

Does the venue offer accommodation?

At The Heart of England, we pride ourselves on putting customers and guests at the heart of everything we do.
Set in stunning Warwickshire countryside, we have a choice of hotel and outdoor accommodation.

OLD HALL HOUSE HOTEL COVENTRY
Old Hall House is a stunning 16th Century boutique country house bed & breakfast with an AA 4* rating.
It is set in the extensive grounds of The Heart of England Conference and Events Centre which includes park, picturesque lake and medieval woodland so there is plenty of space to stretch those legs and explore.

SHEPHERD HUTS, GLAMPING PODS AND LOG CABIN
If you like the more quirky, we offer an array of alternative accommodation including 5 Shepherd Huts,
Log Cabin and Glamping Pods.

What sessions are suitable for me?

Number of Sessions Suitable for:
• 15 Dispensing Opticians
• 24 Optometrists
• 7 Contact Lens Opticians
• 5 IP Optometrists

What are the types of sessions?

Session Type and Availability:
• Peer Review: 4 sessions
• Discussion Workshops: 10 sessions
• Skills Workshops: 4 sessions
• Lectures: 7 sessions
• Sessions are subject to GOC approvals (pending)

How many points are available for Optometrists?

There are 63 points available.

This doesn’t include the supplier exhibition treasure trail where you will find even more points up for grabs! Points subject to GOC approval.

How many points are available for IP Optometrists?

There are 29 points available.

This doesn’t include the supplier exhibition treasure trail where you will find even more points up for grabs! Points subject to GOC approval.

How many points are available for Dispensing Opticians?

There are 15 points available.

This doesn’t include the supplier exhibition treasure trail where you will find even more points up for grabs! Points subject to GOC approval.

How many points are available for Contact Lens Opticians?

There are 22 points available.

This doesn’t include the supplier exhibition treasure trail where you will find even more points up for grabs! Points subject to GOC approval.

Are you willing to be a Facilitator?

If you would be interested to support the session with facilitating please let us know. Facilitating does not involved teaching, but rather guiding the conversations to ensure the learning outcomes are achieved. Full training will be provided for those wishing to add facilitation to their repertoire!
Please select yes for 'willing to facilitate' option during ticket selection. Thank you for your support with HG SPA.

How much are tickets?

Ticket prices are:
• Optometrists: £100 (including IP Optometrists) • Dispensing Opticians: £50 (including CLOs)

What to look for at the Social Media Station

Join us at the Social Media Station for your social media images and interviews. We have props and cameras at your disposal and prizes up for grabs for the best social media posts! Go on - take your best shot!

What is the Treasure Trail?

Work your way around the supplier exhibition and gain CPD points along the way - Fun and games to be had and prizes up for grab! enjoy the entertainment on offer!

Have a question that's not been answered?

Please email the PAG team inbox, PAG@hakimgroup.co.uk We are more than happy to answer any queries!

Venue location: Meriden Road, Coventry, CV7 8DX