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2 October 2015
Issue 166
The première the 2015 ABDO INSIGHT programme, produced by the Association in partnership with ITN Productions, took place at the recent ABDO conference in Manchester.

ABDO INSIGHT is a news style programme presented by Natasha Kaplinsky that reports on the latest innovations and best practice in eye care and looks at the ever-widening role of dispensing opticians in the health care system.

To access the programme click here
Great CET events, lively networking, awards and a film première at the ABDO conference
The recent ABDO Conference and Exhibition, held at Manchester Central on 20-21 September, proved to be a lively and enjoyable event.

The extensive CET programme, which also included streams hosted by the AOP and the BCLA, received highly favourable comments from delegates and included keynote lectures delivered by Dr Nicola Lagan and Dr Maggie Woodhouse.

A pre-conference golf tournament sponsored by Oakley, held at the Whitefield Golf Club on Saturday 19 September, was a great success enriched by autumn sunshine and the pre-conference welcome reception that followed in the evening at Manchester Central Library ensured that the conference commenced in a relaxed and convivial spirit.

The well-attended 2015 ABDO gala dinner sponsored by Essilor, held at The Midland Hotel on Sunday 20 September, was lively and at times emotional during the special awards presentations. Past ABDO President James Russell received The Hamblin Memorial Prize, the ABDO Area Prize went to Brenda Rennie, an Honorary Fellowship was presented Dispensing Optics’ Deanne Gray and Life Membership was awarded to Optical Confederation Chairman Chris Hunt.

The gala dinner also featured a ‘trailer’ heralding première the 2015 ABDO INSIGHT programme produced by the Association in partnership with ITN Productions.

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ABDO College launches new website

ABDO College has launched a completely new website.

The website has been developed to be user-friendly and is fully responsive down to mobile, thereby the screen layout and design is adjusted to suit the screen sizes for desktop, tablet and mobile phone users.

The new website features information on the full range of courses offered by ABDO College - including WCSM courses recently added to the ABDO College portfolio.

Also checkout the College's new online bookshop.

To visit the new ABDO College website click here
Re:View - the ABDO College newsletter

The October 2015 issue of Re:View announces the launch of a new Masters programme for dispensing opticians - a programme that offers DOs a new dimension for personal career development.

Dan Palfrey's 'Can the academic performance of children be improved by wearing spectacles?' research feature makes very interesting and useful reading.

The ‘Top tips for postgraduate study success’ article will assist those are thinking about doing a postgraduate qualification, a Masters or doctorate.

There's also a coverage of the recent Foundation Degree awards event.

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