2020 1st IACLE Virtual Conference
‘Back to Contact Lenses’ was the theme for IACLE’s first-ever Virtual Conference, held Saturday 26 September 2020.
More than 200 delegates took part in this free half-day event. Members participated via the Zoom platform, while non-members and students were able to watch selected sessions via Facebook.
The conference was introduced by IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo, chaired by Europe / Africa – Middle East Regional President Judith Morris and organized by Executive Manager of Educational Programs Nilesh Thite. Speakers on education topics were Lakshmi Shinde (India), Dr Etty Bitton (Canada), Professor Craig Woods (Australia), Fakhruddin Barodawala (Malaysia), Dr May Bakkar (Jordan), Dr Frank Eperjesi (UK), Professor Renée Reeder (USA) and Dr Byki Huntjens (UK).
The program featured presentations on:
• The impact of COVID-19 on education and the way forward
• The latest IACLE initiatives and programs, with feedback from users
• How to ensure a good online presentation
• Gearing up for the new normal in teaching and assessment
Industry representatives took part in a panel discussion on bringing the focus back to contact lenses, and the future for contact lens education, practice and the industry. Read more.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and attended this event.