The MiniPAC roadshow offers regional, professional development days which sit alongside the annual flagship Professional Advancement Conference (PAC).


  • At least 16 general points and 6 specialist points at every event
  • All CET competencies and peer discussion for all practitioner groups at every event
  • For CORU registrants – up to nine hours of learning to suit individual CPD objective


Lecture and discussion sessions covering a wide range of current hot topics, including:

  • Referral decision making
  • OCT for investigation and clinical decision making
  • Oculoplastics
  • Paediatric cases
  • Glaucoma decision-making
  • Patients with sight loss and complex problems
  • Investigation and management of dry eye, sponsored by the BCLA

Contact lenses

  • Dry eye
  • CL aftercare
  • Promoting patient compliance
  • Key products for 2018
  • Advanced contact lens practice

We are grateful for the support of our contact lens suppliers, particularly Menicon and CooperVision in the development and delivery of some of these sessions.


  • Update on advanced varifocal selection and fitting
  • Preventing non-tolerances and managing customer concerns
  • ABDO-sponsored session on paediatric dispensing
  • RNIB-sponsored session on delivering high standards of care to customers with complex needs (of particular benefit to DOs working in multidisciplinary teams involved in enhanced services)
  • Discussion workshops on paediatric case management and patients with sight loss

Therapeutic optometry

  • Core sessions at all UK events offer CET points for therapeutic optometrists, including peer discussion where enough therapeutic optoms attend to award therapeutic points

Ascend Higher

CET-accredited workshop for those wanting to know what’s next for their own professional development – from experienced professionals to those in their first few years of optometry practice or even
those returning to optometry following a career break.

Regional variations

  • Scotland includes a special session on cataract referrals
  • Dublin and Belfast events include sessions on refractive surgery

4 MarchBirminghamICC, Birmingham
6 MarchEast MidlandsJury’s Inn East Midlands Airport
7 MarchPeterboroughHaycock Hotel
14 MarchLondon 1Millennium Gloucester Hotel
20 MarchDurhamDurham County Cricket Club
21 MarchGlasgowCeltic Football Club
17 AprilBoltonBolton Whites Hotel
25 AprilLondon 2Millennium Gloucester Hotel
29 AprilDublinRadisson Blu Hotel Dublin Airport
1 MayBelfastStormont Hotel
9 MayPlymouthCrowne Plaza Plymouth
10 MayBristolDoubletree Cadbury by Hilton Hotel – Cadbury House


​£75 plus VAT (pay online or charge to store)

Accommodation requirements

For accommodation requirements, contact venue finder Trinity Conferences on 01780 484 052, email

Booking queries / Tel: 01481 232 418

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