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BCLA AGM and Webinar June 5th

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Sustainability in contact lenses to be explored in webinar

An upcoming BCLA webinar will examine the issue of sustainability in contact lenses, giving insights from the perspective of both patients and manufacturers.

Presented by Aldo Zucaro and Sarah Smith, the hour-long webinar will take place from 7pm on Wednesday, 5 June.

Luke Stevens-Burt, chief executive of the BCLA, said: “Contact lenses offer a safe and convenient form of vision correction, but some wearers may question the environmental impact of contact lens wear.

“It’s an important discussion to have as the sector works to improve its eco credentials. This webinar will share insights from contact lens wearers about their attitude to environmental concerns. We will also hear a manufacturer’s view on sustainability and the actions being taken to address the challenges of the green agenda.”

Figures relating to the amount of waste generated and the opportunities for responsible disposal will be reported during the session while the opportunities for practitioners to promote and share positive messages around sustainability will also be explored.

The webinar will also look to the future, exploring work to develop plant-based plastics and how that can be applied in the world of contact lenses.

Aldo Zucaro is a senior director at CooperCompanies, focusing on environmental and social responsibility. Aldo brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in driving strategic initiatives that integrate sustainability principles, environmental stewardship, and innovation into the fabric of organisations. With a focus on uncovering insights through rigorous research and fostering a culture of data-driven decision-making, Aldo is committed to driving positive change while delivering measurable results.

Sarah Smith is a research optometrist with Eurolens Research at The University of Manchester.  In this role, she is closely involved with the planning and delivery of clinical studies related to the clinical performance of soft contact lenses.  Sarah was awarded her BCLA fellowship in 2021 and also acts as an assessor with the College of Optometrists.

The event is open to all and one CPD point will also be available to all that are eligible to receive.

To register for the session, or to sign up to become a BCLA member, visit www.bcla.org.uk. You will be redirected to Zoom to complete your webinar registration.  If you need help with your registration, please contact events@bcla.org.uk.

CPD
1 CPD point has been applied for.  A CPD certificate will be sent to all webinar attendees who:

a) Attend the webinar for the full duration (60 minutes).
b) Answer all live polling questions.

CPD certificates will be emailed within 10 days of the live webinar to all attendees who fulfil the above criteria.

 

BCLA Annual General Meeting
5 June 2024, 18:45 – 19:00 (BST)
BCLA members are invited to the AGM to hear about BCLA’s activities in the past year, its plans for the future, and to discuss any resolution items that have been brought forward by its membership.

Matters to be covered include:

  • Report of the Council
  • To approve the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 10 June 2023
  • Presentation of the accounts of the Association for the period 1 January to 31 December 2023
  • Appointment of auditors
  • Results of BCLA Presidential election
  • To appoint new members of council
  • To report the composition of the 2024-2025 BCLA Council

All documentation will be posted online prior to the event, including the final agenda. As the AGM is fully online all items will be approved by an electronic ballot. Further details about the voting process will be sent to members in the coming weeks.

CPD
1 CPD point has been applied for.  A CPD certificate will be sent to all webinar attendees who:

a) Attend the webinar for the full duration (60 minutes).
b) Answer all live polling questions.

CPD certificates will be emailed within 10 days of the live webinar to all attendees who fulfil the above criteria.

HOW TO REGISTER
The event is open to all, though please note that only BCLA members will be invited to participate and vote at the AGM.  BCLA Members are encouraged to attend the full evening agenda from 18:45 BST, whilst non-members will be invited from 19:00 BST for the Sustainability in Contact Lenses Webinar only.

BCLA Annual General Meeting 2024

Voting is now open
The meeting will take place online via Zoom (details will be sent to all members that register) with an electronic ballot in place to complete all voting on the Ordinary Resolutions in advance of the meeting. To access the online ballot, please click the button below.
Voting on the AGM resolutions will close at 18:45 on 5 June 2024.
You can also access the online ballot by visiting www.mi-vote.com/secure and entering your unique voter code, (contact BCLA if not sent it )
The code is unique to you
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