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for The IADO CPD Event was held on Sunday 10th September 2023, in the Castletroy Hotel, Limerick. It was a fabulous day of learning and catching up with old friends and colleagues.

We began our day with a presentation of a gift to Paul Hersee who had stepped down from the IADO committee after many years of service. Ruth Drennan thanked him for all his hard work and dedication to the Association over the years. 

Special thanks to Vivienne Starr for organising the event and to the ABDO CPD Department and Alex Webster for their tireless assistance in setting up the event. Also thanks to our speakers Sally Bates, Elaine Grisdale, Claire McDonnell and Subhash Suther.  J&J provided a fascinating tour of their nearby manufacturing facility and it was enjoyed by everyone.

Also thanks to the exhibitors on the day: Essilor, J&J, Scope Eyecare, Wolf Eyewear and Zeiss. 




8.30AM Registration 

 9.00AM Keeping your eye on the Ball.    Sally Bates 

10.15AM Dementia, Dignity and the Optician. Elaine Grisdale

 Break Coffee/Tea with Exhibits 

 11.30 AM Counterfeit Contact Lenses and Self Fitting. Claire McDonnell

 12.30 ADD Vantage Sally Bates

 Lunch with exhibits

 2.15PM Patient compliance with their drops. Subhash Suther

 3.15PM Tour of Johnston and Johnston Plant and Peer Review