Contact Connect 2019
7 September @ 8:00 am - 9 September @ 5:00 pm UTC+2
- 20+ CPD POINTS
- Plenty of hands-on Wetlabs
- Speakers include International Industry Leaders
- Scleral lens sessions
- Dry Eye sessions
Networking: One can Question why networking is so important? When one gets the patient that really puts your clinical skills to the test. This is when you realize the value of networking. With complex contact lens cases you sometimes need to “phone a friend”. The ContactConnect 2019 will once again create opportunities and time for delegates to get connected with each other and with suppliers.
Education – International Speakers: This is where the true value of the ContactConnect 2019 will truly come to light. We aimed for the leaders and best speakers currently in the contact lens field. While we will not neglect our local talent it is exciting to welcome to our country for the first time Christine Sindt, Oliver Woo and James Wolfsohn. Equally exciting is to welcome back Tom Arnold who made such a huge impression in 2017 (and couldn’t wait to return to SA), Paul Rose (designer of the world-renowned Rose-K lens series) and Alan Saks, our home grown talent who remains sought after as an international lecturer.
Practical Workshops: Some lessons we learned in 2017 was that we allocated too little time and effort to this much needed method of learning. People don’t just want to hear, they need to see, feel and touch. Spier allows for 3 beautiful break-away rooms to cater for this.
Entertainment: All work and no play can reduce productivity. The secret of the venue is that delegates can recharge by just simply be in the outdoors and surroundings, yet again we learned that music brings people together and since we want to connect; some down time would be used to bring colleagues and suppliers together.