On Sunday, September 10th, Hakim Group hosted the highly-anticipated Share, Progress, Achieve (SPA) event at the Bolton Whites Hotel. This groundbreaking, full-day program was thoughtfully crafted to provide optometrists and dispensing opticians with a unique opportunity to accrue all their continuing professional development (CPD) points in a single transformative day.
Rooted in Hakim Group’s ethos of innovation and collaboration, the event featured dynamic workshops, practical insights for everyday practice, and enlightening discussions, immersing participants in the latest advancements in optometry.
This pioneering CPD SPA event underscores Hakim Group’s unwavering commitment to equipping independent eye care professionals with the resources needed to excel in their practices, deliver top-tier patient care, and elevate the entire industry.
The event’s roster of speakers was curated from the wealth of knowledge within the Hakim Group’s family of independent practices. Eminent individuals such as Professor Nicholas Rumney, Paul Adler, Dr. Keyur Patel, and Professor Simon Barnard shared their insights across various optometry domains. Additionally, external experts including Andrew Sanders, Dr. Alicia Thompson, and the distinguished Pearse Keane, an ophthalmologist and AI expert, brought a multidimensional depth to the discussions.
Claire Slade, head of professional advancement and governance at Hakim Group, remarked, “SPA CPD is a testament to our commitment to the continuous advancement of optometry professionals and the optical industry as a whole. We aimed to create an environment that fosters learning, sharing, and interaction among our peers. Our choice of speakers reflected this objective, providing a perfect blend of practical and visionary perspectives that will both educate and engage. We designed this forum to cultivate a culture of learning and collaboration.”
Attendees departed with a comprehensive grasp of the current optometry landscape and a glimpse into the innovations and shifts poised to redefine the industry’s future. The day offered a harmonious fusion of academic enrichment and networking, all with a touch of enjoyment woven throughout.