On June 27th, at Alcon Experience Academy in Barcelona, a one-hour IACLE EAMA national meeting was arranged for Italian contact lens practitioners and educators in conjunction with a 2-day educational event arranged by Alcon. The IACLE meeting, titled “New challenges in CL teaching: round table”, was chaired by EAME regional director Dr. Fabrizio Zeri.
The panel comprised Prof Josè Manuel Gonzales-Meijome from University of Minho, Prof David Pinero from the University of Alicante, and Dr. Alberto Recchioni from the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, University of Birmingham. Participants discussed how CL teaching can be changed by the new challenges of artificial intelligence and, also the need to add new knowledge of modern instrumentations and CL materials to the programs. Fifty Italian delegates attended the event in presence, moreover 40 participants from Spain and Portugal joined the event remotely too.