We are excited for the opportunity to sponsor Lifestyle Medicine 2014 and partner with the ACLM," said Bob Castro, president and co-founder of BHG.
About the American College of Lifestyle Medicine The ACLM is the first national specialty society for clinicians emphasizing the use of lifestyle interventions in the treatment and management of disease.
Held at the Hotel Pullman near St Pancras in London, delegates were given the opportunity to question the lenders of the five OC bodies--AOP, ABDO, ACLM
, FMO and FODO--on the future of the profession.
4m [pounds sterling] in 2012, the ACLM
has reported, up 1% compared to 2011 figures.
Simon Rodwell, secretary general for the ACLM
said: "The ACLM
congratulates Sam Woodhead for surviving his Australian desert ordeal, and we're grateful to him for adding another one to the long list of the many benefits of contact lens wear--although testing solutions for human consumption is not the norm.
These statements are not made lightly either; they are the summation of many meetings and correspondence I have had with the manufacturers, the GOC, the ACLM
and trading standards.
Well respected within the optical industry, he has been chairman of the ACLM
, EIS and EyecareUK, was MD of Bausch & Lomb and then the Nissel Group.
Practitioners signing up to the BCLA under this tier will also receive a copy of the ACLM
Contact Lens Year Book.
Increasing contact lens sales in practice could be key to helping practitioners through the recession, delegates attending the joint AGMs of the AOP, FODO and the ACLM heard today (May 15).
ACLM chairman Nigel Mallinson reinforced this message in his chairman's address, stating that although the average patient spends 150 [pounds sterling] on a pair of spectacles every two years--and perhaps not returning to practice for four years if they bought through a two for one deal--the average contact lens customer spends 82 [pounds sterling] annually.