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Heidelberg Engineering Academy – CET webinars

7 June 2021

Webinars:

Each webinar above has 1 CET point approved for optometrists (3x CET points in total).

New Online CET Course Room:

The Heidelberg Engineering Academy invites you to explore the new Online CET Course Room, where you can find Continuing Education and Training (CET) through recorded webinars. The CET course room is designed for optometrists and dispensing opticians, and is free of charge. You will need to sign-in or create a free Business Lounge account in order to access the content. You can collect 1 CET point for each online course. If the course room proves propular, more CET content will be added throughout the year.

Heidelberg Engineering Academy is pleased to inform you that you it is possible to view recordings of past “lockdown” webinars on our website. This web page will be updated regularly as new recordings are released. 

 

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Medisoft Portal

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