CFEH & OA NSW/ACT CPD

Learning for Vision - CFEH & Optometry NSW/ACT Online CPD

Welcome to a sensational new way to enhance your CPD learning experience, brought to you by the Centre for Eye Health and Optometry NSW/ACT.

The Centre for Eye Health (CFEH) and Optometry NSW/ACT have joined forces to offer Association members access to the vast library of CFEH videos, learning tools and resources at reduced prices.

  • View the full Learning for Vision 2017 CPD Catalogue
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Questions? Contact either Michele or Jody on (02) 8115 0718 or via email by clicking here.


Learning for Vision 2017 Online Webinar Series (6:30pm, unless otherwise noted)

Date Webinars/Speakers/Links
21/02/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

Medical Myths in Ophthalmology: Can Doctors Behave Badly?

(3T available if assessment is successfully passed)

Dr Anthony Maloof, MB BS (Hons) M.BiomedE FRANZCO FRACS

Bio:

Dr Anthony Maloof is an internationally recognised surgical subspecialist in cornea and EyePlastic surgery with significant contributions at both national and international levels. He is affiliated with both Westmead and Sydney Eye Hospitals, is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and has a Sydney-based private practice. Dr Maloof has a wealth of expertise in areas such as thyroid eye disease, eyelid surgery kerataoconus, corneal transplantation, orbital surgery and reconstructive surgery, amongst others.

Lecture Summary:

We receive science based training, but somewhere during that training, the understanding and practice of science is blurred. Instead, we receive instruction on what to say and do, made worse by the recent social media demands for certainty. The etymology of the word Science is "scientia", which means to know based on demonstrable data.  However, is the practice of clinical medicine drifting away from science? A myth is a belief in something untrue, and whilst science should weed out myths, it has also become purveyor of myths. From pseudoscience to the practice of clinical medicine, myths still exist. This talk looks at a few myths in Ophthalmology and Optometry.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the concept of predatory publishing
  • Understand difficulties patients have in communicating their eye symptoms
  • Understand areas of confusion with the watery eye patient
  • Understand what collagen cross linking really does to the patient
21/03/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

Sharpening the Tools of the Trade - A Case-Based Approach to Honing Your Diagnostic Skills

(3T available if assessment is successfully passed)

Jack Phu, BOptom (Hons.), BSc, MPH, FAAO, and Jaclyn Chiang, MOptom, GradCertOcTher

Bio:

Jack is currently a staff optometrist at Centre For Eye Health and is undertaking PhD studies in glaucoma and visual fields. He graduated from UNSW in 2011 and spent 3 years working in an independent private practice with a strong focus on ocular diseases. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and completed a Masters in Public Health in 2014. He is also involved in undergraduate teaching at UNSW in the areas of ocular diseases, clinical optometry and ocular therapeutics.

Jaclyn received her Bachelor of Optometry at UNSW Australia and subsequently completed the Graduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics and Master of Optometry. She worked in corporate optometry at several locations in Sydney prior to joining the CFEH team in early 2012.Jaclyn has been involved in various continuing education events at the Centre including presenting at seminars and webinars as well as developing online education material. Her area of interest includes optic disc pathology and central retinal diseases. She has authored a review paper on multimodal imaging for differentially diagnosing optic disc swelling published in Clinical and Experimental Optometry. Jaclyn is also involved in clinical research with her most recent study on optic disc herniation being submitted for publication.

Lecture Summary:

The ability to arrive at an accurate clinical diagnosis and implement appropriate management are important skills for optometrists in providing best patient care.

This webinar aims to sharpen your clinical diagnostic skills, featuring a series of case studies from CFEH which encompass a wide range of pathology and demonstrates strategies to differentially diagnose ocular conditions.

The webinar will be presented by CFEH staff optometrists Jaclyn Chiang and Jack Phu.

Learning Objectives:

- Utilising a least-to-more invasive approach to arrive at a differential diagnosis
- Developing the flexibility to constantly revise a differential diagnosis list
- Correlating clinical signs and patient symptoms to arrive at a diagnosis

18/04/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

CFEH Medical Series 1: Hypertension
(3T available if assessment is successfully passed)

Prof Annemarie HennesseyMBA, PhD, MBBS, FRACP, ANZSN, Jack Phu, BOptom (Hons.), BSc, MPH, FAAO, and Christina Ly, BOptom. MPH

Bios:

Professor Annemarie Hennessey MBA, PhD, MBBS, FRACP, ANZSN is a Renal and Obstetric Physician with a research interest in Hypertension and Hypertension in pregnancy.  She is Dean and Foundation Chair of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney.  She has 19 years experience in preeclampsia research and is actively involved in clinical and laboratory research into the causes of high blood pressure during pregnancy.  She  is also the leader for the Vascular Immunology Group of the Heart Research Institute. 

Jack Phu is currently a staff optometrist at Centre For Eye Health and is undertaking PhD studies in glaucoma and visual fields. He graduated from UNSW in 2011 and spent 3 years working in an independent private practice with a strong focus on ocular diseases. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and completed a Masters in Public Health in 2014. He is also involved in undergraduate teaching at UNSW in the areas of ocular diseases, clinical optometry and ocular therapeutics.

Lecture Summary:

This is the first in series of lectures that look at common medical conditions and the effects on vision and the eyes.  In this webinar, Professor Annemarie Hennessey will outline the diagnosis, systemic complications and management of systemic hypertension.  Following on from this systemic overview,  CFEH staff optometrist Jack Phu will discuss the ocular manifestations of hypertension.

16/05/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

Pregnancy and the Eye

(3T available if assessment is successfully passed, 2T if lecture is attended without assessment)

Paula Katalinic, BOptom, MOptom

Bio:

Paula received her BOptom and MOptom degrees from The University of New South Wales and gained her Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2008. She has worked in both rural and urban optometric practice and spent 3.5 years at Joslin Diabetes Centre's Beetham Eye Institute in Boston. Most recently, she was a Staff Optometrist in the School of Optometry and Vision Science at The University of New South Wales and currently works part-time as the Professional Services Manager at the Optometrists Association Australia (NSW Division). Her clinical interests are in retinal pathology (with a particular interest in diabetic retinopathy) and colour vision.

Lecture Summary:

In this webinar, the common systemic and ocular effects of pregnancy will be discussed as well as contraindications for the use of diagnostic drugs in clinical practice.  The effect of pregnancy on women with pre-existing diabetes will also be considered. The ocular effects of premature birth on the infant will also be discussed.

20/06/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

Management of the Ocular Complications of High Myopia

(Attendance at the live webinar will earn 2T face to face CPD points, and completion of the associated quiz will earn a further 1T face to face point.)

Associate Professor Matthew Simunovic

Bio:

Associate Professor Matthew Simunovic is a surgeon-scientist with appointments at Sydney Eye Hospital (Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon), the University of Oxford (Honorary Clinical Research Associate) and the University of Sydney (Associate Professor, Discipline of Ophthalmology). He gained both his medical degree (MB BChir with distinction) and PhD at the University of Cambridge, where his research focussed on retinal degenerative diseases. He undertook ophthalmic specialist training at Sydney Eye Hospital before completing retinal fellowship training at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and the University of Oxford/John Radcliffe Hospital, United Kingdom. He is active in private and public clinical practice where he focusses on medical retinal disease and vitreoretinal surgery in adults and in children. His research interests include emerging treatments for retinal disease, visual pscyhophysics and experimental vitreoretinal surgery: his work has been funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, USA, the Eye Surgeons’ Foundation and the Sydney Medical School Foundation.

Lecture Summary:

High myopia is a relatively common phenomenon in clinical practice.  This lecture will discuss the complications which can arise from pathological myopia, many of which are sight threatening.  The management of these complications may involve a range of strategies, from observation through to medical and surgical intervention.  During this 1 hour live presentation, A/Prof. Matthew Simunovic will discuss management options and the indicators for ophthalmological referral.

Learning Objectives:

- To understand and be able to identify the potential complications of high myopia
- To develop an understanding of when patients require ophthalmological referral and at what level of urgency
- To become familiar with different management strategies that may be utilised in high myopia

11/07/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

Tumours of the Choroid: Dodging Diagnostic Delays

(Attendance at the live webinar will earn 2T face to face CPD points, and completion of the associated quiz will earn a further 1T face to face point.)

Angelica Ly, Senior Staff Optometrist, CFEH

Bio:

This webinar will be presented by Angelica Ly, senior staff optometrist at CFEH. Angelica obtained her Bachelor of Optometry (Hons) and graduate certificate in ocular therapeutics from UNSW Australia.  Since joining the CFEH team in 2011, Angelica is regularly involved in the provision of cutting-edge clinical care using advanced imaging. She is committed to improving the standard of care in optometry through undergraduate and postgraduate continuing education initiatives. She also practices on a locum basis and has a passion for evidence based optometry, ocular disease and clinical research. Her areas of interest include pigmented fundus lesions and macular disease.  Angelica is also currently undertaking a PhD on “Multimodal evaluation of macular structure and function in age-related macular degeneration”.  As well as presenting at ARVO and Australian based optometry conferences and events, she has also had articles published in Optometry and Vision Science as well as Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics.

Lecture Summary:

Diagnosing a patient with choroidal melanoma is a life sentence. 50% of patients will die within 10 years of diagnosis usually due to metastatic spread. The rarity and variable appearance of these tumours can contribute to preventable delays in care. This webinar will provide you with the tools to describe the typical and atypical appearance of choroidal melanoma, allowing you to arrive at an earlier and more accurate diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

- Identify a “top 5” list of pseudomelanomas
- Recognise the variable appearance of choroidal melanoma
- Appreciate the implications of appropriate optometric management of choroidal tumours

08/08/17

LECTURE HAS ALREADY RUN

CFEH Medical Series 2: Diabetes

(Attendance at the live webinar will earn 2T face to face CPD points, and completion of the associated quiz will earn a further 1T face to face point.)

Dr Ganesh Chockalingam, and Gonzalo Jacome

Bios:

Dr Chockalingam has 25 years experience in Clinical Practice. Prior to undertaking an Endocrinology specialty, he worked as both a Commanding Medical Officer and General Practitioner in Melbourne for 8 years. He has worked and trained at both Royal Hobart Hospital and Canberra and currently works in Sydney at the Sutherland Hospital while also travelling frequently to Albury/Wodonga base hospital. He has been practicing endocrinology for 10 years and has private rooms at both Caringbah and Albury. He is most proud of his 2 boys, 12 and 10 year old.

Gonzalo received his Bachelor of Optometry and Graduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeuticsfrom the UNSW. He has worked primarily in full scope private practice since 1992. He has particular interests in glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and contact lenses. His interest also extends to public health with specific concern for improving accessibility of the latest diagnostic ocular imaging and treatment services to the general community.

Lecture Summary:

This webinar will be presented in 2 parts. Firstly, endocrinologist Dr Ganesh Chockalingam will present "An endocrinologist's perspective on diabetes". This will be followed by CFEH optometrist Gonzalo Jacome who will present some interesting diabetic cases seen at the Centre and in the new Sutherland Hospital diabetes clinic.

Learning Objectives:

- To understand the Pathophysiology of different diabetic states, including an update on the latest diagnostic and treatment methods
- Appreciating the micro- and macro-vascular complications of diabetes
- Tips on effectively managing diabetic retinopathy cases in optometric practice

12/09/17

Back to Basics: Interpretation of Corneal Imaging

(Attendance at the live webinar will earn 2T face to face CPD points, and completion of the associated quiz will earn a further 1T face to face point.)

Elizabeth Wong, Lindsay Moore

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10/10/17

Ocular & Visual Implications of Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's and Multiple Sclerosis

(Attendance at the live webinar will earn 2T face to face CPD points, and completion of the associated quiz will earn a further 1T face to face point.)

Stephen Leslie

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14/11/17

Fundus Changes in Choroidal Disease

(Attendance at the live webinar will earn 2T face to face CPD points and completion of the associated quiz will earn a further 1T face to face point.)

Paula Katalinic, Rebecca Tobias

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About Learning for Vision

Learning for Vision continuing education material is produced by the Centre for Eye Health in Sydney.  The educational resources are world class, being used for optometrists in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand.

The Learning for Vision 10 webinar program is always popular, offering up to date and topical presentations on ocular disease from both experienced CFEH optometrists and guest ophthalmology speakers. There is also an extensive catalogue of Interactive case studies, video lectures and literature reviews available: 2017 CPD Catalogue

Free resources available through Learning for Vision include Chairside reference materials and condition spotlight cases on topics of current interest: