Program

Education Program

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Day 1
27 May 2017
Day 2
28 May 2017

1.1 Breakfast Seminar presented by Alcon

3G points available Please register for the breakfast as places will be limited! Learning objectives: Learn how to utilise a new digital application for patient education on presbyopia. Enable patients...
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1.2 Calories and Caffeine presentation by Bausch + Lomb

3G points available Learning objectives: 1) Developments in contact lenes polymer technology and design supported by Australian patient research 2) Understanding advantages of Biotur ® ONEday HperGel ™ material’s technology...
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David Stephensen

1.3 Indisruptable presented by My Health 1st

1N/C point available Learning Objectives: Understand the 5 impending disruptions that most leaders and organisations are ignoring at their peril Learn to foster the mindset and culture required to drive...
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Michael McQueen

1.4 Vivid Vision presented by France Medical

3G points available Treating amblyopia, strabismus, and vergence disorders using Virtual Reality Learning objectives: Explore current standard treatments Vivid Vision’s new approach on anti-suppression, sensory integration, and hand-eye integration for...
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Dr Tuan Tran
James Blaha
10:00 - 10:30

Morning Tea

1.5 The Optic Nerve and Imaging in Glaucoma

3T CPD points available   Learning Objectives: To recognise signs of glaucoma via optic nerve examination and imaging To be able to utilise the data from OCT to develop baseline...
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Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)

1.6 Urgency of Referral in Retinal Cases

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Better understand how to recognise key treatable pathological macular changes, especially using OCT results Be able to translate retinal findings into management plans, especially...
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Associate Professor Daryl Guest
Associate Professor Andrew Symons

1.7 Developing technologies in Surgical Management and Co-management: Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery

3T CPD points available   Learning Objectives: Understanding the latest surgical developments in Anterior Segment therapy  Review the concepts that underlie laser refractive surgery, its indications and complications Overview the...
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Dr Jim Thimons (USA)

1.8 What do you Prescribe for Kids with Strabismus?

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Differential diagnosis from ocular or visual pathway pathology Spectacle prescribing in Children with Strabismus Management with particular review of use of 1 per cent...
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Dr Ann Webber
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

1.9 Congenital and Acquired Diseases of the Optic Nerve

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives:  To be able to differentiate congenital from acquired optic nerve disease  To recognise which disease conditions require emergent or urgent referral to ER/Neurologist  To...
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Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)

1.10 Infectious and Non-infectious Pathologies with Immunosuppression

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Understand different patterns of immunodeficiency and immunosuppression Understand the common ocular consequences of immunodeficiency Understand and recognise and manage the ocular side effects of...
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Associate Professor Anthony Hall

Live stream – Dr Ben Gaddie lecture

Watch one of the Keynote Lectures via Live Stream: Dr Ben Gaddie (USA) Learning Objectives Congenital and Acquired Diseases of the Optic Nerve, Dr Ben Gaddie (USA) To recognise which disease...
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Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)

1.11 Clinical Pearls for Managing Diabetic Retinopathy

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Understand how to clinically assess diabetic retinopathy To review retinal imaging features of diabetic retinopathy To review current treatment options for diabetic retinopathy  ...
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Dr Simon Chen

1.12 New Frontiers in Glaucoma

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Overview of current trends in glaucoma research Objective specific to Associate Professor Bui’s research <tbc> Review the latest in new drug research in glaucoma...
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Associate Professor Bang Bui
Dr Jim Thimons (USA)

Optometry Victoria’s Careers Information and Discussion Panel

Presentation includes: Employment contracts and considerations – everything you need to know! Early career optometrist panel – information question and answer session Optometry Victoria update and current priorities
15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Tea

Student Careers Expo

Enjoy afternoon tea while you meet and network with potential employers. Keep an eye on who will be there on our Student page.  

1.13 The Shifting Sands of Dry Eye and MGD

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: To understand the different base causes of dry eye To recognise the importance of the goblet cells and meibomian glands in maintaining good ocular...
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Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)

1.14 Comparative Vision Research: The evolution of Colour Vision in Ancient Predators

2G points available Learning Objectives: To understand the visual system of early vertebrates (lampreys and sharks) with respect to their visual adaptations, spectral sensitivity and visual ecology To understand the...
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Professor Shaun Collin

1.15 Clinical Rounds: A Day in the Office

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Discuss concepts related to diagnoses in complex case management in anterior segment Review multisystem treatment modalities in case management Understand the use of “off...
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Dr Jim Thimons (USA)

1.16 Diabetes and Collaborative Care

3G points available Learning Objectives: To review the current guidelines for review and referral by optometrists and GPs in regard to patients diagnosed with diabetes To review the role of...
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Dr Elif Ekinci
Leanne Nguyen

Social and Networking event hosted by Young Optometrists Victoria

Join Young Optometrists Victoria for a drink, some mingling with cohorts and a bit of fun!
19:00 - 23 :00

SRC Gala Dinner presented by My Health 1st

2.1 How Technology is Changing Optometric Practice

6T points available Learning Objectives: To explore the changes in medical advancement in optometry over the last 30 years To review the some key advances and their place in current...
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Dr Jim Thimons (USA)
Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)

2.2 Pathways for Solving Everyday Binocular Vision Problems

3G points available Learning Objectives: Participants will consolidate and expand their ways of dealing with accommodation vergence disorders Participants will be familiar with critical evidence relating to diagnosis of accommodation...
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Tim Fricke

2.4 Contact Lens: Fitting Grafts and Collaborative Care

3G points available Learning Objectives: Understand how the ACO collaborated with the Eye and Ear Hospital in establishing a successful contact lens clinic Discuss contact lens prescribing options to remedy...
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Jessica Chi
Ho Wah Ng

2.3 Attracting New Customers in an Increasingly Competitive Environment presented by ProVision

0.5N/C points available   Learning Objectives: Understand the needs of the modern customer and the relationship to your growth marketing strategies Website, social media and online advertising strategies that work...
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Sarah O’Connor
10:30 - 11:00

Morning Tea

2.5 Anterior Eye: Cornea Update

3T points available Learning Objectives: To improve understanding in identifying and managing keratoconus To provide a review of the role of corneal cross linking in keratoconus management To review other...
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Dr Elsie Chan

2.6 Making the Best Use of Silicone Hydrogels in Contact Lens Practice

3G points available Learning Objectives: Participants will obtain a better understanding as to how silicone hydrogel contact lenses can be best utilized in contact lens practice. Participants will be able...
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Richard Lindsay

2.7 Unconscious bias – how Unintentional Prejudice Impacts on Others

1 N/C point available The learning objectives for the symposium are to 1) Improve understanding of unconscious bias and how unconscious bias might impact on other people 2) Understand the...
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2.8 Scary Kids that keep you Awake at Night!

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Factors to be considered prior to diagnosis of amblyopia in a child with reduced acuity Differential diagnoses to be considered when optic nerve head...
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Dr Ann Webber

2.9 Country Optom Grand Rounds: a Case-Based Perspective

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Overview of techniques used for foreign body removal To use cases to look at issues related to glaucoma surgery and medications To be able...
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Katrina Yap
Richard Lenne
Rebecca Nowaczek
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

2.10 Advances in Anterior Segment Medical Therapy for the Primary Care Clinician

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Review the latest developments in technologies available to diagnose and treat anterior segment disease Discuss the indications and contraindications related to the use of...
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Dr Jim Thimons (USA)

2.11 New Directions in Glaucoma Diagnostics and Treatments

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: To understand new concepts in IOP measurement and risk assessment To understand the various clincial utilities of OCT in Glaucoma diagnosis and monitoring To...
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Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)
15:00 - 15:30

Afternoon Tea

2.12 Retinal Complications of Intraocular Surgery

3T CPD points available Learning Objectives: Review the posterior segment complications associated with intraocular surgery To be able to identify which patients are at increased risk of retinal complications after...
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Dr Simon Chen

2.13 Colour Vision: Visual Standards

3G points available Learning Objectives: To overview current colour vision standards relevant to optometrists To provide case examples of the use of visual standards To overview the tests available to...
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Dr John Parkes
Associate Professor Daryl Guest

2.14 Glaucoma: Take Home Messages for Tomorrow

3T points available Learning Objectives: To understand how to make clinical decisions regarding who has and who doesn’t have glaucoma in the setting of glaucoma suspects To understand the treatment...
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Dr Ben Gaddie (USA)

2.15 Anterior Eye: Take Home Messages for Tomorrow

3T points available Learning Objectives: Discuss the technologies of the future in anterior segment care Review the therapeutic agents in the development pipeline Understand the relationship between advances in technology...
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Dr Jim Thimons (USA)