In a positive step towards fostering networks and embracing innovation and progress in the world of digital healthcare, Optometry Australia has joined the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare.
One bursary is being offered to early career optometrists to attend the 2024 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference (NATSIEHC23), which will be held on nipaluna country (Hobart, Tasmania) from 22-24 May 2024.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, Indigenous eye health
Nominations are now open for Optometry Australia’s 2024 H Barry Collin Research Medal, which recognises outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge in optics, vision science, or clinical optometry.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries
Three of Australia’s national eye health professional organisations have joined forces to design and implement models of care to provide valuable and much needed paediatric ophthalmology services.
The optometry community bids farewell to the Hon. Bill Hayden, former federal Labor Leader and governor-general, who passed away, aged 90. Mr Hayden was instrumental in ensuring optometry was included in the original Medibank system, now Medicare.
The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and The Fred Hollows Foundation are offering a final year optometry student an exciting ‘workforce initiative’ scholarship opportunity.
Tagged as: Students, Universities
Judy Nam, Jia Jia Lek and Lily Ho have each been awarded a travel scholarship as part of Optometry Australia’s 2024 Looking Outward on Optometric Knowledge (LOOK) International program.
Tagged as: Awards - honours - grants-bursaries, members
With a career spanning over 40 years in optometry, Jim Kokkinakis is one of the many voices advocating for the inclusion of oral therapeutics in Australian optometric scope of practice.
Tagged as: Advocacy & government, Therapeutics