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Registrations have now closed for Optometry Virtually Connected which is being held online from 26-28 June 2020.

Optometry Australia is pleased to present Optometry Virtually Connected, our inaugural virtual conference and product showcase. This innovative event will bring you the best available education and interaction with suppliers that has been unavailable in the last couple of months.

If patient commitments prevented you attending a multi-day conference in the past, Optometry Virtually Connected now provides you the freedom to participate without having to leave your practice or your home.

A total of 22.5 points are available from a combination of accredited live CPD sessions as well as range of on-demand sessions. You can also access additional CPD points by attending exhibitor presentations held within the product showcase.

Members of Optometry Australia and New Zealand-based optometrists are able to attend this inaugural event for free (normally a fee of AUD$299 would apply). Non-members and optometrists based in other countries, can also attend a limited program by paying a $349 registration fee.

A full copy of the Optometry Virtually Connected event program is available to download here.

New on the program

Recent updates to the program include:

  • Friday 26 June at 5:15pm – the launch of We are Here, an inspiring and uplifting song created in collaboration with members and Robin Waters as well as our very own talented Sophie Koh, songwriter, singer, optometrist and valued member of our Member Support team.
  • Saturday 27 June at 9:00am – Simon Hanna, Professional Development and Clinical Policy Manager, Optometry Australia chats with Ian Bluntish, Chair, Optometry Board of Australia about the CPD changes that will take place in December this year and how they will impact optometrists.

New Zealand times have now also been added to the program.

Registrations are now closed.

Live CPD program

Australian members can attend four live webcasts and receive a total accredited 12 CPD points.

The live webcast program, brought to you by Optometry Australia’s Institute of Excellence, includes:

  • Friday 26 June at 3:00pm: Contacts for kids. Never too young! Presented by Jessica Chi
  • Saturday 27 June at 11:00am: OCT masterclass – hone your skills in the diagnosis and management of macular diseases. Presented by Pauline Xu and Sophia Zhang
  • Saturday 27 June at 1:00pm: Vascular myths: Busted. Presented by Gonzalo Jacome and Meri Galoyan
  • Sunday 28 June at 12:00pm: Myopia management with orthokeratology and multifocal contact lenses. Presented by Philip Cheng

New Zealand optometrists are able to attend these webcasts and gain the following points:

  • Contacts for kids. Never too young! – 1 General
  • OCT masterclass – 1 Clinical Diagnostic
  • Vascular myths: Busted. 1 Clinical Diagnostic
  • Myopia management with orthokeratology and multifocal contact lenses. 1 Clinical Diagnostic

New Zealand delegates will need to print out your certificate of attendance and lodge this with ODOB to receive accredited CPD points.

You can find details on the presenters as well as a summary of each webcast available in the Optometry Virtually Connected event program.

Registrations are now closed.

On-demand CPD program

All delegates can participate in the on-demand CPD program and attain a total of 10.5 CPD points. This program is also brought to you by Optometry Australia’s Institute of Excellence. Attendance certificates will be available to print out following completion of each webcast which you can then lodge with your accreditation board. Optometry Australia members will also need to upload a certificate of completion to your CPD profile in your member portal for your points to be calculated.

The on-demand programs enable you to enter the Optometry Virtually Connected event at any time during the 26-28 June period, to access and view the following webcasts:

WebcastPoints
Culturally Safe Service Provision1 Non-accredited CPD point
Legal Protection While Practising1.5 Non-accredited CPD points
AMD – An Update on Best Practice2 Non-accredited CPD points
Taking the Dryness out of Dry Eye2T Non-accredited CPD points
The Lowdown on Low Vision2 Non-accredited CPD points
One Clear Path for Optometrists - Effective Communication in Times of Crisis 1 Non-accredited CPD point
One Clear Path for Optometrists - Optimal Strategies for Physical and Mental Wellbeing 1 Non-accredited CPD point

You can find details on each webcast in the Optometry Virtually Connected event program.

Registrations are now closed. 

Exhibitor CPD program

All delegates will have access to CPD programs offered by Product Showcase exhibitors. Please visit exhibitor’s stands in the virtual Product Showcase hall to learn more about their CPD offers.

Product Showcase

All delegates are welcome to visit the Product Showcase either during the event’s open hours, or anytime during the event although stands will not be manned after-hours. We thank our event sponsors and exhibitors for supporting Optometry Virtually Connected.

OrganisationParticipation
AlconPlatinum Sponsor
AFT PharmaGold Sponsor
RodenstockGold Sponsor
Designs for VisionGold Sponsor
MylanGold Sponsor
ODMAGold Sponsor
ZeissSilver Sponsor
OptimedSilver Sponsor
Device TechnologiesSilver Sponsor
OpticareSilver Sponsor
BOQ SpecialistsSilver Sponsor
OptosSilver Sponsor
GelflexExhibitor
OculistExhibitor
MeniconExhibitor
MaculogixExhibitor
BMS GroupExhibitor
TristelExhibitor
ToukanLabsExhibitor
NovartisExhibitor
MD FoundationExhibitor
The Optometry NetworkExhibitor
Good OpticalExhibitor
Optometry AustraliaHost and Exhibitor

Registrations are now closed.

Event program

You can download a copy of the event program here.

Accessing Optometry Virtually Connected

On registration you will be given an access code which you will need to use to access the event. Once you have the code, and once the event is live, you will be able to connect to Optometry Virtually Connected with any digital device – computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Connection may not be optimal however on older devices supported by outdated technology or if you have a low or minimal internet bandwidth. And while possible, watching via mobile may not deliver the best results for eye strain and posture!

You will receive a reminder prior to the event opening as a prompt to logon.

Please see our Webcast Terms & Conditions for further information.

Registrations are now closed.

Need help, or want more information?

Please contact Optometry Australia on 03 9668 8500 or email ovc@optometry.org.au.