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Join Optometry NSW/ACT at The Carrington Hotel, Katoomba!


Enjoy a Yulefest Sunday lunch and drinks while gaining 3 hours of interactive CPD.

Don’t forget your reindeer sweater and holly earrings! Prizes for best and worst Christmas outfits!

3i / 1.5 Ti CPD hours / $69 / OA members only (40 delegates max – don’t miss your spot)

Four-course Yulefest-themed lunch:

  • Entrée: Creamy pumpkin & coconut soup
  • Main: Roast honey glazed ham, herbed chicken breast, pork and walnut stuffing, roast potato and pumpkin, broccoli, carrots and cranberry jus
  • Dessert: Carrington plum pudding with anglaise & vanilla ice cream
  • Petits Fours: White Christmas with tea & coffee


Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we have had a high percentage of no-shows at live events in recent times. As catering is booked and paid for in advance, and as we don’t like to waste your money as members, please note that no refund will be issued in the event of late cancelation (within 2 weeks) or no show. 

Please let us know if you can no longer attend the event by emailing to cancel no later than  2 weeks prior to the event, so we can arrange a refund.


11.00am: Registration

11.15am – 12.45pm: Mastering Clinical Dilemmas: An Interactive Grand Rounds Workshop (Pauline Xu)

1.15pm – 2.00pm: How can AI help streamline practice? (Jim Kokkinakis)

2.00pm – 2.45pm: How has early adoption of technology helped my patients and my practice? (Jim Kokkinakis)


3i / 1.5 Ti CPD hours / $69 / OA members only / REGISTER NOW!



Jim Kokkinakis is an optometrist with a special interest in complex contact lenses as well as myopia control, dry eye disease, ocular therapeutics, computer vision syndrome and customisation of complex prescription spectacles. He is currently the CEO and optometric director of The Eye Practice in Sydney’s CBD and undertaking a PhD investigating the effect of skin lipids on the ocular surface. Jim graduated from UNSW in 1983 and started part-time clinical supervision at the School of Optometry UNSW in 1990, which evolved into lecturing at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2011 he was appointed an Adjunct Senior Lecturer. Between 1996 and 2002 he was a part-time Clinical & Liaison Optometrist for The Eye Institute responsible for its optometric education program in ocular disease and refractive surgery. During this time, he gained a wealth of experience in ocular therapeutics in the clinical setting and in fitting contact lenses to complex corneal conditions. Jim has been a regular presenter both nationally and internationally to optometrists, ophthalmologists, general practitioners and pharmacists since 1998 and, in 2016, was elected as a member of the council and education committee of The International Society of Contact Lens Specialists.


Pauline Xu is an experienced optometrist with over 16 years of experience in clinical eyecare, teaching, research, and operations. She currently serves as the Principal Optometrist at the Centre for Eye Health, UNSW, and as a Senior Lecturer in the Doctor of Optometry program at the University of Western Australia. Previously, she was the Clinic Director and played an instrumental role in establishing the Eye Health Centre of Western Australia, the state’s first and only optometry teaching clinic. As a clinician, Pauline’s passion lies in posterior eye disease, with a focus on advanced ocular imaging, evidence-based and collaborative care to improve patient outcomes. As a teacher, she excels in both didactic and practical teaching, consistently delivering outstanding student learning experiences. Additionally, Pauline is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with peers through CPD articles, workshops, and webinars.



Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.