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Sixteen optometrists received awards from the Australian College of Optometry at its 2013 national conference and awards night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last weekend.

Honorary life memberships were awarded to Wolfgang Gartner, Tony Gibson, Associate Professor Ian Gutteridge and Dr Tony Hanks.

Trevor Pritchard, Mark Letts and Jean Walters received ACO member awards for outstanding service.

ACO Fellowships were awarded to Leanne Nguyen, Yota Yoshimitsu, Anne Weymouth, Peter Nixon, Majella O’Connor, Pamela Sutton and Giorgio Campanella.

Anna van Koeverden from the University of Melbourne and Margaret Zhong from the University of NSW received the ACO awards for the most outstanding graduates of 2012.

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Nathan Efron and Tony Gibson,
Honorary Life Membership

College president, Professor Nathan Efron and CEO, Maureen O’Keefe, said the awards night celebrated the achievements of optometrists and recognised excellence and outstanding accomplishments in the profession.

The conference featured speakers, trade displays, a pre-conference CPD program, course and clinical workshop, and post-conference CPR course.

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