By Rhiannon Riches
Pharma, Optometry Australia’s leading magazine on optometric therapeutics and clinical care, will be offering members accredited continuing professional development points in 2016.
The new service will be free for Optometry Australia members. Their accredited points from Pharma will be logged automatically into members’ CPD records.
Members will be able to log into an online portal to complete multiple-choice questions based on the Pharma articles. Successful completion of these questions will provide six therapeutic points per issue.
The March 2016 issue, which will be a special issue on glaucoma, will be the first Pharma to carry CPD points.
Pharma clinical editor Associate Professor Mark Roth and features editor Jeff Megahan have been working with the professional services staff at Optometry Australia to integrate independent learning CPD modules into the quarterly magazine.
Optometry Australia is the leading provider of CPD to the optometric profession. The organisation has established a business unit and a professional team specifically for CPD, called Eye on CPD.
Eye on CPD is a free service for members. Non-members can use the service for a fee.
Pharma explores the clinical aspects of modern optometric practice, with case reports and topical contributions from a range of highly-regarded practitioners and researchers. The content is relevant to both therapeutically endorsed and non-endorsed practitioners.
Pharma is distributed to more than 4,000 practising optometrists across Australia and nearly 600 in New Zealand.