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Book Now: Australian Vision Convention

The Australian Vision Convention 2011 (AVC2011) has been launched with the release of a comprehensive program that organisers say places less reliance on ophthalmology, and more on local optometry.

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The comprehensive program is headed by Ohio-based optometry Dr. Mile Brujic with five lectures, three of which relate to contact lenses

The event, formerly Queensland Vision, hosted by the Optometrists Association Australia (OAA) Queensland/Northern Territory division and Essilor Australia, will be held on the Gold Coast from 28 April to 1 May.

Organisers say a review of previous events has produced a number of changes to AVC2011, including:

  • two cardiopulmonary resuscitation sessions with St John Ambulance
  • dual stream plenary sessions giving delegates a wider choice of lectures
  • a ‘rapid fire’ session highlighting six groundbreaking research projects, chaired by Queensland University of Technology’s Professor Nathan Efron
  • shorter session days to enable delegates to spend more time in Australia’s largest optometric exhibition.

The comprehensive program is headed by Ohio-based optometry Dr. Mile Brujic with five lectures, three of which relate to contact lenses. Bionic eye breakthrough researcher Associate Professor Michael Ibbotson will outline developments in his Australian National University research program.

Conference organisers say there is less reliance on ophthalmology at the meeting, but many more local optometrists will feature in the plenary sessions.

For more information on AVC 2011 go to www.optometrists.asn.au/queensland.