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International Line-up for NeuroVision Training

The 2013 NeuroVision Training Weekend will be held in Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast from 7-8 September 2013, following the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Society of Australia.

The training weekend will be highly relevant to all trainees and practitioners in neurology, ophthalmology and neuro-surgery, as well as optometrists and orthoptists.

According to the organisers, this year’s event will primarily focus on the afferent visual pathway, with topics covered including a practical approach to afferent visual pathway disease, interpretation of visual fields, optic neuritis and papilloedema.

Several international experts in neuro-ophthalmology will present during the weekend, including Michael Burdon from the Department of Ophthalmology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK who will speak on Interpretation of visual fields. Larry Frohman, Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurosciences at the Institute of Ophthalmology New Jersey Medical School Newark in the USA will present on topics including the politics of neuro-opthalmology and non-arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy.

The training weekend will be highly relevant to all trainees and practitioners in neurology, ophthalmology and neuro-surgery, as well as optometrists and orthoptists.

Professor Agnes Wong from the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, in Canada will speak on nystagmus and saccadic intrusions; and Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer from the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Auckland will speak on temporal arteritis and arteritic anterior ischaemic optic neuropathy.

Australian speakers include Anthony Pane, Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist, at the Department of Ophthalmology, Mater Hospital in Brisbane who will speak about a practical clinical approach to afferent disease; and Dr. Neil Shuey St Vincent’s Hospital and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne who will speak on functional visual loss.

The weekend will be convened by Dr. Ioanne Anderson, a consultant neuro ophthalmologist from Coastal Eye Centre, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast who will also present the topic, inherited optic neuropathies.

The 2013 NeuroVision Training Weekend has been accredited with 19 CPD points and 10 Therapeutic points by the OAA.

For information contact Sue Pocock: sue.pocock@bigpond.com or go to www.neurovision.org.au or www.nosa.org.au.

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