There will be no getting away from the Australian College of Optometry (ACO) when Vision2014 – the 11th International Conference on Low Vision –opens in Melbourne on March 31.
The College’s Head of Clinical Services, Associate Professor Jonathan Jackson, is on the conference organising committee and is its Master of Ceremonies. A/Prof Jackson will also present a paper at the conference, entitled ‘refractive error and visual status in albinism’.
Additionally, two of the ACO’s most senior clinical staff will present papers at the conference: Mae Chong, lead optometrist low vision services, will present ‘the Kooyong experience: a low vision clinic in the changing Australian rehabilitative landscape’ and her colleague Dr. Genevieve Napper, lead optometrist Aboriginal services, will present on the topic ‘assisting in the prevention of vision impairment in Indigenous communities through improved access to eye care services in Victoria’. Several other ACO clinical staff including senior sessional staff member, Dr. Sharon Bentley, and CEO, Maureen O’Keefe will moderate, or present papers or posters. The ACO will also have a booth at the conference.
While at the conference, delegates will also be invited to visit the Carlton based Low Vision Clinic run by the ACO in association with Vision Australia. The clinic provides a comprehensive Low Vision Service with optometry and occupational therapy professionals on site.
To register for Vision 2014, visit www.vision2014.org