The International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress (ICCLC) returns on 22–24 May at QT Hotel overlooking Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Over two and a half days, 30 local and international speakers will present the latest clinical and scientific insights and research in the cornea and contact lens field.
ICCLC 2015 will see the inaugural Kenneth W. Bell award presented to Professor Nathan Efron. The program is also packed with local and international speakers including Associate Professor Jennifer Craig, who will present the latest and most innovative methods for assessing and managing dry eye, and Professor Pauline Cho, who will speak about myopia control.
Other experts on the panel include Professor Helen Swarbrick, Alan Saks, John Mountford, Dr. Colin Chan, Dr. Andrew Arpel, David Stephensen, Professor Stephanie Watson, Kate Gifford, Dr. Paul Gifford, and Margaret Lam.
David Stephensen, National Vice President for CCLSA, said ICCLC 2015 will unite some of the best and brightest minds in the field of contact lenses, optometry and ophthalmology practice. “Our theme for this ICCLC – Connect Eyes to Life – is all about helping you in your practice to bring your patients to a more intimate connection to their world through vision correction with contact lenses. No other form of vision correction provides such an intimate visual connection to the world in so many varied formats as the contact lens. The ICCLC 2015 will connect you and your patients to the latest insights across all of these formats and modalities.”
…the program has been developed to balance learning with fun. “CCLSA has always been about education but we know that fundamentally we learn a lot when we’re all having a good time…”
CCLSA committee member Margaret Lam said ICCLC 2015 is “a mustattend conference… whether your world of optometry looks like a grass roots independent practice, a corporate optometry practice, a research or dispensing optometrist or anything in between.
“The explosion of relevant anterior eye, therapeutic, practice business building skills and pathology education you will get from ICCLC will convince you, as it did me, that ICCLC is one of those must-attend conferences where you can get all your points in one sitting, as well as essential practical learnings,” said Ms. Lam.
She said the program offers “a great balance of best pearls of good practice, cutting edge topics and emerging research, as well as hands on workshops. This will no doubt feed and inspire the hunger and thirst for knowledge that drives you forward in your clinical practice”.
Dorothy Carlborg, CEO for CCLSA, said the program has been developed to balance learning with fun. “CCLSA has always been about education but we know that fundamentally we learn a lot when we’re all having a good time, so there is that great socialising aspect to all of CCLSA’s events.
“The congress is an opportunity to learn and befriend the living legends you meet in optometry, to share their insights and take them back into practice. It offers a very full program of education and social activities, with lots of options for relaxed and casual meals as well as more formal dining if that’s what you prefer.”