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Doctor of Optometry Conference

Professor Robyn Guymer and Dr. Elsie Chan spoke to students of the University of Melbourne at the second inaugural Doctor of Optometry Student Conference (ODSC), held in Melbourne in late September.

The ODSC is unique in that it is a conference for students, organised by students.

Professor Robyn Guymer spoke to the students on the topic, ‘A novel intervention for the early stages of AMD’. Dr. Elsie Chan spoke about corneal cross-linking. Other speakers included Dr. Abi Tenen, Simon Hanna, Richard Lindsay and Jessica Chi (pictured).

A panel of recent graduates from the University of Melbourne provided interesting and valuable insights into the transition from study to work. Key points from these speakers included the importance of networking, not only with colleagues within optometry but also within allied health.

A panel of recent graduates from the University of Melbourne provided interesting and valuable insights into the transition from study to work…

The ODSC conference was convened by two final year students, Michelle Lucas and Rebecca Nowaczek, with the help of a committee. Major sponsors were Specsavers, OPSM and Designs for Vision. All ODSC students, from first to fourth year, were in attendance.

Speaking of the conference’s success, optometrist Jessica Chi said, “As a non-student fortunate enough to attend such a great meeting, I was impressed by the dedication, organisation and attitude of these individuals. I rarely attend a conference where I see an audience so engaged, and I am delighted to say that our profession is in great hands.”

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