The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) will host an optometry workshop providing training and information on using new collaborative care referral pathways announced in August. The workshop will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday 19 November at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre alongside the 2016 RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress.
The optometry workshop, which is open to all optometrists, will feature sessions on each of the pathways – glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. It will also feature overview sessions on models of collaborative care, assessing fitness to drive and the future of collaborative care.
RANZCO developed and launched its first guidelines – in collaboration with Specsavers – for the management of glaucoma in July 2016. The simple flow chart extracts the key points from existing guidelines and presents them graphically as an easy reference tool.
“The RANZCO guidelines are, we hope, a simplified way for health professionals to use the multiple guidelines now in place, including AHPRA and NHMRC. They don’t replace anything, they just bring it all together,” said Dr. David Andrews, Chief Executive Officer of RANZCO.
The RANZCO guidelines are, we hope, a simplified way for health professionals to use the multiple guidelines now in place…
“They are planned to provide a clear patient management pathway for the many variations of management possible for glaucoma, and other diseases in due course.”
Workshop registration is AU$60. Spaces are limited. Click here to register.