Laureate Prof. Hugh Taylor AC and Dr. Daniel Chiu will deliver keynote addresses to participants at the 8th Australian College of Optometry National Conference, which runs in Melbourne from 21–22 October 2017.
Prof. Taylor will discuss Indigenous eye health on Saturday and Dr. Chiu will explore the use of non-anti-VEGF drug therapy for neovascular agerelated macular degeneration the following day.
Other speakers who will address optometry professionals and graduates are Prof. Fiona Stapleton (NSW), Dr. Julian Bosco, Dr. Gillian Cochrane, Joshua Foreman, David Fabinyi, Dr. Jesse Gale (NZ), Dr. Alex Ioannidis, Dr. Nathan Kerr, Dr. Lionel Kowal, Dr. Heathcote Wright, Assoc. Prof. Daryl Guest, Assoc. Prof. Alan McNab, Assoc. Prof. Andrew Metha and Dr. Ross MacIntyre. Topics on the agenda include the role of OCT in glaucoma, thyroid eye disease, public health, pathology tests for immunologic and allergic ocular diseases and the management of ocular surface disease. A full list of conference topics can be found at www.aco.org.au/ professional-development/aconational- conference/program
The conference offers the opportunity to gain 40.5 CPD points including 22.5 therapeutic points.
Topics on the agenda include the role of OCT in glaucoma, thyroid eye disease, public health, pathology tests for immunologic and allergic ocular diseases and the management of ocular surface disease
The Saturday session will be followed with a cocktail party while a CPR course will run for delegates at the ACO following the conclusion of the conference, on Monday, 24 October.
The cost for members of the ACO is AU$350 for one day or $560 for both days.
Non-member prices are also available starting at $455 for one day or $720 for both days.
Please note that there is an error in the September publication of mivison, page 14, with the non-member pricing. mivision apologies for the error.