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Specsavers Clinical Conference Program Announced

Specsavers has released the names of all the speakers who will present at the eighth Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC8) from 7–8 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

One of the largest optometry CPD / CD events to take place across Australia and New Zealand, the SCC8 is open to optometrists who both work within and outside the Specsavers group. The annual conference includes two full days of clinical content delivered by experts in ophthalmology.

the SCC8 is open to optometrists who both work within and outside the Specsavers group

The conference will open on Saturday 7 September with four, one hour clinical sessions taking place from 10am to 4.30pm. Diverse topics to be covered range from diabetic eye disease grading, screening and management, through to glaucoma, ocular inflammation, ocular oncology, OCT interpretation, paediatric optometry and anterior eye disease.

Saturday speakers are: Dr Adam Rudkin from Specialist Eye Glenelg will speak on vitreoretinal conditions; Dr Dru Daniels from Dru Consultants will speak on glaucoma; Dr Caroline Catt from Gordon Eye Surgery will speak on paediatric optometry; and Associate Professor Colin Chan from Vision Eye Institute will speak on anterior eye disease.

Sunday speakers are: Peter Larsen from Specsavers Australia and New Zealand, Professor Peter Scanlon from University of Oxford and the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Program, Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden from Centre for Eye Research Australia, Dr Elaine Chong from Iris Surgery, Associate Professor Lyndell Lim from Victoria Parade Eye Consultants, Dr Lindsay McGrath from Oxford Eye Centre and Dr Tu Tran from Eyes First.
The SCC exhibition will allow delegates to learn about the support Specsavers offers, the new technology available, and relationships Specsavers has with sponsors and other eye health stakeholders.

Free Ticket/Flight/Accommodation Packages

Specsavers is offering non-Specsavers optometrists in Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to win one of 20 free ticket / flight / accommodation packages. New and returning locum optometrists also have the opportunity to win a package to attend SCC8. Visit www.spectrum-anz.com/attend-scc for details.

Full Education Program Released

Specsavers has now released its full education program for the eighth Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC8), including all lectures and fringe talks.

These short presentations will be delivered during breaks by key members of the eye health stakeholder community, providing additional education that complements the main program. They will also offer bonus CPD / CD points.

The speakers and their presentation topics are as followed:

Saturday, September 7

Dee Hopkins, Macular Degeneration Foundation (MDFA): Patient support through MDFA.

Nabill Jacob, Vision Australia: Adaptive technology and low-vision patients.

Sunday, September 8

Professor Greg Johnson, Diabetes Australia: KeepSight.

Annie Gibbins, Glaucoma Australia: Glaucoma collaborative care.

More than 20 exhibitors will be featured at the SCC exhibition, giving delegates the opportunity to learn about the support Specsavers offers, the new technology available and the depth of Specsavers’ relationships with sponsors and other eye health stakeholders.

In addition to the Specsavers Support Office teams, the exhibition will include representatives from the Australian College of Optometry, Diabetes Australia, Eyes4Everest, Glaucoma Australia, Guide Dogs Victoria, MDFA, Oculo, RANZCO and Vision Australia.



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