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Make Optometry Great Again

Whether you love the sunny climes of Townsville or the bracing chill of Tasmania, you’ve got two truly spectacular destinations to choose from this month, and both will deliver an abundance of continued professional development.

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The Tasmania Lifestyle Congress (TLC) will be held at the Wrest Point Hotel in Hobart this month, from 23–25 August.

This year’s Keith Mackriell speaker is Alan Saks, who will present on Make optometry great again. Alan serves as the chief executive officer of The Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia and as a writer for mivision journal. Alan is a board member of the Asia Pacific Contact Lens Journal and has been an advisory board member for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, since 1987.

Professor Joanne Wood, from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at Queensland University of Technology, will deliver two low vision presentations at TLC; the first on Challenges of determining visual fitness to drive and the second on Vision, visual impairment and falls. Professor Wood’s research focuses on the impact of visual impairment and ageing on functional outcomes, including understanding how visual impairment affects driving performance and safety, vision and falls and children’s functional vision.

New to the conference this year is a practice support seminar on Saturday 24 August, run by the Australasian College of Optical Dispensing (ACOD), concurrently with the clinical conference. TLC’s contact lens breakfast will be held again on the Sunday Morning.

TLC is a great chance to hear industry experts speak on a variety of topics, and to network with colleagues. Registration prices have been maintained at last year’s pricing and include the conference dinner at Seagrass restaurant. Extensive delegate parking at the Hotel, which is five minutes from Hobart CBD, and a great choice of accommodation are major advantages this year.

TLC can provide all your required CPD points in one event. There are also many therapeutic points on offer. Visit taslifestylecongress.com.au

We hope to see you at TLC!

It doesn’t get any better than North Queensland Vision, the perfect combination of personal and professional rewards


Head north this August to enjoy North Queensland Vision, from 10–11 August. This year’s conference will see optometrists from across Australia and New Zealand come together at the Rydges Hotel in Townsville for a weekend of exceptional education with fabulous company.

The NQV 2019 clinical program incorporates an excellent array of lecture topics to suit all practice types, and delivers over 40 CPD points. Highlights include: Associate Professor Anthony Kwan presenting an Update to retinal disease and therapy – Looking forward to 2020 (or 20/20!); Lisa Bakker presenting What do you remember about concussions and Vision?; Professor Michael Kalloniatis presenting What is new in glaucoma management: collaborative care, current and future innovative testing paradigms; and Cornea – advanced/tertiary dry eye treatment presented by Dr David Gunn. Highly regarded local Townsville ophthalmologist Dr Ian Reddie will present on uveitis as well as diabetic retinopathy.

As in previous years, NQV is offering complimentary optional online assessment, the gala dinner ticket for full delegates, and two sponsored breakfast lectures. Delegates will be treated to delicious food and entertainment at the HC Aquarium for the conference dinner, as well as a special guided tour of this famous aquarium. This is a night not to miss.

An exhibition display will round out NQV, offering the chance for delegates to familiarise themselves with the latest in equipment, lenses, solutions, frames and more.

Last minute registrations are still available – so don’t miss out! For further NQV details, including accommodation deals and conference information, visit www. optometryqldnt.org.au/nqv or phone (AUS) 07 3839 4411.

It doesn’t get any better than North Queensland Vision, the perfect combination of personal and professional rewards.