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One-day Myopia Conference by OV/SA: 21 November, 9am-3.30pm AEDT

On the back of the success of Southern Regional Congress (SRC) Online in early September, Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) has announced the launch of a new series of one-day conferences.

The first SRC Mini, to be held virtually on Sunday 21 November, will focus on the hot topic of myopia, giving optometrists the opportunity to earn any last minute outstanding CPD hours needed before the 30 November deadline. A highlight of the event will be a keynote presentation from Professor James Wolffsohn, who will be live-streaming from the United Kingdom to discuss evidence-based myopia management.

A highlight of the event will be a keynote presentation from Professor James Wolffsohn, who will be live-streaming from the United Kingdom to discuss evidence-based myopia management

Professor James Wolffsohn

Prof Wolffsohn is Pro-Vice Chancellor and a Professor of Optometry at Aston University, having been a Head of Optometry at the university. Before this, he was a Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prof Wolffsohn’s main research areas are the development and evaluation of ophthalmic instrumentation, contact lenses, intraocular lenses, and the tear film.

Acting OV/SA CEO Michelle Marven said the organisation was excited to have secured such a well-regarded keynote speaker for the event.

“SRC Mini gives optometrists the opportunity to hear some quality presentations, for an affordable price. In particular we are very lucky to have Professor Wolffsohn speaking, who will provide attendees with invaluable insights into myopia management,” she said.

“When our optometry and optical conference O=MEGA21 was cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, we made the decision to pivot to an online event quite quickly. Being able to provide our members, and the wider optometry community, with quality CPD content, whether that be virtual or face-to-face, has always been our priority.

“For us, SRC Online had to be different. It couldn’t be like every other Zoom chat because understandably, many people are tired of seeing the same thing on their computer. That’s why we worked with a technical production company to put together what we hoped was more than a virtual meeting, it was an experience. And we’ve carried that idea over to our SRC Mini Conference at the end of this month.

“On top of that, we have a stellar line-up of speakers who offer the latest clinical information and advice on myopia treatment and care,” Ms Marven added.

Indeed, SRC Mini: Myopia packs a punch with its line-up, which includes additional speakers Sam Hobbs, Dr Alexandra Jaworski, Dr Pauline Kang, Dr Nellie Deen and Timothy Martin. The event will be hosted by optometrist and OV/SA Board Director Cassandra Haines.

Register to Attend

The Sunday 21 November program runs from 9am until 3.30pm, and has up to 7.5 hours of content (with assessment), including up to three therapeutic hours (with assessment) and up to three hours of interactive therapeutic content (with assessment). Tickets are available for a heavily discounted price for members of AU$99, and $269 for non-members. Have a look at the program and register now.

In-person SRC Mini Conferences have also been scheduled for May and June 2022, in Adelaide and Melbourne.

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