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HomeminewsInherited Retinal Diseases Webinar: 31 August

Inherited Retinal Diseases Webinar: 31 August

Professor Alex Hewitt will present un update on inherited retinal diseases for optometrists in a live webinar on 31 August, 2022.

Hosted by Macular Disease Foundation Australia, this one-hour webinar will include discussion on clinical presentation, key diagnostic tests involved in diagnosis and management, support services available for patients and emerging treatments for inherited retinal diseases.

this one-hour webinar will include discussion on… clinical presentation, key diagnostic tests… support services… and emerging treatments for inherited retinal diseases

The webinar has been accredited by Optometry Australia for one Institute of Excellence Quality Assured CPD hour.

About Professor Hewitt

Professor Alex Hewitt graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2001 and obtained his PhD investigating the molecular and phenotypic associations for open angle glaucoma from Flinders University of South Australia in 2009. He completed formal ophthalmology training at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne in 2011. The following year he was the Novartis Research Fellow at the Lions Eye Institute and was awarded a WA Tall Poppy Award from the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. In 2016 and 2018, he received an NHMRC Research Excellence Awards for the top ranked Practitioner Fellowship application and Program Grant application, respectively. His clinics at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital specialise in inherited eye diseases.

The webinar will take place from 6.30pm – 7.20pm AEST on Wednesday 31 August.