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Myopia Progression in Children Conference Returns

Following the success of last year’s Myopia Progression in Children Conference (MPIC) 2022, plans are underway for another full-day conference on Saturday, 10 June 2023.

The conference is organised by Myopia Australia, an organisation founded by Sydney-based paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Loren Rose to help increase public and industry awareness regarding myopia in children in an Australian context. This awareness includes acknowledging and assisting in further education on best management.

Optometry Australia accreditation has been approved for: up to 6i & 4.75T Face-to-Face Institute of Excellence Quality Assured CPD hours and up to 6 & 4.25T Virtual Institute of Excellence Quality Assured CPD hours.

MPIC 2023 will follow a format similar to the inaugural event, with interactive components, industry participation, and accreditation for CPD points from Optometry Australia. However, last year’s panel, comprising Dr Rose, Dr Shanel Sharma and Dr Trent Sandercoe, will be expanded with the addition of two Sydney-based optometrists – Mariella Coluccio and Homma Ebrahimi – who will share interesting case studies from their own practices.

last year’s panel… will be expanded with the addition of two Sydney-based optometrists… who will share interesting case studies from their own practices

Eye health professionals who attend MPIC will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the latest research-proven methods for monitoring and intervening in myopia progression in children, including current research regarding intervention:

including lifestyle, refractive and pharmacological approaches. A comprehensive management plan for myopia progression in children, an extended panel discussion of difficult cases, and guidelines on referral recommendations for other tests and imaging will be included.

About Dr Rose

Dr Rose is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra. With a long history of university teaching, including basic sciences at Sydney University to medical and science students, Dr Rose is involved in ophthalmic registrar training in her public VMO position at Bankstown hospital and the Burwood Private rooms. She also works in rooms in Bankstown, Wentworthville and Canberra. Dr Rose completed her PhD titled Myopia progression in children in 2022.

Find out more here.