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GenEye: The Future of Eye Health

GenEye is set to revolutionise the provision of eye health with an immersive training event, scheduled to take place on 19 June at the newly renovated and state-of-the-art Education Precinct at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. This unique event is designed to elevate performance and enhance skills through interactive learning experiences, led by expert surgical trainer and leading ophthalmologist, Dr Jacqueline Beltz.

“At GenEye, we believe in learning in new and innovative ways. From medical students to seasoned ophthalmologists, our diverse group of attendees embraces progress and utilises the latest technologies, including cutting-edge virtual reality platforms,” Dr Beltz said. “Unlike traditional training events, GenEye focusses on fostering collaboration, discussions among peers, and creating positive learning environments where mistakes are embraced as opportunities for growth.

“This isn’t your typical conference with PowerPoint presentations,” she said. “GenEye is all about interactive learning that engages the mind, body, and skills of eye health professionals”.

The event boasts a range of activities, from surgical skill sessions to virtual reality simulations, mind training and ergonomics, all set within the inspiring backdrop of the Eye and Ear’s Education Precinct. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the precinct’s library, lecture theatre, and collaborative spaces, providing a holistic learning experience like no other.

“We’re thrilled to host GenEye in our new Education Precinct,” said Dr Chris Tan, Director Medical Services at the Eye and Ear. “It’s an exceptional opportunity for eye health professionals to engage in hands-on learning and gain valuable insights into microsurgery techniques, patient communication skills, and personal wellbeing.”

The event boasts a range of activities, from surgical skill sessions to virtual reality simulations, mind training and ergonomics, all set within the inspiring backdrop of the Eye and Ear’s Education Precinct

An Event for All Eye Health Professionals

In 2023, GenEye welcomed optometrists for the first time, offering high-level interactive Optometry Australia-accredited continued professional development points. This year, the event aims to achieve the same accreditation, providing attendees with valuable continuing education opportunities.

All eye health professionals are welcome to attend GenEye and while the event runs across three days, people can attend for just one day. Specifically, Wednesday 19 June has been planned for medical students, optometrists and orthoptists, while the focus from Thursday to Friday, 20-21 June, will be on accredited ophthalmology trainees and ophthalmologists.

“Whether you’re looking to enhance your surgical skills, improve patient conversations, or focus on your own wellbeing, GenEye has something for everyone,” Dr Beltz said.

To find out more and register visit geneye.org.au.