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 ACO National Conference 2015 

The ACO is delighted to announce its 6th National Conference to be held in Melbourne on 24 & 25 October 2015

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Date  

Title

Presenter

 CPD points

(attendance and assessment)

Optional Pre - conference Program

(conducted at the ACO, Carlton)  

Friday 23 October

09.30 am – 1.00 pm 

OCT – introduction to technique 

TBC

Optional Pre - conference Program 

(conducted at the ACO, Carlton) 

Friday 23 October

1.30 am – 5.00 pm  

OCT - interpretation of data 

TBC

 9 

Saturday 24 October

8.15 am – 9.00 am 

REGISTRATION DAY 1 

 

 

9.00 am – 9.05 am        

Welcome – President ACO

 

 

9.00 am – 10.05 am 

Keynote address 1: Refractive Surgery for Keratoconus: Options That can now be Discussed Outside the Cone of Silence   

TBC

 3T

10.05 am – 11.05 am

Nanomedicine: Little Solutions for Big Challenges

TBC

11.05 am – 11.30 am

MORNING TEA 

   

11.30 am – 1.20 pm       

ACO research

  • Interesting clinical cases (including low vision topic)
  • NVRI research
  • ACO’s role in the community – Outreach/indigenous communities/low vision 

TBC

 6

1.20 pm – 2.00 pm

LUNCH 

 

 

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm 

Dry Eye: Tear Jerkers and Other Interesting Stories

 TBC

 3T
3.00 pm – 4.00 pm         Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Fitting: It is Not That Hard    TBC  3
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm  AFTERNOON TEA and Poster Presentations    
4.30 pm – 5.50 pm        

Elective Session 1 (delegates choose either 1A or 1B)

  • 1A        Anterior Segment Surgery: Techniques That are on the Cutting Edge 
  • 1B    Neuro-ophthalmological Investigations: They Need not be Headaches nor Nerve-wracking   Experiences
 TBC

 1A- 4.5T 

  1B - 4.5

Sunday 25 October        

8.00 am – 9.00 am

BREAKFAST SESSION – The Evolution of Medicine: You are in for a Treat!

   3T
8.45 am – 9.00 am REGISTRATION DAY 2    
9.00 am – 9.05 am Welcome    
9.05 am – 10.05am   New Modes of Drug Delivery: Looking Beyond the Bottle  Hong Zhang
 3
10.05 am – 11.30am  MORNING TEA and Poster Presentations  TBC  
11.30 am – 11.55 am

Symposium: Contact Lens Management - Solutions and Solutions

   4.5
11.55 pm- 12.55 pm    AMD Updates: Novel Ways to Halt the Shedding of Blood   TBC  3
12.55 pm – 1.45 pm LUNCH     
1.45  pm – 3.05 pm

Elective Session 2 (delegates choose either 2A or 2B)

  • 2A   Eyelid Bumps and Lumps: A Systematic Approach to Saving a Patient’s Skin
  • 2B   Corneal Transplant Surgery: Getting to the Depth of the Problem

 2A -TBC

2B - Ben Connell

 2A - 4.5

 2B - 4.5T

3.05 pm – 3.35 pm AFTERNOON TEA     
3.35 pm – 4.55 pm   Cataract Surgery: Implanting Some New Ideas in Our Minds  TBC  4.5
5.00 pm   CLOSE    

 

This conference will bring you:

  • the right mix of quality professional development
  • a varied program that explores optometry from many angles
  • International and Australian speakers will deliver presentations and facilitate forums that will keep you engaged, challenged and entertained 
  • the opportunity to network with other delegates
  • an outstanding venue 
  • a small number of displays by our industry partners who will serve you with personalised quality consultations
  • the ease of access to the venue

 

Cost: Early bird rate 25% discount  (until June 30 2015)

Conference Registration

ACO Member

Non ACO Member

CPD points

Full Conference Registration

Sat & Sun 24-5 October

$495

$645

Max CPD points TBA

Day Delegate Registration 

Sat 24 October 

$298

$398

Max CPD points TBA

 

Day Delegate Registration 

 

Sun 25 October

 

$298

$398

Max CPD points TBA

 
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