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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

For flyer and registration, ACO National Conference Registration Form

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 

Dr Adrian Bruce

Optional Pre - conference Program 

(conducted at the ACO, Carlton) 

Friday 23 October

1.30 pm – 5.00 pm  

OCT - interpretation of data 

Dr Mei Hong Tan

Mr Roman Serebrianik

 9 

Saturday 24 October

8:15 am – 9:00 am 

REGISTRATION DAY 1 

 

 

9:00 am – 9:05 am        

Welcome address

 

 

9:05 am – 10:05 am 

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

Dr Sue Ormonde

3T

10:05 am – 11:05 am

Nanomedicine: Little Solutions for Big Challenges

Dr Iyer Swaminatha

11:05 am – 11:30 am

MORNING TEA 

   

11:30 am – 1:20 pm       

ACO Outreach program

                                               

  • Homeless, refugees, aged, disabled
  • Indigenous
  • Children – Sunshine Harvest

TBC

 6

1:20 pm – 2:00 pm

LUNCH 

 

 

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Dry Eye: Tear Jerkers and Other Interesting Stories

Prof Eric Papas

 3T
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm         Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lens Fitting: It is not that Hard   Dr Andrew Huhtanen  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

1A Dr Sue Ormonde

 

1B Dr Brent Gaskin

 1A - 4.5T 

 1B - 4.5

6:00 pm - 7:00pm

Book Launch : A History of Australian Optometry.  Two hundred years of beating the tyranny of distance and fighting political battles to find new roles and a new place in health care by Professor Barry Cole AO.

Drinks and nibbles provided.  Copies of the book available for purchase and signing.

 

 

Sunday 25 October        

8:00 am – 9:00 am

BREAKFAST SESSION –  The History of Medicine from an Ophthalmic Point of View: You are in for a Treat!

 

Dr  Lewis Levitz  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 Dr Hong Zhang
 3
10:05 am – 10:30am  MORNING TEA   
 
10:30 am – 11:55 am

Symposium: Contact Lens Management - Solutions and Solutions

Roman Serbrianik

Dr Eric Papas

Russell Lowe

 

 4.5
11.55 am- 12.55 pm    AMD Updates: Novel Ways to Halt the Shedding of Blood  Assoc Prof. Andrew Symons  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 -Dr Khami Satchi

2B - Dr 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 Dr Sue Ormonde  4.5T
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

45 CPD points 

Day Delegate Registration 

Sat 24 October 

$298

$398

22.5 CPD points (10.5T)

 

Day Delegate

Registration 

Sun 25 October

 

$298

$398

22.5 CPD points (12T)

 

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