ACO Continuing Professional Development – Webinars 2020

Up to 18 CPD points per year (face to face live webinar)

If the topic you're seeking isn't here, also check out learning opportunities on our Seminar SeriesCourses, Clinical workshops  Glaucoma Self-Assessment , OCT By the Colors pages or  ACO COTACO ACGACO CACLACO ACCV

2020's Calendar of Webinar topics includes a range of Therapeutic and non-therapeutic subjects.  

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2020 Webinar Topics  

All dates and times will be confirmed via email to subscribers with an invitation to register for each webinar.

Date Time Topic & Presenter Therapeutic Points

Monday 10 February

7:00pm - 8.00pm


Public Health Advocacy: Urban, Rural and Remote with Dr. Kristopher Rallah-Baker

Tuesday 17 March

7.30 pm - 8:30pm


Probiotics: The Future of Eye Care with Dr. Judith Flanagan 

Wednesday 20 May

7.00 pm - 8.00pm

AMD Research Updates and Colloborative Care with The Macular Disase Foundation Australia (MDFA) with Dr. Erica Fletcher, Mr Zhichao Wu, and Ms Sabine Ostrowski 

Thursday 2 July

7.00 pm - 8.00pm

When Cataract Surgery is Not a Routine Procedure with Dr. Elaine Chong

Thursday 10 September 7.00 pm - 8.00pm 

Microbial Keratitis with Dr. Mallika Prem Senthil

Monday 9 November

7.30 pm - 8.30pm


What is new in Neuro-ophthalmology? with Dr. Celia Chen  



(T) Therapeutic Education points applicable

How Does the Webinar Package Work?

For one flat fee of $150 per year (Member price) subscribers participate in the live webinars (unless viewed online post webinar). The webinars are available via podcast through the ACO Centre for Online Resources and E-learning (CORE) including supporting learning material, lecture notes and additional online assessments. You will also have access to 2019's ACO webinars via podcast on CORE (CPD to be self recorded).

The catalogue of 2019 offers access to:

 - The Management of Skin Lesions  - the optometrist's role 

- Medical Treatment of Glaucoma (T)

- Herpetic Corneal Disease (T)

- Optometry-led Triage with Ophthalmology  (T)

- AMD Classification


Subscribers can claim two CPD points for attending each live webinar (classified as face-to-face CPD). You will have the option to submit online assessment questionnaire for each webinar to obtain an additional one CPD point per webinar (ie up to 18 CPD points available if you submit and achieve 70% accuracy per questionnaire).  You can claim one CPD point for viewing recorded webinars via ACO CORE and an additional one CPD point for successful completion of the assessment. 

Note: Subscriptions to the Webinar Package are accepted throughout 2020.

Member Rate: $150

Non-Member Rate: $600

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About Webinars

A presenter will discuss the topic, using a powerpoint presentation and a webcam. Participants will be able to access the presentation through the internet, and either have audio through their computer or telephone (free call).  A key feature of the Webinar is its interactive elements, where participants can type in questions to the presenter for consideration at the end of the seminar. Webinars are offered to optometrists to provide CPD that will assist with identifying clinical problems in their practice settings, provide information to help solve those problems and increase their application of knowledge to practice. This service is a convenient method of obtaining continuing professional development anywhere in the world.

Technical Requirements

To participate in a webinar, you require:

  • A computer and keyboard with stable internet connection

  • Computer speakers or access to a telephone (freecall)

  • The latest version of Flash installed on your computer. To install flash click here

The ACO records all its Webinars for future access (subject to presenter permission). 

Contact Information

For further enquiries on the webinar package, please contact the Education Division Tel: 03 9349 7477 or Email: cpd This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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