ACO Continuing Professional Development – Clinical Workshops

 

Clinical Workshops  are practical demonstrations delivered in a small group environment.  These workshops are often conducted in the clinic at ACO Carlton to enable participants to practise techniques under personal instruction.  Participants are welcome to bring their own equipment. Each workshop attracts CPD points as indicated below and optional assessments are offered online for further CPD points.     

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2017 Clinical Workshops

 

Date

Workshop

CPD NZ CD Points

Saturday 1 April

9.30am - 5.00pm

Mini-scleral Contact Lens Clinical Workshop

Presented by Dr Adrian Bruce, Mr Roman Serebrianik and Dr Andrew Huhtanen

  

Information and registration   * Deferred to June *

15 CPD points (attendance)

3 CPD points (assessment

 

Sat 29 April

9.30am - 1.00pm


Foreign Body Removal Clinical Workshop

Presented by Dr Suheb Ahmed and Mr Joseph Choi

 

Synopsis

Optometrists are becoming increasingly interested in - and adept at - the removal of embedded foreign bodies (FBs), particularly since the introduction of Medicare item 10944 to the Optometrical Schedule of Services.

Dr Suheb Ahmed will introduce the topic with a comprehensive lecture on the implications of each type of FB that can penetrate the cornea.

 

Registrants will be offered opportunities to remove FB's that have been embedded into agar plates.  Suheb and Mr Joseph Choi will demonstrate the technique and offer useful hints. It is expected that each participant will leave with an increased level of confidence in his/her ability to perform this important technique.

Information and registration

8T CPD points (attendance)

1T CPD point (assessment)

 

Fri 2 June

10.30am - 5.00pm

Business Development Workshop 4 CPD  
Sat 17 June

Mini-scleral Contact Lens Clinical Workshop

Presented by Dr Adrian Bruce and Mr Andrew Huhtanen

 

Synopsis

Mini-scleral contact lenses (CLs) offer some important optical, mechanical and therapeutic benefits over conventional rigid gas permeable and soft lenses. They are particularly useful for the treatment of corneal irregularities such as advanced keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration and keratoglobulus. A skilled practitioner can carve a niche for herself or himself in the profession by becoming adept at the prescription of these CLs.

 

Dr Adrian Bruce will commence proceedings with an overview of the two important techniques of corneal imagery - topography and tomography. Adrian’s lecture will be followed by a discussion of the subtle - and the obvious - complications of contact lens wear that will certainly appeal to attendees who are therapeutically qualified. Adrian and another clinical demonstrator will supervise a practical session, during which participants will have ample opportunities to perform topography and tomography. Participants will arguably improve their skills at interpretation of the data. This practical session will certainly whet one’s appetite to take up the challenge of fitting mini-scleral CLs.

During the afternoon, the fascinating world of mini-scleral contact lens fitting will be explored. Adrian will deliver an introductory lecture, during which he will evaluate various designs and potential uses of these lenses; he will also consider the challenges that are involved with mini-scleral contact lens practice. The practical session will be devoted to the fitting of mini-scleral contact lenses. Although subjects will be recruited for the workshop, participants are also encouraged to fit CLs on each other so that they are aware of the merits of the various designs. 

 

Information and Registration

15 CPD points (attendance)

3 CPD points (assessment)

6 GEN    

Sat 22 July

9.30am - 1.00pm

OCT Instruments and Technique

Presented by Dr Adrian Bruce and representatives from ophthalmic suppliers

 

Information and registration

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD point

(assessment)

 2 CD

Sat 22 July

1.30pm - 5.00pm

OCT - Interpretation of Data

Presented by Dr Nima Pakrou and Mr Roman Serebrianik

 

Information and registration

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD point (assessment)

 

 3 CD

Sat 26 Aug

9.30am - 1.00pm

 

Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Scleral Indentation,  Pre-corneal Fundus Lens Examination & Contact Fundus Examination

Presented by Dr Tom Edwards and Ms Mae Chong

 

Information and Registration 

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD point (assessment)

 2 CD

Sat 26 Aug

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Goniscopy and other Glaucoma Assessment

Presented by Dr Simon Skalicky and Ms Iris Huang

 

Information and Registration 

 

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD point (assessment)

 3 CD

Fri 8 Sep

9.30am - 5.00pm

Paediatrics Clinical Workshop

Presented by Dr Nellie Deen, Dr Anu Mathew, Ms Elisse Higginbotham, Assoc Prof Edwin Howell and Ms Christa Sipos-Ori

 

Information and Registration

15 CPD points (attendance)

3 CPD point (assessment)

2 CD +

4 GEN

 *(T) Therapeutically Endorsed CPD

Note: 1.  Details are accurate at time of publication but the ACO reserves the right to make changes as required.   2.  Events are subject to sufficient participant numbers.  3. Clinical Workshops often involve direct examination of subjects and participants are required to be a registered optometrist in Australia or New Zealand and hold current professional indemnity insurance. Refer to the ACO CPD Policy.

Register
Download registration form above.
Register and pay online (Non members can also register and pay here)
Or call 03 9349 7477 with your credit card details (MasterCard and Visa only)
 
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Australian College of Optometry, Corner Keppel and Cardigan Streets, Carlton, Victoria

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ACO Continuing Professional Development Policy

The ACO CPD policy explains the terms and conditions relating to all ACO CPD, including refunds and cancellation of events more

Contact Information

For further enquiries on ACO continuing professional development, please contact the Professional Development Division Tel: 03 9349 7477 or Email: cpd@aco.org.au