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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2018 Clinical Workshops




AU CPD Points NZ CE Points

Saturday 28 April 2018

9.30am - 1.00pm

OCT - Instruments  & Technique



Presented by Dr Adrian Bruce and representatives of equipment supply companies


Diagnostic imagery is so important in today’s practice.  This clinical workshop will be particularly useful for any practitioner who is interested in purchasing an OCT or those who would like to become more proficient at the technique.  The workshop will commence with a brief introductory lecture that will include the theoretical principles on which OCT is based and an overview of the instruments that will be on display during the session.  Attendees will have ample opportunity to become more acquainted with all devices.  Representatives of the various ophthalmic companies will demonstrate the ways to efficiently carry out scans and to gain maximum information from the procedures. 


Further information and registration form

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD points (assessment


Member Price

$319 single session or

$480 for both


NON-member price

$462 single session or $699 for both

Saturday 28 April 2018

1.30pm -5.00pm

OCT -Data Interpretation


Presented by Dr Antony Van der Heeden & Mr Roman Serebrianik


The ability to competently interpret the results of an OCT scan is of vital importance for any optometrist who engages in the management or co-management of ocular disease. This clinical workshop will appeal to clinicians who regularly perform OCT scans and would like to improve their analyses of the data to assist them in the management of their patients.   Following an introductory lecture that will contrast OCT scans of eyes that are physiologically normal with those that have undergone various pathological changes, the presenters will consider a variety of case studies. Attendees are encouraged to bring scans from their practices to stimulate discussion.


Further information and Registration form

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD points (assessment


Sat 16 June 2018

9.30am - 5.00pm

Paediatric Clinical Workshop



Presented by Mr Tim Fricke 

15 CPD points (attendance)

3 CPD point (assessment)


Member Price $429


Non-Member price $693

Sat 7 July 2018

9.30am -5.00pm

Mini-scleral & Orthokeratology Contact Lenses


Presented by Dr Adrian Bruce & Dr Andrew Huhtanen

15 CPD points (attendance)

3 CPD point



Member price $429


Non-member price  $693

Sat 04 Aug 2018

9:30am - 2:00pm

Inflammatory Conditions of the Lids & Lacrimal Apparatus, Lacrimal Lavage, Punctal Plug Insertion/Removal and Meibomian Gland Expression 


Presented by Dr Justin Friebel, Mr Eddie Burgin, Ms Christa Sipos-Ori

10 CPD Points (attendance)

2 CPD points (assessment)


Member price $352


Non-member price $572

Sat 25 Aug 2018

9.30am - 1.00pm


Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Scleral Indentation,  

Pre-corneal Fundus Lens Evaluation & Contact Fundus Lens Examination


Presented by Mr Joseph Choi

8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD point (assessment)


Member Price $319 Single session or $480 for both


Non-member price 

$462 single session or $699 for both

Sat 25 Aug 2018

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Goniscopy and other Glaucoma Assessment Techniques



Presented by Dr Nathan Kerr and Mr John Komser


8 CPD points (attendance)

1 CPD point (assessment)


 *(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.

Download the 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)
Venue Information

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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

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