ACO Continuing Professional Development – Clinical Workshops

COMBINED CLINICAL WORKSHOP BOOKING FORM (pdf)

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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2019 Clinical Workshops

 

Date    2019

Workshop

AU CPD Points

(includes assessment)

NZ CE Points
PRICING

Sat 22 June

9.30am - 1.00pm

 

COMFORT INN JULIE-ANNA

268 NAPIER ST

BENDIGO

The Use of OCT in the Diagnosis of Retinal and Glaucomatous Conditions

Presented by Mr Roman Serebrianik

Roman Serebrianik and an ophthalmologist will present this highly interactive clinical workshop that is essential for optometrists who are interested in interpreting the results of OCT scans of glaucomatous and retinal conditions.  Roman will start the session with a lecture on the fundamentals of OCT and a revision of the appearance of normal retinal featurs on an OCT scan. He will discuss the clinical applications of OCT, the main scan profiles and the rationale for selection.  Roman will point out a variety of artefacts that can confound clinicians and contrast the techniques of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and OCT.  The ophthalmologist will consider a variety of case studies to illustrate the use of OCT in the diagnosis and management of glaucomatous and retinal conditions.  They will explain the particular benefits that OCT-angiography (OCT-A) offers in the diagnosis of retinal ischaemia.  This workshop will certainly appeal to any optometist who engages in the co-management of retinal conditions.

 

Further information and Registration Form

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Member Price

$275

 

Non-member Price $441

Sat 6 July 2019

9.30am -5.00pm

 

 

Orthokeratology

Presented by Dr Adrian Bruce & Dr Andrew Huhtanen

Orthokeratology is now recognised internationally for its role in myopia control and locally it is occupying a prominent place in clinical discussions. Adrian Bruce will commence the day with an overview of corneal topography and assessment of the cornea with particular reference to orthokeratology. Andrew Huhtanen will consider the technique of orthokeratology and the various commercial fitting systems available, including Paragon CRT. Andrew and Adrian will demonstrate the techniques of tomography and topography during the practical component of this morning’s session, during which attendees will have access to various items of equipment.

During the afternoon, Adrian will talk about the prevalence of myopia and the overall context of orthokeratology in addressing the problem of myopia control. He will detail guidelines for lens selection and the fitting of orthokeratology using the Emerald system. An extensive practical session will follow, during which the choice of orthokeratology lens and parameter selection will be explained, fluorescein patterns will be reviewed, topographic and tomographic assessments will be performed and patient counselling will be addressed

Further information and registration form

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Member price $429

 

Non-member price  $693

Sat 27 July 2019

1:30pm  - 5:00pm

BRISBANE

 

RYDGES SOUTHBANK

9 GLENELG ST

SOUTH BRISBANE  4101

The Use of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for the Diagnosis of Glaucoma and Retinal Conditions 

 

Presented by Dr Abishek Sharma, Dr David Gunn, Mr Roman Serebrianik

 

Roman Serebrianik, Abhishek Sharma and David Gunn will present this highly interactive clinical workshop that is essential for optometrists who are interested in interpreting the results of OCT scans of glaucomatous and retinal conditions.   Roman will start the session with a lecture on the fundamentals of OCT and a revision of the appearance of normal retinal features on an OCT scan. He will discuss the clinical applications of OCT, the main scan profiles and the rationale for selection.  Roman will point out a variety of artefacts  that can confound clinicians and contrast the techniques of fundus autofluorescence (FAF) and OCT. Abhishek, David and Roman will then consider a variety of case studies to illustrate the use of OCT in the diagnosis and mangement of a variety of glaucomatous problems and retinal conditions.  They will explain the particular benefits that OCT-angiography (OCT-A) offers in the diagnosis of retinal ischaemia.  This workshop will certainly appeal to any optometrist who engages in the co-management of glaucoma and retinal diseases.

 

Further information and registraton form

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Member Price  $385

 

Non-member price $528

Sat 3 August 2019

9.30am to 2.00pm

Dry Eye Clinical Workshop

 

Presented by Dr Nicholas Young and Dr Joanne Goh

 

Although optometrists have been treating dry eye disease (DED) for decades, the focus has largely been on visual hygiene (ergonomics and prevention) and topical therapy. Lacrimal lubricants, anti-inflammatories and steroids have been the mainstay of DED treatment. In addition, ocular inserts and punctal plugs have proven to be extremely beneficial in addressing chronic DED problems that are unresponsive to pharmaceutical approaches.  Some patients have resorted to nutritional supplements. More recently in-office procedures have been employed to assist our DED patients.  These include Meibomian gland expression, intense pulse light (IPL) and thermal treatment.  During the first lecture of this workshop, Nicholas Young will be evaluate the range of treatments, with particular emphasis on the newly emerging IPL and thermal procedures.  Since ocular surface dissease (OSD) is integral to DED, in the next presentation Dr Joanne Goh will cover a detailed consideration of OSD.  The recommended classification of DED - according to the Tear Film and Ocular Society (TFOS) Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS) II, the epidemiology of the condition and other clinical aspects will be explained.  During  the practical session, attendees will be able to observe, handle and use the various instruments for diagnosing and treating DED.  Representatives from various ophthalmic suppliers will assist the lecturers in showcasing the traditional and some novel approaches to the management of DED.

 

Registrations for the Dry Eye Clinical Workshop have closed

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Member price $352

 

Non-member price $572

Sat 10 Aug 2019

9.30am - 1.00pm

 

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

 

Presented by Dr Elvis Ojaimi

 

This clinical workshop will certainly appeal to optometrists who would like to become acquainted with these useful clinical techniques and will also be of value to practitioners who would like to become more proficient at the procedures. The day will commence with an introductory lecture that will be delivered by Dr Rosie Dawkins; the skills of binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy, scleral indentation, pre-corneal fundus lens examination and contact fundus lens evalation will be discussed.  During the practical session, participants can refine their clinical skills of examination of the posterior segment. the presenters will assist candidates in becoming acquainted with a range of instruments and lenses.  They will also offer some valuable troubleshooting steps that should be borne in mind when performing the procedures. 

Further information and registration form

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Member Price $319 Single session or $462 for both

 

Non-member price 

$480 single session or $699 for both

Sat 10 Aug 2019

1.30pm - 5.00pm

Gonioscopy and other Glaucoma Assessment Techniques

 

Presented by Dr George Kong

 

This workshop is ideal for optometrists who would like to learn the fundamentals of gonioscopy or for those clinicians who wish to practise the technique more competently. Nathan will commence proceedings with a discussion on the importance of gonioscopy in the assessment and management of glaucoma.  Nathan will review the observations of the irido-corneal angle and discuss the anomalies that an optometrist is likely to encounter. During the practical session, the presenters will demonstrate the use of a variety of gonioscopic lenses, the procedure of optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the anterior segment and the technique of pachymetry.

 

Further Information and Registration Form

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 *(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.

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Australian College of Optometry, 374 Cardigan Street, 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 Education Division Tel: 03 9349 7477 or Email: cpd@aco.org.au

 

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