CO Continuing Professional Development – Seminar Series 2018

2 CPD points per lecture, optional assessment 1 CPD point per lecture

The ACO Seminar Series consists of 2 lectures, generally held bi-monthly on the 3rd Tuesday. Registration is free to ACO members and includes light refreshments from 6.15pm and between the lectures. (Note: members are not required to register, however for catering purposes please RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Beginning at 6.30pm and 7.45pm, the one hour lectures are held in the Amies Theatre at the ACO, 374 Cardigan Street, Carlton. Each lecture qualifies for 2 CPD points plus an additional 1 point for the optional assessment.

Non-members are welcome to attend the Seminar Series for a registration fee of $110 per night (inc GST) and can register by contacting This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Seminar Series Calendar 2018





Seminar Series 1:
Tuesday 20 February 2018


Sponsored by 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1 : Open Angle Glaucoma - Beyond the Typical (T)

Mr Jack Phu

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2 : New Frontiers of Glaucoma Surgery - MIGS and other

emerging techniques and therapies (T)

Dr Brian Ang

Seminar Series 2:

Tuesday 17 April 2018

Sponsored by 




6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1:    Current Topical Medication Availability 

- Impact on Therapeutic Protocol Options  (T)

Prof Alex Gentle

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: Topical Medications - Case Studies (T)

Mr John Komser

Mr Joe Waterman

Seminar Series 3:

Tuesday 19 June 2018

 Sponsored by



6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1:  The use of OCT in neuro-opthalmology

 Dr Ed Hauptman

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2:   Medico-legal issues - The Honey Rose Case & Detecting Brain Tumours 

Mr Luke Arundel

Mr Michael Yen

Mr Peregrine Horton

Dr Adrian Bruce (facilitator)

Seminar Series 4:

Tuesday 21 August 2018




6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1: Headache Differential Diagnosis

 Dr Bao Nguyen

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: Clinical Grand Rounds

Ms Rachael Kwok

Ms Angela Hall

Mr Albert D'Souza

Seminar Series 5:

Tuesday 16 October 2018

6.30pm - 7.30pm 

Lecture 1:Paediatric Optometry


 Mr Tim Fricke

7:45pm - 8:45pm Lecture 2: Stories from the Clinic (T)  
*(T) Therapeutic Education CPD
Venue Information

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Australian College of Optometry, 374 Cardigan Street, Carlton, Victoria

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Additional Resources

Seminar Series lectures, additional learning materials and assessments are available for members via the ACO Centre for Online Resources and Elearning (ACOCORE).

Optional Assessment of the Seminar Series Lectures: optional assessment questionnaires are available for the Seminar Series Lectures and if successfully completed (70% accuracy) an additional CPD point is received per questionnaire. More

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: