ACO Continuing Professional Development – Seminar Series 2016

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, Corner of Keppel and Cardigan Streets, 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 $100 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





Seminar Series 1:
Tuesday 16 February


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6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1 : Soothing the Fear of Prescribing Ophthalmic Steriods (T)

Dr Ehud Zamir

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2 : Cutting Down on the Complications that Result from Cataract Surgery (T) 

Dr Mark Troski

Seminar Series 2:

Tuesday 19 April

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6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1: Retinal Degenerations that are of More than Peripheral Importance

Dr Ben Clark

7.45pm -


Lecture 2: Masquerading Eye Conditions – All will be Revealed (T)

Dr Hakki Semerli

Seminar Series 3:

Tuesday 21 June

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6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1: The Healing Powers of Contact Lenses (T)

Assoc Prof Richard Vojlay

7.45pm - 


Lecture 2: Eliminating the Barriers to the Treatment of Retinal Vascular Disease

Dr Trevor Gin

Seminar Series 4:

Tuesday 16 August



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6.30pm -


Lecture 1: Interesting Issues Relating to Ophthalmic Anaesthesia that will keep you Wide Awake

Dr Karl Alexander

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: The Multiple Challenges of Treating Co-existing Anterior Segment Inflammations (T)

Dr Uday Bhatt

Seminar Series 5:

Tuesday 18 October

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6.30pm -


Lecture 1: Maintaining a Sharp Focus on the Differential Diagnosis of Pigmentary Maculopathies


Dr Mei Hong Tan

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: Laser Precision Refractive Surgery Techniques (T)

Dr Rick Wolfe

*(T) Therapeutic Education CPD

Venue Information

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Australian College of Optometry, Corner Keppel and Cardigan Streets, 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 Professional Development Division Tel: 03 9349 7477 or Email: