ACO Continuing Professional Development – Seminar Series 2017

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 2017





Seminar Series 1:
Tuesday 21 February


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6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1 : Ophthalmic Antibiotics - some topical issues (T)

Dr Michael Loughlin

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2 : Tips and Tricks for prescribing  Mini-sclerals and other advanced contact lenses

Dr Adrian Bruce

Seminar Series 2:

Tuesday 11 April

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6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1:    Problems of the Anterior Ocular Adnexa – How do You Tell? (T)

Dr Charles Su

7.45pm -


Lecture 2: Pupil Abnormalities 

Dr Brent Gaskin 

Seminar Series 3:

Tuesday 20 June

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6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1: Dry Eye Disease - smooth sailing on the lacrimal rivus (T)

Dr Ross MacIntyre

7.45pm - 


Lecture 2: Diabetic Retinopathy Management: the escape artist's guide

Dr Christolyn Raj

Seminar Series 4:

Tuesday 22 August




6.30pm -


Lecture 1: Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma - the cornea and the iris were never intended to keep in contact (T)

Dr Heathcote Wright

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: Choroidal and Retinal Neoplasia - the benign and the malignant

Dr Bryan Matthews

Seminar Series 5:

Tuesday 17 October


6.30pm -


Lecture 1:Rheumatology - relief from life's aches and pains


Dr Timothy Godfrey

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: The Ocular Manifestations of Rheumatic Disease - a joint enterprise (T)

Dr Xavier Fagan

*(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:


The ACO is delighted to welcome Coopervision as Sponsor of our 2017 Seminar Series evenings

CooperVision is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit