CO Continuing Professional Development – Seminar Series 2020

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.

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Seminar Series Calendar 2020

Date  

 

Title

Presenter

Australia CPD

Points

(incl assessment)

NZ CE Points

Seminar Series 1:
Tuesday 18 February 2020

 

 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1: Looking Beyond the Eye: What the Retina can tell us about the Brain

Dr Christine Nguyen

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: Glaucoma : Visual Fields vs OCT (T)

Assoc Prof Simon Skalicky

3T (face to face)

2T (online)

 

Seminar Series 2:

Tuesday 21 April 2020

 

 

 

 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1:   Prevention of Blindness - Optometry's Role

Dr Suit May Ho

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: Optical Interventions for Myopia Control

Dr Philip Cheng

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 

Seminar Series 3:

Tuesday 16 June 2020

 

 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1:  Reticular Pseudodusen and their relation with Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): The Melbourne Cohort Study

Dr Elaine Chong

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 

7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2:  Glaucoma : From Biological Markers to Over-the-Counter Supplements (T)

Dr Flora Hui

3T (face to face)

2T (online)

 

Seminar Series 4:

Tuesday 18 August 2020

 

 

 

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Lecture 1:  Springtime Ocular Inflammations (T)

Assoc Prof Raj Vapajyee

3T (face to face)

2T (online)

 
7.45pm - 8.45pm

Lecture 2: The Essential Points Optometrists Should Consider When Advising Patients Considering Cataract Surgery (T)

 

Dr Gerogia Cleary

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 

Seminar Series 5:

Tuesday 20 October 2020

 

6.30pm - 7.30pm 

Lecture 1: Anterior Eye Inflammations (T)

 

 

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 
7.45pm - 8.45pm Lecture 2: Opportunities for Optometriic Profession over the next Decade (T)

Dr Graham Lakkis

3 (face to face)

2 (online)

 
*(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: cpd@aco.org.au

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