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Seminar series

Join expert speakers as they deliver presentations on a variety of current clinical topics. Free to Members, these monthly online seminars are provide an opportunity to expand your knowledge. Members can access seminar recordings through the ACO Membership portal for up to 12 months.

Not an ACO Member? Learn more here.

Emerging treatments for age-related macular degeneration (Online via Zoom)

Dr Carla Abbott

Tuesday 13 February 2024

7:30pm to 8:30pm AEST

Upto 1.5 T CPD hours

For the first time, there are approved treatments for atrophic AMD available in the USA, and it is expected these treatments will also be considered by Australian regulators in the coming months. Having access to potential new treatment options means it is imperative optometrists are ready to respond with changes in clinical management to ensure our patients can access them.

This talk will cover the diagnosis, treatment and clinical record keeping needs in this new era of AMD management, including the importance of ensuring correct differential diagnosis of AMD from inherited retinal disease, the need for multimodal imaging to help with decisions regarding treatment options, and collaborative management with ophthalmology. The talk will also discuss the emerging treatments for AMD for both atrophic and neovascular disease, an update on trial outcomes, regulatory approvals and also new studies with real-world data. Finally, there are many opportunities for patients in Australia to be involved in cutting-edge clinical trials for AMD, and the referral process for patients to access these will be outlined.

Clinical Showcase: ACO graduates share standout cases (In-person)

Tuesday 12 March 2024

6pm to 8pm AEDT

Note: This is an in-person event taking place at ACO Carlton, 374 Cardigan St, VIC 3053. This event is open to optometry students and ACO Members

Student register here.

ACO Member register here.

Join us as ACO graduate optometrists present a single standout case study from their first year of practice.

As part of a leading public health eye care provider, these early career optometrists have navigated rare conditions, challenging diagnoses and innovative treatment plans often unexplored in other optometry settings.

This evening seminar is ideal for optometry students preparing to launch their career. Learn directly from the experiences and insights of recent graduates who have successfully tackled complex cases. Likewise, this seminar is perfect for experienced optometrists interested in discussing complex case management and nurturing the growth of new talents in the field.

General Information
  • Registration:
    Please email cpd@aco.org.au for Zoom link
  • Time: from 7.30pm (Melbourne)
  • Where:
    On-line via Zoom
  • Cost:
    Free for ACO Members and Staff