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2020 program

Australian Vision Convention will be held at the world-class and award-winning Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast on 4 - 5 April 2020. 

Combining clinical lectures with interactive workshops and exhibition hall, there will be a number of renowned guest speakers throughout the 2 day event. 

With several social gatherings on offer, including breakfast seminars, social lunches and the AVC conference dinner, AVC 2020 is an event not to miss!

DAY 1

DAY 2

Please note: Program is subject to change.

DAY ONE

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

MORNING TEA

10.00 - 11.00

ROTATION 2 | Main LectureS or Workshop

MAIN LECTURES

Ophthalmic Optics: Considerations in selecting the best spectacle lens for your patient

James Gibbins

Equity of access for our Ophthalmology patients

Nalani Cox & Liz Travers

WORKSHOPS as per rotation 1

11.00 - 12.00

ROTATION 3 | Main LectureS or Workshop

MAIN LECTURES

Optimising collaborative care and technology to improve glaucoma patient outcomes

Annie Gibbins

Reducing Microbial Adverse Responses in Contact Lens Wear

Prof Fiona Stapleton

WORKSHOPS as per rotation 1

13.00

Official Opening

13.15 - 13.45

The optometrist's guide to angle-closure spectrum disease

Presented by Dr Jack Phu

13.45 - 14.15

What's current and on the horizon for the management of the BIG 3 retinal diseases - AMD, DR, RVO

Presented by A/Prof Tony Kwan

14.15 - 14.45

All you need to know about HSV

Presented by Dr Joshua Hann

14.45 - 15.15

Milestones over 40 Years, what have I missed?

Presented by Michael Hare

Optos Sponsored session

LUNCH

AFTERNOON TEA

8.30 - 9.00

ROTATION 1 | Main Lecture or Workshop

MAIN LECTURE

Rapid Fire Research presentations

WORKSHOPS

1. Microbial Keratitis: Treatment and outcomes

Dr Matthew Green

2. Does this patient have glaucoma? Critical appraisal of clinical information

Dr Jack Phu

3. Examination and Management of  accommodative esotropia and intermittent exotropia

Dr Phillipa Sharwood

4. A practical guide to successfully  Implementing  Dry Eye treatment in Private practice

Ryan Mahmoud

Johnson & Johnson Sponsored Workshop

5. A 'new' look at 'old' dry eye

Jason Holland

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

7.00 - 8.15

Redefining Vision - Redefining Possibilities

Presented by Gavin Swartz & Emma Gillies

Contact Lens Centre Australia Sponsored session

DAY ONE

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

MORNING TEA

10.00 - 11.00

ROTATION 2 | Main LectureS or Workshop

MAIN LECTURES

Ophthalmic Optics: Considerations in selecting the best spectacle lens for your patient

James Gibbins

Equity of access for our Ophthalmology patients

Nalani Cox & Liz Travers

WORKSHOPS as per rotation 1

11.00 - 12.00

ROTATION 3 | Main LectureS or Workshop

MAIN LECTURES

Optimising collaborative care and technology to improve glaucoma patient outcomes

Annie Gibbins

Reducing Microbial Adverse Responses in Contact Lens Wear

Prof. Fiona Stapleton

WORKSHOPS as per rotation 1

13.00

Official Opening

13.15 - 13.45

The optometrist's guide to angle-closure spectrum disease

Presented by Dr. Jack Phu

13.45 - 14.15

What's current and on the horizon for the management of the BIG 3 retinal diseases - AMD, DR, RVO

Presented by A/Prof Tony Kwan

14.15 - 14.45

All you need to know about HSV

Presented by Dr. Joshua Hann

14.45 - 15.15

Milestones over 40 Years, what have I missed?

Presented by Michael Hare

Optos Sponsored session

LUNCH

AFTERNOON TEA

15.45 - 16.15

Microbial Keratitis: Epidemiology and differential diagnosis

Presented by Dr. Matthew Green

16.15 - 16.45

Is it amblyopia? 

Presented by Dr. Phillipa Sharwood

16.45 - 17.15

Myopia: the measurements, management and monitoring

Presented by Dr. Emily Pieterse

17.30

Day 1 of Australian Vision Convention closes

18.30

AVC Convention Dinner

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast

8.30 - 9.00

ROTATION 1 | Main Lecture or Workshop

MAIN LECTURE

Rapid Fire Research presentations

WORKSHOPS

1. Microbial Keratitis: Treatment and outcomes

Dr. Matthew Green

2. Does this patient have glaucoma? Critical appraisal of clinical information

Dr. Jack Phu

3. Examination and Management of accommodative esotropia and intermittent exotropia

Dr. Phillipa Sharwood

4. A practical guide to successfully implementing  Dry Eye treatment in Private practice

Ryan Mahmoud

Johnson & Johnson Sponsored Workshop

5. A 'new' look at 'old' dry eye

Jason Holland

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

7.00 - 8.15

Redefining Vision - Redefining Possibilities

Presented by Gavin Swartz & Emma Gillies

Contact Lens Centre Australia Sponsored session

MORNING TEA

10.00 - 11.00

ROTATION 2 | Main LectureS or Workshop

MAIN LECTURES

Ophthalmic Optics: Considerations in selecting the best spectacle lens for your patient

James Gibbins

Equity of access for our Ophthalmology patients

Nalani Cox & Liz Travers

WORKSHOPS as per rotation 1

8.30 - 9.00

ROTATION 1 | Main Lecture or Workshop

MAIN LECTURE

Rapid Fire Research presentations

WORKSHOPS

1. Microbial Keratitis: Treatment and outcomes

Dr Matthew Green

2. Does this patient have glaucoma? Critical appraisal of clinical information

Dr Jack Phu

3. Examination and Management of  accommodative esotropia and intermittent exotropia

Dr Phillipa Sharwood

4. A practical guide to successfully  Implementing  Dry Eye treatment in Private practice

Ryan Mahmoud

Johnson & Johnson Sponsored Workshop

5. A 'new' look at 'old' dry eye

Jason Holland

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

7.00 - 8.15

Redefining Vision - Redefining Possibilities

Presented by Gavin Swartz & Emma Gillies

Contact Lens Centre Australia Sponsored session

DAY ONE

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

DAY ONE

SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

8.30 - 9.00

ROTATION 1 | Main Lecture or Workshop

MAIN LECTURE

Rapid Fire Research presentations

WORKSHOPS

1. Microbial Keratitis: Treatment and outcomes

Dr Matthew Green

2. Does this patient have glaucoma? Critical appraisal of clinical information

Dr Jack Phu

3. Examination and Management of  accommodative esotropia and intermittent exotropia

Dr Phillipa Sharwood

4. A practical guide to successfully  Implementing  Dry Eye treatment in Private practice

Ryan Mahmoud

Johnson & Johnson Sponsored Workshop

5. A 'new' look at 'old' dry eye

Jason Holland

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

7.00 - 8.15

Redefining Vision - Redefining Possibilities

Presented by Gavin Swartz & Emma Gillies

Contact Lens Centre Australia Sponsored session

MORNING TEA

10.00 - 11.00

ROTATION 2 | Main LectureS or Workshop

MAIN LECTURES

Ophthalmic Optics: Considerations in selecting the best spectacle lens for your patient

James Gibbins

Equity of access for our Ophthalmology patients

Nalani Cox & Liz Travers

WORKSHOPS as per rotation 1

DAY two

Sunday 5 APRIL 2020

MORNING TEA

13.15 - 14.15

Melting Point - Managing Corneal Compromise 

David Foresto

14.15 - 14.45

Advancements in Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Dr. Brendan Cronin

14.45 - 15.15

Children's vision, classroom performance and screen time - how does it all piece together?

Dr. Shelley Hopkins

LUNCH

AFTERNOON TEA

15.45 - 16.15

Managing patients after anterior eye procedures

Rachel de Leon

16.15 - 16.45

Top Technology Solutions for Your Patients with Low Vision

Prof. Sharon Bentley

16.45 - 17.15

Glaucoma: New directions in medical and surgical management

Dr Brendan Cronin

17.15

Official close with OQNT President

7.00 - 8.15

Glaucoma Grand Rounds

Facilitated by Melinda Toomey. Panel members: Dr. Joshua Hann, Annie Gibbins & Frank Howes.

8.30 - 9.00

Ophthalmic emergencies in optometry practice - what to do and when to refer

Dr. Nathan Walker

9.00 - 9.30

At the Coalface - Real World Evidence and my experience with anti-VEGF intravitreal injections.

Dr. John McCoombes

9.30 - 10.00

Bright Side of Contact Lenses 

Hirdesh Nair

Johnson & Johnson sponsored session

10.30 - 11.15

Ocular and environmental factors underlying human myopia

A/Prof Scott Read

11.15 - 11.45

Dry Eye - Who gets it, what causes it, and diagnosis and management update

Prof. Fiona Stapleton

11.45 - 12.15

Managing Dry Eye Symptoms with Lubricants

Helen Gleave

Alcon sponsored session

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