PROGRAM

Australian Vision Convention will be held at the world-class and award-winning Marriott Resort and Spa, Gold Coast, on the

13-14 April 2019.

Combining clinical lectures with interactive workshops and exhibition halls, there will be a number of renowned guest speakers throughout the 2 day event, along with opportunities to obtain further CPD.

With several social gatherings on offer, including an employment expo, breakfast seminars and social lunches, as well as the AVC dinner, we look forward to seeing you at AVC 2019.

DAY 1 - Saturday, 13 April

 

7:00 - 8:00am

The Role of Spectacle Lenses in Myopia Control
Presented by Associate Professor Katrina Schmid & Tim Thurn
Essilor Sponsored Breakfast Presentation

8:15 - 9:15am

ROTATION 1 - YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER LECTURE OR A WORKSHOP SESSION

Lecture Session 8:15-8:45am - Management of Bacterial Conjunctivitis

Presented by Dr Alex Hui

Lecture Session 8:45-9:15am - What's New in Low Vision?

Presented by Dr Mei-Ying Boon

                       

Workshop 1 - Near Point Testing and Evidence-based Prescribing for Kids

Presented by Adrian Bell

 

Workshop 2 - Diagnosis & Management of Adenovirus Conjunctivitis

Presented by Dr Emily Pieterse

 

Workshop 3 - Demystifying Mini-scleral and Hybrid Contact Lens Fitting

Presented by Mark Hinds

Workshop 4Practical Corneal Scrapes and Cultures 
Presented by Dr David Gunn

Workshop 5 - Using New Technology in OCT & Refraction to Improve Patient Experience

Presented by Dr Matthew Cranstoun

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

 

9:15 - 10:15am

ROTATION 2 - YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER LECTURE OR A WORKSHOP SESSION

Lecture Session 9:15-9:45am - App for Low Vision

Presented by Dr Mei-Ying Boon

Lecture Session 9:45-10:15am - Virtual Reality Vision Therapy

Presented by Sarah Sweeney

                       

Workshop 1 - Near Point Testing and Evidence-based Prescribing for Kids

Presented by Adrian Bell

 

Workshop 2 - Diagnosis & Management of Adenovirus Conjunctivitis

Presented by Dr Emily Pieterse

 

Workshop 3 - Demystifying Mini-scleral and Hybrid Contact Lens Fitting

Presented by Mark Hinds

Workshop 4Practical Corneal Scrapes and Cultures 
Presented by Dr David Gunn

Workshop 5 - Using New Technology in OCT & Refraction to Improve Patient Experience

Presented by Dr Matthew Cranstoun

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

 

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10:15 - 10:45am

Morning Tea

10:45- 11:45am

ROTATION 3 - YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER LECTURE OR A WORKSHOP SESSION

Lecture Session 10:45-11:15am - Compounded Medications

Presented by George Sondergold

Lecture Session 11:15-11:45am - Strabismus

Presented by Dr Elias Kehdi

                       

Workshop 1 - Near Point Testing and Evidence-based Prescribing for Kids

Presented by Adrian Bell

 

Workshop 2 - Diagnosis & Management of Adenovirus Conjunctivitis

Presented by Dr Emily Pieterse

 

Workshop 3 - Demystifying Mini-scleral and Hybrid Contact Lens Fitting

Presented by Mark Hinds

 

Workshop 4Practical Corneal Scrapes and Cultures 

Presented by Dr David Gunn

Workshop 5 - Using New Technology in OCT & Refraction to Improve Patient Experience

Presented by Dr Matthew Cranstoun

Device Technologies Sponsored Workshop

12:45 - 1:15pm

Lunch

11:45 - 12:15pm

OCT Interpretation
Presented by Inez Hsing 
Uveitis
Presented by Dr Diana Conrad

12:15 - 12:45pm

1:15 - 1:30pm

Official Opening

1:30 - 2:15pm

Glaucoma Diagnosis
Presented by Dr Graham Lakkis

2:15 - 2:45pm

Dry Eye and MGD Update

Presented by Dr David Gunn

2:45 - 3:15pm

Dry Eye - Which layer of the tear film will you treat?
Presented by Jason Holland

3:15 - 3:45pm

Afternoon Tea
 

3:45 - 4:15pm

Cardiovascular Drugs & the Eye
Presented by Dr Lindsay McGrath

4:15 - 4:45pm

Oral Medications for Common Ocular Conditions
Presented by Dr Alex Hui

4:45 - 5:15pm

Diabetic Retinopathy
Presented by A/Prof Christopher Layton

5:15pm

Day 1 of Australian Vision Convention Closes

6:30pm

The Australian Vision Convention Dinner

Sea World, Gold Coast

DAY 2 - Sunday, 14 April

 

7:00 - 8:15am

Vitreoretinal Surgery in 2019 - The State of the Art

Presented by Dr Nathan Walker

8:15 - 8:45am

Ocular Allergies in Kids & Teens

Presented by Kylie McNeill

8:45 - 9:15am

Clinical Cases of Myopia Control
Presented by Dr Emily Pieterse

9:15 - 9:45am

Systemic Diseases Presenting in the Eye:  How to Spot Them and What to do About Them

Presented by Dr Graham Hay-Smith 

9:45 - 10:15am

Evidence-based Practice

Presented by A/Prof Isabelle Jalbert

10:15 - 10:45am

Morning Tea

10:45 - 11:30am

Glaucoma Management

Presented by Dr Graham Lakkis

11:30 - 12:00pm

Functional Impacts on Driving

  Presented by Prof Joanne Wood

12:00 - 12:30pm

Choroidal Melanomas, Pseudomelanomas, and Probably-not Melanomas

Presented by Dr Lindsay McGrath 

12:30 - 1:00pm

 Be Part of the Change: EyeHealth1st, The Initiative Changing the Perception

of Eye Health in Australia

Presented by Eddie Quinones

1:00 - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 - 2:00pm

Glaucoma Progression
Presented by Dr Graham Lakkis

2:00 - 2:30pm

Contact Lens Comfort, Phospholipids, and the Tear Film
Presented by Mark Koszek
Alcon Sponsored Lecture

2:30 - 3:00pm

Herpetic Eye Disease
Presented by Dr Sing-Pey Chow

3:00 - 3:30pm

3:30 - 4:00pm

Corneal Abrasions
Presented by A/Prof Isabelle Jalbert
Afternoon Tea
 

4:00 - 4:30pm

Thyroid Eye Disease
Presented by Dr Tai Smith
STI's & the Eye
Presented by Dr Paul Griffin

4:30 - 5:00pm

5:00pm

Official close of the Australian Vision Convention with President

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