The Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrist’s (ACBO) 2017 National Vision Conference, NACBO, will precede this year’s ODMA conference at Sydney’s new International Conference Centre. Themed ‘Crystal Clear – The Science of Behavioural Optometry’, Steve Leslie, President of ACBO said the conference would “present the latest research in specific areas of practice, as well as exploring clinical applications for optometrists to take back to their practice”.
The opening session of the program will be the inaugural Brien Holden Lecture, honouring Prof. Brien Holden whose personal support meant so much to ACBO and its members. This year’s lecture will be on Myopia Management. Another highlight of the conference will be keynote speaker Professor Susan Cotter, who has previously spoken at Southern Regional Congress.
Prof. Cotter has been intimately involved with many major research projects on aspects of vision care, including the gold standard studies on convergence insufficiency and amblyopia and intermittent exotropia. At NACBO she will provide evidence-based information on best practice behavioural optometric care, with a specific focus on correction of hyperopia, convergence Insufficiency, amblyopia and intermittent exotropia.
Mr. Leslie said all optometrists are invited to attend NACBO. “ACBO conferences are not just aimed at Behavioural Optometrists – it’s all about excellence in optometric care in line with the latest research evidence.”
NACBO takes place from Thursday 6 to Friday 7 July 2017. Visit www.acbo.org.au/events