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Registrations are Now Open for Australia’s Premier Optometric Clinical Conference

Early bird registrations to attend Australia’s three day O=MEGA19 clinical program are now open with an unbeatable early bird international rate of $399 excluding GST. To secure attendance, delegates must register before 23 April 2019.

Presented by Optometry Victoria and ODMA (Optical Distributors and Manufacturers Association of Australia), O=MEGA19 will take place from 19 –21 July 2019 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne Australia.

The O=MEGA19 clinical program runs across three days bringing together the international and Australia-Pacific optical industry

The conference will present cutting-edge clinical speakers from Australia and around the world in a dual-stream format including twin keynote lectures and breakout sessions.

Australian practicing optometrists, David Foresto and Gavin O’Callaghan will provide their perspectives on the use of contact lenses. Mr Foresto will deliver a lecture focused on the more novel and unusual uses of contact lenses, such as therapeutic uses and the use of contact lens in patients with non-refractive needs, while Mr O’Callaghan will look at the use of scleral contact lenses by optometrists.

In the paediatric area both Lionel Kowal and Rod Baker will be presenting. Mr Kowal will look at how tropias should be managed by optometrists and give advice on when to refer, while Mr Baker will provide his expertise on emmetropisation and broader developmental considerations in early childhood and how to approach a child with literacy difficulties in early primary school.

The O=Mega19 lecture program also includes excellent researchers who will present their research and how it is currently influencing, and will in the future influence, day to day optometry practice. Internationally renowned Professor Erica Fletcher will inform delegates about the treatment and management of early age related macular degeneration. A/Professor Bang Bui will provide an update on understanding how blood pressure alters glaucoma risk and explain the contribution of intraocular pressure to glaucoma risk. New Zealand’s A/Professor Jennifer Craig will speak on the rapidly emerging field of dry eye disease, including the detection and treatment options available.

The full program is now available online at www.omega19.com.au/conference

Flexible Registration Available

The O=MEGA19 clinical program runs across three days bringing together the international and Australia-Pacific optical industry. Optometrists can attend the clinical conference (fees apply) including the trade fair, or choose to attend the free trade fair only. A series of optional, non-clinical masterclasses relevant to optical dispensers, practice management staff and optometrists will also be on offer for $55 per session.

Presented by ODMA and Optometry Victoria, this is an international event showcasing the best in education, eye care and eye wear where delegates and visitors will also have the chance to network.

Register at www.omega19.com.au