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Date Change for ACO Conference

The 10th Australian College of Optometry (ACO) National Conference has been brought forward to Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October 2019 (from 19–20 October 2019). This will ensure conference and post-conference assessments are completed in time for when both the New Zealand and Australian CPD years ends.

The two day conference at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, will include a free cocktail party on the Saturday night.

Among several speakers confirmed is Dr Kate Gifford, who will highlight the errors in binocular vision (BV) function associated with development and progression of myopia. She will explain the interaction between binocular vision and myopia, and discuss the optical basis of binocular vision changes in myopia controlling contact lenses. Dr Gifford will also consider the patient-specific factors in myopia controlling contact lenses using illustrative case studies.

Professor Noel Alpins, nationally and internationally recognised as a leading cataract and refractive surgeon, and a leading world authority on myopia and astigmatism treatment with the excimer laser, will also speak. Prof Alpins will discuss ASSORT and Vector planning, with regard to astigmatism correction.

Back by popular demand is Dr Graham Lakkis to present on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) versus fluorescein angiography.

Early bird rates run to 30 June 2019. The conference is accredited for 40 CPD points in Australia and will be accredited for continuous education points in New Zealand.

Contact ACO: (AUS) 03 9349 7477 or email cpd@aco.org.au.