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It’s Not Too Late to Register: 17th ICCLC in Noosa, 11-13 October 2019

The 17th conference of the  International Cornea and Contact Lens (ICCLC) Society takes place in Noosa next month, featuring a line-up of world-renowned experts from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

This includes the following Queens Birthday Honours award speakers:

  • Don Ezekiel AM, a world authority on modern scleral lenses and the recipient of the 2019 CCLSA Kenneth W. Bell Award, who will deliver the award, talk and take part in a high-powered scleral lens panel session,
  • Professor Charles McGhee ONZM, the founder of the respected New Zealand National Eye Centre, who will co-present with anterior segment specialist ophthalmologist Dr Sue Ormonde, and
  • Optometrist and keratoconus contact lens expert Paul Rose CNZ, who designed the Rose K series of contact lenses, will facilitate a must attend workshop.

The 17th conference of the  International Cornea and Contact Lens Society takes place in Noosa next month, featuring a line-up of world-renowned experts from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Inaugural Brien Holden Memorial and Lecture

The 17th ICCLC will feature the inaugural CCLSA Brien Holden Memorial Award & Lecture. The late Professor Brien Holden OAM, was a passionate contributor to the CCLSA and ICCLC. Recipients of the inaugural award are Lewis Williams and Steve Zantos, who will co-present the award lecture.

International Speakers

This year, American optometrists Tom Arnold and Christine Sindt, both leaders in the scleral lens field, will deliver the keynote scleral lectures, expert panels and workshops, in the process sharing their extensive knowledge on contact lenses and management.

Network, Explore and Learn

ICCLC will provide plenty of opportunities to find out more from the experts during breaks and social functions as well as the chance to meet and catch up with colleagues. Additionally, delegates will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition area where the latest in anterior segment optical coherence tomography, axial length measurement, biometry, topography, aberrometry, advanced ocular surface imaging, MGD, tear film assessment and treatment, digital slit-lamps, imaging and more will be on display.

Hands-on opportunities will be available at the exhibition stands and in wet labs and workshops allowing you to ‘try before you buy’ with input from experienced users.

With myopia control featuring on the agenda, there will also be a number of myopia specific instruments exhibited and demonstrated during biometry and myopia workshops.

Poster sessions will run during the breaks and be displayed in the exhibition area with additional posters and images from the photo competition.

Get Social

Of course, ICCLC would not be the same without some of the traditional fun for which it has become renowned. To this end the opening welcome surfin’ street party will be a perfect start with old friends, superb food, drinks, music and entertainment.

The final climactic Dark Side of the Moon Gala Dinner will be a night to remember. In this 50th year anniversary of Woodstock, ICCLC organisers have arranged a groove-licious, psychedelic night of peace, love and music with the legendary Melbourne band Superband, great food and more. The cost of the dinner has been subsidised so be sure to select the gala dinner option when registering and don’t forget to dress up in your coolest 1960s hippie outfit!

Check out the programme, as well as the general conference website.

REGISTER HERE so as not to miss out on this golden opportunity!