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Thursday / December 12.

ECONA

The Early Career Optometrists NSW/ACT committee (ECONA) has expanded its activities for 2020 with the formation of a student engagement sub-committee and a regional engagement subcommittee.

The ECONA committee will run an ECO program for early career optometrists at Super Sunday 2020

Judy Nam, a final year student at the School of Optometry UNSW has been appointed to the student engagement sub-committee, joining ECONA committee members Phoebe Wong and Sue Kweon and subcommittee member Jingyi Chen in further opening the two-way conversation between student optometrists and their peak body – Optometry NSW/ACT.

Regional-based ECONA committee-members Lauren Hutchinson, Lowana Littlechild and Wendy Saw are currently recruiting for the regional engagement subcommittee, which will focus on how O NSW/ACT can better listen to and deliver value to its many rural and regional-based members. Interested ECOs can apply at: forms.gle/bcB7ktcfDRRhx84b7

ECONA hosted its inaugural event – The Road Less Travelled – Broadening your optometric scope – on Monday 25 November.

The well attended event saw a panel of early-career optometrists, from across a variety of practice-modes, inundated with questions from the audience. The panel comprised Elizabeth Kodari, Tyson Xu, Celine Zhang and Michelle Cremona, and was chaired Lowana Littlechild and Carina Trinh.

The ECONA committee will run an ECO program for early career optometrists at Super Sunday 2020 and is planning a further series of evening programs based on the topics discussed at its November event.