Optometry Australia (OA) will host a three-day virtual event from 26–28 June 2020.
Optometry Virtually Connected will deliver a series of accredited live and pre-recorded webcasts and opportunities to network with colleagues in real time within an online platform.
Darrell Baker, President of Optometry Australia, said the initiative aligns with the OA’s commitment to look at innovative ways to support members during the COVID-19 pandemic and to use new advances in technology to advance its members’ education and continued career development.
He said the Association had been exploring the opportunity to offer a virtual event and product showcase for some time.
“Because we believe that it is important to keep abreast of the latest clinical, patient care, management technology and products on the market, our virtual event will feature Australia’s first, will be among one of the world’s first, virtual optometry product showcases,” he said.
Virtual events, conferences and trade shows are becoming increasingly popular as they allow delegates the opportunity to attend a live program in a time efficient way without leaving home, and without the added expense of travel and accommodation costs.
Access to Optometry Virtually Connected is free to all Optometry Australia members with non-members also able to register to attend a more restricted three-day event for AU$349.