Specsavers has commenced a series of monthly online CPD sessions – for Specsavers and non-Specsavers optometrists in Australia and New Zealand – in place of its annual clinical conference.
The SCC Online Series includes a range of virtual presentations, panel discussions and interactive webinars covering topics ranging from glaucoma diagnosis and co-management, to diabetic retinopathy screening, KeepSight updates and more.
The series also includes the ‘Specsavers Pro/ AM Classic’, a collaborative, interactive webinar which requires local optometrists and ophthalmologists to review individual patient cases; then present on how each would respond and diagnose.
Each SCC Online Series event is eligible for both Australian CPD Points and New Zealand CD and General Points. The program will be adapted in Australia from 1 December this year when the Optometry Board Australia replaces the existing points-based CPD system with a time-based CPD program. No changes will be made to accreditation of points in New Zealand.
Specsavers Director of Optometry, Dr Ben Ashby said the SCC Online Series is an innovative way to deliver on Specsavers’ commitment to transforming eye health and providing best-practice resources to the wider industry.
“It’s essential that we continue to make highquality, relevant CPD-accredited resources available to as many Australian and New Zealander practitioners as possible. Current circumstances mean that it is not feasible to host a physical event at this time, so we are using the technology we have available to ensure that we continue to deliver professional development opportunities to all optometrists.”
Specsavers optometrists can access the SCC Online series through Specsavers’ MyCPD portal. Non-Specsavers optometrists can register to participate in the series at spectrum-anz.com.