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New Melbourne conference in May: 28.5 CPD points

17/02/2014
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Focus Conference a new, independent conference for eye-care practitioners providing high-quality, affordable content from Australian speakers, will be held in Melbourne on 25 May and will provide 28.5 CPD Group 1 points in that one day.Additionally all points have been credited as "therapeutic" thereby covering what therapeutically-endorsed optometrists need for the year.The conference has been convened by two Melbourne based optometrists, Nelson Oliver and Carolyn Terry, its conference education directors.

"Our aim is to develop a program that will interest all eye-care professionals and as such, we have invited speakers who specialise in a wide range of ophthalmic conditions. There should be something on the program for everyone."We understand ourselves that it can be difficult to find the right work-life balance, so we wanted to maximise what could be achieved in a day, keep the cost to a minimum but have content that was educational and interesting."May is also a great time to visit Melbourne. Attendees could make it a long weekend- enjoy the café culture, dine at one of Melbourne's award-winning restaurants or add to their winter wardrobe with a spot of shopping."The AFL will be in full swing and for those who prefer a bit of culture the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces is featuring two major international exhibitions this year; Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court Museo del Prado at the NGV International and Dreamworks Animation The Exhibition at ACMI."Registrations open online now at www.focusmelbourne.com.au.Early bird rate of $299 available to first 50 registrations then $399. Enquiries to info@focusmelbourne.com.au.Nelson Oliver graduated from QUT in 1991. In the time since he has worked in a wide variety of optometry modes and practices including owning his own practice, behavioural optometry, contact-lens practice and public-health optometry. He has been a state president and national councillor of Optometrists Association Australia. Since 2001 he has been working in the field of refractive surgery, during that time he has developed an interest in safety in refractive surgery and developing relationships amongst eye-care professionals.Carolyn Terry graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997. She has experience in private practice and clinical research, however much of her time since graduation has been spent in co-management roles. She has a particular interest in cataract and refractive surgery, having co-authored two book chapters on the topic of astigmatism and laser corneal surgery. More recently she has been interested in the analysis and improvement of outcomes in refractive surgery.

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