Specsavers Clinical Conference
When: 7-8 September 2019 (see full schedule)
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Victoria, Australia
Who: Specsavers optometrists, all non-Specsavers optometrists, optometry students
The annual Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC) has become one of the highlights of Australia and New Zealand’s optometry calendar.
Following positive feedback on the new format introduced last year, SCC8 will once again include two full days of CPD / CD content. Both Saturday and Sunday will include a full-day program of clinical education sessions, with shorter, additional ‘Fringe Talks’ taking place in the exhibition during breaks – the goal being to get as close as possible to delivering a full year’s worth of CPD / CD points over the two days.
The exhibition will also be open across both days, and an ‘SCC Welcome Function’ will be hosted at the National Gallery of Victoria on the Saturday evening. In addition, the Doug Perkins Medals for clinical excellence will be awarded on the conference main stage on the Sunday.
Students are welcome to attend and, subject to certain conditions, Specsavers may cover their admission as well as flights and accommodation (depending on location).
Optometrists external to Specsavers are also encouraged to take part in the SCC as it presents an excellent professional development and networking opportunity.
More details, including the full speaker program, will be announced over the coming weeks. Subscribe to the Spectrum ‘News & Case Studies’ newsletter to ensure you receive future event updates.
Saturday, 7 September 2019
Saturday Sessions and Exhibition
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $320 + GST ($295 + GST Early Bird rate available until 20 June 2019)
Content: The Saturday Sessions will take place over a full day from 10:00am to 4:30pm, comprising four one-hour sessions of clinical content. The exhibition will also be open on the Saturday, allowing delegates to learn about the support Specsavers offers, the new technology available and the depth of Specsavers’ relationships with sponsors and other eye health stakeholders.
SCC Welcome Function
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Cost: Event hosted gratis by Specsavers
Content: The Welcome Function is a no-cost event, hosted by Specsavers’ Optometry Team for all SCC delegates, speakers and sponsors. The SCC Welcome Function will again return to the NGV on St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. A fantastic evening awaits, and will be significantly different in format to 2018’s event.
Sunday, 9 September 2019
Clinical Conference and Exhibition
Time: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $350 + GST ($310 + GST Early Bird rate available until 20 June 2019)
Content: Ophthalmology meets optometry – a series of six one-hour sessions presented by leaders and experts in ophthalmology, all designed to provide valuable take-home messages that can be implemented in delegates’ optometry consulting room.
Spectrum Prize Draw and Registration
Specsavers is currently offering 20 free ticket / flight / accommodation* packages to external optometrists located in Australia or New Zealand. To enter the Spectrum Prize Draw or to register for SCC8, contact Neil Webster on +61 (0)420 741 318 or email your full name, employer and mobile number to firstname.lastname@example.org
New and returning locum optometrists who register with Specsavers Recruitment Services and work 15 days in Specsavers stores before 18 August 2019 are also eligible to receive an SCC8 VIP pass*. Read more about the SCC8 VIP pass here.
For event-related enquiries, contact Gemma Robertson, Partner Events Executive, via email@example.com or +61 (0)428 285 535.
*Terms and conditions apply