A series of comprehensive and practical workshops on OCT will kick off this year’s Specsavers Clinical Conference, delivered by leading ophthalmologists and an international expert on the technology.

There is less than a month to go before the sixth Specsavers Clinical Conference (SCC6), which is being held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 2-3 September 2017.

The event will open on Saturday 3 September with a half day of clinical education sessions that will have a special focus on the emerging technology of OCT. As previously reported, these will be led by Dr Carl Glittenberg, who is the senior global manager for medical affairs for Topcon and senior clinical advisor for Topcon Europe Medical. Other speakers in the Saturday program include:

  • Dr David van der Straaten, Ophthalmologist at the Alfred Hospital
  • Dr Lance Liu, Glaucoma Consultant at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital
  • Dr Elaine Chong, Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital.

The clinical education sessions will offer attendees a comprehensive overview of best practice and utilisation of OCT, particularly relating to diabetic retinopathy, detection and progression analysis for glaucoma and age-related maculopathy. This will be coupled with a focus on interpretation and evaluation of OCT results and application of these skills to deliver best patient outcomes.

The event continues on the Sunday 4 September with the clinical conference and all-day exhibition. It is expected delegates will be able to accrue 30+ CPD points (AU) or 10+ CD and 2.5 general points (NZ) across the day-and-a-half of sessions.

SCC6 is supported by Platinum Sponsors Acuvue, Device Technologies and Novartis, and Gold Sponsors Alcon, BOC Instruments, CooperVision, Hilco and Zeiss.

Specsavers is currently offering 20 free ticket / flight / accommodation packages to non-Specsavers optometrists. To enter the prize draw, contact Madeleine Curran on 0437 840 749 or madeleine.curran@specsavers.com

More information and full speaker program details are available on the SCC6 event page.