One Day Conference 20th March 2016

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 Sunday 20 March 2016. Our next conference is at Mac’s Function Centre  on Wellington’s waterfront and will feature excellent education and a great location, a stone’s throw from Te Papa and walking distance from major hotels, serviced apartments and backpackers.

Click here to register and here for the full programme

Professor Fiona Stapleton from the University of New South Wales is the keynote speaker and her topics include “Management of contact lens related corneal infection” ” Complications of the eyelids and the effects of contact lens” “The impact of daily disposable contact lenses on corneal infection and inflammation – a microbiological perspective”and “Dry eye – who gets it and what causes it? Beyond DEWS”.

There’ll be plenty of education from this side of the Tasman:

Wellington ophthalmologist Dr Reece Hall will be talking about the Wellington Keratoconus Study which is currently being undertaken in Wellington secondary schools.

Lower Hutt optometrist and previous past president of the CCLS Greg Nel will speak about “setting up myopia control in a busy practice” and Auckland optometrist Varny Ganesalingham will talk on “setting up IPL”. Wellington optometrist Eleisha Dudson will share “Superficial Issues: Unusual Cases – Management and Strategy” There’ll be updates on  corneal cross-linking, public hospital referrals for cataract surgery,  and on lid wiper epitheliopathy.

 Tony Alexander (the BNZ’s chief economist) will provide intellectual stimulation not related to the anterior eye – his topic is the outlook for the New Zealand economy and for interest rates.

Registration opens at 7.30am, breakfast will be served at  8.00am and the president’s welcome will be at 8.28am. Lectures begin at 8.30, lunch is at 12.30pm, the AGM is at 1.30pm and lectures being again at 2.10pm. The educational day finishes at 5.00pm when you’ll be rewarded with cocktail hour.

We’re running a glaucoma workshop on 19th March , and 19th and 20th March are the final days of the Festival of the Arts  . There are Gallipoli exhibitions at Te Papa and The National War Memorial so consider coming for the weekend and bringing the family.

If you aren’t a member of the Cornea & Contact Lens Society NZ  you’re still welcome to attend. Any queries can be made to secretary@contactlens.org.nz