Welcome to Orthoptics Australia’s 74th Annual Scientific Conference website.
The organising committee and the scientific committee have been working diligently on your behalf to ensure an interesting, diverse and high quality program, which is sure to capture your interest.
The conference is to be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. We will commence with the welcome on Sunday evening 29th October at The Reveley which is sure to delight all with its stunning water views. The conference dinner will be held on Monday 30th October at Fraser’s at Kings Park. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the stunning sunset over Perth.
The opening address will be delivered by an outstanding ophthalmologist with a special interest in genetics, Professor David Mackey. Professor Mackey is currently the Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Centre for Ophthalmology and Vision Science at the University of Western Australia. Professor Mackey’s interest in genetics has lead to his involvement in a number of studies: Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Glaucoma Inheritance Study in Tasmania (GIST), Twins Eye Study in Tasmania and Brisbane, Norfolk Island Eye Study and the Raine Study.
It is my great pleasure to inform you that Ms Sandra Staffieri has been invited to present the Patricia Lance Lecture. Ms Sandra Staffieri is a Clinical and Research Orthoptist at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne. Sandra is currently undertaking a PhD study into the Translation of genetic testing and screening for Retinoblastoma. Sandra has been the Retinoblastoma care coordinator since 1994.
Looking forward to seeing you in Perth in October.
President, Orthoptics Australia
We would like to extend a warm Western Australian invitation to journey to Perth for the Orthoptics Australia’s 74th Annual Scientific Conference.
The scientific committee have ensured a varied and interesting programme. Professor David Mackey will be giving the opening address and the Patricia Lance lecture will be delivered by Sandra Staffieri. The programme includes symposia on indigenous eye health and neurological disorders as well as informative sessions covering low vision, education, strabismus, paediatrics, retina, cataract and refractive surgery, and so much more.
Catch up with colleagues and make new acquaintances at welcome drinks at the Reveley Bar at Elizabeth Quay and our conference dinner at Fraser’s, Kings Park overlooking the CBD and Swan River.
We encourage you to take some time to explore our beautiful and varied state of Western Australia. From the Margaret River Wine Region up to the Far North of the state, it is well worth travelling out of Perth to see the “other side of the country”.
Please refer to the Perth Tourist Centre website to help discover everything exciting about Perth.
We look forward to seeing you in October!
Lisa Biggs, Kate Hanman, Sarah Ashurst
Conference Organising Committee