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Session 1: Paediatrics    

9.00am - 9.05am



9.05am - 9.30am

Prof Anna Horwood

Child Vision Screening – Who Pays?

9.30am - 9.55am

Dr Anna O'Connor

Assessment of Visual Functions

9.55am - 10.20am

Prof David Mackey

Infectious Eye Disease with Ocular Implications - Importance of Vaccination

10.20am - 10.30am

Break and Virtual Exhibitor Viewing


10.30am - 11.00am

Orthoptics Australia Annual General Meeting (AGM)


Session 2: Low Vision



11.00am - 11.15am

A/Prof Kerry Fitzmaurice

Eccentric Viewing Strategy: What is the evidence?

11.15am - 11.45pm

Dr Jignasa Mehta

Vision and Falls

11.45pm - 12.15pm

Maria Kolic

44 Channel Gen2 Australian Bionic Eye Clinical Trial Update

12.15pm - 12.30pm

Live Q&A


12.30pm - 1.30pm

Break and Virtual Exhibitor Viewing


Session 3: COVID-19 Impact



1.30pm - 2.00pm

Prof Fiona Rowe

Impact of COVID-19 on Orthoptic Practice in the UK

2.00pm - 2.15pm

Dr Amanda French

Results of the Orthoptics Australia COVID-19 Impact Survey

2.15pm - 2.45pm

Leena Patel

Adaptation of Orthoptic Practice in Response to COVID-19 at Moorfields Eye Hospital

2.45pm - 3.00pm

Break and Virtual Exhibitor Viewing


Session 4: Stroke and Neuro-Ophthalmology



3.00pm - 3.30pm

Dr Lauren Hepworth

Development of the Brain Injury Associated Visual Impairment Impact Questionnaire (BIVI-IQ)

3.30pm - 4.00pm

Dr Claire Howard

Exploring How Patients Adapt to Residual Visual Field Loss Caused by Stroke

4.00pm - 4.30pm

Karzan Hughes

Evaluating the Line Bisection, Clock-drawing and Star Cancellation Test for Detecting Visual Neglect in Stroke

4.30pm - 5.00pm

Leena Patel

Recurrent Viral 6th Nerve Palsies in Children

5.00pm - 5.30pm

Live Q&A



Close of day





Session 1: Paediatrics and Strabismus



8.30am - 9.00am

Live Q&A


9.00am - 9.15am

Dr Sue Silveira

Australian Children with CVI - Using What we Know Now to Improve Future Approaches

9.15am - 9.30am

Mythili Ilango

The Prevalence and Causes of Reduced Vision in Childhood

9.45am - 10.15am

A/Prof Darren Oystreck

Congenital Cranial Disinnervation Disorders (CCDD)

10.15am - 10.45am

Prof Audrey Chia

Strabismus and Amblyopia in Asia 

10.45am - 11.00am

Break and Virtual Exhibitor Viewing


11.00am - 11.30pm

Live Q&A


Session 2: Innovation in Practice



11.30pm - 11.45pm

Zeeshaan Daruwalla

Treating Dry Eye Disease in an Orthoptic-led Ophthalmology Clinic

11.45pm - 12.05pm

Dr Philip Rothschild

How do Ophthalmologists Perceive the Likely Effect of Artificial Intelligence in the Area of Eye Care?

12.05pm - 12.35pm

Diana Jelovic

The Orthoptists Role in Inherited Ocular Disease

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Break and Virtual Exhibitor Viewing


Session 3: Anterior Pathology



1.30pm - 2.00pm

A/ Prof Chameen Samarawickrama

New Horizons in Managing Corneal Perforations

2.00pm - 2.30pm

Prof Stephanie Watson

Improving the Ocular Surface

Session 4: Refractive Error  



2.30pm - 3.00pm

Prof SAW Seang Mei

Prevention of Myopia and Myopic Pathology

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Dr Carla Lanca

Myopia in a COVID-19 Society

3.30pm - 3.45pm

Break and Virtual Exhibitor Viewing


3.45pm - 4.15pm

Live Q&A


Session 5: Retina



4.15pm - 4.30pm

Czarina Obtinalla

Long-term Use of Anti-VEGF for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Oedema in an Ophthalmology Practice

4.30pm - 4.45pm

Gareth Lingham

Frequency of Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer Thickness Misclassification in Young Healthy Adults Using the Heidelberg Spectralis

4.45pm - 5.15pm

Fleur O'Hare

Inherited Retinal Disease: Research Revelation

5.15pm - 5.30pm

Live Q&A