DOVS team shine at the O=MEGA23 Clinical Conference 2023

The DOVS team showcased their work at the O=MEGA23/WCO4 conference on 8-10 September.

The O=MEGA23 Clinical Conference is the largest annual conference and fair trade for optometry and ophthalmology in the Southern Hemisphere. The 2023 conference was held on 8 - 10 September in partnership with the international 4th World Congress on Optometry (WCO), the Free Fair Trade and featured masterclasses across the three days.

DOVS was well represented at this international conference with 15 speakers delivering clinical, research, and teaching lectures to capacity audiences, as well as many in-depth interactions at poster presentations. This exciting event provided exceptional learning opportunities from clinical speakers from around Australia in a dual-stream format, including breakout sessions. Events like these provide the chance for field experts to connect and collaborate, and stay up to date with the latest developments and challenges of current practice, to generate more innovative solutions.

OMEGA23-WCO4 Optometry conference

The DOVS team has some big wins from this conference in recognition of their efforts towards clinical advancements and research. We would like to congratulate Dr Bao Nguyen for her contribution to the conference and keynote speech on why optometrists should care about migraines (see Optometry Australia article). We would also like to congratulate Dr Alexis Ceecee Britten-Jones for receiving the OVSA Rising Star Award in Optometry at the conference.

We were proud to have a total of 15 speakers from DOVS at this prestigious conference:

A/Prof Laura Downie, Dr Holly Chinnery: What Can Corneal Immune Cells And Sensory Nerves Tell Us About Eye And Systemic Health?

A/Prof Christine Nguyen, Dr Adrian Bruce: Thinking Beyond Glaucoma to the Brian

Anna van Koeverden: Retinal microglial changes in response to acute intraocular pressure elevation

Prof Algis Vingrys: Novel Technology To Extend Your Clinical Practice

A/Prof Andrew Anderson, A/ Prof Laura Downie: Computer Vision Syndrome: Do Blue-light Filtering Lenses (and Other Therapies) Help?

Dr Bao Nguyen: Migraine: What’s Optometry Got To Do With It?

Prof Bang Bui: Retinal Vascular Autoregulation In Health And Disease

Katie Tran: Examination of Visual Measures in Parkinson’s Disease

Dr Andrew Huhtanen: Profiling an Optometry-led Paediatric Shared Care Clinic Model

A/Prof Anthea Cochrane, Dr Kwang Cham: Inter-university Education-based Collaborations In Optometry – A Panel Discussion

Dr Alexis Ceecee Britten-Jones, A/Prof Lauren Ayton: Inherited Retinal Diseases: Diagnosis, Genetic Testing, And Gene Therapy

Maria Bui, Tim Martin: A Multi-tiered Teaching And Learning Approach At Melbourne Eyecare Clinic