2009 Neuro Ophthalmology Programme






The topic of the 2009 Registrars' and Save Sight Institute's Conference is Neuro Ophthalmology. Apart from our international guest speakers, the meeting will have a strong local contribution.

The Conference will provide a practical approach to the key management issues in physiology, optic neuropathy and a very entertaining session on "Oops! This isn't my sub-specialty after all!".

Chair: Frank Billson
AM - Optic Neuropathy/MS
8.00-9.00 Registration  
9.00-9.15 Welcome and Introduction to the Optic Neuropathies Frank Billson
9.15-9.30 Toxic / Metabolic Optic Neuropathies Ray Garrick
9.30-9.45 Hereditary Optic Neuropathies Robyn Jamieson
9.45-10.00 Traumatic Optic Neuropathy Caroline Catt
10.00-10.15 Infective / Inflammatory Optic Neuropathies Simon Skalicky
10.15-10.30 Compressive Optic Neuropathy in Graves Disease Simon Taylor
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea  
11.00-11.15 Electrophysiology and MS - The Clinical Application Clare Fraser
11.15-11.50 What's Wrong with that Disc? (A quiz...) David Taylor
11.50-12.30 Demyelinating Optic Neuropathy Gordon Plant
12.30-1.30 Lunch  
PM - Practical Sessions
  OSCE (3rd & 4th years) - Outpatient Department Sydney Eye Hospital Feedback from College Examiners and Recent Part II Medallists
  Pathology (2nd years) Tutorial/Slide Session Roger Crouch
  Anatomy teaching (1st years) Dzung Huu Vu, UNSW
5.00 Welcome Drinks and BBQ in the courtyard  
Chair: John Grigg
AM - Strabismus/Myasthenia
8.00-9.00 Registration  
9.00-9.30 Strabismus as a Masquerade David Taylor
9.30-10.00 Neurology of Ambylopia Creig Hoyt
10.00-10.15 Paroxysmal Diplopia Gordon Plant
10.15-10.30 Discussion  
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea  
11.00-11.15 It's the Principles that Count Creig Hoyt
11.15-12.00 Ocular Myaesthenia Stephen Reddell
12.00-12.30 Discussion  
12.30-1.30 Lunch  
Chair: John Grigg
PM - Clinical Cases
1.30-1.45 Alcon Sponsor Talk  
1.45-2.15 Visual Hallucinations Gordon Plant
2.20-2.40 Phakomatoses John Grigg
2.40-3.00 The Neuro-Ophthalmological Examination Ian Francis
3.00-3.15 Discussion  
3.15-3.30 Afternoon Tea  
3.30-3.45 Clinical Cases Mitchell Lawlor
3.45-4.00 Clinical Cases Adrian Fung
4.00-4.15 Clinical Cases Ed Hughes
4.15-4.30 The Friday Afternoon Special David Wechsler
4.30-4.45 Clinical Cases Gordon Plant
4.45-5.00 Discussion  
Chair: Frank Billson
AM - Facial Pain/Headache/Ocular Stroke
8.00-9.00 Registration  
9.00-9.40 Claffy Lecture - The Eye in Migraine Gordon Plant
9.40-10.20 Non Migrainous Ocular Pain Syndromes Geoffrey Herkes
10.20-10.30 Discussion  
10.30-11.00 Morning Tea  
11.00-11.15 Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy Ed Hughes /
James Jabbour
11.15-11.45 Occipital Lobe Stroke Syndromes Sue Wan
12.00-12.15 Update on Acute Management of Stroke Craig Anderson
12.15-12.30 Discussion  
12.30-1.30 Lunch  
Chair: Frank Billson
PM - Oops! This isn't my subspecialty after all (Neuro Ophthalmology for the general ophthalmologist)
1.30-2.15 A quiz... David Taylor
2.15-2.45 Neuro-Ophthalmic Emergencies Peter McCluskey
2.45-3.00 Neuro Ophthalmology Case Presentations Gordon Plant
3.00-3.30 Neuro Ophthalmology - Tips for the General Ophthalmologist Creig Hoyt
3.30-3.45 Afternoon Tea  
3.45-4.15 Neuro Ophthalmology: Clinical Diagnosis David Taylor
4.15-4.30 Retinal Masqueraders of Optic Nerve Disease Jen Sandbach
4.30-4.45 Discussion  
7.00 Conference Dinner - Cruise Bar  
Chair: Peter McCluskey
AM - Nystagmus/Frank Billson/Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
8.00-9.00 Registration  
9.00-9.30 Intracranial Idiopathic Hypertension Michael Halmagyi /
Peter McCluskey
9.30-10.00 Eye Movements Michael Halmagyi
10.00-10.20 Carotid Cavernous Fistulas Richard Barry
10.20-10.50 Morning Tea  
10.50-11.15 Neuroradiology for the Ophthalmologist Jason Wenderoth
11.15-12.00 Frank Billson Lecture Creig Hoyt
12.00-12.15 Discussion  
12.15-1.30 Lunch  
PM - Neuro Ophthalmology in the RACE Exam: The Long and the Short of It
1.30-2.30 How to Defeat the Examiner - Problem Cases with Clinical Pearls Creig Hoyt /
Gordon Plant
2.45-3.15 Afternoon Tea  
3.15-4.15 Neuro Ophthalmology in the RACE Exam - With Cases Dennis Lowe
4.15-4.30 Discussion and Close