Neuro-ophthalmology the focus for 2016 Registrar Conference and Training Programme at SSI

McCluskey and Thurtell

Professor Peter McClsukey and A/Professor Matthew Thurtell

28 January 2016

The team at Save Sight Institute jumped straight into 2016, delivering another Ophthalmic Registrar Conference earlier this month.

The 28th Annual Registrar Conference and Training Programme took place from January 6th - 8th with over 100 of the best and brightest eye doctors from Australia, New Zealand and internationally coming together to advance understanding in the evolving field of ophthalmology.

Each year the Save Sight Institute partners with Sydney Eye Hospital and The University of Sydney to deliver a quality ophthlamic programme tailored to a particular ophthalmic specialty area. The annual event has become well known for its stimulating discussion, knowledge sharing and promotion of excellence in patient care, research and education.

This year was no exception. Round table debates addressed complex cases in neuro-ophthalmology, with lecture programs and sessions covering subjects including neuro-ophthalmic emergencies, optic neuropathies, central disorders and neuro exams.

A number of keynote speakers presented at the conference, including international guest speaker Associate Professor Matthew Thurtell - A/Prof of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and A/Prof of Neurology at the University of Iowa.

Trade exhibits were also on display, with orthoptic suppliers presenting new products and innovations to the registrars. Teamed with the lecture series, the 2016 programme generated a stimulating, interactive and practical environment for collaboration.