Registrations have now opened for our first SCC Online Series Live Panel on August 19.
Our live panel features Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden, the principal investigator at the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) and an associate professor in ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery; Professor Greg Johnson is CEO of Diabetes Australia, the peak national organisation including consumers, health professionals and researchers dedicated to diabetes; and Peter Larsen, the Group Eye Health Strategy Director for Specsavers.
In this session, the panel will discuss the challenges facing the eye health industry in providing the best possible care for patients with diabetes. The discussion will focus on what optometrists can do, both in terms of clinical practice and broader patient management and collaboration with ophthalmology, to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes and diabetic eye disease.
The conversation will cover a range of topics including review referral processes and guidelines for patients with diabetic eye disease, the role of optometry in a system-wide healthcare approach to reducing the burden caused by diabetes and understanding the benefits of a multi-disciplinary approach in preventing avoidable blindness from diabetic eye disease.
The live panel is the fourth session in our SCC Online Series, which will run until November, and provides the optometry industry with a new and engaging way of engaging in professional development and professional advancement.
External optometrists can register for the live panel via the SCC Live Events page.
Specsavers optometrists can register via their MyCPD Portal.