Closing the Gap for Vision (Under the auspices of the Indigenous and Rural Health Committee)

Meeting:  2012 RANZCO


Date: 27 Nov 2012

Session Title: SYMPOSIUM

Session Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This symposium will review the recent activities directed at providing eye care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It brings together a diverse range of speakers from the community controlled sector, ophthalmology, optometry and public health. It will showcase current successes and highlight the recommendations for the future development of eye care services.

Speakers and Topics:
Professor Hugh Taylor – Introduction
Mr Justin Mohamed – The interaction between Community Controlled Health Services and Special-ist Care
Ms Andrea Boudville – Co-ordination of the Patient Journey
Dr Tim Henderson – The Management of a Regional Model for Eye Care
Ms Lisa Briggs – The Co-ordination of Eye Care at a State Level
Ms Tricia Keys – The Provision of Training for Eye Health Workers
Mr Gary Crerie – VOS and Visiting Optometric Services
Dr Mark Loane – MSOAP and Visiting Eye Teams
Dr Angus Turner – Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy and the Use of Telemedicine
Mr Mitchell Anjou – The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision