Myopia: a result of inadequate signalling from retinal photoreceptors?

Ranjay Chakraborty, Machelle T Pardue , Erica Landis, Richard A. Stone, P. Michael Iuvone

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterpeer-review

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - May 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventSouthern Regional Congress (SRC) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 May 201827 May 2018


ConferenceSouthern Regional Congress (SRC)
Abbreviated titleSRC 2018
OtherSRC is an annual two day optometry conference & expo held in Melbourne, Australia. SRC is the largest optometry conference in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting around 800 delegates each year. Our program committee ensures that SRC offers the latest evidence-based information and techniques which can be immediately implemented into clinical practice. The program also offers generous CPD points, both general and therapeutic. SRC also offers the opportunity for the optical industry to showcase their newest products and technology at the Trade Expo, open during the three days of the conference. The 2018 Southern Regional Congress (SRC) will introduce, for the first-time, keynote speaker Kelly Malloy (USA) and welcome back crowd favourite, Nate Lighthizer (USA). Dr. Malloy’s expertise in neuro-optometry will see her presentations focussed on pupil and visual field assessment and assessment of diplopia or similar, while Dr. Lighthizer will bring his updated knowledge of anterior segment. Local experts Professor Allison McKendrick, Michael Yapp and Kate Gifford will contribute to the educational program touching on glaucoma, diagnostic skills and myopia. A new initiative – team-based learning (TBL) sessions – will be presented by both Deakin University and University of Melbourne. Delegates will have the opportunity to work as a team to solve problems and present solutions. TBL offers hands-on, interactive problem solving and opportunity for information sharing. Another first for SRC, Small Group Workshops (SWG), will allow for maximum interaction between presenter and delegates. Limited to 20 delegates, these sessions will provide focussed education and engagement. 2018 SGWs will concentrate on practice management, marketing, human resources and financing.

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