When and Where: 

Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2022, Wairakei Resort, Taupō

640 Wairakei Road, Wairakei Tourist Park, Taupō 3379

Programme


Thursday 13 October 5pm – 9pm (4 hours)

CPR Course - please see this announcement

CPR course part online learning (2-3 hr) and part in-classroom practical (4hr). This is the in-classroom practical component. This blended course meets the CPR requirement for ODOB Annual Practising Certificates.

 

Day 1: Friday, 14 October 2022

Time Title
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM OPENING - NZAO President Callum Milburn - Welcome
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Prof Michael Kalloniatis #1 - Colour vision assessment and modern clinical techniques applied to clinical practice
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Prof Steven Dakin - Could eye-tracking replace patient-report in an eye exam?
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Morning Tea
Room: Wairakei Resort - Graham Rooms 1 / 2
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Alcon Speaker - Adele Jefferies - Contact lens technology for astigmatic patients
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Prof Michael Kalloniatis #2 - Ocular ischaemia in clinical practice
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ODOB Speaker - Dr Phil Turnbull - Mental wellbeing of optometry students at UoA
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
Room: Wairakei Resort - Graham Rooms 1 / 2
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Zeiss Speaker - Lahiru Gunasena - A collaborative approach to managing glaucoma in regional Australia
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
2.15 PM - 3:00 PM Dr John Phillips - Myopia research and clinical update
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Simran Kaur - Financial literacy for health practitioners: Personal finance
and investing 101
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Tea
Room: Wairakei Resort - Graham Rooms 1 / 2
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Research #1 Dr Alice Cade - Oculomotor function in young adults with mTBI
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM Rochelle Van Eysden - Survivor Taupo 2022 Post-COVID Boosted Quiz Edition
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
5:30 PM - Close
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS (NO DRIVING) INCLUDING RED WINE FOR RETINAL HEALTH
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms

Day 2: Saturday, 15 October 2022

Time Title
7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Essilor Speaker - Dr Kate Gifford - Buffet Breakfast Session - The next generation: myopia controlling spectacle lenses
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Research #2 - Assoc Prof Jacqueline Ramke - Aotearoa NZ population-based eye health survey
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Dr Samantha Simkin, Dr Rebecca Findlay - Red Flags in Paediatric Cases
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Annual General Meeting
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Tea
Room: Wairakei Resort - Graham Rooms 1 / 2
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Dr Malcolm Carey - Current concepts of corneal transplantation and how optometrists can improve outcomes for patient and surgeon
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Prof Michael Kalloniatis  - #3 - Managing the many facets of Glaucoma                           
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM Research #3 Dr Lize Angelo - ORK study
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
12:25 PM - 12:35 PM Research #4 Dr Joevy Lim - NZ pigmented eye lesion study
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
12:35 PM - 12:45 PM Research #5 Bhavna Patel - An eye for an eye
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
Room: Wairakei Resort - Graham Rooms 1 / 2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM OPTION 1 - Dr Samantha Simkin, Dr Rebecca Findlay, Dr Jo Black - Paediatric optometry interest group: Q+A Panel and Peer Discussion
Room: Wairakei Resort - TBA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM OPTION 2 - Inhae Park, Richard Lobb, Debra So - Hospital optometry interest group: Q+A Panel and Peer Discussion
Room: Wairakei Resort - TBA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM OPTION 3 - Simran Kaur -  Financial literacy for health practitioners: Personal finance and investing 101 Workshop
Room: Wairakei Resort - TBA
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Tea
Room: Wairakei Resort - Graham Rooms 1 / 2
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM OPTION 4 - Hadyn Treanor, Dr Kate Gifford, plus TBC - Myopia control interest group: Q+A Panel and Peer Discussion
Room: Wairakei Resort - TBA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM OPTION 5 - Dr Hans Vellara, Dr Mo Ziaei, Richard Johnson, Dian Zhuang, Catherine Shon - Ocular surface and dry eye disease interest group
Room: Wairakei Resort - TBA
5:30 PM - 5:40 PM CLOSE - NZAO President - Prize Draw and Conference Close
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms
7:30 PM - 11:00 PM ANNUAL DINNER
Room: Wairakei Resort - Karapiti / Waikato Rooms

Sunday 16 October 9am – 1pm 

CPR Course - please see this announcement 

CPR course part online learning (2-3 hr) and part in-classroom practical (4hr). This is the in-classroom practical component. This blended course meets the CPR requirement for ODOB Annual Practising Certificates.  

Please note that the programme is subject to change without notice.

Conference Accommodation - Please note that the Wairakei Resort has no more vacancies. Click here for other accommodation options.