Celebrating 30 years of ophthalmology training at 2017 Registrars’ Conference and Teaching Programme
in Education, Events, News
20 Jan 2017
The Save Sight Institute in collaboration with Sydney Eye Hospital and the University of Sydney co-hosted the 30th annual Registrars’ Conference and Teaching Programme on Medical Retina from 11 to 13 January.
Held at the historic Sydney Eye Hospital, leading ophthalmologists and researchers shared their knowledge and experience with registrars from across Australia and New Zealand, providing opportunities for in-depth clinical case discussions and practical applications of current ophthalmic research.
Invited speakers included Director of the Macular Research Group at the Save Sight Institute, Professor Mark Gillies, Dr David Squirrell from the University of Auckland and Dr Xavier Fagan from the Austin and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospitals.
Director of the Save Sight Institute, Professor Peter McCluskey said, “Professor Billson started this course 30 years ago, it’s grown and changed, and it’s a tribute to ophthalmology in Australia that we can hold a conference with experts entirely from Australia and New Zealand and put on a world-class programme.”
Trade exhibits were also established throughout the Conference, where Ophthalmic suppliers presented their products and innovations to the registrars. Teamed with the lecture series, the 2017 programme generated a stimulating, interactive and practical environment for collaboration.