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Grand Hyatt Melbourne

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Melbourne, VIC 3000


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In 2020 the ASO Expo is ready to Challenge. This year ASO is excited to deliver members a mix of both business and clinical sessions.

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The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) annual Expo is about delivering ophthalmologists the business boost they need.

That means new thinking, better skills, greater efficiency, and improved patient engagement.

Ours is the only business skills expo tailored specifically to the needs of ophthalmologists and their practice staff.

This year we are excited to deliver sessions covering both business and clinical topics to ensure members gain those much needed CPD points.

Inspiring 2.5 day program overview

  • Friday 23 October. Sessions will run from 9am-5pm
  • Saturday 24 October. Sessions will run from 9am - 5pm. (ASO AGM held 8:30am-8:50am)

Saturday Cocktail event, 5.30pm

  • Sunday 25 October. Business Strategy Breakfast 8:30 am - 12 noon

Program Topics - Building business and clinical skills - Friday & Saturday

ASO AGM - Saturday 8:30am-8:50am

Cataractus interruptus

Delivered by a mixture of clinical and industry speakers in both didactic and discussion panel format with town hall audience participation we will feature:

• COVID-19 recovery

• The latest cataract surgery trends in 2020; device industry plans for 2021 and the latest implant technologies

• An analysis and update of the medico political landscape and MBS review

Glaucoma management in the Post Covid-19 world:

Open your eyes to the new horizon:

• What needs to change and why

• When, and when not to use MIGS / MBGS... and how

• Understanding standalone MIGS and the new item number

Oculoplastics surgery

We will feature updates on:

• Current trend in common eyelid surgeries, tips and pearls

• Cosmetic eyelid procedures must know

• MBS update on blepharoplasty and peri ocular skin lesion excision

Retina – the essentials / takeaway edition

We examine the current clinical, political and industrial landscape in relation to retina including:

• Retinal technology for your clinic: Comparison of available equipment and software

• Medico political update - MBS Review, advocacy, and beyond

• Retinal therapy pipeline: What’s around the corner, and how close is it?

Practice Management Session

Learn some of the easiest, efficient and effective strategies, including:

• Accreditation – practical tools for effective day to day running of your business

• Practice Pearls Panel – discover invaluable practice management information and including podcasts, how to keep staff motivated, human resource essential & much more!

• EMR / PM software comparisons

The Small Business Essentials

• Cybersecurity and digital marketing update

• Self-managed superannuation latest strategies

• Share Investment in the COVID-19 age

• Digital marketing strategies

• Younger Fellows session – operating, aging and anxiety

• Young Fellows Chair Dr Chameen Samarawickrama presents updates and recent issues

• Photo Booth returns – update your professional photo for the ‘Find an Ophthalmologist’ page on our website

AFL Grand Final contingency plans

It’s uncertain when or if the AFL game is going to be. If we do have a clash, the plan is to watch it in the plenary ballroom with champagne, chicken, pies and finger food. Dress in your favourite team colours and enjoy the company of your colleagues and our friends from industry.

For the non-football fans there will be parallel seminar presentations.

The Business of Day Surgery Breakfast - Sunday

Come SWOT with us as we examine:

• COVID-19 economic challenges

• Private insurance trends

• Spotting a day surgery opportunity

• Industry wish lists

This session will bring together an eclectic panel of experts working in the day hospital and private healthcare space. The panel will explore issues both present and future. This session is designed to deliver insights, share strategy, and encourage thinking outside the box.

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