Brisbane PD Workshop: Impact of vision loss on daily life

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The Point Brisbane - Hotel

21 Lambert Street

Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169

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You are invited to an exclusive professional development workshop with Vision Australia. Learn about services that can support your patients to live more independently and to continue doing the things they love. Experience the latest in adaptive technology, including immersive virtual reality goggles that simulate various eye conditions.

Date Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Time 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue
The Point Brisbane, 21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane

Cost $45 per person
Catering Canapes and beverages on arrival

CPD points

  • Accredited for 5 CPD points by the Optometry Board of Australia
  • Accredited for 2 CPD points by the Australian Orthoptic Board
  • You may claim up to 2 hours towards your CPD points with Occupational Therapy Australia by attending this event.

Itinerary
6.00pm – 6.30pm: Registration & canapes
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Clinical presentations
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Interactive workshops

  • Adaptive technology, including ‘See Like Me’ virtual reality experience
  • Orientation and mobility basics and meet a white cane user

Presenters – vision loss specialists

  • Nabill Jacob, Clinical Relationship Manager & Orthoptist
  • Damian McMorrow, Access Technology Product Owner and Service Innovation
  • Bashir Ebrahim OAM, Orientation & Mobility Specialist and Service Development Lead
  • Karen Knight, General Manager Advocacy and Engagement and General Manager Queensland, Northern NSW and Northern Territory Client Services

Learning topics

  • Overview of common eye conditions and their impact on vision.
  • Impact of vision loss on daily living activities and supportive strategies.
  • Learn about how adaptive technology can assist people with vision loss to complete daily tasks safely and more efficiently, and how to access information more easily.
  • Experience our ‘See Like Me’ virtual reality technology:
    Simulation of major eye conditions through immersive technology, to enhance understanding of the impact of vision loss, and how modifications to their environment can greatly impact your patient’s functional vision.
  • Learn about the impact of vision loss on moving around safely and independently.
  • Experience a simulated eye condition and how you would be guided.
  • Identify when, why and how to refer your clients to Vision Australia’s specialist services.

Please share this invitation with colleagues who may also be interested in attending. We look forward to having you join us.

Date and Time

Location

The Point Brisbane - Hotel

21 Lambert Street

Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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