Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 National Conference 2017

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Woodward Conference Centre

185 Pelham Street

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Carlton, VIC 3053

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Free registration by invitation is available before 17 February 2017.
Enquiries and requests regarding additional invitations please contact IEH e: Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au or p: 03 8344 9320
Open registration may be accepted after 17 February.


Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne would like to invite you to a two-day national conference on Indigenous eye health and the Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision in March 2017. The conference will provide opportunity for discussion and planning for what needs to be done to Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 and is supported by our partners National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Optometry Australia, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists and Vision 2020 Australia.


Collectively, significant progress has been made to improve Indigenous eye health particularly over the past five years and we would like to reflect on this. The recent National Eye Health Survey found the gap for blindness has been reduced but is still three times higher. The conference will allow us to share the learning from these experiences and plan future activities.

The conference is designed for those working in all aspects of Indigenous eye care: from health workers and practitioners, to regional and jurisdictional organisations. It will include ACCHOs, NGOs, professional bodies and government departments.

The topics to be discussed will include:

  • Regional approaches to eye care
  • Planning and performance monitoring
  • Initiatives and system reforms that address vision loss
  • Health promotion and education

If you are traveling for this event, the Rydges Hotel on Swanston St is walking distance to the Woodward Centre. For more information please follow the link here.

Contact Indigenous Eye Health

Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Carlton, Victoria, 3010, Australia

Tel: +61 3 8344 9320
Email: Indigenous-EyeHealth@unimelb.edu.au
Web: www.iehu.unimelb.edu.au


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185 Pelham Street

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Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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