See you all there!
The preliminary Orthoptist programme is up! Check out the RANZCO conference 2014 website:
See you all there!
Support your profession and celebrate World Orthoptic Day June 2, 2014. WOD was launched last year to much success globally. Since then, it has become an important date in the orthoptic calendar to promote and celebrate the profession internationally. Plan ideas to showcase your profession and share them with your colleagues on the NZOSI facebook page or your world-wide colleagues at the IOA Facebook Page.
Check the downloads below for your World Orthoptic Day Tool Kit to help promote our profession.
Let’s make this year’s celebration bigger and better than last year.
For all you Twitter followers out there, the International Orthoptics Association have launched their Twitter account. Follow them on IOA@followIOA
You'll be able to follow some interesting conversations and post your own discussions. Get Tweeting.
The International Orthoptic Association is holding a photography contest to develop new promotional materials for our annual celebration. We are inviting any member of the IOA to submit photos of their representation of our profession. This year’s theme for the contest will be:
“Orthoptists promoting visual health globally”
The winning submission will be used on all of our promotional materials for World Orthoptic Day. Please encourage your colleagues and students to get involved as this is our way to showcase our profession on a global basis.
Please refer to the link below on how to enter, rules and regulations:
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The sixth New Zealand Orthoptic conference was held in conjunction with the RANZCO NZ Branch Meeting in the Auckland Viaduct Events Centre. Of the 22 orthoptists currently working in New Zealand 18 attended the two-day event.
The program included sessions covering a wide range of subjects such as diagnostics, orthoptic treatment, nystagmus, congenital eye anomalies and myopia. Nine orthoptists presented interesting cases that generated much discussion and provided reflective practice for continuous professional development. An interactive accommodative workshop gave an overview of accommodative problems and treatment options.
Several potential national studies have arisen following the conference that will start in the near future, with the results to be presented at next years’ event.
We wish to thank all the orthoptists and our ophthalmic colleagues for their support and input to make a thought provoking, highly interesting and relevant conference for the profession. We could not be able to host such an event without the ongoing support of RANZCO.
Orthoptic delegates at the VIth New Zealand Orthoptic Conference. From left: Hamza Ali, Lora Parsons, Karen Fyles, Sally-Anne Herring, Libby Kelly, Trish Holmes, Jenny Clark, Mij McPhie, Margaret Petch, Sally Macklin, Tammy Miller, Jo Kennaway, Miriam Langeslag-Smith, Emma Warren, Carly Henley, Liz Gately-Taylor and Elina Filbert