2014 General Practitioner Ophthalmic Education Evening August 12, 2014
The Epping Surgery Centre (ESC) once again held an extremely successful GP Ophthalmic Education Dinner, to coincide with the RANZCO Eye Foundation JulEye public health promotion. The dinner was held on Thursday 24 July 2014 at The Epping Club in Epping. The evening was a resounding success with 100% of the GP’s advising that they learnt from the ophthalmologists’ presentations enabling them to keep up to date with the latest developments in clinical ophthalmology.
25 Northern Suburb’s GP’s attended the evening and heard presentations from seven ESC Visiting Medical Officer Ophthalmologists. You can find our Ophthalmologists presentations below
Dr Rajiv Chalasani – Macular Degeneration
Dr John Chang – Co-management of Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr Craig Donaldson – Strabismus Case Studies
Dr Gagan Khannah – The Unhappy Post Cataract Surgery Patient
Dr Peter Kim – Pterygiums & Ocular Surface Neoplasm
Dr Kerrie Meades – Microincisional Glaucoma Stents
Dr Andrew White – What’s New in Glaucoma
The seven Ophthalmologists spoke on their topic for 15 minutes and then fielded questions from the floor, whilst GP’s enjoyed their dinner. GP’s were able to self-record their attendance and were also eligible to receive 4 RACGP points for the evening.
All present felt that the evening helped build closer professional GP referrer relationships and raise the awareness of ESC as a centre of excellence in ophthalmology. ESC looks forward to providing the evening again next year during JulEYE as part of our efforts to raise awareness of eye health promotion and improved ophthalmic clinical education to our referrer GP community.