NACBO 2017 – Crystal Clear: The Science of Behavioural Optometry

Thu July 6th, 2017 - Fri July 7th, 2017
Where: Sydney, NSW

NACBO Is ACBO’s National Vision Conference which is held annually, and aligned with ODMA every second year. 

The concept of Behavioural Optometry is supported by a substantial body of research spanning many decades and continents. Clinical evidence is substantial and rigorous, and growing as a result of the output of new generations of clinicians, academics and researchers.  In 2017 ACBO aim to present the latest research in specific areas of practice, as well as exploring clinical applications for optometrist to take back to their practices. 

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Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Susan A. Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO, Professor at Southern California College of Optometry.  Please see more info about Sue in the Speaker Information section below.

At NACBO 2017, Sue will be speaking on evidence-based behavioural optometric care, backed up with solid research and practical information.  This year’s format will be a series of presentations on areas of behavioural optometry, with Sue presenting keynote addresses on specific subjects, and a variety of excellent speakers presenting on related topics.

The Brien Holden Lecture

Padmaja PortraitThis year, ACBO are proud to announce that the opening session of the program will be The Brien Holden Lecture.  This will be a regular feature on all ACBO conference programs ongoing, as we remember and honour Professor Brien Holden whose personal support meant so much to ACBO and its members.  For NACBO 2017, Brien Holden Vision will deliver a talk on the topic of Myopia Management, featuring the latest research and best practice guidelines.  The Brien Holden Lecture will be presented by Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg BOptom, MIP PhD, Myopia Program Leader for the Brien Holden Vision Institute

Venue International Convention Centre Sydney
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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ContactMaria Gorbunova
Phone: 03 9614 3400
Speaker Info

Susan A. Cotter OD, MS, FAAO,
Professor at Southern California College of Optometry

See Sue's full biography here

Sue is a professor at Marshall B. Ketchum University, and  a vice-chair of both the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, a division of the National Eye Institute, and the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial.  She has been intimately involved with many of the major research projects on aspects of vision care, including convergence insufficiency, amblyopia, intermittent exotropia, and hyperopia.

These studies are collaborative best level research projects involving ophthalmology and optometry, the results of which have been published in the most prestigious journals in eyecare. Susan has presented in Australia at SRC before and is an excellent and informative speaker who brings great scientific evidence to clinical practice. She will provide the latest information on best - practice behavioural optometric care, equipping you with the most competent clinical skills and supporting gold-standard research.


Eligibility / Prerequisites

This course is open to all Optometrists.

ACBO conferences are not just aimed at Behavioural Optometrists - it's all about excellence in optometric care, period.  We encourage non-members to attend this conference which is generally pitched at a level that suits both the beginner in Behavioural Optometry, and more experienced members.


The Brien Holden Lecture:

  • Myopia - Latest Research & Management

Susan Cotter:

  • Correction of Hyperopia, including MEPEDS data
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Amblyopia
  • Intermittent Exotropia

Steve Leslie:

  • Pattern glare & tints

Other speakers & topics will be advised soon.




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Dinner Details

Stay tuned for details of our Conference Dinner, coming soon...

One ticket to the NACBO conference dinner is included in the price of full conference registration.  Please confirm your attendance at dinner when registering for this conference, and register any guests/partners.

Student rate does not include the dinner.


Earlybird - ends 12 May

Members 745
Non-members:  895
Students 345

Full Rate

Members:  795
Non-members:  945
Students 375

*Student rate does not include the dinner!

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