NACBO 2017 – Crystal Clear: The Science of Behavioural Optometry
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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. 

NACBO 2017 program includes (click to download full version):

Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Susan A. Cotter, OD, MS, FAAO, Professor at Southern Sue Cotter web 375H x 250W pxCalifornia 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 LecturePadmaja Portrait

This year, ACBO are proud to announce that the opening session of the program will be The Brien Holden Lecture which will be presented by Prof. Padmaja Sankaridurg BOptom, MIP PhD, Myopia Program Leader for the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Professor Padmaja will be presenting on Myopia Treatment & Management. 

Steve Leslie BOptom, FACBO, FCOVDSteve

ACBO President Steve is a well-seasoned speaker and educator with a wealth of knowledge to share.  Steve will be speaking on topics including Pattern Glare and Accommodation Dysfunction. 

Christine Nearchou BScOptom PGCertOcTher GCUT FACBO FCOVD FACO

Christine is a Senior Lecturer in children’s vision and Clinical leader of paediatrics and binocular vision at theChristine University of Melbourne. She will be speaking about visual information processing skills in optometry.

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Venue International Convention Centre Sydney
14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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ContactMaria Gorbunova
Email: info@acbo.org.au
Phone: 03 9614 3400
Speaker Info


*Program is subject to change without notice.



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.



*Program is subject to change without notice.




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hyatt regency CROPPED The ACBO preferred hotel for NACBO 2017 is the newly refurbished Hyatt Regency, just 7 minutes walk to the venue.

Dinner Details

dinner logoACBO and CR Surfacing Laboratories are excited to announce the theme for the NACBO 2017 gala dinner: THE SERIOUSLY SCIENTIFIC SOIREE!

This year, NACBO is all about the hard science behind optometry, but that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun at our gala dinner.  So let's keep the Science theme going and get creative with the dress-code!

KEY WORDS - WEIRD SCIENCE, MAD SCIENTIST, SCIENCE FICTION. Get googling and see what you can come up with!

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.

Please find more details about the dinner or register here!


Full Rate

Members:  795
Non-members:  945
Students 375

Single day rate (does not include the dinner)

Members 350
Non-members:  450

*Student rate does not include the dinner!

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