CPD & Events

ESA Grand Round Meetings

Attendees: This series of meetings is for Optometrists, and CPD points will apply to these Grand Round events.

Location: Usually held in the proximity of our four clinics – Doncaster, East Melbourne, Malvern and Vermont South.  Exact venue details are notified via invitation, and are posted on our website Events Listing (below).

Grand Round Format:  The format for our Grand Rounds is usually based on two speakers per evening, and includes presentation of latest literature relevant to the topic(s), and 2 or 3 case-studies selected for interesting and unique features, including, for example: cataract surgery, ICG Angiography, B scans, ERG’s and clinical trials.   Discussion and interchange of ideas and observations is encouraged.  The formal time will always meet CPD requirements and we aim to manage the total session, mindful that these sessions are generally at the end of a full working day.  We encourage ESA team members to attend each presentation to meet with our referrers.

For information on grand round meetings, please contact us via email: events@eyesurgery.com.au

Upcoming Events:

Date: Tuesday 25th July, 2017

Venue: Cabrini Auditorium – Cabrini Medical Centre, Malvern VIC

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

– Presentation by Dr Ming-Lee Lin – “An update on diabetic retinopathy”

– Presentation by Dr Simon Skalicky – “Challenges in glaucoma management; some clinical pearls and a case-based discussion”

This is an Optometrist Association accredited event of 4T CPD Points approved.


Date: Tuesday 29th August, 2017

Venue: Grand Ballroom @ Clarion on Canterbury – Forest Hill VIC

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

– Presentation by Dr James Galbraith

– Presentation by Dr Weng Ng


Date: Wednesday 18th October, 2017

Venue: Grand Ballroom @ Clarion on Canterbury – Forest Hill VIC

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

– Presentation by Dr Justin Friebel

– Presentation by Dr Nathan Kerr


Past Events:

2017 Speakers/Topics:

Dr Jacqueline Beltz & Dr Ben Connell: Next Level Practice – Cataract & Refractive Surgery

A/Prof Andrew Symons: When should I refer my patient for retinal surgery?

Dr Heather Mack:  Advances in intravitreal treatment of age-related macular degeneration

A/Prof Salmaan Qureshi:  Macular degeneration: How to make the macula great again!

Dr Simon Skalicky:  “Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery” – New technology, opportunities and pitfalls

2015 Speakers/Topics:

A/ Prof Wilson Heriot: Novel therapies in 2015 for AMD and CRVO

Dr Heather Mack:  Optimising anti-VEGF therapy in AMD – Fovista and Rival trials

2014 Speakers/Topics:

A/Prof Grant Snibson: Anterior Segment Pot Pourri: A day in the life of a corneal surgeon

Dr Ben Connell: Cataract surgery outcomes.  How good is cataract surgery? What should we tell our patients?

Dr Richard Stawell and Dr Weng Ng: Pittfall of Cataract Surgery in Uveitis patient and Uveitic Glaucoma

A/Prof Salmaan Qureshi, A/Prof Anthony Hall, Dr Simon Skalicky:  Sub-Retinal Fluid, Infectious Uvietis and Glaucoma Therapy

Dr Justin Friebel, Dr Jacqueline Beltz:  Eyelid Lesions – A Field Guide; Endothelial Keratoplasty – Past Present and Future

A/Prof W. Heriot, Dr H. Mack & A/Prof Andrew Symons: Age-related Macular Degeneration Update

2013 Speakers/Topics:

A/Prof W. Heriot & Dr H. Mack: Retinal focus/ EP

A/Prof A. Hall & A/Prof A. Symons: Inflammatory diseases/ Retinal

Dr J.Friebel & Dr S. Qureshi: The accurate diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy

A/Prof G. Snibson & Dr B. Connell:  Refractive surgery focus – Lasik/ ICL/ CLE etc

Dr R.Stawell & Dr W. Ng:  Hypertensive Uveitis/Glaucoma

2012 Speakers/Topics:

Dr T. Gin & Dr L. Lim: Diabetic Eye Diseases

Dr J. Beltz: Corneal Transplantation in 2012

Dr W. Ng & Dr A. Hall: When is cataract surgery glaucoma surgery / Understanding Secondary Glaucoma

A/Prof W. Heriot & Dr T. Gin: Update on Current Treatment of AMD with Lucentis / The Future, is it Elyea?

A/Prof G. Snibson & Dr B. Connell: Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

Dr J. Friebel: The ups and downs of eyelid ptosis

Dr H. Mack: Visual loss with normal Retina

2011 Speakers/Topics:

A/Prof S. Qureshi & Dr T. Gin: Retinal Case Presentations

Dr W. Ng & Dr A. Narita: Glaucoma

Dr W. Ng & Dr B. Connell: Glaucoma and Toric IOL

2010 Speakers/Topics:

A/Prof G. Snibson & Dr B. Connell: Corneal refractive

Dr R. Stawell & Dr J Friebel: Watery Eye

A/Prof W. Heriot & A/Prof S. Qureshi: Retina Update

Dr B. Connell & Dr J. Friebel: Trichiasis & IOL selection

A/Prof J. Rait & Dr A Narita: Glaucoma

Dr H. Mack:  Modern Visual Electrophysiology

Dr H. Mack: Modern Visual Electrophysiology

Dr A. Hall & Dr T. Gin: Diabetic eye diseases & Medical Retina