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EventsInternational Cornea & Contact Lens Congress 15–17 October, 2022 Themed The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cornea and Contact Lenses, the Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia’s (CCLSA) 18th international congress will deliver practical, clinical and clinically focussed research, covering broad aspects of contact lenses and the ocular surface. Keynote speaker Professor Lyndon Jones will present a broad range of topics and workshops. Other speakers include ICCLC Papers Committee Chair Prof Fiona Stapleton, Prof Charles McMonnies (recipient of the CCLSA Ken Bell Medal), and Arthur Ho and Prof Debbie Sweeney (recipients of the CCLSA Brien Holden Memorial Award). The International Cornea & Contact Lens Congress will take place at the International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney.Visit: icclc2022.com.au ProVision National Conference 21-23 October, 2022 This biennial business building conference is open to ProVision members, non-members and students for the first time. Prominent speakers include Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott AO, Keith Abraham, Katrina McCarter and Amanda Gore. Additionally, ProVision and partner guests will provide valuable insights into practice management. The ProVision conference will take place at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.Visit: optom.provision.com.au/conference Eyecare Plus National Conference 28–30 October, 2022 Themed Inspire, this conference will motivate you to do something new or different, and provide the tools to get it done. Hosted by respected journalist and presenter, Jillian Whiting, high profile keynote speakers include Kurt Fearnley, one of Australia’s best-known and respected athletes; Sue Langley CEO and Founder of the Langley Group; and Tim Reid founder and host of Australia and New Zealand’s number one business and marketing podcast, The Small Business Big Marketing Show. Simon Hanna, Lisa Jansen, Carly Lam, Dr Kate Gifford and Sujan Hong are among a long list of industry experts who will also take to the stage. The Eyecare Plus National Conference will take place at The Star Gold in Broadbeach, Queensland. Visit: eyecareplus.com.au/conference RANZCO 53rd Annual Scientific Congress 28 October – 1 November, 2022 At this annual hybrid event Prof Frank Martin will deliver the Council Lecture, Prof Helen Danesh-Meyer will deliver the Dame Ida Mann Memorial Lecture, Prof Clare Gilbert will deliver The Fred Hollows Foundation lecture and Prof Ian McAllister will deliver the Norman Gregg McAlister lecture. Update lectures will be presented by Prof Sarah Coupland (oncology), Prof Donald Tan (cornea), Prof Graham Barrett AM will (cataract), Prof James Bainbridge (retina), Prof Debra Goldstein (uveitis) and Dr Janey Wiggs (glaucoma). The RANZCO Congress will take place at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Visit: www.ranzco2022.com

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