Optometrists, ophthalmologists, ophthalmic nurses, optical dispensers, technicians and students from Australia and the Pacific region are gathering in Brisbane this weekend for the first time.
ODMA 2013, the biennial showcase for the Australian optical industry, has moved its significant event to Brisbane and the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre after many years in Sydney, bringing with it more than $4 million in economic benefit for Brisbane and Queensland.
The Optical Distributors & Manufacturers Association is the peak body of wholesalers, manufacturers and importers of optical products in Australia who deliver key programs and support and services and products to the industry.
ODMA 2013 will focus on everything from Glaucoma and eye health issues to the latest in luxury fashion eyewear, optical apps and even nutrition in Ophthalmology!
This event incorporates a major conference component of which education will be the focus with ODMA Chairman Richard Grills introducing the most extensive education program ever undertaken by the Association.
A line-up of world class speakers from Australia and Europe will present a number of topics relevant to the world’s current optical landscape including stem cell therapy, glaucoma progression, monitoring and analysis, retinal imaging, smart phone and app use in ophthalmology and the latest cataract surgery.
A Master Class Series of interactive sessions has been added to the event program for practitioners and staff.