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28 – 29 April 2023

SYDNEY MASONIC CENTRE

Cnr Castlereagh and Goulburn Street

Sydney NSW 2000

Created by Dispensers for Dispensers

About the Conference

Optical Dispensers Australia is pleased to announce it is hosting a biennial industry conference taking place over two days,
Fri 28 - Sat 29 April 2023, at the iconic Sydney Masonic Centre. The ODA Conference has been created by Dispensers for Dispensers and is suitable for all levels of experience, made possible thanks to our corporate partners and conference sponsors.

Everyone is invited

With an awesome line up of local and international speakers and space to engage with our industry trade partners, the ODA Conference is open to the entire optical industry and is an event not to be missed. ODA CPD Points will be allocated to ODA Member Delegates and Optometrists may claim non-clinical CPD points in accordance with Optometry Australia board guidelines and processes.

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TWO DAY CONFERENCE
+ ODA GALA

$410

ODA Member price = $287
(Conference $238 + Gala $49)

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TWO DAY CONFERENCE PASS

$340

ODA Member price = $238

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SINGLE DAY CONFERENCE PASS

$190

ODA Member price = $133

SPEAKER TOPICS

With Guest MC - Paul Clarke 

FRIDAY - 28 April 2023
REGISTRATION OPENS 8.15am
Barista Coffee and Trade Exhibit open from 8am
 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: 9am - 3.30pm
(3 ODA CPD Points)

ODA GALA at Luna Park 5.30pm - 9pm

Morning Tea, Lunch & Barista Coffee Included

Prof Alexander Holden | University of Sydney

"Seeing Value: Managing commercialism ethically for the modern health professional"
 

Michael Nasser | Opticare

“The impact of artificial intelligence on the future of optometry marketing” 
 

Lisa Raad | Pinpoint Vision
"Paediatric vision, glasses & the balancing act"

Tony Perkins | Eyes Right Optical

"Frame styling for your practice"

Glen Jones | Hoya Lens Australia
"Understanding a customers occupational lens needs"

Nabill Jacob | Vision Australia
"The vision impaired patient: Beyond optical and clinical care"

Danya AlKarbouli  | George & Matilda Eyecare

"Contact lenses and the role of Dispensers"

SATURDAY - 29 April 2023
REGISTRATION OPENS 8.15am
Barista Coffee and Trade Exhibit open from 8am
 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: 9am - 5pm
(
4 ODA CPD Points)

ODA Social Drinks 5pm - 6pm

Morning Tea, Lunch, Barista Coffee, Afternoon Tea & Beverages Included

Nicky Peaper | Rodenstock
"Improving lens performance"

Justin Chiang | Tokai Optical Australia

"Increasing practice revenue through upselling"

Jessica Kingsley | CARL ZEISS
"The rise of Myopia"

Chedy Kalach | ACOD

"Understanding prism"

Chris Hanley | De Rigo

"Frame branding"

Zoe Ross | New Zealand Dispensing Optician
"Troubleshooting progressive lenses: Scenarios and approaches to resolve them"

 

Dr Vincent Nguyen | University of Technology Syd
Functional implication of clinical vision tests"

Craig Johnston | Younger Optics

"Nupolar technology & benefits"

With thanks to our Conference Sponsors

Get ready for Sydney

Sydney is a stunning and vibrant city built around one of the most beautiful bays in the world. From the pearly-white Opera House, to the historic Rocks precinct, there's really something here for everyone. Many Sydney landmarks are clustered close together, in or near the ODA Conference venue, making it easy to get around and take in several attractions in one visit. From music to fashion, art, events, drinking and dining out, to nature and exploring, it's really all at your doorstep.

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Conference Accommodation

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation options in and around the Sydney CBD.

The Sydney Masonic Centre has a proud partnership with the hotels in its neighbourhood. For your convenience, ODA has secured a list of accommodation options including direct links to discounted accommodation offers all within a short walk to the venue.