INVITATION TO SAOA / AFCO CONFERENCE
It is with great pleasure that the South African Optometric Association invites you to its conference in Cape Town in August/ September 2013. The conference will also host the African Council of Optometry (AFCO) with delegates from several African countries attending.
Venue: Lagoon Beach Hotel, Cape Town
Date : Friday 30 August - Sunday 1 September 2013
Delegates can look forward to stimulating sessions, workshops and discussions. Multiple tracks will allow you to select sessions that are relevant to your interest and style of practice, whether you are in the private sector, public sector or academia.
Speakers include clinicians, academics and policy-makers from across the globe.
Expand your clinical and practical knowledge in paediatric vision and primary care optometry by attending lectures and practical workshops which will equip you with the relevant skills.
While the 18 CPD points on offer are an important motivator for your attendance, it is the resolutions to be reached after the plenary discussions which will potentially change the trajectory of the optometry profession which are more important. By inviting the participation of the Department of Health, regulators such as the Health Professions Council and Council for Medical Schemes, policy makers and international bodies such AFCO and the World Council of Optometry (WCO) the plenary will focus on:
- Increased Access to Pediatric Eye Care
- Single United and Independent Optometry Profession for Africa.
We look forward to seeing you there,
The SAOA Team