2012 General Practitioner (GP) Ophthalmic Education Dinner

To coincide with the RANZCO Eye Foundation julEYE public health promotion month, Ophthalmic Surgery Centre (OSC) held an extremely successful GP Ophthalmic Education Dinner on Thursday 19 July 2012 at the Rocket Restaurant in Chatswood.

The evening was a resounding success with 100% of the GP’s advising that they learnt from the ophthalmologists’ presentations enabling them to keep up to date with the latest developments in clinical ophthalmology. 25 North Shore GP’s attended the evening and heard presentations from five OSC Visiting Medical Officer Ophthalmologists:

Dr Diana Semmonds – Fascinating Clinical Cases
Dr Ilesh Patel – Glaucoma
Dr Colin Clement – Surgical Options for Glaucoma Patients: ECP
Dr Geoff Wilcsek – Tearing…..It’s Worse Than You Think, and
Dr Andrew Kaines – Latest Developments in the Treatment of Retinal Disease.

The format of the dinner was innovative and designed to maximize the free-flow of information between presenters and GP’s. The five Ophthalmologists rotated tables every 20 minutes after each course providing GP’s with an intimate, personal and relaxed learning environment. GP’s were also eligible to receive 4 RACGP points for the evening.

All present felt that the evening helped build closer professional GP referrer relationships and raise the awareness of OSC as a centre of excellence in ophthalmology. OSC looks forward to providing the evening again next year during julEYE as part of our efforts to raise awareness of eye health promotion and improved ophthalmic clinical education to our referrer GP community.