ContactConnect 2019 Congress (Please Click Here)
07/09/2019 08:00 to 09/09/2019 17:00 (Africa/Johannesburg)
Main topics to be covered at the conference: Myopia Control, Orthokeratology, Scleral and other RGP contact lenses, Dry Eye and Presbyopia management with contact lenses. We want to meet the needs of inexperienced as well as experienced contact lens practitioners when looking at all aspects of contact lens fitting.
Myopia control will be dealt with in theory to see why it is so crucial to embrace this specialty as well as gaining practical knowledge for implementation into your practice. Dry Eye will be dealt with in theory and practical application. We aim to have a half day of lectures every day followed by numerous hands-on workshops in the afternoon in 3 different venues, covering not only the theory dealt with in the lectures but also other aspects of contact lens practice.
Our main aim is that delegates learn something new in the contact lens field and are able to implement it in their practices immediately after the conference.
7-9 September 2019
You have heard about the success of ContactConnect 2017. Don't miss ContactConnect 2019 at Spier.
20+ CPD POINTS
Plenty of hands-on Wetlabs
Speakers include International Industry Leaders
Scleral lens sessions
Dry Eye sessions
Networking: One can Question why networking is so important? When one gets the patient that really puts your clinical skills to the test. This is when you realize the value of networking. With complex contact lens cases you sometimes need to “phone a friend”. The ContactConnect 2019 will once again create opportunities and time for delegates to get connected with each other and with suppliers.
Education - International Speakers: This is where the true value of the ContactConnect 2019 will truly come to light. We aimed for the leaders and best speakers currently in the contact lens field. While we will not neglect our local talent it is exciting to welcome to our country for the first time Christine Sindt, Oliver Woo and James Wolfsohn.
Practical Workshops: Some lessons we learned in 2017 was that we allocated too little time and effort to this much needed method of learning. People don’t just want to hear, they need to see, feel and touch. Spier allows for 3 beautiful break-away rooms to cater for this.
Entertainment: All work and no play can reduce productivity. The secret of the venue is that delegates can recharge by just simply be in the outdoors and surroundings, yet again we learned that music brings people together and since we want to connect; some down time would be used to bring colleagues and suppliers together.
Speakers at ContactConnect 2019 Conference
Prof Christine Sindt
Dr. Christine W. Sindt is a 1994 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She completed a disease-based residency at the Cleveland VA Medical Center where she also did subspecialty rotations... READ MORE
Dr Oliver Woo
• Graduated from School of Optometry, University of New South Wales, Australia in 1994
• Established an independent Optometrist practice in Sydney, Australia since 1997... READ MORE
Dr Tom Arnold
Dr. Tom Arnold is a graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. During his training he participated in vision outreach programs in Mexico, Guatemala and with the Bureau of the Indian Health Service. His externship was... READ MORE
Prof James Wolffsohn
Following a 1st class Optometry degree from Manchester, a pre-registration year at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, a PhD at Cardiff University and a clinical/research fellowship at the... READ MORE
Paul Rose was educated at the University of Auckland New Zealand, graduating in Optometry in 1967 and again in 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Mathematics. In 1998 he was elected as an... READ MORE
Alan Saks serves as the CEO of The Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia and as a writer for mivision journal. He is a third generation Optometrist, has served multiple terms as President of Contact Lens Societies... READ MORE
Inma Pérez-Gómez began her optometric career after graduating from the School of Optics and Optometry in Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, in June 1996. She then received her Masters degree of Science in Investigative Ophthalmology and
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Exibitors & Sponsors
Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsor Alcon and our Gold Sponsor Cooper Vision.