The AVC was certainly up to the challenge and embraced the opportunity to deliver their annual AVC in a slightly different format in 2020. The meeting titled,
AVC2020 VIRTUAL, could only be viewed online via live streaming and delayed recorded streaming. This virtual format gave members a choice for their preferred viewing.
Melinda Toomey, President of Optometry Queensland Northern Territory, opened the meeting by welcoming members and thanking presenters. Day 1 of the AVC saw virtual oral presentations delivered by QUT PhD Students: Rohan Hughes, Damien Fisher and Rebecca Cox. Rohan and Damien belong to the Contact Lens and Visual Optics Laboratory on QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus, whilst Rebecca is affiliated with the Vision and Driving research lab also located on QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus. All three students were given the task of presenting their doctorate research findings in a deliberate, fast-paced format. The AVC praised the students, and was delighted in how well each student fulfilled the brief and was successful in the concise and purposeful delivery of their research achievements.
Additionally, on Day 1, CLVOL member and QUT OVS lecturer, Dr Emily Pieterse delivered an oral presentation titled: Myopia: The measurements, management and monitoring.
Full details of the AVC 2020 Program are available at this weblink: https://www.optometryqldnt.org.au/avc2020- program