The organising committee would like to invite you to attend the Orthoptics Australia 70th ASC to be held in Hobart, Tasmania from 3-6 November 2013.


Dear Colleagues

It is our great pleasure as Convenors to invite you to the 70th Annual Scientific Conference of Orthoptics Australia to be held in Hobart at The Woolstore.

The RANZCO Congress will be held at the nearby Grand Chancellor and we are pleased to extend reciprocal registration which will enable all delegates to attend both Meetings.

Our Scientific program will aim at providing outstanding content which will enable all delegates to leave with new scientific skills and clinical knowledge. It will also be an opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences.

Tasmania is world famous for its wilderness, pristine coastlines and World heritage listed sites. It is renowned for its natural produce, fresh seafood and cool climate wines.
We encourage you to take some extra time to discover all Tasmania has to offer.

This is Orthoptics Australia’s Platinum year! We are planning a Conference which will not only be memorable for its excellent scientific content but also for the exciting entertainment and social events.

We look forward to seeing you in Hobart.

Julie Barbour
Robin Wilkinson
Conference Convenors


President’s Invitation

On behalf of Orthoptics Australia I am pleased to invite you all to the 70th Annual Scientific Congress, our platinum meeting. This year’s conference will include an impressive group of speakers, including His Excellency, The Honourable Peter Underwood who will deliver the Opening Address and Susan Silveira who will deliver the Pat Lance Lecture. There will undoubtedly be a great exchange of knowledge with much to discuss and debate. An exciting social and cultural program has also been planned for delegates which will allow you to experience Hobart at its best. As part of this birthday celebrations for the 70th conference have been organised; a unique opportunity to acknowledge the long history of the association’s commitment to professional development.

I look forward to welcoming all of you to Hobart for what promises to be an excellent Conference that is both inspiring and rewarding.

Connie Koklanis

Orthoptics Australia & RANZCO

Orthoptics Australia and RANZCO have agreed to registration reciprocity. RANZCO is being held at The Hotel Grand Chancellor, opposite the Old Woolstore. Your name badge must be worn at all times to gain entry to both conferences. Lunch for OA delegates will be at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Monday and Tuesday.

If you intend visiting RANZCO on Sunday you will be able to register at the Old Woolstore (directly opposite the Hotel Grand Chancellor) from 0945 on Sunday morning.

If you would like to have lunch when you visit RANZCO on Sunday it does need to be pre-ordered on the registration form at a cost of $35 per person. The lunch ticket will be included in your registration pack with your name badge from The Old Woolstore.


Click the following link to view the RANZCO program overview www.ranzco2013.com.au/program













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