2019 Congress Details


22 - 23 June 2019

N$ / R 5,500 excluding lodging


Applied for 30 CPD points (including Ethics)

It’s time to make Optometry fun again! Are you tired of being part of the “herd”?

Come and learn new skills in our range of unique workshops, be exposed to the latest research on technology, myopia control, dyslexia, and be part of a unique experience. Use your knowledge the very next day in your practice to make yourself unique.

Don’t miss out! Space is limited!


Are you ready to be enthralled, educated, mentally stimulated, edutained, learn some hands-on skills and get tons of practical advice on how to handle Paeds and BV patients?

 Then come to our 2019 congress

You needn’t have attended the previous courses.

This is a great opportunity to meet exhibitors with Paeds and BV appropriate products.

Our Speakers List (tbc)

Wayne Gillan at the Paediatric Academy Congress

Prof Wayne Gillan

He’s back AND he’s now a Nature Guide!

Leoni Joubert at the Paediatric Academy Congress

Leoni Joubert

Laugh & Learn - and also now a Nature Guide

Sandra Stark at the Paediatric Academy Congress

Sandra Stark

Passionate about Dyslexia

Marolize Botha at the Paediatric Academy Congress

Marolize Botha

Bright Young Star

Graham Chirch at the Paediatric Academy Congress

Graham Chirch

Optometric researcher & problem solver

Schalk Burger

Schalk Burger

Pioneering an "inside-out" Approach

Our Topics will Include

Either as a live lecture or as an online CPD format - these can be modified

Lectures (10 CPD – 2 Ethics, 8 Level 1)

  • Grand Rounds and advanced case presentations. Panel (1 CPD)

  • Dyslexia update. Sandra (2 CPD)

    • Neurological changes in the Dyslexic brain –new fMRI research
    • Reading at the speed of light- Amazing new Visual examination technique for aiding Dyslexia diagnosis
  • Childhood Myopia: causes and treatment strategies for prevention and progression. Wayne (2 CPD)

  • Can ethics of medical record-keeping be fun? Of course! Mock Court Case - You be the judge! (1 CPD)

  • Setting up your Paediatric practice for excellence: Ethical practice marketing and management. (1 CPD)

  • Paediatric Ocular Pathology: Kahoot Game Show Format – play and learn! Leoni (1 CPD)

  • Cyber babies and Glow Kids: Effects of electronic screen use on infant and childhood development. Leoni (1 CPD)

  • Neuro optometry: Oculomotor signs in acquired brain injury. (1 CPD)

Workshops (4h)

  • Practical Paediatric examination techniques: tips and tricks when examining kids

  • Advanced feature use of Electronic Vision Examination systems

  • Eye tracking: latest electronic assessment techniques and analysis of results

  • BV workshop: Convergence Insufficiency - diagnosis and treatment

Online (additional 16 CPD)

  • Computer Vision Syndrome

  • Visual perception in infantile nystagmus

  • Optometric and orthoptic findings in autism

  • Recent advances in Amblyopia

  • Specialist contact lenses in Paediatrics

  • Myopia in practise

  • Non-tolerance and the science of prescribing

  • Visual stress and dyslexia for the practicing optometrist

  • Benefits of adult strabismus surgery

  • Real case ethical scenarios

  • Clinical applications of OCT

  • Comprehensive Paediatric Vision Examination