2018 Conference Program


Conference Program Overview

The Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together – National Conference 2018 will showcase the progress in Close the Gap for Vision activities, illustrate and workshop solutions to overcome challenges and highlight especially what can be achieved by ‘striving together’ towards the 2020 goal of equity in eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Thursday 15 March – Friday 16 March 2017. The Pavilion Room, Arts Centre Melbourne. 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Full Program

Day 1 Thursday 15 March: The Roadmap’s Progress, Building on Successful Approaches

Day 2 Friday 16 March: Emerging Challenges, Identifying Solutions

Welcome and Acknowledgements (9.30am)Welcome and Acknowledgements (9am)
Opening Keynote: Professor Marcia Langton AMKeynote: Dr Jackie Huggins
Opening Address: Hon Greg Hunt MPSession 3: What Gets Measured Gets Done: Monitoring Eye Care Data
 Keynote: Mr Ian Hamm
Morning Tea & Close the Gap Day CelebrationMorning Tea

Session 1: Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Striving Together

Keynote: Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM & Dr Dawn

Session 4: Overcoming Common Issues

Keynote: Mr Richard Frankland

Sector Peak Panel Discussion 
Session 2: Building on What Works: Emerging Initiatives and Successful Approaches

Session 5: Collaborating and Leveraging Partnerships

Keynote: Ms Jenny Riley

Afternoon TeaAfternoon Tea
Success Stories: Striving TogetherSoapbox: Gnarly Eye issues
State & Territory Catch Up Closing Keynote: Mr Romlie Mokak
 Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 - Next Steps
Day 1: Wrap Up & Close (5pm)Day 2:  Wrap Up and Close (4.30pm)
Conference Dinner & Leaky Pipe Awards (6.30pm) 

Note: A full Conference program will be available to download prior to the conference.