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    Healthcare education program

    Quality CPD education from leading macular disease experts.

    Free CPD for healthcare professionals

    Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has launched free CPD courses for health professionals that have been developed with Australia’s leading retinal specialists, including world-renowned ophthalmologist Professor Paul Mitchell AO.

    More than 1.4 million Australians have some evidence of AMD – the leading cause of irreversible severe vision loss and blindness in Australia – while between 300,000 and 400,000 Australians live with diabetic retinopathy – the leading cause of preventable blindness among people of a working age.

    Healthcare professionals are at the frontline of patient interactions and have a valuable role in decreasing preventable blindness and in being an important part of the solution to reduce both the incidence and impact of macular disease.

    MDFA’s courses include our specialist speaker series, webinars and self-paced learning aimed at improving the outcomes of macular disease. 

    Our self-paced courses include education on improving patient communication about macular disease and its impacts, managing and reducing modifiable risk, ensuring high-risk individuals have regular eye examinations, and giving health professionals the necessary information to link people diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services.

    Choose your profession to access free CPD

    Optometrist

    CPD Accredited Courses

    • Age-related macular degeneration

      Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for optometrists with the support of the Commonwealth Government.

      The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of macular disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.

      The Age-related macular degeneration course comprises 2x 30-minute modules and 2x 15-minute quizzes, and aims to assist you to manage and reduce modifiable risk, and improve your communication with patients about macular disease and it’s impacts.

      You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.

      Start course now

    • Diabetic eye disease

      Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for optometrists with the support of the Commonwealth Government.

      The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of macular disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.

      The Diabetic Eye Disease course comprises 2x 30-minute modules and 2x 15-minute quizzes, and aims to assist you to manage and reduce modifiable risk, and improve your communication with patients about macular disease and it’s impacts.

      You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.

      Start course now

    Webinars

    • Geographic atrophy secondary to age-related macular degeneration

      Webinar presented by Associate Professor Wilson Heriot.

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    • Detection of neovascular AMD with OCT and OCT-A

      Webinar presented by Professor Paul Mitchell AO.

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    • Age-related macular degeneration: classification, AREDS, management

      Webinar presented by Associate Professor Alex Hunyor (MB BS (Hons), FRANZCO).

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    • Geographic Atrophy

      Webinar presented by Dr Fred Chen.

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    • Clinical pearls in diabetic retinopathy

      Online panel discussion presented by Dr Amy Cohn, Dr David Fabinyi and A/Prof Peter van Wijngaarden.

      Watch now

    • Non-Neovascular AMD: Update on Novel Interventions and Clinical Assessment

      Presented by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and Vision Initiative, this webinar features a panel of speakers from the Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA).

      Dr Zhichao Wu, Sandy Rezk and Jason Taylor provides an update on AMD assessment and classification, followed by a research update on interventions in non-neovascular AMD with Professor Robyn Guymer and Dr Zhichao Wu.
      OA Accredited 1.5 CPD hours.

      Watch now >

    Orthoptist

    CPD Accredited Courses

    • Age-related macular degeneration

      AOB Approved 4 CPD

      Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for orthoptists with the support of the Commonwealth Government.

      The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of macular disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.

      The Age-related macular degeneration course comprises 2x 30-minute modules and 2x 15-minute quizzes, and aims to assist you to manage and reduce modifiable risk, and improve your communication with patients about macular disease and it’s impacts.

      You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.

      Start course now

    • Diabetic Eye Disease

      AOB Approved 4 CPD

      Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for orthoptists with the support of the Commonwealth Government.

      The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of macular disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.

      The Diabetic Eye Disease course comprises 2x 30-minute modules and 2x 15-minute quizzes, and aims to assist you to manage and reduce modifiable risk, and improve your communication with patients about macular disease and it’s impacts.

      You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.

      Start course now

    Pharmacist

    CPD Accredited Courses

    • Age-related macular degeneration

      APC accredited for 1.5 hour of Group 2 CPD or 3 CPD credits

      Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for pharmacists with the support of the Commonwealth Government.

      The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of macular disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.

      The age-related macular degeneration course comprises two 30-minute modules and two 15-minute quizzes. It aims to assist you to manage and reduce modifiable risk and improve your communication with patients about macular disease and its impacts.

      You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.

      Start course now

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    • Diabetic eye disease

      APC accredited for 1.5 hour of Group 2 CPD or 3 CPD credits.

      Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for pharmacists with the support of the Commonwealth Government.

      The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of diabetic eye disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.

      The Diabetic eye Disease course comprises two 30-minute modules and two 15-minute quizzes. It aims to help you manage and reduce modifiable risk for your patients. The course also provides guidance on improving your communication with patients about diabetic eye disease and its impacts.

      You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with diabetic eye disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.

      Start course now

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    Webinars

    • AMD for pharmacists

      Webinar presented by Associate Professor Geraldine Moses and Dr David Hilford.

      Watch now

    Health-care professionals (working in a range of public and community settings)

    • Working with people with age-related macular disease (AMD)

      This webinar is presented by Macular Disease Foundation Australia and Vision Initiative and is aimed at health professionals working in a range of public and community settings.

      Watch the recording

    General practitioner

    CPD Accredited Courses

    Webinars

    • Webinar: Diabetic Eye Disease – A GP’s Perspective

      This Macular Disease Foundation Australia webinar features speakers A/Prof Peter van Wijngaarden (Ophthalmologist, Deputy Director of the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Clinical Director of KeepSight) and Dr Gary Deed (Specialist GP, Chair of RACGP, Diabetes Specific Interests Committee).

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    Aged care worker (coming soon)

    Aboriginal health workers and practitioners (coming soon)

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