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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

    Optometry

    • 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

    • 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.

      Watch now

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

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

      Watch now

    • Geographic Atrophy

      Webinar presented by Dr Fred Chen.

      Watch now

    • Clinical pearls in diabetic retinopathy

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

      Watch now

    Orthoptist

    • 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

    General practitioner (coming soon)

    Pharmacist (coming soon)

    Aged care worker (coming soon)

    Aboriginal health workers and practitioners (coming soon)

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