AONA Victoria Clinical 25/05/2024

The next AONA Victoria Clinical is scheduled for Saturday 25/05/2024 at Southern Eye Day Surgery, 44 Cranbourne Rd Frankston 3199 Doors will open for registration at 08:00 for an 08:30 start. Check out the Program A light lunch will be served afterwards. Numbers limited to 40 participants. Registrations close either when full or 23/05/2024.

Next ZOOM meeting Saturday 18/05/2024

Our next Zoom meeting is planned for Saturday 18/05/2024 from 10:00-11:00 Title: A overview of Giant Cell Arteritis Speaker: Jeyanthi Tamilmani RN Emergency Department Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital Registrations are now open. To register go to the website, log in to your account then register via the Events page.

AONA NSW Clinical meeting 27/04/24

Venue:- Sydney Eye Hospital, Claffy Lecture Theatre. 8 Macquarie Street Sydney ’Ocular Melanoma & Neuro-ophthalmology’ Program commences at 09:00 – 12:00 Registration from 08:30 Registrations close on Thursday 25/04/2024

Zoom Meeting 19/04/2024 18:00

Friday 19th April 2024 @ 18:00 AEST Jeyanthi Tamilmani RN RVEEH Emergency Department Title:  Navigating Ocular Fast Track conditions in Emergency Department Registrations opening soon

4 Days until first Zoom meeting for 20/02/2024

Final chance to register for AONA’s first zoom tele-online meeting. Registrations will close on Sunday 18/02/2023 @ 23:30. To register go to the website and log in to your account, then go to the events page and click the event registration button. Access codes will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 19/0292024

Education program 2024

Education sessions planned for first half of 2024 have been added to the education page Details of topics and times will follow soon Zoom program coming soon

AONA’s first Zoom session for 2024 is open for registration

AONA’s first event for 2024 is scheduled for 20th February 2024 at 19:00 – 20:00 (AEDT; S.A18:30 NT 17:30 QLD 18:00). Guest presenter, Meera Chandra, is an optometrist at Macular Disease Foundation Australia. Her presentation will provide “ ….an overview of the Macular Disease Foundation Australia, its purpose, and pillars of work. It will also introduce My Eyes, a new …

Ethics Study Day(s) February 2024

Do you want to learn more about ethics? Add to your CPD points? Check out these courses in Victoria in February 2024 Clinical Ethics Peri-operative Clinical Ethics Consultation Workshop

AONA’s final Zoom clinical for 2023 5pm Monday 27/11/2023

Dr Kristen Wells (Ophthalmologist) will update us on “The Red Eye – Emergency presentation, Triage, Diagnosis & Management.” With over 20 years experience in an Ophthalmic Emergency Department her knowledge and expertise will be informative, current & interesting.

Melbourne – the final in person AONA event for 2023

This Saturday, 25/11/2023 at The Manningham Private Hopsital. Doors open at 08:30. We have a great program lined up for you. Check out our program Suite 304, Level 3, 200 High St, Templestowe LowerFree parking on site Arrival coffee/tea, Morning Tea & lunch included

AONA’s final clinical meeting for 2023 in Melbourne

The final in person event for AONA in 2023 is being held on Saturday 25th November at Manningham Private HospitalSuite 304, Level 3, 200 High St, Templestowe LowerFree parking on site Attendance is free for members (and MPH staff) & $50 for non-members. See flyer for details, program coming soon

Tasmanian Clinical this Saturday 4th November Doors open from 08:30

The Royal Hobart Hospital, 42 Argyle Street, Hobart is the place to be this Saturday for the Ophthalmic Nurses in person clinical meeting. Doors open from 08:30. An opportunity for education, networking and socialising with fellow nurses working in the ophthalmic arena. Program (proposed) Level 10 Meeting Room, Wellington Clinics, 42 Argyle Street, Hobart

Zoom Event 28/10/2023

The next Tele-Zoom event is now open for registrations. It is back to Saturday morning for this session on the 28th October at 09:30 EDST (SA – 09:00, QLD – 08:30, NT – 08:00). To register go to the website , log in to your account then register via the events page.

Newcastle Clinical (in person) 11/11/2023

We’re back in Newcastle with an in person education session presenting a broad range of topics including Retinal gene therapy, Fred Hollows Foundation, Refractive Therapy & more. Registrations are now live on the website. Check out the flyer for details

Cataract Clinical

The Cataract clinical on 23/09/2023 was well supported and beneficial to members who attended. The day commenced with a review of ophthalmic A & P, cataract physiology, then an opportunity to test their dissection skills. A huge thank you to Johnson & Johnson for their support in sponsoring, providing the facilities and educators for the event.

AONA AGM 26/09/2023 @ 7pm

AONA AGM will be held tomorrow – Tuesday 26/09/2023 Want to make AONA more relevant, better targeted to members? Join us Tuesday evening at 7pm. All members will have received a reminder with Annual Report, Agenda, committee Nomination & Proxy forms attached. These are also available on the previous blog. If you can’t make the meeting you can still participate …


Annual Report Agenda Nomination form Proxy form

AONA AGM (Zoom) 26/09/2023 7pm. No Registration required

The annual Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 26th September from 7pm. The Annual Report will be tabled, Election of office bearers for 2023-2024, changes to the constitution all requiring a membership vote. NO REGISTRATION is required to participate. Access codes have been emailed to members and will be sent again on 25/09/2023

Tasmania Clinical Meeting 04/11/2023 Registrations now open

Saturday 4th of November 2023 Tasmania clinical meeting (in person) in Hobart. All registered nurse are welcome. Attendance is free for members – but you must still register (for catering and number restrictions) and $60 for non-members A broad program of interesting speakers has been organised. Only 20 – 25 places available. Registration options for non-members – join AONA then …

AONA Education event Saturday 23/09/2023

AONA & Johnson and Johnson Vision presentCataract Surgery – the basics. A great clinical for nurses relatively new to Ophthalmic Surgery Includes:Cataract Surgery OverviewIOL’sLens loadingPhaco set up and wetlab with artificial eyes Flyer Registration is now open. Numbers are limited to 25 on a first come basis.

AONA 2023 Conference a resounding success

The first conference in Melbourne since 2019 was deemed a huge success with international, interstate and local speakers, Ophthalmic Nurse representatives from all Australian states and over 80 local and interstate delegates. Presentations ranged from advancing ophthalmic nursing scope of practice and developments in medical and nursing practices to use of digital technologies and the move to sustainable health care …