Keeping an eye on eye health – Training for GPs – Session 2 – Greater Dandenong

Presented by the Vision Initiative in collaboration with South Eastern Melbourne PHN.

The session will provide GPs with an understanding of the common eye conditions contributing to avoidable blindness and vision loss in Australia, practical applications to reduce the risk of blindness and vision loss among at-risk populations, a better understanding of triggers and appropriate management of red eye(s) and superficial ocular trauma and referring appropriately to eye health providers including optometry, ophthalmology and low vision and rehabilitation service providers.

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (6.00pm arrival)

Cost: Free.

A light meal will be provided.

Venue: South Eastern Melbourne PHN, Dandenong Service Centre, 314a Thomas Street, Dandenong , 3175

RSVP COB Monday 16 May 2016.

For more information or to book at place on this event please contact Stewart Morgan on 03 85144422 or by email:


Dr Nellie Deen OD

Dr Nellie Deen graduated with a Doctorate of Optometry in 2004 from SUNY College of Optometry, New York. Having completed externships in Pediatrics and Vision Therapy Clinic at the Beth Israel Hospital in New York and at the Newington Veterans Hospital in Newington Connecticut, she relocated to Melbourne later that year. Nellie has been a practicing optometrist since 2005 and joined the ACO in 2007 for sessional work. From 2010 to March 2013 she was the Lead Optometrist in Clinical Teaching at which time she took over as Lead Optometrist of Paediatric Services. She is a current member of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development (COVD), Optometry Australia and the Australian College of Optometry. Nellie was a presenter at the AVC in Queensland earlier this year, spoke at the Early Childhood Learning Centre in 2014 and co-presented at the 2012 SEMO conference.

Natalia Kelly, Orthoptist/ Acting Regional Practice Lead, Vision Australia – Dandenong

For more information, visit the website of the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network