ASO Skills Expo 2022

The Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO) annual Expo is about delivering ophthalmologists the business boost they need. That means new thinking, better skills, greater efficiency, and improved patient engagement. ASO's business skills expo is tailored specifically to the needs of ophthalmologists and their practice staff. Sessions will cover both business and clinical topics to ensure members gain those much needed CPD points.

Visit MDA National during the expo for a chance to win a BOSE Soundlink Revolve II Portable Bluetooth Speaker valued at $329* and chat about how we can provide you with unwavering support and care, above and beyond medical indemnity.


Education Sessions

Friday 12 August
11:30am - 12:00pm
Cyber Risk Vulnerabilities and how to prevent them
Presented by Deborah Jackson, Medico-legal Advisory Counsel, MDA National

Saturday 13 August
4:00pm - 4:50pm
Breakout session 2: Looking at the business of ophthalmology for your practice managers and business associates
Co-presented by Deborah Jackson and David Wenban, Managing Director, AHIG


For more information visit the ASO Skills Expo 2022 website.


*Individuals must complete an expression of interest and consent to be contacted by MDA National. Existing members of MDA National must ensure their contact details are up to date with on site representatives. 



Event Information

Event Type: Conference

Career Stages:

  • Doctors in Practice
  • Practice Managers and Owners
  • Doctors in Specialist Training


Friday, 12 August 2022 8:00 AM - Sunday, 14 August 2022 1:00 PM


Grand Hyatt Melbourne



My Career Journey with Dr Nick Coatsworth

Dr Nick Coatsworth is an expert in health policy, public administration and a practising infectious diseases physician. He held a national role in the Australian response to COVID-19 as Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia, becoming one of the most recognised medical spokespeople during the pandemic. Nick engaged the Australian community through a variety of media platforms most notably as the spearhead of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Dr Micheal Gannon, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, sits down with Dr Nick Coatsworth to discuss Nick's medical career journey, and what insights and advice he has for junior doctors. MDA National would like to acknowledge the contributions of MDA National staff, Members, friends and colleagues in the production of the podcast and note that this work is copyright. Apart from any use permitted under applicable copyright law, you may not reproduce the content of this podcast without the permission of MDA National. This podcast contains generic information only, is intended to stimulate thought and discussion, and doesn’t account for requirements of any particular individual. The content may contain opinions which are not necessarily those of MDA National. We recommend that you always contact your indemnity provider when you require specific advice in relation to your insurance policy or medico-legal matters. MDA National Members need to contact us for specific medico-legal advice on freecall 1800 011 255 or email We may also refer you to other professional services.


09 Jun 2022

Career complications and contending with uncertainty

Among the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic for junior doctors is how to respond to medical training impacts and career uncertainty. In this podcast, Dr Caroline Elton (a psychologist who specialises in helping doctors)and Dr Benjamin Veness (a Psychiatry registrar) share advice for coping with medical training and career delays, disruptions and unknowns.


10 Aug 2020