Synapse Academy: Online CPD articles

Synapse Academy provides online CPD for optometrists and dispensing opticians. Accreditation is by the University of Johannesburg for the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

By reading the Synapse Academy articles and completing the online questionnaires, you can fulfil your annual CPD requirement of 30 CEUs, including 5 points in medical law, patients’ rights and ethics.

Annual membership: R 700 (from 1 March 2017)

For assistance, contact Bron at

To register, please send your proof of payment to

Include your HPCSA number and your registered name (for your certificates) in your email.

Banking details: FNB branch 210519 Account number 62591491677

For more information please contact Bron at



Past Events

Synapse Conference

3-5 June 2016

Webersburg Estate, Stellenbosch

Click here for programme and speakers.


Contact lenses

Dr Eef van der Worp – key opinion leader, international researcher, educator and clinician

Diabetes: Non-retinal complications for the multidisciplinary team

Dr Laura Redman – vascular surgeon

Sean Pincus – podiatrist

Taking care of your patient, taking care of yourself

Dr Wayne Lubbe – cardiologist

Dr Liani Smit – general practitioner and TB activist

Healthcare regulation

Michael du Plooy – pharmacist and attorney

Ethics in healthcare

Prof Jacquie Greenberg – geneticist

Low Vision

Yolande Scott

What’s new in implantables?

Dr Rizwana Amod – vitreoretinal surgeon

Pediatric Assessment

Leoni Joubert

Diagnostic Technology

Dr Dirk Booysen

Cost: R4880

Banking details: FNB King William’s Town (210519)

Account: 62591491677

Registrations, please email Bron on

 Synapse Conference Registration Form