Awards, publications, and talks

Highlighted awards

2017 Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS) Film Festival Best Film Award

 

AUSCRS Advanced Trainee Scholarship

 

2013 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) International Travel Grant

 

2011 Asia ARVO/Centre for Eye Research Australia Travel Fellowship

 

2010 Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Travel Grant

 

2009 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists Undergraduate Prize finalist

 

2009 Monash Abroad Travel Grant

 

2008 Avant National Medical Research Fellowship

 

2008 Monash University Faculty of Medicine Scholarship

 

2006

 

2006

 

 

2003

Box Hill Hospital Clinical Prize Finalist

 

Australian Cancer Council Vacation Studentship Research Scholarship

 

NSW Higher School Certificate Top Achievers List and Distinguished Achievers List


Research Training

 

2017

 

Basic Course in Human Subjects Research, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program

 

2009 Good Clinical Practice Training Course for clinical trials, Oxford Eye Hospital

 

2008 SPSS Statistics short course, Monash University

 

2006 Research Studentship, The Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Melbourne

 

 

Book Chapters

 

  1. Kam JK, Beltz J. Corneal Edema and Endothelial Keratoplasty. Optimizing Suboptimal Results Following Cataract Surgery; Refractive and Non-Refractive Management. Thieme 2018.

 

Publications

  1. Yan M, Yoong K, Kocak E, Kam JK. Ocular injuries resulting from commercial cosmetic procedures. Clinical and Experimental Optometry Clin Exp Optom. 2019 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]

 

  1. Akkach S, Kam J, Meusemann R. Post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis: The role of prophylactic antibiotic eye drops. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2019 May;47(4):555-556.
  2. Kocak ED, Kam JK, Hall AJ. Re: Young et al.: Conservatively treated orbital blowout fractures: spontaneous radiologic improvement. Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2018. Dec;125(12):e86-e87.

 

  1. Varma S, Kam JK. Marking technique to improve primary success of incision and curettage of eyelid chalazia. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2017 May 26.

 

  1. Chandra A, Smith J, Wang BZ, Kurniawan E, Kam J, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Post-Vitrectomy Endophthalmitis in Victoria, Australia. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jan-Feb;6(1):104.

 

  1. Kam JK, Buck D, Dawkins R, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Prophylactic intracameral antibiotic use during cataract surgery: response. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2015 Jul;43(5):495-6.

 

  1. Kam JK, Cheng NM, Sarossy M, Allen PJ, Brooks AM. Nasolacrimal duct screening to minimise post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul;42(5):447-5.

 

  1. Kam JK, Buck D, Dawkins R, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Survey of prophylactic intracameral antibiotic use in cataract surgery in an Australian context. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology. 2014 May;42(4):398-400.

 

  1. Gin TJ, Kam JK, Crock C. Cyanoacrylate glue on skin lacerations near the eyes. Emergency Medicine Australasia. 2014 Apr;26(2):200-1

 

  1. Cheng NM, Chakrabarti R, Kam JK. iPhone Applications for Eye Care Professionals: A Review of Current Capabilities and Concerns. Journal of Telemedicine and E-Health. 2014 Apr;20(4):385-7.

 

  1. Kam JK, Tai J, Mitchell RD, Halley E, Vance, S. A vertical study program for medical students: peer-assisted learning in practice. Medical Teacher. 2013;35(2):e943-5.

 

  1. Tai J, Cooray S, Kam JK. Students as Teachers. Medical Journal of Australia. 2013 Dec 16;199(11):754-6.

 

  1. Rasiah S, Kam JK. Clinical software on personal mobile devices needs regulation. Medical Journal of Australia. 2013;198(10):530-1.

 

  1. Kong G & Kam JK. Using Mobile Tethering for sharing data across devices: application in rural eye screening. Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine 1:3:40-45, 2012.

 

  1. Patel CK, Walker NJ, Kam J. A new, theoretically safer method of intravitreal injection of bevacizumab in progressive retinopathy of prematurity using scleral trans-illumination. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010. 94 (8):1107-1109.

 

  1. Painter SL, Arun K, Kam JK, Patel CK. Astigmatism correction in cataract surgery with Rayner toric intraocular lenses. Clinical Optometry. 2010;2(1):79-84.

 

  1. Szental JA, Kam JK, Yohendran J, Morrissey O, Hall AJ. Presumed Scopulariopsis brevicaulis chorioretinitis in a stem cell transplant recipient. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. 2010;38(3):314-5.

 

  1. Kam JK, Cooray SD, Kam JKT, Smith JA, Almeida AA. A cost-analysis study of robotic versus conventional mitral valve repair. Heart Lung & Circulation. 2010;19(7):413-8.

 

  1. Kam JK, Mitchell R, Tai J, Halley E, Vance, S. A peer-assisted vertical study program (VESPA) for medical students: Results of a pilot study. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Disciplinary Journal. 2010;11(2): 76-79.

 

  1. Kam JK, Stanszus D, Cheah J, Heerasing N, Tie S. The Internet as a health information source for university students. Australian Medical Student Journal. 2010;1(1):24-26.

 

 

Oral Presentations

 

  1. Kam J. Optometry Australia. ECOVSA teaching webinar.

 

  1. Akkach S, Kocak E, Kam J, Hall A, Meusemann R. Endophthalmitis following cataract surgery: the role of prophylactic postoperative antibiotic eyedrops. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 50th Annual Scientific Congress 2018.

 

  1. Kocak E, Kam JK, Hall A, Van der Straaten D. Effectiveness of macular optical coherence tomography versus clinical examination for detecting macular pathology prior to routine cataract surgery. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 50th Annual Scientific Congress 2018.

 

  1. Beltz J, Kam JK, Soares B, Darcy K. Instructional Course on Teaching and Learning Cataract Surgery, European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress 2018, Vienna, Austria.

 

  1. Atkins W, Kam JK, Dawkins R, Allen PJ. Changing trends in endophthalmitis – data from the Victorian Endophthalmitis Registry. Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting 2018

 

  1. Kam JK. Challenging cases in cataract surgery. Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 2017 Advanced Trainee Session.

 

  1. Chandra V, Kam JK, Wells K, Crock C. Work-related eye injuries in Victoria: room for improvement? Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting 2017 and The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 49th Annual Scientific Congress 2017

 

  1. Cheng NM, Kam JK, Dawkins R, Sandhu S, Allen PJ. Post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis in the modern era: 16 year review. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 46th Annual Scientific Congress – Brisbane, Australia 24 Nov 2014

 

  1. Chandra A, Smith J, Wang BZ, Kurniawan ED, Kam JK, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Endophthalmitis after pars plana vitrectomy – a 15 year prospective study. Euretina 2014. London.

 

  1. Kam JK, Dawkins R, Buck DA, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Changing patterns of endophthalmitis at a state wide service in Australia over a 14 year period. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting 2013. Seattle, USA.

 

  1. Kam JK, Sarossy M, Allen PJ, Brooks AMV. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction as a risk factor for post-operative endophthalmitis. Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting 2012.

 

  1. Dawkins R, Kam JK, Allen PJ. Voriconazole in the treatment of fungal endophthalmitis: experience from the Victorian Endophthalmitis Study. 44th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2012.

 

Video Presentations

 

  1. Kam JK, Kocak E, Matthews B, Beltz J. Management of the post penetrating eye injury cataract. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 50th Annual Scientific Congress 2018 Film Festival.

 

  1. Kam JK, Beltz J. Learning the Yamane intrascleral IOL fixation technique. AUSCRS 2017 Film Festival.

 

Posters

 

  1. Soares B, Beltz J, Kam J. Visual acuity and quality of moderate monovision with monofocal IOLs versus a small- aperture IOL. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) 50th Annual Scientific Congress 2018

 

  1. Kumar H, Kam JK, Hall A. Firework related eye injuries – A resurgent problem? RANZCO Victorian Branch Meeting 2018

 

  1. Kurniawan ED, Kam JK, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Predictors of outcome and the role of early vitrectomy in Streptococcal endophthalmitis. 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists 2014. San Diego, California, USA.

 

  1. Cheng N, Chakrabarti R, Kam JK. iPhone applications in ophthalmology: Current capabilities, limitations and future directions. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting 2013. Seattle, USA.

 

  1. Kam JK, Sandhu SS, Allen PJ. Routine prophylactic antibiotic use by ophthalmologists performing cataract surgery in Victoria. 44th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2012.

 

  1. Kam JK, Sarossy M, Allen PJ, Brooks AMV. Nasolacrimal duct obstruction and endophthalmitis. 44th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists 2012.

 

  1. Kam JK, Luu CD, Cheung CYL, Mitchell P, Wang JJ, Cheung CM, Guymer RH, Wong TY. Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness in eyes with and without early age-related macular degeneration. Asia ARVO 2011. Singapore.

 

  1. Kam JK, Satasivam P, Royce P. Multimodal management of Fournier’s Gangrene in a HIV Positive Patient. Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand – Victorian Section Meeting 2011.

 

  1. Kam JK, Chu C, Walker NJ, Downes S. Screening for proliferative sickle retinopathy at one institution in the United Kingdom. Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting 2010. Auckland, New Zealand.

 

  1. Kam JK, Mitchell R, Tai J, Halley E, Vance S. Establishing a peer-assisted vertical study program (VESPA) for Medical Students. Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference 2010. Glasgow, UK.

 

  1. Kam JK, Almeida AA, Smith JA. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Robotic Mitral Valve Repair in Australia. International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) Annual Scientific Meeting 2009. San Francisco, USA.

 

  1. Kam JK, Cooray SD, Wright R, McLean CA, de Courten B, Newnham HH. Investigating factors behind a falling autopsy rate. Alfred Research Week 2009.

 

Computer Software

  1. Contributor to Clinical Anatomy Images teaching software package, Monash University. 2006.

 

  1. Contributor to Clinical Radiology Images teaching software package, Monash University. 2006.

Books

  1. Editor of Monash, Medicine and Me, Monash University. 2006 & 2007.

Peer Review Work

  • Peer reviewer for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2017, and other journals

Teaching

2019 RANZCO Supervisor of Ophthalmology Training for RVEEH/Broadmeadows registrar rotation

 

Clinical teaching of University of Melbourne second year medical students in ophthalmology clinic

 

Clinical teaching of Latrobe University Orthoptist Students

 

Elective Medical Student Supervisor, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

2018 Structured weekly Ophthalmology tutorials at Central Clinical School on Thursday Mornings given to Monash University 3rd Year Medical Students as well as clinical teaching in clinic

 

Weekly clinical teaching of University of Melbourne Final year Optometry Students

 

2017 Emergency Trainee Workshop Day

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2015

 

 

2012, 2013

Monash University 4th year medical student teaching
and Monash Health Basic Physician Trainee teachingRoyal Victorian Eye and Ear HospitalEmergency Registrar’s Ophthalmology TeachingGeelong Hospital Optometry Student weekly teaching sessions for 6 months

 

Suturing Workshop Leader, Monash University Surgical Interest Group

 

2013

 

University of Melbourne Medical Student Ophthalmology Teaching

 

2011 The Alfred After Dark Surgical Resident Teaching Program Coordinator

 

2010 ‘Intern Teacher of the Year’ nomination, The Alfred Clinical School

 

2009 Clinical Teaching Award nomination, The Alfred Medical Student Society

 

2008, 2009 Co-Chair, Vertical Study Program (VESPA) for Medicine, Monash University

 

2008 Student Representative for Admissions, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

 

2008

 

2008

Monash University Tutor, Year 2 MBBS

Medical tutor, Mannix College

 

2006, 2007

 

MBBS Course Admissions Assistant, Monash University

Examinations invigilator and marker, Monash University

 

2006 Teaching software developer for Department of Anatomy, Monash University

 

Leadership/Committee work

2019

 

 

2017

 

Supervisor of Training for Ophthalmology Registrars, Northern Health

 

Chair, Cataract Club, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

2017 Chair, HMO Monthly Forum, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

2017 Patient Safety Committee, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

2014 Melbourne Ophthalmic Alumni Meeting 2014 Organising Committee

 

2013 Patient Identification Committee, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

Digital Health Record Committee, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

 

2012 JMO Forum Committee, Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria

 

2011 Junior Medical Officer Representative, Alfred Resident Medical Officers’ Society

 

2009, 2011 Interview Panel Member, MBBS Course Selection, Monash University

 

2008

 

 

2008

Vice-President, Monash Medical Research Students’ Society

 

Student Support Subcommittee, Monash University

 

2008 Registration Officer, AMSA Global Health Conference Organising Committee

 

2007 Australian Delegate,  International Federation of Medical Students’ Association General Assembly

 

2005, 2006, 2007 Monash University Medical Undergraduates’ Society (MUMUS) Committee