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RANZCO 43rd Annual Scientific Congress

It’s not too late for the 43rd Annual Scientific Congress, which will take place in Canberra this month from 19-22 November.

The Congress, themed ‘Sharing the Vision’ will comprise symposia, workshops and key addresses from invited speakers who are among the leaders in their fields.

Dr. Stephen Best, a subspecialist at New Zealand’s Greenlane Clinical Centre Eye Department and Auckland Eye, and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer with University of Auckland, will deliver the Council Lecture.

Prof. Elizabeth Engle, a Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will give the Sir Normal Gregg Lecture.

An engaging social program will include the Congress dinner, which will be held at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday 21 November.

Dr. Justine R. Smith, an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Cell & Development Biology, and the Schnitzer Professor of Ophthalmic Research at Oregon Health & Science University in the United States will deliver the Ida Mann Lecture.

Professor Jill Keeffe OAM, who completed her PhD on low vision in children at the University of Melbourne Department of Ophthalmology, and now works with the Centre for Eye Research Australia, will present the Hollows Lecture.

Dr. Wilson Heriot, a Principal at Eye Surgery Associates will provide an update lecture on Retina. Prof. John Dart a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Director of Research at Moorfields Eye Hospital will present an update on cornea and external diseases and Prof. James D. Brandt, Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, and Director of the Glaucoma Service at the University of California, Davis, will present an update on glaucoma. Prof. Roger F. Steinert, Chair of the Department and Director of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the University of California, will update delegates on refractive surgery.

An engaging social program will include the Congress dinner, which will be held at the National Portrait Gallery on Monday 21 November.

RANZCO Fellows who attend the RANZCO 2011 Annual Scientific Congress will be able to claim seven CPD points per day under the Clinical Expertise Level One. An additional two points may be claimable for Fellows who attend the workshop ‘The Complaining Patient’ under Risk Management and Clinical Guidance Level One. Two new prestigious trophies – the Gerard Crock Trophy for Young Fellows and the John
Parr Trophy for young doctors and scientists – will be introduced for Standard Paper Presentations.

For more information, visit www.ranzco2011.com.au or email: ranzco2011@thinkbusinessevents.com.au

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