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Committees

The RANZCO Board and Council are committed to ensuring RANZCO fully embraces diversity and inclusion within its membership, the wider College and the Community. To this end, RANZCO aims to have 35% of all leadership roles in the College filled by women.

For information about the Terms of Reference of a particular Committee, please visit the Committee Portal. If you have any trouble accessing your committee portal, please email: ranzco@ranzco.edu.


A - D  |  F - M  |  P - Y  |

 

A  

Allied Education

Appeals Committee

Follows the established Appeals Policy to hear and make determination on appeals to the College by any individual.

Archives and Museum Committee

Serves to assist in ensuring the preservation and promotion of the history of the College through management of RANZCO archives, museum and museum website.

The Archives and Museum Terms of Reference is available here (PDF 294.3KB).

Awards Committee

Reviews all nominations for College Awards and Medals, makes recommendations to the Board and promotes awareness of the College Awards and Medals. More information

B

Board of Examiners

Comprises experienced Fellows who conduct summative examinations for trainees in the ophthalmic sciences and in advanced written and clinical competencies.

Board of Ophthalmic Basic Competencies and Knowledge (OBCK) Examiners

The Board of OBCK Examiners is a body of experts with current knowledge and skills covering the basic ophthalmic sciences, as well as general medical and surgical ophthalmology.

Board of Ophthalmic Pathology Examiners

Board of Ophthalmic Sciences Examiners

Board of RANZCO Advanced Clinical Examinations (RACE) Examiners

 

C

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (CEO) Editorial Board

Sets the direction and content for the RANZCO Journal.

Clinical Standards Committee

Promotes and advises on quality clinical ophthalmic practice; and on the standards of visual acuity, visual fields and colour perception required for particular occupations, activities or specialised environments. More information

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee

Provides advice and assistance regarding RANZCO's CPD program directly to the Board, and supports Fellows in meeting their CPD requirements to maintain medical registration. More information

Curriculum Review Committee

Under guidance from the Qualification and Education Committee, determines all aspects of the curriculum of the RANZCO Vocational Training Program and, more broadly, other education and training programs developed by the College. More information

Communications Committee

Promotes the ophthalmology profession externally, and ensures RANZCO's activities and strategies are presented accurately.

Code of Conduct Committee

Promotes the standards described in the RANZCO Code of Conduct, and hears complaints around the Code as well as making recommendations for action by the Board or others.

Complaints Committee

Hears general complaints to RANZCO not related to the Code of Conduct, as well as making recommendations for action by the Board or others.

D

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The aim of the RANZCO Diversity & Inclusion Committee (PDF 446.4KB) is to engage a broader community of individuals in RANZCO’s activities, recognising that the Ophthalmology environment requires input and analysis from a variety of voices, vantage points, and expertise from different geographies, backgrounds, disciplines and dimensions. More information on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee is available here

F

Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee

Provides advice and assistance to the RANZCO Board including internal accounting and financial control systems, internal and external audits, financial statements and reporting processes and investment policy.

H  

Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC):

Is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and College policies and procedures in relation to clinical trials and research conducted in private practices. (Registered with the National Health & Medical Research Council. More information

I

Indigenous Committee

Addresses issues in relation to indigenous eye health. More information.


Inspectorate Committee

 

International Development Committee (IDC)

Provides strategic guidance and mentoring, and helps to ensure that RANZCO remains true to its missions on international development issues. More information

L

Leadership Development Committee

Aims to develop the next generation of ophthalmic leaders and supports ophthalmologists who work for the greater good of the community and the ophthalmology profession.

Local Organising Committee

Organises the Annual Scientific Congress

M

 

Medicare Advisory Committee

Manages and advises on issues associated with items on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). More information

Membership Committee

Comprises the President and Censor-in-Chief and considers applications for membership to make recommendations to Council.

 

P  

Progression Committee

 

Public Health Committee

Identifies and advises on public health issues impacting eye health

Professional Standards Committee

Commissioned by the RANZCO Board, this committee assists Fellows in the development of non-clinical skills in ophthalmology especially in regard to their roles as managers, health advocates, scholars, professionals, communicators, medical experts/clinical decision makers and collaborators. More information

Q  

Qualification and Education Committee (QEC)

The QEC is the governing body of RANZCO’s training systems.

S  

Scientific Program Committee

Plans and develops the scientific programs for RANZCO's Annual Scientific Congresses.

The Scientific Program Committee Terms of Reference is available here (PDF 121.7KB).

Specialist-International Medical Graduate (S-IMG) Committee

Responsible for assessing the medical and ophthalmic standards of competence and safety of overseas trained specialists to work in the Australian and New Zealand workforce.

T  

Therapeutics Committee

Provides advice on drugs and other therapeutic substances used by ophthalmologists in clinical practice. More information

Trainee Progression Committee

Training Post Inspection Committee

W  

Workforce Committee

Identifies and advises on existing and emerging eye health workforce issues.

Y  

Younger Fellows Advisory Group

The Group represents the Younger Fellows of RANZCO (Fellows in their first ten years since admittance) and is committed to developing services and resources which are needed by these Fellows. There is also an aim to organise both a social and professional program at the Annual Scientific Congress and at Annual Branch Meetings where possible. The Chair represents the Group and the Fellowship segment it comes from at Council.

The Younger Fellows Advisory Group Terms of Reference is available here (PDF 136.9KB).