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Awards Committee

RANZCO seeks to recognise the contribution of Fellows through an esteemed awards process. Please view the Committee Terms of Reference. The College grants awards on a State and Federal level, these include:

Honorary Fellowship

Definition: For other than Fellows in recognition of their outstanding contribution and/or distinguished and eminent service to ophthalmology beyond the expectations of the person’s particular responsibilities.

College Medal

Definition: Recognition of their outstanding service to the College and the substantial and influential contribution the award recipient has made to the College.
Criteria: Must have a direct link with the College as either a Member of the College, or has made an outstanding contribution to the College.

Distinguished Service medal

Definition: Contributions to the College, Ophthalmology or Community that exhibit such exceptional devotion of time, effort, thought, and action as to set them apart from other contributions.
Criteria: For this award it is not necessary to have a direct link with the College as either a Member of the College.

Branch Meritorious Service Award

Definition: The Meritorious Service Award is given to individuals for outstanding service deserving of local level recognition. Nominees should be individuals who have demonstrated evidence of significant services publicly, academically, voluntarily or philanthropically; have provided services to the College/Ophthalmology/Community; have longevity of commitment and/or service; and/or diversity – culturally and/or discipline.
Criteria: Must have direct link with the College either as a member of the College, or has made an outstanding contribution to the College. The Branch Chair must be one of the nominators.

Federal Meritorious Service Award

Definition: The Meritorious Service Award is given to individuals for outstanding service deserving of national level recognition. Nominees should be individuals who have demonstrated evidence of significant services publicly, academically, voluntarily or philanthropically; have provided services to the College/Ophthalmology/Community; have longevity of commitment and/or service; and/or diversity – culturally and/or discipline.
Criteria: Must have direct link with the College either as a member of the College, or has made an outstanding contribution to the College.

Service to Australian Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander, New Zealand Maori and Pacific Islander Peoples award

Definition: Recognition of their outstanding service to the College, Ophthalmology or Community in areas of indigenous eye care, in either Australia or New Zealand only. Or recognition of the mentoring of indigenous doctors or medical students.
Criteria: Must have a direct link to the College either as a Member of the College or has made an outstanding contribution to the College. The award nominations will initially be assessed by the RANZCO Indigenous Committee.

Service to International Development Award

Definition: Recognition of their outstanding service to the College, Ophthalmology or Community in areas of international development in relation to eye care, excluding Australia or New Zealand, but with a focus on the Asian and Pacific regions.
Criteria: Must have a direct link to the College either as a Member of the College or has made an outstanding contribution to the College. The award nominations will initially be assessed by the RANZCO International Development Committee.

Certificate of Appreciation

Definition: Any services or act of a responsible kind which stands as an example to others or warrants recognition.
Criteria: Must have direct link with the College either as a member of the College, or has made an outstanding contribution to the College. The service or act must be clearly identified in nomination.

 

If you know of a Fellow who is deserving of recognition, please contact Keo Chiem, KChiem@ranzco.edu to obtain an award nomination form. Remember that you can discuss your nomination with your local Branch executive and this is generally a good first step.

Please refrain from stipulating the type or level of award you think the nominee should be considered for. This process is coordinated and overseen by the Awards Committee to ensure consistency and that all nominations are treated equally.

Any nominations received before May will be reviewed with a view to presenting the award, if granted, at that years’ Congress. Any nominations received after May will be considered for presentation at the following years’ Congress.

The Awards Committee remind you that rather than wait for Fellows to achieve the type of excellence associated with the College Medal, put forward Fellows who might be deserving of other categories of awards. It's important to foster and recognise the contributions of all Fellows, especially Younger Fellows or those starting to make their mark.

Call for nominations - RANZCO 2017 College Awards and Honours

RANZCO is calling for nominations for the 2017 College Awards and Honours. This is your opportunity to recognise and thank those who have demonstrated outstanding support and contribution.

The RANZCO Awards Committee will review all submissions and make a recommendation to the RANZCO Council regarding the Honour or Award that should be granted.

Nominators and successful nominees will be advised of the outcome of the nomination as soon as practicable and will be honoured at the Awards and Graduation Ceremony on Sunday 29 October during the RANZCO 49th Annual Scientific Congress held in Perth.

To nominate a candidate, please  View/Download College Award Nomination form

Closing date: 12 May 2017