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Why you should attend this year’s Annual Scientific Congress in Perth!

Annual Scientific Congress

With less than one month to go until RANZCO’s 49th Annual Scientific Congress kicks off, we look at some of the top reasons you don’t want to miss out on one of the most exciting eye care events in the region!

1. Keep up to date with the latest news and developments in eye healthcare

Congress is a great excuse for you to socialise with your peers and discuss the latest and greatest innovations, techniques and advances in eye healthcare. You can be sure to walk away with some great memories and a wealth of knowledge!

2. An exciting line-up of international and local speakers not to be missed

This year, we have a fantastic line up of internationally renowned experts and distinguished local speakers who will be covering exciting developments in everything from glaucoma, cataract surgery, refractive surgery, international development, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, and paediatric ophthalmology. To view this year’s complete list of speakers, visit RANZCO’s Congress website here:

3. Participate in CPD accredited courses and seminars that will help your professional and personal development!

This year, we are pleased to present a number of activities, courses and opportunities to enhance your ophthalmic knowledge. Once again there will be a number of non-scientific courses and symposia taking place including ‘Ethics and Professionalism; Crossing the Line’ and ‘Stepping up to the Challenge of the Future’— an important session covering off workforce survey results; area of need; the changing face of medical records and CPD, audit and revalidation.

We’ve also brought together a number of facilitators to present the RANZCO Professional Development Workshop on Saturday 28 October. This CPD accredited session will include updates and information from experts exploring a broad range of topics including practice and personal investment strategies, working collaboratively with allied health, social media and advertising and more. Full program details are available on the ‘other meetings’ page of the congress website.

4. Mingle with industry in the exhibition hall

We have great line up of sponsors and exhibitors to showcase product advancements and industry trends. Don’t miss out on the inside scoop on new and upcoming products, equipment and technologies!

5. Catch-up with old colleagues at our exciting social functions

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to mingle and catch up with friends and colleagues with several exciting social functions planned during this year’s Congress. Some of the stand-out events include the Welcome Ceremony, Congress Dinner and, the Graduation and Awards Ceremony and President’s Reception. Take advantage by participating in as many social activities as you can. There’s bound to be a networking event to suit everyone­ – where you can engage and learn in a relaxed setting all while you enjoy some of the country’s best local food and produce!

6. Celebrate the achievements of your peers at the Graduation and Awards Ceremony

Help new Fellows celebrate as they embark on their ophthalmology careers by taking part in the Graduation and Awards Ceremony. The Graduation and Awards Ceremony is a great opportunity for experienced Fellows to share their wisdom and industry knowledge with new graduates.

The opening address at this year’s Graduation and Awards Ceremony will be delivered by Professor Fiona Wood, a world leading plastic surgeon, burns specialist and researcher, who also spearheads the Fiona Wood Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ground breaking scientific and clinical research into pioneering new treatments for healing burns and minimising scarring.

Registration is still open. To register, please visit:

Last updated: December 10, 2018

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