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Calls for Expressions of Interest

NOTE: All Expressions of Interest applications must include a brief curriculum vitae of less than three pages and a cover letter.

SIMG Committee

RANZCO is calling for expressions of interest from RANZCO Fellows to join the Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) Committee.

The Committee consists of Fellows with current knowledge and skills covering medical and surgical ophthalmology, and the RANZCO vocational training program.

To achieve the RANZCO goal of 35% representation on all committees, female Fellows, as well as those who have undergone the SIMG Specialist Recognition process, are encouraged to apply.

SIMG Terms of References

Fellows are invited to express their interest by submitting a recent CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience.

Please send your applications to RANZCO SIMG via email: img@ranzco.edu

Closing date: 31 March 2020

RANZCO Scientific Congress Seeking Global Societies Coordinators

From 2021, the RANZCO Scientific Congress will introduce a new stream showcasing scientific developments from ophthalmic colleges worldwide. The current scientific content and format of Congress will remain the same. This new stream will run concurrently with the scientific sessions after the lunch break. If you are a Fellow who has strong relationships with international special interest groups and would be interested in being involved as a Global Society Coordinator, please send your three-page (maximum) CV before 6 April. Enquiries should be sent to RANZCO via email.

The purpose of the Global Society Coordinators is to advise the Congress Executive on which Global Societies to invite to Congress and review submitted abstracts. The Coordinators will also help liaise with RANZCO SIGs to utilise Global Society speakers in their Congress courses, symposia or papers, and act as a buddy for the speakers when they arrive at Congress.

Terms of Reference

Closing date: 4 May 2020

RANZCO Seeking Members for Health and Wellbeing Working Group

The College is seeking interested Fellows and Trainees to form a Health and Wellbeing Working Group. Please refer to the terms of reference. Any interested members should send a three-page (maximum) CV to Alex Arancibia via email.

Closing date: 7 April 2020

Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Micro-Bypass Glaucoma Surgery

Expressions of interest are sought from RANZCO Fellows in general with a specific interest in glaucoma, and members of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society (ANZGS) to join a new committee.

The Committee will be required to review applications to join the register from Australian RANZCO Fellows wishing to use micro-bypass glaucoma stents stand alone. Those Fellows approved will have details provided to Medicare for the purpose of being able to seek patient reimbursement for stand alone Micro-Bypass Glaucoma Stent surgery. Any Fellow who does not get approval from the Conjoint Committee will not be able to get patient reimbursement from Medicare.

It is expected most work will be done by email with two to four meetings (largely teleconference) per year.

Applications must be sent to Paul Healey.

Closing date: 24 April 2020

NZ Branch Committee Seeking Representatives to Join the Executive

The NZ Branch Committee is seeking representatives from the RANZCO membership to join the Executive.

The Committee is responsible for advocating at a Branch level on behalf of members, representing the views of members to the Council and Board, communicating the views, activities and achievements of members to the Fellowship, providing Branch level support to its members’ and associates’ practice of ophthalmology, education and research activities.

Branch Committee Terms of Reference

Fellows are invited to express their interest by submitting a nomination form along with a recent CV (no longer than three pages) and a cover letter.

Please send your applications to Isabelle Stransky via email.

Closing date: 27 April 2020

New Zealand International Medical Graduate Committee

RANZCO is calling for expressions of interest from RANZCO Fellows to join the New Zealand International Medical Graduate (IMG) Committee.

The New Zealand IMG Committee, a sub-committee of the RANZCO Qualification and Education Committee, is responsible for advising the Medical Council of New Zealand on education, training, and international equivalence during the registration process for overseas-trained ophthalmologists seeking to work within a vocational scope of practice.

The Committee consists of New Zealand Fellows with current knowledge and skills covering medical and surgical ophthalmology, and the RANZCO vocational training program.

To achieve the RANZCO goal of 35% representation on all committees, female Fellows, as well as those who have undergone the IMG vocational registration process are encouraged to apply.

Terms of Reference

Fellows are invited to express their interest by submitting a recent CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience.

Please send your applications to RANZCO SIMG via email: img@ranzco.edu

Closing date: 30 April 2020

Younger Fellows Advisory Group Seeking New Zealand Representatives

The Younger Fellows Advisory group has a strong commitment to ensuring all Younger Fellows’ views are represented by having a widespread representation from all of Australia and New Zealand. The group would like to invite Fellows from New Zealand in their first ten years since admittance to put forward expressions of interest. Members of the Group act as representatives for their local Fellows, work with the Chair to raise issues with RANZCO and provide ideas on new services and programs RANZCO could offer for the benefit of Younger Fellows. Information about the group is available on the RANZCO website.

Terms of Reference

Please send your applications to RANZCO via email: ranzco@ranzco.edu

Closing date: 11 May 2020

International Development Opportunities

 

Subspecialty Fellowship Training Template Work Group

The RANZCO International Development Committee is convening a time-limited (4 months) Subspecialty Fellowship Template Work Group to produce a template that will formalise and standardise the delivery of extended (1-2 years), in-country subspecialty (eg. oculoplastics) training for Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Country general ophthalmologists wanting to develop a subspecialty interest. The template will address aspects such as curriculum, method of delivery, and equipment requirements.

Subsequently, where need is demonstrated, a request for training received, and commitment made by a Pacific ministry of health to provide ongoing practice support, RANZCO subspecialists and subspecialty interest groups will be invited to populate the template and deliver training in the required subspecialty.

If you are interested in the delivery of ophthalmic education/continuing professional development, have clinical experience (not necessarily subspecialty) in developing countries, wish to contribute alongside Pacific ophthalmologist representatives, and are willing to be an active participant in this work group, then you are invited to submit an expression of interest (short letter outlining experience).

Please send your applications to Gail van Heerden via email: gvanheerden@ranzco.edu

Closing date: 15 May 2020

 

Continuing Professional Development Proposal Work Group

The RANZCO International Development Committee is convening a time-limited (4 months) Continuing Professional Development Proposal Work Group to consider the desirability, feasibility and practicalities of setting-up and running a CPD system for ophthalmologists and trainees in Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Countries. Depending on the outcomes from this Work Group, a Continuing Professional Development Implementation Work Group may be established subsequently.

If you are interested in the delivery of ophthalmic education/continuing professional development, have clinical experience in developing countries, wish to contribute alongside Pacific ophthalmologist representatives, and are willing to be an active participant in this work group, then you are invited to submit an expression of interest (short letter outlining experience).

Please send your applications to Gail van Heerden via email: gvanheerden@ranzco.edu

Closing date: 15 May 2020

 

Short Course Proposal Work Group

The RANZCO International Development Committee is convening a time-limited (2 months) Short Course Proposal Work Group to consider the desirability, feasibility and practicalities of setting-up and running in-country, clinical task-specific (eg. ectropion repair, management of diabetic macula oedema), short-duration, intensely practical workshops for ophthalmologists and trainees in Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Countries. Depending on the outcomes from this Work Group, a Short Course Implementation Work Group may be established subsequently.

If you are interested in the delivery of ophthalmic education/continuing professional development, have clinical experience in developing countries, wish to contribute alongside Pacific ophthalmologist representatives, and are willing to be an active participant in this work group, then you are invited to submit an expression of interest (short letter outlining experience).

Please send your applications to Gail van Heerden via email: gvanheerden@ranzco.edu

Closing date: 15 May 2020

Last updated: April 9, 2020

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