E ngā Tauira o ō mātou Kareti, ko te tekau mā whā ki te rua tekau o Mahuru, ngā rā mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori i tēnei tau!
For those unsure about the meaning of the sentence above, it’s in te reo Māori and translated means: To the Fellows of our College, the 14-20 September are the days for Māori Language Week this year!
RANZCO celebrates Māori Language Week (Te Wiki o te Reo Māori), an annual event held since 1975. It is the time of year Aotearoa, New Zealand celebrates the Māori language. It is also the anniversary of the Māori language petition being presented to the New Zealand parliament on 14 September 1972.
Māori Language Week is an opportunity to raise awareness and commitment for continued te reo Māori revitalization, learning, and use.
Prof Nitin Verma AM, President-elect of RANZCO explains what an ophthalmologist is and how they lead a team of dedicated eye care professionals to save sight in this video. You may also read the video transcript.
In June, Prof Nitin Verma AM was elected by the RANZCO Council as President-elect. At the 10 October 2020 Council Meeting, Nitin will take over the role of President from A/Prof Heather Mack. In this video, Nitin provides some insights into who he is, how he sees the College and some areas of work that are close to his heart.
Here is the transcript for those unable to access the video.
RANZCO has joined ANZCA and RACS, RANZCOG and RACDS to agree on guidance for elective procedures post COVID-19. Available evidence suggests patients who had SARS-CoV-2 infection diagnosed within 7 days before or up to 30 days after surgery are at significant risk of post-operative complications including increased morbidity and mortality.
RANZCO acknowledges the continued leadership of the Coalition of Peaks in the formation of the new Closing the Gap partnership. The new targets have arisen through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership and extensive consultation with communities across Australia. For the first time, there will be targets focused on reducing incarceration rates, improving housing quality and tackling the unacceptably high suicide rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. RANZCO congratulates the Coalition of Peaks on the dedication and leadership shown to reach this agreement. We look forward to supporting the new closing the gap partnership through our collaborations with government and the health sector to improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) President Dr Harry Nespolon on Sunday 26 July 2020. Dr Nespolon was a fierce advocate for preserving the central role of general practice in the Australian healthcare system. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.