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Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society Free Webinar – 22 September 2020

The Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society will be launching their webinar series that starts with their inaugural session tomorrow 22 September 2020 at 6pm GMT +8.

The inaugural webinar will talk about the Current concepts in management of primary angle closure disease. This will be moderated by Dr SK Fang and Prof Tanuj Dada.

For more information and to register, please click here.

Māori Language Week 2020

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.

Read more here.

Media Release from the Minister for Health

The media release from the Minister for Health regarding the recent World Health Assembly Resolution reaffirms the Government’s commitment to improve eye health outcomes across the globe.

The World Health Assembly Resolution that was co-sponsored by Australia can be accessed here.


A Video from the Incoming RANZCO President

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 supports new Closing the Gap targets

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.

Read more here:

Read the report on ABC News

Dr Harry Nespolon – RACGP President

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.

For the official announcement, please click here.

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