International Development Workshop
IDW 2017: Workshop discussions, looking at practical examples of implementing best practice in local situations.
The 2017 International Development Workshop – now regarded as a well-established regular annual event held on the Friday prior to Congress – explored the delivery of surgical training in low resource settings, illustrated by examples in oculoplastics. The workshop was held in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons.
Some of the feedback we received:
“Interactive [sessions] and awareness of developing country issues.”
“Useful to see different approaches to the same problem.”
“It was a wonderful opportunity to broaden knowledge.”
Thank you to the presenters, collaborators and all who attended and contributed to a valuable platform for knowledge sharing and exchange of information. We look forward to meeting again next year on the Friday before Congress.
tHE RANZCO CONGRESS SCHOLARSHIPS PROGRAM
The RANZCO International Scholarship Program, overseen by the College International Development Committee (IDC), is aimed at developing eye care education and professional standards in support of the Vision 2020: Right to Sight initiative that seeks to eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment by 2020. To ensure a meaningful engagement in the Asia-Pacific region, RANZCO seeks to link the scholarships program with operational education and training activities in developing countries. Every year the IDC reviews eligibility and prioritises countries based on education and training projects run by the College and opportunities that may arise through our engagement with Vision 2020 Global Committee members.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2018
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) extends an invitation to Graduates of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program (APAO LDP) to apply for the opportunity to participate in the RANZCO International Development Workshop (focusing on glaucoma) on 16 November 2018 and attend the RANZCO Annual Scientific Meeting (Congress) and related events, 17-21 November 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. For further information on the International Development Workshop visit: https://ranzco.edu/international-development/educational-and-scientific-exchanges and RANZCO Congress visit: http://ranzco2018.com/
Scholarship applications are now closed.
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2017
The RANZCO International Scholarship Program, overseen by the RANZCO International Development Committee, is aimed at developing eye care education and professional standards in support of the Vision 2020: Right to Sight initiative that seeks to eliminate avoidable blindness and vision impairment by 2020.
In 2017, four RANZCO International Scholarship recipients, Minh Vo Ngoc Bich (Vietnam), Koshal Shrestha (Nepal), Tushar Sarbajna (Nepal), and Sophal Heng (Cambodia), attended the Annual Scientific Congress in Perth, also participating in the oculoplastics themed International Development Workshop held prior to the Congress.
Scholarship recipients comment on what they liked most about the International Scholarship Program
“World class experts gave lectures about new treatment trends, new surgical techniques and shared clinical practice experiences (they shared some interesting cases of neuro-ophthalmogy).”
“The ease and casual outlook by which the big and eminent ophthalmologists from all over the world interacted with amateur ophthalmologists.”
“To interact with other ophthalmologists from overseas and share contextual working scenarios with each other.”
Thank you to RANZCO Fellows for making scholarship recipients feel welcome.
To view more about the 2017 scholarship recipients, please see here.
RANZCO 2016 International Scholarship recipients (L-R): Drs Ly
Marina, Jambi Garap, Kham Od Nouansavanh and Geoffrey
2016 RANZCO Scholarship
To view comments and feedback from the 2016 scholarship recipients click here (PDF 124.7KB).
2014 RANZCO INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM RECIPIENTS
The 2014 scholarship recipients had the opportunity to attend the 46th RANZCO Annual Scientific Congress in Brisbane, Australia. Please view the videos below for interviews with the scholarship recipients.