RANZCO welcomes new President and launches the Heather G Mack Scholarship for Women

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Council met via Zoom on Saturday 10 October 2020.

The main orders of business were the approval of the College’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan the approval of the College’s first-ever Sustainability Charter.

Both these documents, plus the annual report are available on the RANZCO website.

The Strategic Plan reinforces the College’s vision, mission and values and sets deliverable operational objectives across the areas of education, membership and advocacy.

Underlying the plan is the new Sustainability Charter which seeks to ensure the ongoing sustainability and relevance of ophthalmology, improvements in eye health, and the College itself in a changing world.

Prof Nitin Verma’s role as President officially commenced. Prof Verma signaled his intentions for his Presidency with a focus on collaboration, leadership and remaining agile for the rapidly changing “new normal”.

A video from outgoing President A/Prof Heather Mack was released. A/Prof Mack also announced the launch of a new College Scholarship – the Heather G Mack Scholarship forWomen. The Scholarship will be available for final year trainees and young female Fellows to support governance training and education.

Incumbent Directors Drs Diana Conrad and Christine Younan were re-elected to the Board for a further three years. Both are available for written interviews.

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