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April 2018


SPECIAL FEATURE: RANZCO 2018 Welcome to the RANZCO NZ 2018 Conference The New Zealand Branch RANZCO committee welcomes everyone to Auckland for the 2018 conference. This year we have decided to not have a specific educational theme, but rather to offer a broad range of subspecialty topics, useful to both generalists and subspecialists in medical, nursing and orthoptic fields. The meeting is combined with the NZ Ophthalmic Nurses and the NZ Orthoptic Society, offering plenary sessions targeted to all attendees, followed by concurrent streams for each group. Our keynote speakers are Professor David Mackey (genetic ophthalmologist, Australia), Dr Brendan Vote (vitreoretinal and cataract specialist, Australia), Associate Professor Lyndell Lim (uveitis and retinal disease, Australia), and Helen Gibbons (Clinical Lead Nurse, UK). These speakers are internationally renowned for their clinical and scientific expertise and their dynamic presentations. They will be joined by a further 60 speakers covering a very wide range of topics including anterior segment, cornea, cataract, uveitis, glaucoma, retina, paediatrics, oculoplastics, oncology, infectious disease, trauma, health care provision, nursing, psychophysics, basic science and emerging technologies. The conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel which sits in a prime waterfront location in the heart of Auckland, adjacent to all the central Auckland shopping and entertainment venues. We would like the conference to have a relaxed, collegial, “weekend” feel, and as such, BY DR SUE ORMONDE* Auckland ‘city of sails’ and RANZCO NZ 2018 Meeting venue, the Hilton Hotel (centre, waterfront) the dress code is casual. The conference dinner will be held at The Maritime Museum, an iconic venue in Auckland, that celebrates New Zealand’s long and broad association with the sea. In line with the casual tone of the meeting, the dinner will offer a wide variety of quality street food, street entertainers, and a live band. We are very grateful to the multiple industry sponsors who are facilitating the meeting and there will be a large industry exhibition, covering the latest and greatest ophthalmic technology available in New Zealand. The venue has a set capacity and so we encourage early registration for what promises to be a broad ranging, contemporary, educational and fun meeting. To register, please visit: https:// *Dr Sue Ormonde is a consultant ophthalmologist at Auckland Eye and Greenlane Clinical Centre, a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland and a member of the 2018 RANZCO NZ organising committee together with Professor Trevor Sherwin and Sue Raynel from the University’s Department of Ophthalmology. An enjoyable, educational affair The RANZCO New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting is one of the most important meetings in the New Zealand ophthalmic calendar and is unique in that it incorporates the New Zealand Ophthalmic Nurses Group Meeting and the New Zealand Orthoptic Society Meeting. The programme This year, the two-day programme from 11 – 12 May at Auckland’s Hilton Hotel, features concurrent streams, focusing on each speciality, with presentations ranging from five to 25 minutes from more than 60 speakers (40 in the Scientific Meeting alone) followed by question and answer sessions from the floor. The programme kicks off with a welcome function, with canapés and drinks in the exhibitors’ hall of the Hilton on Thursday 10 May from 5.30-7.30pm. This year, the popular annual meeting dinner will be held on Friday 11 May in The Maritime Room, just a short walk from the Hilton, with views over Auckland’s famous Viaduct Harbour. As well as the normal good food, great atmosphere and general bonhomie, this year’s organisers are also promising a few surprises at the dinner, so definitely not one to be missed. The main Scientific Meeting this year welcomes a number of overseas specialist speakers, as well as a plethora of local talent, many of whom will be sharing their own unique experiences across a number of different, and often unusual, cases, including, ‘Duped by BDump’; an unusual presentation of systemic lupus erythematous; and panuveitis in Sweet’s syndrome. Other topics include, New Zealand cataract risk stratification, audit and paediatric surgical outcomes; psychophysics; the development of a novel webbased deep learning system, to identify common retinal pathologies, and an open-source pupilometer; Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease; orbital decompression surgery in thyroid eye disease; keratoconus in Down syndrome in New Zealand; corneal cross-linking outcomes; and, tackling that biggest of questions, oft lauded by eye health professionals: “are the eyes really the window to the soul?” Meet the speakers… And that’s just some of the smaller sessions. As a further taster of what’s on offer at this year’s RANZCO NZ gathering, NZ Optics’ approached the four keynote speakers from the Scientific Meeting and the Nurses Meeting and asked them to tell us a little bit about what they would be presenting, how they came to be working in ophthalmology and what they were most looking forward to from this years meeting. Professor David Mackey Internationally-renowned genetic ophthalmologist, Professor David Mackey is managing director of the Lions Eye Institute and professor of ophthalmology and director of the Centre for Ophthalmology and Professor David Mackey Vision Science at the University of Western Australia. Having devoted his career to decreasing blindness from optic nerve disorders, his work has helped revolutionise the management of hereditary optic atrophy (Leber and ADOA) and glaucoma. In 1993 he initiated the Glaucoma Inheritance Study in Tasmania, creating one of the largest glaucoma biobanks in the world that led to the discovery of the myocilin gene and its association with glaucoma. His work with the Twins Eye Study in Tasmania and Brisbane characterised the heritability of many ocular measurements, while his Genome Wide Association Studies have identified genes for myopia, corneal thickness, intra-ocular pressure optic nerve size and glaucoma. 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