RANZCO has decided to postpone its 52nd Annual Scientific Congress until February 2022, as it aims to give ophthalmologists and other attendees the best chance at meeting at a face-to-face event.
The congress, which is taking place is Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, was originally scheduled for 19-23 November, but COVID-19 lockdowns across the country prompted the RANZCO Board to meet on Friday 3 September to formulate a new plan.
The event will now run 25 February to 1 March 2022.
The official 2022 congress booked for 3-8 November in Perth will go ahead as planned.
“We hope you will agree that this is a pragmatic move that gives everyone the best shot at a face-to-face event and to attend a congress in the format that you all know and love,” RANZCO stated in a communique to members.
“We very much hope that the majority of members will be able to attend the congress in-person, and of course, there will be the option to attend virtually.”
Further information about the change, its implications, and CPD will be distributed in the coming weeks.
This is the second time the college has postponed the congress, which was originally slated for October 2020 before being pushed out to the now ill-fated November 2021 date.
RANZCO is now in the process of updating its website, the congress website and event collateral.