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13th-24th November 2023

The Ophthalmology Department, Dunedin School of Medicine runs an intensive interactive 11 day residential course in Dunedin in November each year and is limited to 36 places. The course is for New Zealand and Australian medical graduates in their second year of the RANZCO training programme to prepare for the Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologist (FRANZCO).

The 2023 dates have been confirmed: this will be Monday 13th - Friday 24th November 2023.  Note that this course will be in person with no livestreaming options.  Candidates should contact their Training Manager for the Course Outline and leave form required to apply for the course.  Any questions can be emailed to the  Course Organiser directly. Applications can be submitted from 25th April (receipt of applications will not be acknowledged until after 26th April 2023).





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Dr Harry Bradshaw, Dunedin


Dr Stuart Carroll, Auckland

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Dr Elisa Cornish, Sydney


Dr John Dickson, Hamilton

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Assoc Prof James Elder, Melbourne


Assoc Prof Clare Fraser, Sydney


Dr Jesse Gale, Wellington


Dr Peter Hadden, Auckland


Dr Rob Jones, Nelson


Dr Ben LaHood, Adelaide


Prof Peter McCluskey


Dr Logan Mitchell, Dunedin


Dr Justin Mora, Auckland


Assoc Prof Con Petsoglou, Sydney


Dr Simon Taylor, Sydney


Dr Casey Ung, Dunedin


Assoc Prof Andrea Vincent, Auckland


Dr Rob Weatherhead


Dr Graham Wilson, Bay of Plenty


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions DOCC2023



The 2023 Course is to be held in person in Dunedin, New Zealand.  Lectures run every day (with the exception of Sunday) from Monday 13 November to Friday 24th November.  There will be no virtual/livestream option.



All notes and copies of presentations will be provided electronically.  Candidates will be given access to a Dropbox where content provided by lecturers will be made available to download.  Access to this dropbox will be available until 1 July 2024.



Sufficient breaks will be made throughout the programme, candidates should note that it is their responsibility to attend the sessions, all efforts will be made to keep lectures to time, however it is assumed that candidates will attend all sessions and will be aware of any short notice change in break times etc. 



Includes tea & coffee facilities during the day, boxed lunches on the day of the OSCEs only (Friday, Saturday, Friday).  Drinks and finger food Monday Welcome Function, drinks and meal at the Course Dinner (Saturday).   There are a number of cafés near to the venue.



NZ$3,500.00 (includes NZ GST) must be paid by 20 September 2023 to confirm your place.  Lectures Only NZ$2,900.00.  Candidates will be able to pay by credit card via the course website, alternatively payment can be made by internet bank or international money transfer (in NZ dollars).  Candidates will be sent a link for registration once they have been approved entry on the course. Internet banking will be available on the downloadable invoice.  When payment is received a receipt will be emailed to you.

Fee includes:  tea/coffee at refreshment breaks, boxed lunch on OSCE days only, welcome function Monday, course dinner Saturday.  Includes 4 OSCEs.


All sessions will be held in person at the Hunter Centre in Dunedin New Zealand.  Candidates are required to bring their own laptop  and download Dropbox (for notes files) and Slido (Q&A and Audience Participation App). 


Candidates will be provided with an up-to-date programme, however the Organising Committee reserves the right to make changes to the programme at short notice.



Candidates may not attend if they have any communicable disease (including COVID-19).  Candidates should contact the Course Organiser immediately should they become sick – candidates will not be permitted at the venue if they are exhibiting any symptoms, and may be required to produce a negative RAT COVID-19 test if requested.  It is recommended that Candidates wear masks at inside venues as appropriate.



Cancellations received prior to 1 October 2023 will be refunded less an administration fee of $300.00. No refunds will be made from 2 October 2023. 

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