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11th-22nd November 2024

This course is now full, contact the Course Organiser to be waitlisted.

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 2024 dates have been confirmed: Monday 11th - Friday 22nd November 2024.  Note that this course will be in person with no livestreaming or recorded options.  For more information on entry contact the  Course Organiser directly. Applications can be submitted from 24th April (receipt of applications will not be acknowledged until after 26th April 2024).

The information on this webpage relate to the 2023 Course and is a guide only.





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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 DOCC2024



The 2024 Course is to be held in person in Dunedin, New Zealand.  Lectures run every day (with the exception of Sunday) from Monday 11 November to Friday 22 November 2024.  There will be no virtual/livestream option or any recordings of any session.   



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 2025.



NZ$3,850.00 (includes NZ GST) must be paid by 20 August 2024 to confirm your place.  Lectures Only NZ$3,190.00.  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 (candidates in pairs, one examined, one observing).


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 (or the OSCEs) if they are exhibiting any cold or flu symptoms, and may be required to produce a negative RAT COVID-19 test if requested.  It is recommended that candidates be prepared to wear masks at inside venues when instructed. 



Cancellations received prior to 1 October 2024 will be refunded less an administration fee of $300.00. No refunds will be made from 2 October 2024. 


The organisers take no responsibility for a candidate’s inability to attend in person and/or disruption to travel.


Candidates should take full travel insurance and it is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that their course fees are covered.

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