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Fundraising Efforts for ANZEF See Larapinta Challenge

Fundraising Efforts for ANZEF See Larapinta Challenge Orthoptists Andrea Lee (L) and Glenn Hale (R) Community fundraising powerhouse Andrea Lee and Glenn Hale will hold their third fundraiser for ANZEF – complete with ANZAC biscuits – this Thursday 25 April from 9am-4pm at Bunnings Nunawading (Melbourne), and will be joined by Sydney-based Fellow Dr Nisha […]

An eye on the future | Empowering First Nations Ophthalmology: Hannah Wood’s Inspiring Journey

ANZEF is strongly committed to increasing the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ophthalmologists. Third-year ophthalmology trainee Dr Hannah Wood is a recipient of an ANZEF scholarship and her story not only highlights the impact of financial support but the importance of mentorship and community engagement in shaping the future of Indigenous eye health care.

Join the ANZEF Larapinta Challenge 2024 today!

Join the Larapinta Challenge 2024 today! ANZEF hits the trail again – this time on the legendary Larapinta Trail in the NT. Driving this initiative is avid hiker and keen fundraiser Dr Nisha Sachdev, who says: “The Larapinta trek is one of the great treks that has been on my bucket list for a long […]

Alcon to support ANZEF First Nations Ophthalmology Scholarships Program

Alcon to support ANZEF First Nations Ophthalmology Scholarships Program Alcon Australia recently announced a transformative partnership with ANZEF at the launch of the Alcon “Reflect” Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) in Sydney on 22 January 2024. Alcon’s backing represents a significant step towards growing the First Nations eye health workforce. Their support of the ANZEF First […]

ANZEF at RANZCO Congress 2023

ANZEF at RANZCO Congress 2023 Some highlights from RANZCO’s 54th Annual Congress, held 20-23 October in Perth, Western Australia: ANZEF Committee Chair Dr John Kennedy presented at the RANZCO Plenary on the Saturday (20 October) to provide an update on the Foundations activities and priorities. A detailed summary of what John spoke on, including ANZEF […]

ANZEF Cape to Cape Trek 2023: Recap

ANZEF Cape to Cape Trek 2023 Recap The ANZEF Cape to Cape Trek 2023 took place along the stunning Cape to Cape Track in Western Australia’s Margaret River region, just after RANZCO Perth Congress. Thank you to all who participated and donated! The funds raised will go to projects to advance ophthalmic education and eye […]

The Value of Whakawhanaungatanga

The Value of Whakawhanaungatanga One of the aims from RANZCO’s Te Tiriti o Waitangi Action Plan and Pasifika Eye Health Action Plan is to improve Māori and Pasifika representation within the ophthalmology workforce. On Saturday 25 November, the RANZCO Māori and Pasifika Eye Health Committee (MPEHC) ran a mentoring day in Auckland for medical students […]

Western Murrumbidgee LHD Indigenous Eye Care Project

ANZEF Grant Round 2023 Recipient Project Western Murrumbidgee LHD Indigenous Eye Care Project Led by A/Prof Geoffrey Painter, Dr Dominic McCall and Mrs Kerrie Legg, Foresight Australia – AU$35,000 In the Western Murrumbidgee region of New South Wales, home to the Wiradjuri people, there is a significant Indigenous population, making up 5.8% of the Local […]

Expansion of support for Global Eye Health Workshop speakers at RANZCO Congress

ANZEF Grant Round 2023 Recipient Project Expansion of support for Global Eye Health Workshop speakers at RANZCO Congress Led by Prof Mark Radford, Queensland Eye Institute – AU$50,000 Annually at Congress, RANZCO co-hosts a Global Eye Health Workshop, with expert speakers invited from across the Asia-Pacific region. The Workshop facilitates interaction and learning exchanges between […]

Lions InReach Vision: improving eye care for Indigenous Australians, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Perth’s Metropolitan Region

ANZEF Grant Round 2023 Recipient Project Lions InReach Vision: improving eye care for Indigenous Australians, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Perth’s Metropolitan Region Led by Dr Marcel Nejatian and A/Prof Hessom Razavi, Lions Eye Institute – AU$50,000 Indigenous Australians, refugees, and asylum seekers experience high rates of vision loss, largely preventable with improved access to […]