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Chair’s Invitation

As Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society it gives me great pleasure to invite you to the ANZGS 2023 Congress which will be held in Queenstown from
16 – 19 February 2023. We are very excited to be meeting in-person again and particularly in such a wonderful destination. You won’t want to miss out on what I am certain will be an excellent event.

The 2023 congress will be expanded to incorporate a broader range of glaucoma science and encourage connection with translational scientists. Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February will be focused on Glaucoma Science to highlight new directions in the field and will include exciting recent work on optic nerve neuroscience directly relevant to glaucoma. Our keynote speaker for this part of the meeting will be Professor Adriana Di Polo, Professor Canada Research Chair, Departments of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology at the University of Montreal.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February will be our more traditional Clinical Glaucoma meeting for general and specialist ophthalmologists, featuring the highly popular and somewhat unpredictable interactive case presentations.

Our ANZGS congress has been held since 1993 when Dr Dunbar Hoskins presented the first Lowe Lecture. For 2023, the lecture will be delivered by Dr Eve J. Higginbotham, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Pennsylvania.

The 2023 the Gillies Lecture, named after the society’s founder Dr William Gillies, will be delivered by Dr Jesse Gale, of the University of Otago, Wellington.
We are very grateful to our convenors, Professor Helen Danesh-Meyer and Dr Jesse Gale together with the organising committee; Dr Keli Matheos, Dr Alex Buller, Dr Divya Perumal and Dr Sam Kain.

Attendees will be able to register for either two or four days of the congress and will benefit from some unscheduled time each day to enjoy stunning Queenstown in the summer and to connect with colleagues we haven’t seen in three years. Virtual registration is being prepared for: if there is sufficient interest, we will offer this at the same cost, because we hope to see you in person. I would strongly encourage you to attend all 4 days of the meeting – the basic science will be pitched at a level that is accessible to all and this will be a fantastic opportunity to learn about cutting edge advances in our field from some great local and international speakers.
We are also indebted to the conference organisers at Concept Event Management for their management of the 2022 Virtual Congress and helping us deliver what we hope will be another excellent and stimulating meeting.

We look forward to welcoming you to our 31st ANZGS Annual Scientific Meeting.

Prof Keith Martin
Chair, ANZGS

 

KEY DATES

      Sun 20 Nov 2022 –  Abstract Deadline
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Fri 2 Dec 2022 – Notification of Abstrace Acceptance
Fri 27 January 2023 –  In-Person Registration Deadline
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Fri 10 Feb 2023 – Virtual Registration & Activity Booking Deadline
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16 – 17 Feb 2023 – Glaucoma Science meeting
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18 – 19 Feb 2023 – Clinical Glaucoma meeting
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Featured Talks & Speakers

Gillies Lecture

Dr Jesse Gale

Lowe Lecture

Dr Eve J. Higginbotham

Science Keynote Speaker

Dr Adriana Di Polo