Dr. Heather Mack has been elected as the new President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO).
Dr. Mack, a Senior Associate at Eye Surgery Associates in Melbourne with a focus on visual electrophysiology and medical retinal disorders, is the first woman to be elected as RANZCO President. She was the College’s first female Treasurer, serving in the role up until her election as President, and the first female head of the CPD Committee.
As RANZCO President, Dr. Mack will see in RANZCO’s pivotal 50th year, celebrating diversity, achievement and leadership.
“Now more than ever, sustainability is something we need to embrace in healthcare, as well as more broadly,” said Dr. Mack. “Ensuring that future generations have access to the best possible eye health care means ensuring that trainees get the best possible education, that research is supported and properly funded and that government policy ensures access to the care that people need, when and where they need it. RANZCO has an essential role to play in delivering this vision and in leading with a collaborative approach to eye care that places patient outcomes at the centre of everything we do.”
Dr. Mack serves as President Elect until the RANZCO Congress in November, when she is appointed President and her predecessor, Associate Professor Mark Daniell, stands down.