International sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The International sub-committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists promotes International policies and relations within and beyond the College.
Terms of Reference for International Sub-Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The International Sub-Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists is a sub-committee of council. The Chair of the sub-committee sits on Council and reports directly to Council.
Membership of committee
- College representative on the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
- Vision 20/20 Links Programme
- European Board of Ophthalmology (EBO)
- Dual sponsorship scheme/MTI college representative
- Chair of Examinations Committee
- Chair of the European sub-committee
- Co-opt members as required up to a maximum of 5 members
Length of Service of committee members
- Officers of the college – while these remain in office
- The chair/other members – 3 years in the first instance with a further term of 3 years
Frequency of meetings
- Meetings will be held twice a year to which people may audio conference if required.
Responsibilities of the committee
- To lead on and facilitate the College’s International strategy.
- To work closely with all College committees regarding International issues
- To act as a conduit between the college and international organisations.
- To represent, support and communicate with overseas members and fellows.
- To support training and education of international doctors (access to exams, Congress, curriculum, skills centre, course, dual sponsorship scheme etc) as per our Charter – “Further instruction in training in ophthalmology both in the United Kingdom and overseas”
- To offer support to refugee ophthalmologists.
- To facilitate and exchange information within the college on international matters.
- To advise on the college’s international policy and strategy where required.
- To work in partnership with other UK and international agencies where required to facilitate multi-disciplinary approach to overseas training and programmes.
- To assist and liaise with appropriate organisations for the development of clinical standards in under resourced countries.
Chair International sub-committee