New scholarship honours ophthalmologist Dr Con Moshegov

Sydney ophthalmologist Dr Con Moshegov passed away in January 2022.

A new scholarship in honour of the late Dr Con Moshegov will provide a NSW-based eyecare professional with an opportunity to expand their knowledge and network in ophthalmology.

The prominent New South Wales ophthalmologist and father-of-two passed away in January this year after battling COVID-19.

Moshegov practised at George Street Eye Centre in Sydney’s CBD. He was among Australia’s most respected and trusted experts in cataract, refractive and corneal surgery, with over 25 years’ experience.

RANZCO has announced the Dr Con Moshegov New South Wales Scholarship, which includes complimentary registration to the NSW Annual Scientific Meeting, accommodation and access to all social events valued at approximately $2,000.

The scholarship is open to a junior ophthalmologist, registrar, orthoptist, ophthalmic nurse, or optometrist who must be a NSW resident with Ahpra registration.

Applicants are required to submit a written statement outlining the benefits they are seeking from attending the NSW Annual Scientific Meeting and a written statement outlining how they will contribute to the advancement of collaborative care arrangements, outreach or mentoring.

Applications close 29 July 2022.

The new scholarship is separate to the George Street Eye Centre Scholarship at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in Orthoptics, which Moshegov established to support students from remote, rural or interstate Australia.

Since his passing, UTS has also established the Dr Con Moshegov Memorial Award in Orthoptics.

“UTS Fund contributions will ensure that the incredible impact Dr Moshegov had during his lifetime, continues for many years to come in the way of supporting UTS Orthoptics students commencing from 2022 who reside outside Sydney, rural, remote, interstate or with refugee background to succeed in this rewarding and vital field,” the university’s website explained.

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