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Save Sight Society 2023 Conference

Save Sight Society 2023 Conference

The Save Sight Society Save Sight Society 2023 Conference will be held on September 8th at Hagley Oval Pavilion, Christchurch.

Please address any enquiries regarding the conference to

To register, it is essential that the completed registration form is emailed to the organisers as well as arranging payment.

Download the conference flyer, registration details, abstract submission guidelines, and draft programme:

2023 Conference Flyer

2023 Conference Registration Details

2023 Draft Programme


Most places to stay in Christchurch are going to be a short Uber ride away, as the cricket ground is in the middle of Hagley Park. There are no special rates negotiated as it is a relatively small conference, but below are some ideas for accommodation:

  • The George - one of Christchurch’s best known hotels, on the edge of Hagley Park. This would be walkable if the weather is OK.
  • The Mayfair - a fairly new boutique hotel
  • Crowne Plaza - centrally located, tall tower
  • Novotel - central location
  • And something special - Observatory Hotel - a boutique hotel in the Arts Centre (the old University of Canterbury)


There will be no parking available at the venue, but is easily reachable by taxi or app-based ride share services (use 63 Riccarton Avenue as the address for app-based rides). Riccarton Avenue is also a major bus route.

Some car parking is available on Riccarton Avenue, but this fills up very early with the cars of workers at Christchurch Hospital.

There is a Park and Ride service on Deans Avenue with a minibus ride to the hospital. From there it is a 5 minute walk back up Riccarton Avenue.


Save Sight Research Grants for 2024

The Save Sight Society invites applications for one year research grants in ophthalmology and related fields in 2024. The closing date for grant applications is Monday 24 April 2023.

Please submit your application as a single PDF document to Hutokshi Chinoy (


Latest Newsletter

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Newsletter - April 2020



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