Kritzinger Safari Award Lecture
The Kritzinger Safari Award Lecture is a prestigious named lecture in honour of the late Dr Michiel Kritzinger. He distinguished himself as a pioneer in modern refractive surgery and identified the need to promote the speciality.
As part of his efforts to further the field of refractive surgery, he originally instituted the lecture as the “Safari Lecture” in 1999 during a local meeting of the ISRS in Swaziland. After his passing in April 2000, the lecture was renamed to the Kritzinger Safari Lecture.
The Qualifying Criteria
Recipients of this award lecture have to exhibit the same character traits which Dr Kritzinger was known for, namely to be an original thinker and innovator, demonstrate the same leadership and perseverance, as well as show the energy so typical of him.
Furthermore the recipient has to make a significant contribution to the field of refractive surgery.