Welcome to the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress

The 100th Congress is just 6 weeks away:
2016 Meeting:  3rd July 2016 - 6th July 2016



Doyne Memorial Lecture by Prof. Andrew Dick, Bristol, UK

A unique 'Ophthalmic and Oxford' experience for delegates and speakers...

Maintaining its status as a key meeting to hear about advances in ophthalmology, the congress attracts distinguished ophthalmology specialists, faculty groups and students from both the UK and aboard.

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress is the most long standing meeting and now the 2nd largest ophthalmological meeting held in the United Kingdom, attracting approximately 450 delegates each year.


  • The Congress - The 100th congress is a programme presented by leading national and international speakers from varied fields across Ophthalmology; covering uncommon & chronic disease and its management, high volume activity, & genetics  and public health in clinical practice. The 2016 programme design is 'Celebration, Challenges and Controversies', focussing on achievements in ophthalmology whilst promoting frank, free and tolerant discussion of scientific matters brought before its gathering.

  • A Forum -  the Rapid Fire session offers those presenting perhaps their first opportunity to present in front of a large international audience, inspiring for all. In addition, illustrious speakers offer a personal perspective on best practice in the Case Study Presentation session  

  • The Oxford Scientific Venue - The New Theatre, a new venue for the scientific programme, allows us to present in an ambiance not often found in congress centres. 

  • The Taylor Institute - The 100th event brings to you a fantastic display of Doyne Memorabilia, presented by the Congress archivist, to mark 100 years since the death of Doyne. This exhibition will be held in the Taylor Institute along with the Posters. 

  • The Ashmolean Museum - A special addition for the 100th Congress, the Congress Dinner will be held in the stunning Randolph Sculpture Gallery in this beautiful Museum. Tickets for this centenary event will be available to delegates upon registration. Dinner guest numbers will be limited.

  • The Social Meetings & Accommodation - Our long-term & prestigious congress partner, The Worcester College, will once again host the 'Welcome and Special 100th Congress Drinks Receptions' on it's lawns in the Marquee. There are also a limited number of rooms available. See the registration form for details.


Our Congress Mission since 1909
For the cultivation of the spirit of good fellowship and of unconventionality, the right of our youngest member to rank with his oldest colleague, and last, but assuredly not least, the frank, free and tolerant discussion of scientific matters brought before its gathering.

The 100th Annual Meeting takes place from the first Monday in July 2016 through to the following Wednesday at The New Theatre, Oxford. Accommodation and social events from the Sunday afternoon preceeding the scientific programme are in Worcester College, Oxford.

Individually the congress retains many traditions from its formation in 1909, including the renowned Rapid Fire session and the Congress Dinner held at the Hall, Worcester College.



Registration Fees for 2015:  
Before 1 May 2016 £400.00
After 1 May 2016 £430.00
Daily rate: Monday or Tuesday £205.00
Daily rate: Wednesday £120.00
Concessions for Trainees: 3 date rate (no reduction on single days) £230.00
Concessions for retired members Half rates


Future dates for the diary:

2017: 2nd to 5th July


Contact Gill Wood of gmProjects at:

01942 605680 or 07789 950412 for any questions or queries

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