Welcome to the Oxford Ophthalmological Congress

News of the 100th 2016 Congress will be available shortly

Key dates: 

Congress: 3rd July 2016 - 6th July 2016, Doyne Lecture by Prof. Andrew Dick, Bristol, UK

Registration opens: 15th December 2015

Abstract submission opens: 15th December 2015, closes 1st March 2016

The 100th Congress Dinner will be held in the beautiful Ashmolean Museum. Tickets for this centenary event will be available to delegates upon registration. Dinner guest numbers will be limited.


2015 Meeting: 5th July to 8th July 2015, Oxford, UK

2015 Doyne Lecturer: Professor Carol Shields, Philadelphia, USA

A unique Ophthalmology and Oxford experience for delegates and speakers...

  • The Congress - a programme presented by world class speakers from varied fields of Ophthalmology, genetics to public health. The 2015 congress includes sessions about emergency medicine, primary care, paediatrics and oncology
  • 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 venue  - the scientific programme presented in an actual theatre with an ambiance not often found in congress centres
  • The College - with the Annual Dinner served in the College Hall. On benches along the long tables, students can sit next to eminent leaders in the field of ophthalmology talking about past learning, socially debating the future opportunities in eye care and sharing humorous stories from the clinic

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.


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 Annual Meeting takes place from the first Monday in July through to the following Wednesday at the Oxford Playhouse. 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 2015 £390.00
After 1 May 2015 £420.00
Daily rate: Monday or Tuesday £195.00
Daily rate: Wednesday £110.00
Concessions for Trainees: 3 date rate (no reduction on single days) £220.00
Concessions for retired members Half rates


Future dates for the diary:
2016: 3rd to 6th July

2017: 2nd to 5th July

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