Annual Congress 2015

The Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool

Main Congress Meeting from Tuesday 19 May to Thursday 21 May 2015

For full details of the session programmes, registration fees, sub-specialty days, posters, and much more please go to the Congress website.
Painted Cornwall Terrace

Welcome to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The College champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology for the benefit of patients and the public.

We set the examinations and the curriculum for medical graduates who wish to be eye surgeons and we provide elements of surgical skills training.

We set the standards for professional practice through clinical guidelines and ophthalmic service guidance. The continuing professional development (CPD) programme is designed to help ophthalmologists maintain and increase their knowledge and expertise.

We have a role in promoting ground-breaking research; we organise a seminar programme and an annual scientific congress and produce the scientific journal, EYE, to disseminate that research.

This website provides detailed information about ophthalmology and our activities, which we hope you will find of interest.  We welcome questions and comments.


News Items
Event Bookings Unavailable 27/02/2015 It will not be possible to book online for any College events from today until after the 6th March while we switch over to a new booking and payment system. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during this time.
News Items
NICE cataract guideline committee member recruitment - advert closes 25th March 25/02/2015 NICE is currently recruiting committee members to develop the clinical guideline ‘Cataract: diagnosis and management’. NICE is seeking both professional and lay members for the committee, which will lead the development of the guideline through to publication in Spring 2017.
College Statements
NHS Clinical Commissioners co-ordinate support from CCGs to review use of Avastin to treat wet AMD 25/02/2015 RCOphth responds to the public letters sent by the NHS Clinical Commissioners to Secretary of State for Health, cc. Chair of NICE; Simon Stevens at NHS England; and the Chair of the GMC and signed by the Clinical Chair / Lead Clinician of 120 CCGs regarding the use of Avastin to treat wet AMD.
News Items
Annual Congress Sponsorship Scheme 2015 23/02/2015 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific Committee and International Committee are offering up to two complementary admissions to the Annual Congress to colleagues from developing countries.
Non College Events
Cornea and Oculoplastics Course 05/03/2015 09:00:00 - 06/03/2015 17:00:00 Including Clinical Sessions with an opportunity to examine patients with 'textbook' examples of Corneal and Oculoplastics disorders and diseases.
College Courses & Meetings
CESR applicants training day 19/03/2015 10:00:00 - 19/03/2015 15:00:00 This training session would be beneficial for anyone thinking of or in the process of applying for Specialist Registration via the CESR route.
Frontline Neuro-ophthalmology seminar - Drusen
Neuro-ophthalmology Seminar: "Visual Pathway Disorders" 25/03/2015 09:00:00 - 25/03/2015 16:30:00 Chaired by Mr Mike Burdon This seminar is designed to assist trainees and general ophthalmologists to diagnose and provide initial management for common and/or important disorders of the visual pathway.
Curriculum Based Courses
Neuro-ophthalmology Course 30/03/2015 - 30/03/2015 Neuro-opththalmology course to be run by Mr William Newman and Ms Alison Rowlands

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