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Annual Congress 2015

The Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool


The main Congress meeting took place from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 May 2015.

The sub-specialty days were held on Monday 18 May 2015. This included the Retina Day, the Glaucoma Day and new for 2015 an Eye Movements Day combining Neuro-ophthalmology and Strabismus.

For full details of the session programmes, registration fees including details of early bird discounts, sub-specialty days, posters, and much more please visit http://www.rcophth.ac.uk/congress2015

You can also download the Congress 2015 Final Programme here.

2015 Prize Winners

The Foulds Trophy is awarded to the best Rapid Fire presentation at Congress. The 2015 winner is Andrew Tatham for the paper ‘Predicting risk of road traffic accidents in drivers with glaucoma’.

The John Lee Poster Prize is awarded to one of the top two posters presented at Congress in memory of the late President of the College. The 2015 winner is Jaya Chidambaram for the paper ‘Diagnostic accuracy In vivo confocal microscopy in detecting fungus and acanthamoeba in microbial keratitis’.

The AMO Prize is awarded to one of the top two posters at Congress. The 2105 winner is Albena Dharzikova for the paper ‘Early results of a minimally-invasive, ab-interno gelatin stent in combination with a preoperative mitomycin C injection for the treatment of glaucoma’.

The Treacher Collins Prize is awarded to the best DVD in the DVD exhibition at Congress.  The 2015 winner is Achyut Mukherjee for the DVD ‘Revealing the Hidden – Endoscopic Visualisation in Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery’.

The Societas Ophthalmologica Europaea (SOE) Prize is awarded to the top abstract. The 2015 winner is Cecilia Lee for her paper on ‘UK AMD EMR Users Group Report V: Benefits of initiating Ranibizumab Therapy for Neovascular AMD in Eyes with Vision Better than 6/12’.

The Desmond Wright prize shield is awarded to the best commercial exhibition at Congress. The shield commemorates the work of Desmond Wright who was Exhibition Director of Optic UK from 1984 – 1993. Stands are judged in terms of equipment shown, supporting literature, and the presentation of items displayed by the staff. The 2015 winner is Heidelberg Engineering.

Eponymous Lectures 2015

The Duke Elder Lecture was delivered by Professor John Sparrow, Professor of Ophthalmology, Bristol Eye Hospital, UK

The Edridge Green Lecture was delivered by Professor David Crabb, Professor of Statistics and Vision Research, City University London, UK

The Optic UK Lecture was delivered by Professor Anita Agarwal, Professor of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA

The Keeler Lecture was delivered by Professor Michael, Marmor, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford Byers Eye Institute, Palo Alto, USA

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