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Annual Congress 2020

Each year the College’s flagship conference brings together ophthalmologists and ophthalmic professionals from across the world to celebrate and share developments from across the eye health community. The programme includes seminars that delve into the fascinating detail behind eye care developments, ground-breaking lectures from leading researchers and workshops to help you develop your clinical and non-clinical skills.

Annual Congress 2020, Birmingham

The next Annual Congress takes place at the ICC in Birmingham from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 May 2020. More details about sale dates and programme release will be announced soon.

The College is working with members to create an exciting new programme of activity that covers the breadth of subspecialties and offers a unique opportunity to develop surgical skills and learn how to work collaboratively in the evolving health landscape.

Book your ticket and view the full programme for Annual Congress 2020 here

Reduced Fess for all Attendees

For 2020 the College has reduced the fees for attending Congress. All ticket prices have been reduced by 20%, with a 30% discount for trainee ophthalmologists.

View a list of fees here

Submit an Abstract 

Each year we invite those working in eye health research to present their findings and methods to our Congress audience. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase you work to a significant audience.

Our standards are high, with abstracts focusing on a range of subjects such as ‘What is the best way to measure intraocular pressure?’ and  ‘Evaluating the readability and quality of online cataract surgery patient information’.

Abstract submission is now closed, the results will be announced week commencing 27 January 2020.

Past Annual Congress

In 2019 the Annual Congress took place in Glasgow for the first time in 20 years. Here’s some highlights from the four-day event.









RCOphth Annual Congress 2018 saw us celebrate our 30-year anniversary. Take a look at how we celebrated in this video.