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Annual Congress 2022

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 2022

The College is planning a hybrid Congress for 2022, to be held live at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow and simultaneously live-streamed from 23 to 26 May.

The Scottish Event Campus is a unique, world-class conference venue. Combining passion, nation-wide partnerships and infinite flexibility, the SEC delivers fantastic events of all shapes and sizes.

Registration for Congress 2022 will open on 1 February 2022.

Abstract submission 

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 your work to a significant audience.

The abstract submission for 2022 will open on 4 October and the closing date is 10 December 2021.

Submit your abstract 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Apply for a prize 

RCOphth offers a wide range of awards and clinical/research fellowships in partnership with other organisations. The following awards will be presented at the RCOphth Congress 2022:

A representative of the awarded team will present a talk to explain the impact of the research and how it has contributed to change.

Call for sessions

In July 2021 we requested suggestions for parallel sessions.

Past Annual Congress

In 2021 we held a virtual Congress, with sessions available ‘on – demand’ for three months after the event.

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.