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Annual Congress 23 - 26 May 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.

Registration for Congress 2022 is now open !

The College will be holding a hybrid Congress for this year. The live event will be held at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow and simultaneously live-streamed from 23 to 26 May. 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.

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

Email [email protected] with any questions about Congress 2022.

Full details including schedules, speakers and synopses of all sessions in the programme can be found on the Congress website [ https://rcophthcongress.com/rcophth/36/dailyAgenda

Apply for a prize

Awards will be presented at the RCOphth Congress, Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May 2022, in Glasgow. A representative of the awarded team will present a talk to explain the impact of the research and how it has contributed to change.

The Nettleship Medal

The Nettleship Medal is a prestigious award established on Mr Edward Nettleship’s retirement from practice in 1901. A fund was inaugurated by his friends and pupils with the object of founding an Edward Nettleship Prize for the encouragement of scientific ophthalmic work.

Read more about the Nettleship Medal

Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2022

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to announce the opening of the Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2022, a continuation of the Ulverscroft David Owen Awards.

The Ulverscroft Foundation gives financial help to Universities that research the causes of eye diseases; funds eye clinics, hospitals, schools, libraries and other organisations which help visually impaired people.

Find out more about the Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2022

Past Annual Congress

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

RCOphth Annual Congress 2018 saw us celebrate our 30-year anniversary.

Annual Congress May 2022


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