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Annual Congress

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.

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

More information

Email [email protected] with any questions about Congress 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. Take a look at how we celebrated in this video.

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Congress 2020

The college decided to postpone Congress 2020 due to COVID-19. Sunil Mamtora, host of the Eye to Eye podcast, recorded a Special Series called “The Congress that wasn’t”.

Find out more

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