Ben Burton takes over Presidency
Dear colleagues I hope those of you who attended Congress enjoyed the exceptional programme of sessions, panel discussions, new surgical skills, the exhibition and good lunches! In this first fully face to face Congress post covid, it is a reminder of how hugely important it is for everyone’s well-being to catch up with colleagues and chat with RCOphth staff over a coffee and socialise too. I hope everyone agrees it was a great success and thank you to everyone who gave up their time to speak or run sessions, as well as staff members who managed the event, ran the registration desks, published social media, interviewed delegates and manned the RCOphth stand. Everyone who contributed, made Congress a splendid event. I look forward to 2024 and welcoming even more delegates to Belfast. This Congress was also the official hand over of the presidency to me from Bernie. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bernie for all his hard work and efforts as president over the last three years. He is undoubtedly one of the nicest, most polite people I have ever met and I have learned a lot from him.