The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress


104th Congress: Rescheduled

COVID-19 Update:
The 2020 Congress has been moved, in its' entirety to 2021.
The 104th Congress will now take place on 5th, 6th & 7th July 2021.

We apologise for any inconvenience however, due to the current pandemic and the pressures on our colleagues & industry friends, we felt it to be the right decision.

The 2021 Doyne Lecture will be given by Prof. Harminder Dua, CBE. 

The 2020 submitted abstracts will be marked and produced in a special 2020 Abstract e-Booklet. 


Photographs of previous Congress'


About The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress

A unique 'Ophthalmic and Oxford' experience for delegates and speakers...

Maintaining its status as a key meeting to hear about advances in ophthalmology, the congress attracts distinguished ophthalmology specialists, faculty groups and students from both the UK and aboard.

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress is the most long standing meeting and now the 2nd largest ophthalmological meeting held in the United Kingdom, attracting approximately 450 delegates each year.

  • The Congress - The 104th congress will be presented by leading national and international speakers from varied fields across Ophthalmology whilst promoting frank, free and tolerant discussion of scientific matters brought before its gathering.

  • A Forum -  the Rapid Fire session offers those presenting perhaps their first opportunity to present in front of a large international audience, inspiring for all. In addition, illustrious speakers offer a personal perspective on best practice in the Case Study Presentation session. Abstract submission will open in December 2019.

  • The Oxford Scientific Venue - The New Theatre, our venue for the scientific programme and poster display, allows us to present in an ambience not often found in congress centres.

  • The Social Meetings & Accommodation - Our long-term & prestigious congress partner, The Worcester College, is unavailable fosome events in 2020 and 2021. St Anne's College will now host the Welcome reception and Worcester College will host theCongress Drinks Receptions' in the Sultan Nazrin Shah building. There are also a limited number of rooms available at St. Anne's.


Our Congress Mission since 1909
For the cultivation of the spirit of good fellowship and of unconventionality, the right of our youngest member to rank with his oldest colleague, and last, but assuredly not least, the frank, free and tolerant discussion of scientific matters brought before its gathering.

The Annual Meeting will take place from the first Monday in July in 2020 through to the following Wednesday at The New Theatre, Oxford. 

Individually the congress retains many traditions from its formation in 1909, including the renowned Rapid Fire session and the Congress Dinner.


Registration Fees for 2021:  
Before 1 May 2021 £410.00
After 1 May 2021 £440.00
Daily rate: Monday or Tuesday £200.00
Daily rate: Wednesday £120.00
Concessions for Trainees: 3 date rate - £230 after May 1st £180.00
Concessions for retired members £210.00


Contact iAMprojects the OOC Secretariat & congress manager:

01942 605680 or 07789 950412 for any questions or queries


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