The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress


104th Congress: Rescheduled

A note from the Master:

The Oxford Ophthalmological Congress for 2020 has been cancelled, the first time since the first world war, and will now run on 5,6,7th July 2021. Abstracts had already been submitted for the 2020 Congress and the council have now reviewed these and the authors of those accepted given the option of sharing their work via our website. These will be available as an e abstract booklet from Monady 6th July. These abstracts cover a wide range of subjects from ground-breaking genetic research to clinical trial data and I hope you find in these some useful and thought provoking information. We have not attempted to recreate a virtual congress as the Oxford Congress is more than just about being updated on the latest ophthalmological information from world class speakers but a chance to meet and discuss with colleagues in the beautiful surroundings of Oxford.

It is ironic that not long prior to the UK lockdown I attended a meeting in our Trust about how we could meet the government target of reducing outpatient attendance by a third in 5 years. In our ophthalmology department this has been reduced to about 5% overnight. It is clear as restrictions ease it will be a long time before things return to normal, indeed it is to be hoped that the process of assessing our services will lead to positive changes in the way we work, both for ourselves and our patients, as the system prior to this had been becoming unmanageable for many.

Visit the OOC website and e booklet to enjoy the abstracts and see some photographs from previous Congresses and consider submitting an abstract for 2021 and I hope to see you there and am confident there will be a lot to talk about and learn.

James Talks

Master Oxford Ophthalmological Congress


Download the OOC 2020 Abstract e-Booklet

OOC 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 2021 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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