For the first time in 20 years the The RCOphth held its annual congress in Glasgow. The event was a great sucess with over 1150 delegates attending over the 4 days.

Desmond Wright Shield 2019
To commemorate the work of Desmond Wright who was Exhibition Director of Optic UK from 1984 - 1993 a prize shield is awarded to the best commercial exhibition at Congress.  Stands are judged in terms of equipment shown, supporting literature, and the presentation of items displayed by the staff.  

We are pleased to announce that The Royal College President Mike Burden and Chair of the Scientific Committee Professor Andrew Lotery awarded the 2019 shield to Novartis.

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 Courtesy of Optic UK

The 2019 Oxford Ophthalmological Congress (OOC) took place  8th - 10th July 2019 with the commercial exhibition, which was organised by OPTIC UK on 8th and 9th July 2019  in the Randolph Hotel, Oxford.  There was a compliamentary lunch and refreshments for all delegates courtesy of the exhibiting companies. The Oxford Scientific venue is The New Theatre for the scientific programme and poster display.

The following companies exhibited at the OOC:

Alimeria Sciences

Altacor

Altomed

Bausch & Lomb

Bayer

Blink Medical

Carleton

Farmigia Ophthalmics

Glaukos

Haag-Streit

Heidelberg Engineering

Keeler

Kestrel

Lenstec (Barbados) Inc

Litechnica

M.I.S.S.

Mainline Instruments Ltd

Medicom Healthcare Ltd

Nu-Vision Biotherapies

Santen

SC Optic

Sigmacon UK

Spectrum

Thea

Topcon

Visufarma

For more information on the congress please click here

In 2019, the RCOphth Annual Congress took place in Glasgow for the first time in 20 years. The Congress was hosted at SEC, Glasgow.  Futher information can be found here

Eponymous Lecturers

Professor David Mackey, Managing Director of the Lions Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology/ Director of the Centre for Ophthalmology & Visual Science at the University of Western Australia will give the Edridge Green Lecture

Professor M Francesca Cordeiro, Professor of Ophthalmology at Imperial College London will be delivering the 2019 Duke Elder Lecture

Professor Robert MacLaren, Oxford Eye Hospital will give the Keeler Lecture

Professor Anthony Moore, Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital will give the Optic UK Lecture

 

Companies who exhibited at The RCOphth Congress 2019 this year were:

 

ABEHR

Alcon

Alimera Sciences

Allergan

Altacor

Altomed

Bausch & Lomb

Bayer

Birmingham Optical

Bink Medical

Butterflies Healthcare

Carleton

Chiesi

Daybreak medical

Eye News

Glaukos

Grafton

Graham Layton Trust

Haag-Streit

Heidelberg Engineering

Instinctive

Johnson & Johnson

Keeler

Kestrel

Leica

Litechnica

M.I.S.S.

Mainline

Novartis

Nu-Vision

Ocusoft

Optos

Rayner

Santen

Santhera

SC Optic

Scope Ophthalmics

Sigmacon

Spectrum

Stat One

Thea

Topcon

Visufarma

Dan Morris from the Sustainability Working Group thanked Optic UK for supporting them following an interesting presentation on sustainability. 

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