Annual Conference - HOAC40

The 40th Hospital Optometrists Annual Conference will be held at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire over the weekend 19th - 21st September 2014 at the Holiday Inn.  This is the same fantastic riverside venue which we used very successfully in 2013.  HOAC40 is supported by:

Associated Optical Macular Society Scotlens
Bausch and Lomb Mainline Instruments Six Six CL
Cantor and Nissel No.7 CL SwissLens               
College of Optometrists Northern Lenses Topcon
David Thomas CL Norville Optical UltraVision
Innovative Sclerals Optelec WOPEC
Jack Allen CL Optima Low Vision  

The conference programme can be downloaded at the foot of this page and includes:

Short Paper Presentations, Invited Speakers, Parallel Sessions, Peer Discussion Groups, Manufacturer Presentations, Poster Sessions and Trade Exhibition.

We shall be applying for the widest possible range of enhanced CET.
(HOAC39 provided CET covering all Optometrists competencies and all Thereapeutic Optometrists compatencies.)  

Poster Presentations on any topic relevant to hospital optometry are invited.
A prize will be awarded for best poster as judged by conference delegates.  
Please see the Poster Guidelines for further information (pdf download at foot of this page).

To book with credit or debit card please use this link:-






Alternatively to pay by cheque please download the HOAC40 Booking Form below.

The main conference will be preceded on Friday afternoon by a National Heads of Department Meeting. 
We are also currently working with the UK Ophthalic Pharmacists Group towards a joint meeting also on the Friday.

Trade exhibition and presentation enquiries are also welcome.
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