Annual Conference - HOAC41

The 41st Hospital Optometrists Annual Conference will be held in Glasgow over the weekend 3rd - 4th October 2015 at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, which is in Grosvenor Terrace, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 0TA.  Located in the bohemian West End of Glasgow with its many hotels, cafes, bars and restaurants this picturesque hotel is just a short walk to the Botanic Gardens, The University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Delegates can book HOAC41 conference places online CLICK HERE

Conference fees are £160 (including VAT) for AOP Members and £190 (including VAT) for Non AOP members. Fees include Conference Handbook, refresehents, Lunches on Saturday and Sunday and Gala Dinner and entertainnent on Saturday night.  Accomodation is separate.

For accommodation options, discounted rates and to book a room, please Click here.

This years annual conference event is supported by:

Associated Optical Mainline Instruments Scottlens
Bausch & Lomb Moorfields Education Spectrum
Blind Veterans UK No.7 Contact Lens SwissLens
Cantor & Nissel Northern Lenses The Eyebag Company
College of Optometrists Optelec Topcon GB
David Thomas CL Ltd Optima Low Vision Ultravision CLPL
Guide Dogs Scotland Optos WOPEC
Haag-Streit UK    

Trade exhibition and presentation enquiries for 2015 are welcome.
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The Conference Programme which can be downloaded at the foot of this page includes:

Short Paper Presentations, Invited Guest Speakers, Parallel Sessions, Peer Discussion Groups, Manufacturer Presentations, Poster Sessions, the Trade Exhibition and a Scottish Themed Gala Dinner and Dance.

Poster Session presentations are invited.  The deadline for poster abstracts for inclusion in the conference handbook is 29th August 2015.
Please see the poster guidelines which can be downloaded at the foot of this page.


On Friday 2nd October as an adjunct to the Hospital Optoimetrists Annual Conference we are holding a joint education meeting with the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacy Group.  The joint meeting programme can be downloaded at the foot of this page. If you would like to attend this event please email indicating at which hospital you work.