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

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 competencies.)  

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. 
There will also be a joint meeting with UK Ophthalic Pharmacists Group on the Friday 19th September.
Three education sessions will cover Ocular Surface Options, Retinal Management Review and Modern Glaucoma Management

To request a place at the joint meeting email your name and GOC number to:

Trade exhibition and presentation enquiries are also welcome.
Contact e-mail: