45th Hospital Optometrists Annual Conference

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When: -


Where: Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Rd, Shaws Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP

CET points applied: 12+

Target groups: TO, O

Prices from: £245 - £345 Book or join now to attend this event Interactive CET points: 12+

A well-established clinical conference which all optometrists are welcome to attend. This event is organised by the AOP’s Hospital Optometrists Committee. The conference focuses on challenges faced and managed in the hospital service, while providing extensively for the education needs of all practitioners.

Delegates can participate in:

  • Short paper presentations
  • Keynote lectures
  • Peer discussion groups
  • Clinical workshops
  • Poster competition
  • Trade exhibition
  • Gala dinner

Bookings for this conference will be available shortly. For more information, please email events@aop.org.uk.

Time Session name CET points
8.30am - 8.55am Delegate registration (non-residential)
8.55am - 9.00am Welcome Address
9.00am - 10.00am Session 1 - The management of Myopia in children
10.00am - 11.00am Session 2A - Peer Discussion 1 - Optometrist (General)
10.00am - 11.00am Session 2B - Peer Discussion 2 - Therapeutic Optometrist (IP)
10.00am - 11.00am Session 2C - Poster session & exhibition
11.00am - 12.00pm Session 3 - The opthalmic management of complex childhood disability
12.00pm - 12.45pm Session 4 & 5 - Hospital Optometrist's Business Session & Election of AOP Hospital Optometrist Committee members
12.45pm - 1.30pm Lunch (Exhibition and poster session available all afternoon until 5.30pm)
1.30pm - 2.30pm Session 6 A-D - Optional workshops
1.30pm - 2.30pm Session 6E - Peer Discussion 3 - Therapeutic Optometrist (IP)
2.35pm - 3.20pm Session 7 A-E - Exhibitor presentations
3.20pm - 3.30pm Refreshment break
3.30pm - 4.30pm Session 8 A-D - Optional Workshops
3.30pm - 4.30pm Session 8E - Peer Discussion 4 - Optometrist (General)
4.35pm - 5.35pm Session 9 A-D - Optional Workshops
7.00pm - 11.55pm Conference Dinner and Dance
Time Session name CET points
9.00am - 10.00am Session 10 - Rapid first short paper presentations
10.00am - 11.00am Session 11 - Janet Silver Memorial Lecture: The journey of visual acuity: Are we nearly there yet?
11.00am - 12.00pm Session 12 - Pre-registration survival guide, poster session & exhibition
12.00pm - 1.00pm Session 13 - Optimising visual potential in retinal disease
1.00pm - 2.00pm Session 14 - The Geoff Woodward Lecture
2.00pm - 2.15pm Poster prize presentation & closing remarks
Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Road, Shaw's Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP

Please check back soon for more information on this conference.

   Rate (including VAT)
 AOP Members - residential*  £345
 AOP Members - non residential  £200
 Non-members - residential*  £395
 Non-members - non-residential  £245

*Residential rates include accommodation on the Friday and Saturday night.

Please note that all bookings for AOP events are subject to our terms and conditions, which include our cancellation policy.

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The new Crowne Plaza Belfast is located on Milltown Road, Shaw's Bridge, in south Belfast. Situated within Lagan Valley Regional Park, just moments' drive from the renowned Malone Road, the hotel is surrounded by picturesque parkland, walking and cycling trails, and is a 10-minute drive from Belfast city centre. There is ample free parking in the hotel's car park. The hotel is located with close proximity to key attractions in Belfast, including the SSE Arena, where many of the city's concerts are held, which is just over a 13-minute drive away; Belfast Waterfront, which hosts many of Belfast's events and concerts, which is only a 12-minute drive away; whilst Titanic Belfast is just 15 minutes from the hotel.


By car

From the Belfast city centre head to the University Road and continue onto the Malone Road; then continue onto the Milltown Road. The hotel is on the left hand side.

By air

The conference is located near two major airports:

Belfast International Airport
(approx 30 mins drive from the hotel)
George Best Belfast City Airport
(approx 15 mins drive from the hotel)

Virgin Atlantic
Thomas Cook

British Airways

By boat

The Crowne Plaza Belfast is a short 15-minute drive to the ferry terminals. Visit Tourism Ireland for more information on the possible ferry routes.

Whilst you are in Belfast

For delegates who are unable to attend the evening activities, have guests that they need to entertain whilst they are at the conference, or are adding a couple of days on to their visit, then there is lots to do in the local area. Visit Belfast has collaborated with a range of businesses to offer conference delegates discounts on various activities and services - see Visit Belfast's exclusive delegate offers.

Prices from: £245 - £345 Book or join now to attend this event Interactive CET points: 12+