45th Hospital Optometrists Annual Conference
Where: Crowne Plaza Belfast, 117 Milltown Rd, Shaws Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP
CET points applied: 12+
Target groups: TO, O
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 email@example.com.
|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|
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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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.
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)
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.