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BCLA announces new Hong Kong conference

Association will host the September event in partnership with the Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens Society

BCLA chief executive, Cheryl Donnelly

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has announced a collaboration with the Hong Kong Cornea and Contact Lens Society (HKCCLS) to host a new BCLA Asia conference, taking place on 13–14 September in Hong Kong.

The contact lens organisations have issued a call for papers and posters for the new Correction for the future conference, which will include sessions that combine the latest research and clinical guidance on topics such as myopia control, dry eye management and presbyopia.

The conference will also include a range of workshops covering clinical, business, presentation and research skills, as well as an exhibition enabling delegates to see the latest products and future innovations.

The event will take place at the Cordis Hotel in Hong Kong and is expected to attract between 300–400 people, mainly from around the region.

BCLA chief executive, Cheryl Donnelly (pictured), said: “This is such an exciting collaboration for the BCLA. The conference is designed to showcase world class, clinically relevant research and to nurture new researchers, clinicians and young academics to present at this level.

“It provides a perfect opportunity to hear the latest research, including that from the talented researchers in Asia,” she concluded.

President of HKCCLS, Helen Eng, said: “BCLA Asia is part of the HKCCLS’s mission to promote quality eye and contact lens care by providing our members with updated resources and support to better serve the community.”

Ms Eng added: “We look forward to seeing a wide range of submissions for the conference and to having the opportunity to showcase the work of up-and-coming stars in the contact lens field.”

Submissions should be in the form of abstracts, of a maximum of 300 words, and will be presented as a paper or digital posters. Case reports are also encouraged. All abstracts will be published in the BCLA’s journal, Contact Lens and Anterior Eye.

Submissions should be made via the BCLA’s website by midnight on 1 May.