UKISCRS’ 47th Annual Congress is just a week away!

The meeting will be taking place from Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd of November at the well-positioned Leonardo City Hotel, London, and we’ll be there in full Eye News force. If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so here.


Get involved

Throughout the event, you’ll be able to find us at Stand M2 in the Exhibition Hall where we’ll be rustling and bustling amongst the delegates and industry. There will be issues of all our current supplements, the recent issue of Eye News and opportunities for both young and senior ophthalmologists to get involved in the publication.

On top of that, we’ll be running our daily eShots to cover the event from start to finish, so you don’t have to worry about missing anything. To receive our coverage straight to your inbox, you can subscribe here.



The full programme of the event can be found here, but as always, we’ve picked out some of our highlights for you. First, however, here's Gill Wood, UKISCRS Society Manager, picking out a few of her own favourites to look forward to...



Wednesday 1st November

The Young Ophthalmologist Programme (YOP) takes place on the first day, featuring a wealth of informative sessions with support from industry.

Laura Maubon and the new YO team will be introducing the new committee. There will be personal insights into setting up a business (Romesh Angunawela), training straight to the private sector (Alastair Stuart), partnering in business (Bernie Chang) and NHS with PP "the best of both worlds".

The two main sessions, ‘Update on Keratitis’ and ‘Why You Should Do Private Practice’ are supported by BVI Medical Ltd, as is the YOP Social and drinks reception from 17:15 to 18:30.


Thursday 2nd November

Hosting the core sessions of the meeting, the second day will see Prof David Spalton and Prof Ben Burton open up the main scientific session, ‘The future provision of cataract surgery in the UK’, followed by an introduction to the midday session from UKISCRS President Paul Ursell and our very own Eye News co-editor, David Lockington.

We’ll then be treated to the Ridley Award lecture, ‘See what everyone has seen, but think what no one has thought: Innovation’, given by awardee Prof John Marshall.

Don’t miss the Thursday UKISOP Programme, 'Ophthalmology... into the future', which comes with the objective to ‘promote a culture of communication excellence in ophthalmology practice’ and is stacked with insightful theory sessions, Q&As and workshops.


The Congress GALA Dinner

Thursday evening will then be wrapped up by a ‘masquerade’ themed drinks reception and three-course dinner, accompanied by ‘magical and musical live entertainment’, where attendees will be donning masks and entering the event’s 'best-dressed' competition.

Even the Dog is excited at UKISCRS HQ!


Friday 3rd November

On the congress’ final day, the programme opens up with a vast range of free papers, from ‘Management of incomplete cataract surgery due to development of a 'hard' eye’ to ‘Self retaining Single pass Throw Pupilloplasty’, taking delegates through the morning until 09:45, when Bita Manzouri and Paul Rosen chair ‘Innovations In Industry’ session.

At 11:15, Eye News co-editor David Lockington will return alongside Andy Turnbull to discuss ‘Wobbly lenses, aphakia, lens fixation’, supported by Bausch+Lomb, leading up to the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and lecture: ‘Three decades of unwavering determination, generous collaboration, and the joyful journey to knowledge: Advancing and elevating the field of refractive surgery together’ by Professor Dan Reinstein.

The EyeSi competition and play off's are followed by expert video sessions to help bring the event to a close.



Are you competitive? Fancy your name on the leader board? You need to enter 'Beat the President'! It's simple - just compete on the Haag-Streit EyeSi, beat Paul Ursell's time and be in the running to win the coveted trophy! Show-down time will be after lunch on Friday 'live on the main stage'.


We’re ready!

As with every conference, there’s simply too much to share in one go, so we urge you to check out the programme, follow our eShot coverage of the event and come along to see us at Stand M2 – we’ve got you covered, and we’ll see you in London.



Linda & Samuel