Check this page regularly for the latest upcomming events in the eye care and sight loss sector. If you would like to list your event on this page please contact Sarah Bailey.

May 2016

Royal College of Ophthalmologists Congress 2016

24-26, Birmingham

The sub-specialty days will be held on Monday 23 May 2016. This will be the ever popular Retina and Glaucoma sub-specialty days and new for 2016 a Paediatric sub-specialty day.


Nystagmus Network Open Day

Saturday 7, Reading

Nystagmus affects one in 1,000 people and can occur at any time of life. For details see:


Webinar: The Care Act and what it means for blind and partially sighted people

May 19, Online

RNIB Policy and Campaigns Team is delighted to invite you to join a free webinar to find out about the Care Act and what it means for blind and partially sighted people. The webinar will focus mainly on preventive services, including vision rehabilitation services. It will also be an opportunity to hear more about RNIB's ‘See and Plan’ campaign, which is calling for blind and partially sighted people across England to have access to vision rehabilitation services. Register here.

June 2016

The Vision Pioneer Awards

June 13, London

The Vision Pioneer Awards are dedicated to celebrating excellence in the eye health and sight loss sectors. The awards honour outstanding professionals, recognising their vital work in transforming eye health and sight loss services in the UK, and in driving the implementation of the UK Vision Strategy forward.

Created by NB Online and UK Vision Strategy, the awards will culminate in a prestigious event at the impressive Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London on Monday 13 June 2016. Finalists and leading eye health and sight loss professionals will come together from across the UK to say thank you for their achievements during the past year. Find out more information at visionpioneerawards.co.uk. Please note that this event is invitation only.

Vision UK 2016: Expanding Horizons

June 14, London

The Vision UK 2016 conference, Expanding Horizons will be held on Tuesday 14 June at The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London. Vision UK is the leading annual conference for the eye health and sight loss sectors. Expanding Horizons will push the boundaries for implementing the UK Vision Strategy nationally and ensure that we engage with organisations and influencers across the wider health and social care sectors. For the first time, the conference will collaborate with organisations such as Diabetes UK and Age UK to increase the support to implement the Strategy outcomes. Delegates will be able to choose from four morning streams and four afternoon workshops that reflect their professional interests to really tailor their learning and networking opportunities. Find out more at visionuk.org.uk.

Sight and sound loss: detection and management in a community setting and section agm

June 15, London


This day meeting will investigate visual and sensory problems, their prevention, commissioning, and detection, firstly in a Primary Care setting, with optometry and general practice.

At the end of this meeting delegates will:

  • Have gained some understanding from the patient's perspective of visual and hearing loss
  • Understand the role of primary and secondary social care in the management of visual and hearing loss
  • Know about approaches to management in hard to reach groups, including the homeless
  • Have reviewed the follow-up provided within primary, secondary and the social care sector

Find out more.

Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Annual Conference and Public Health Exhibition

14-16 June, Brighton

The Faculty of Public Health is joining forces with the Royal College of Nursing and heading to the south coast in 2016 for its annual conference and public health exhibition.  

‘Public health in a cold climate: melting hearts and minds with evidence’ will be held in Brighton on 14-15 June at the Brighton Centre.Early Bird Rates” will close on Monday 29th February

For further information and to register please visit:http://www.fph.org.uk/fph_annual_conference_and_public_health_exhibition_2016

November 2016

Wobbly Wednesday 2016

November 2, Worldwide

Nystyagmus awareness-raising day. For more information contact the Nystagmus Network at info@nystagmusnet.org or phone 029 2045 4242.