ICO Annual Conference 2024

15 May 2024 - 17 May 2024

The ICO Annual Conference 2024 will take place from Wednesday 15th May - Friday 17th May at the Knockranny House Hotel, Westport.

Call for Abstracts: 

Submit an abstract at this link:  https://forms.gle/pAyzqTjwpXJgu19F6

Closing date: 11.59pm Monday, 11th March 2024

Early Bird Registration:  €350 for ICO members (ends 31st March)

Members can visit the ICO members portal to complete registration


The ICO Scientific and CPD Committee, chaired by Mr Sean Chen, has developed a fantastic programme of outstanding speakers from both home and overseas for this year’s meeting.  

Key areas of focus for the symposia are Vision and StrabismusOrbit and Socket, and Sustainability in Ophthalmology.   

Guest speakers at this year's conference include:

Vision and Strabismus

- Mr Ian Marsh, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, NHS Trust Manchester

- Dr Arvind Chandna, Senior Clinician Scientist at Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, San Francisco 

- Dr Kathryn McCreery, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin Hospital

Orbit and Socket

- Mr Manoj Parulekar, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust 

- Professor Geoffrey Rose, Consultant Orbital, Lacrimal and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon and Past Director of the Adnexal Service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London

- Mr Tim Fulcher, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mater Hospital, Dublin

Sustainability in Ophthalmology

- Mr Philip Crowley, HSE National Lead for Climate Change

- Ms Radhika Rampat, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Royal Free London NHS Trust

- Mr Arthur Cummings, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Wellington Eye Clinic, Dublin

Annual Mooney Lecture 2024  

"TED (Thyroid Eye Disease) Customised Management"

Professor Geoffrey Rose, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London


Workshops, paper and poster presentations and the European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) Lecture 2024 also feature on the three day conference programme.

As always, the medals for Best Paper and Best Poster will be awarded at the conference.  

We are delighted that Prof Brendan Kelly, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, will join us in Westport this year. 

Dr Kelly will share insights from his new book 'Resilience: Lessons from Sir William Wilde on Life After Covid' which reflects on the pandemic in Ireland and what we might learn as a society and as individuals from the experience.

He will present the medal to the author of the best poster.

A parallel industry partner exhibition will run alongside the scientific conference.

We look forward to seeing our members and trainees in Westport in May!