ICO Annual Conference 2015

The ICO Annual Conference 2015 will take place in the Knockranny House Hotel & Spa in Westport, Co Mayo from Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th of May.

The Annual Meeting is the highlight of the College Calendar and continues to attract Eye Doctors from across the country each year.

This year's overseas speakers will include Professor Simon Harding from Liverpool University Hospital who will give the ICO Annual Mooney Lecture on Diabetic Retinopathy. Professor Harding specialises in the diagnosis and management of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration in which he leads a number of national and international research programmes. 

A symposium on the Ocular Complications of Acquired Brain Injury will include guest speakers Miss Carmel Noonan, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Mr Ian Marsh, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon from the Royal Hospital in Liverpool and Orthoptist Fiona Rowe from Liverpool University.   

Professor Richard Collin, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, will contribute to the Ocular Plastics symposium which is being chaired by Kate Coleman, Consultant Eye and Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Blackrock Clinic, Dublin.  

Mr Paul Connell, Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Mater Hospital, will present the honorary SOE Lecture entitled ‘Diabetic retinopathy and maculopathy; Seeing beyond Anti-VEGF therapy’.

The ICO look forward to welcoming Brian Murphy, Head of Planning, Performance and Programme Management and Assistant National Director for HSE Primary Care who will give a keynote talk on the recommendations of the Primary Eye Care Review Group.

Abstract Forms

The submission of abstracts is now invited for consideration for presentation at the meeting.

The abstract entry form can be downloaded here.

The closing date for submission of abstracts is Monday March 2nd, 2015.


The scientific programme will run from Wednesday morning through to Friday lunchtime with parallel exhibition area.

Full Programme Details to follow

Registration Form

Download Registration Form here

Accommodations & Exhibitors

The scientific programme will run from Wednesday morning through to Friday lunchtime and will have a parallel exhibition.

Set-up for the exhibition will be from 2pm on Tuesday 12th May. 

Should you wish to reserve a room at the hotel please contact reservations  directly and ask for a room from the exhibitors room block. (T: 098 28600)

A copy of the booking form can be downloaded here.

For further information, please contact Siobhan Kelly at the ICO Siobhan.kelly@eyedoctors.ie / info@eyedoctors.ie



19th January 2015