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Belfast Eye Conference

This two day conference is for anyone, aimed in particular at medical, optometry and orthoptics students, early career doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals and scientists and anyone else interested in ophthalmology, optometry and visual science research.

Saturday 22nd June – Sunday 23rd June 2024

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Presented by Queen's University Belfast

“This course will be excellent, offering a variety of clinical and scientific subjects, delivered by experts. It should be an inspiring start to summer 2024!”

Dr Michael Williams, UG and FY Lead, Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Course details

Belfast Eye Conference aims, for one weekend this summer, to bring together those who are fascinated by clinical ophthalmology and vision related research around the world.

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The conference will provide the stage for a set of speakers who will give broad and varied perspectives on eye related disease.  You will hear clinically informative talks from Consultant Ophthalmologists who will discuss topics relating to their sub-specialty, and   hear from other members of the multi-disciplinary team.  And on Sunday, we are excited to showcase cutting edge vision related research.

Have a look at our 2024 programme to view the weekends schedule of events and why not follow us on Twitter: @BelfastEyeCon?

Belfast Eye Conference will also provide a platform for delegates – you! - to showcase your research, in oral and poster formats. (See below for more details)

All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and a meeting abstract book.

Location: Online via

Time: 22nd June to 23rd June 2024

Booking details

Please click here to register for a free conference ticket.

Deadline for registration: 5pm GMT Friday 21st June 2024

Delegates will be emailed a link to the conference. A detailed conference programme and abstract book will be made available on our website in advance of the conference.


Abstract submission

Belfast Eye Conference is an ideal opportunity for you to disseminate your ophthalmology related research or interesting case to the world!


To submit an abstract please download this form and email it to using ABSTRACT SUMBISSION – YOUR FULL NAME as the email title.


Abstract submission deadline: 5pm GMT 1st June 2024

Archive material: BEC Posters 2021

In the meantime, please have a look at our fantastic ePoster presentations from BEC21.

Click to Enter Gallery image. Credit: Samantha Borges

What delegates said about BEC 2021

  • Christina, medical student

    “Really enjoyed the talks, there are not many ophthalmology based conferences suitable for undergraduate level students, so thank you very much!”

  • Owen, medical student

    “Great opportunity for undergraduates to get experience with conferences/presenting posters.”

  • Aleena, junior doctor

    “Hearing about current research from the leading professors was fantastic. The conference was not only extremely educational but has motivated me to seek more research opportunities locally.”

  • Hatim, junior doctor

    “Absolutely the best conference that I have ever participated in! The structure of day 1 being more "teaching based" and day 2 being more "research based" worked extremely well. All of the speakers were hugely engaging. The three organisers (Philip, Dr Williams and Dr. Khan) were very professional and helped the speakers keep to timing. Their prompts in the chat box also encouraged me to participate in the discussions a bit more. Really inspiring conference, would highly recommend to anyone who's thinking about going into ophthalmology, and even to those who are not!”

  • Marjorie, junior doctor

    “Very well organised, insightful conference! I'll definitely recommend it to everyone with an interest in ophthalmology and vision science.”

Contact details

Please forward any questions to

Conference Directors

Mr Philip McCulloughDr Michael Williams
Philip McCullough Michael Williams