Registration opens for 2019 BCLA Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition, with delegates urged to book up now to secure their place at the best possible price.

The flagship event is returning to Manchester, with the city set to play host to one of the profession’s most eagerly anticipated international conferences – featuring a new hashtag for 2019 of #AlwaysLearning.

The three-day Clinical Conference and Exhibition, due to take place from May 30 to June 1, is undergoing a change in format to culminate in the grand finale of the Awards dinner on the Saturday night.

BCLA chief executive Cheryl Donnelly said: “It promises to be a weekend to remember, featuring a host of passionate speakers who can inspire eye care professionals to make a real difference to patients’ lives and ensure we are ‘always learning’.

“This meeting will deliver the latest innovation and clinical insight, with world class speakers on all areas of contact lenses and ocular surface health presenting lectures, holding live podium demonstrations and staging a number of practical hands-on workshops showcasing the very latest techniques.”

The event will also include the only dedicated exhibition to feature innovation and up-to-the-minute technology from the world’s leading contact lens and ocular surface management manufacturers and suppliers.

Among the highlights of an action-packed programme will be keynote speakers Professor Lyndon Jones from the University of Waterloo in Canada, who is the 2019 Medal recipient, and Dr Nicole Carnt, who will present the Irving Fatt Memorial Lecture.

Eye care professionals interested in attending the event can take advantage of a limited ‘Early Bird’ offer valid for all those booking before March 31.

Alcon and CooperVision are Partner Sponsors for the event while Johnson & Johnson Visioncare are Platinum Sponsors. Gold Sponsor is Menicon, Technology Sponsor is Topcon.

For more information on registering for the BCLA Clinical Conference and Exhibition, visit