Optical Calendar of Conferences and Trade Shows for 2015

 

9 - 11 January Opti 2015
  Fairground Messe Munich, Germany
  www.opti.de
   
12 - 15 January South Pacific Educators in Vision Impairment Biennial Conference 2015
  Melbourne Conference and Training Centre, Melbourne
  www.spevi.net/
   
15 - 18 January Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is
  Ritz Carlton Hotel, Sarasota, Florida
  www.cstellingitlikeitis.com
   
18 - 23 January  Retina 2015
  Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
  www.retinameeting.com
   
22 - 25 January  Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS)
  Bally’s Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
  www.GSLSymposium.com
   
24 - 31 January Ski Japan Eye Care Conference
  Hokkaido, Japan
  www.skiconf.com
   
5 - 7 February ANZGIG Annual Scientific Meeting
  Stamford Plaza Hotel, Brisbane, Australia
  www.anzgig2015.com
   
5 - 8 February The Inaugural Asia - Australia Congress on Controversies Ophthalmology (COPHy AA)  
  Sheraton Saigon Hotel Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
  www.comtecmed.com/cophy/aa/2015/
   
7 - 9 February  100% Optical
  ExCel London Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London
  www.100percentoptical.com
   
14 February A Clear Vision Spectacle
  MDNZ fundraising event, Ellerslie Race Course, Auckland
  www.mdnz.org.nz
   
16 - 19 February Asia ARVO
  Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
  www.arvo.org/asia-arvo/
   
20 - 22 February 19th ESCRS Winter Meeting
  Hilton Istanbul, Turkey
  www.escrs.org
   
21 - 23 February Southern Regional Congress (SRC) 2015
  Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia
  www.optometrists.asn.au/vic
   
26 Feb - 1 March  American Glaucoma Society’s 25th Annual Meeting
  Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, CA,  USA
  www.glaucomaweb.org
   
28 February Combined Christchurch Ophthalmologists Day Seminar for Optometrists
  Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
  Registration info kathryn@eyeclinic.co.nz
   
28 Feb - 2 March  MIDO Show and Conference
  Fiera Milano, Milan, Italy
  www.mido.it
   
1 - 3 March China 15th International Optics Fair
  Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, Shanghai, China
  www.siof.cn
   
4 - 6 March 32nd Australia & New Zealand Cornea Society Meeting
  Perth, Australia
  www.ranzco.edu or email: perthcsm2015@lei.org.au
   
4 - 8 March SECO 2015
  Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, USA
  www.seco2015.com
   
6 - 7 March Australia & New Zealand Strabismus Society Meeting
  Brisbane, Australia
  www.ranzco.edu
   
8 - 14 March World Glaucoma Week
  BIG - Beat Invisible Glaucoma
  www.wgweek.net
   
11 March Insight Seminar by Auckland Eye
  Orakei Bay, Auckland
  www.aucklandeye.co.nz
   
19 - 22 March  57th Cornea & Contact Lens Society Conference
  Millennium Hotel, Queenstown
  www.contactlens.org.nz
   
20 - 22 March  International Vision Expo East 
  Jacob Javits Centre, New York, USA
  www.visionexpoeast.com
   
25 March Eye Doctors Grand Rounds
  Novotel Ellerslie, Auckland
   
25 - 29 March American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
  Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA
  www.aapos.org
   
25 - 29 March OEP Art & Science 2015 - The Art ‘N’ Science of Optometric Care - 
  A Behavioural Perspective
  Sydney, Australia
  www.acbo.org.au/events or Email: info@acbo.org
   
26 - 29 March 6th World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy)
  Sorrento, Italy
  www.comtecmed.com/cophy/2015
   
27 - 28 March Red Puppy Appeal 
   
1 - 4 April  Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO 2015)
  Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Centre, China
  www.2015.apaophth.org/
   
10 - 12 April   Australian Vision Convention (AVC) 
  Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
  www.optometry.org.au/qld
   
15 - 17 April World Cornea Congress VII
  San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, USA
  www.corneacongress.org
   
17 - 21 April ASCRS/ASOA - American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 2014 Symposium & Congress
  San Diego Convention Centre, USA
  www.annualmeeting.ascrs.org
   
18 - 20 April Optrafair 
  Birmingham NEC, UK
  www.optrafair.co.uk/
   
19 April Specsavers Dispensing Conference NZ
  Auckland
   
22 - 24 April 14th Daegu International Optical Show - DIOPS
  Daegu, South Korea
  www.diops.co.kr
   
3 - 7 May ARVO 2015, Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  Colorado Convention Centre, Denver, USA
  www.arvo.org
   
4 May Specsavers Professional Development Workshops
  Auckland
   
7 - 9 May 42nd EFCLIN Annual Congress and Exhibition
  Venice, Italy
  www.efclin.com
   
19 May Eye Institute Seminar 
  Venue TBA
  Contact: conference@eyeinstitute.co.nz
   
19 - 21 May 27th Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress
  Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK
  www.rcophth.ac.uk
   
22 - 23 May Save Sight Society Conference 
  Wairakei Resort, Taupo
  www.savesightsociety.org.nz
   
22 - 23 May         New Zealand Ophthalmic Nurses Meeting
                             Wairakei Resort, Taupo
                              Email: s.raynel@auckland.ac.nz
  www.savesightsociety.org.nz
   
22 - 24 May 15th International Cornea and Contact Lens Congress (ICCLC) 
  QT Gold Coast, Australia
  www.cclsa.org.au
   
25 - 31 May  Macular Degeneration New Zealand Awareness Week
  www.mdnz.org.nz
   
29 - 31 May  British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) 38th Clinical Conference & Exhibition
  Arena & Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK 
  www.bcla.org.uk
   
8 June World Orthoptic Day
   
8 June Red Puppy Bikkie Day
   
6 - 9 June 6th World Glaucoma Congress
  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
  www.worldglaucoma.org/wgc-2015-hong-kong/
  Email: wgc-2015-info@mci-group.com
   
23 June Insight Seminar by Auckland Eye
  Orakei Bay, Auckland
  www.aucklandeye.co.nz
   
24 June Eye Doctors Grand Rounds
  Ormiston, Auckland
   
27 June Helen Keller Day
   
July Glaucoma New Zealand Awareness Month
  www.glaucoma.org.nz
   
2 - 3 July  NACBO Vision Conference 2015
  Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  www.acbo.org.au or Email: veronica@acbo.org.au
   
3 - 5 July ODMA 2015
  Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
  www.odma-2015.com.au
   
27 July Specsavers Professional Development Workshops
  Auckland
   
31 July - 2 August  9th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society (APVRS) Congress 
  (in conjunction with RANZCO New South Wales Scientific Meeting 2015)
  Hilton Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  www.2015.apvrs.org
   
5 - 8 August  28th Asia Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACR) Annual Meeting 
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  www.apacrs.org
   
7 - 9 August Asia Pacific Vitreoretinal Society Meeting 
  Sydney, Australia
  www.ranzco.edu
   
8 - 9 August  WAVE 2015 (Western Australia Vision Education)
  Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, Perth, Australia
  Email: office@optometrywa.org.au
   
23 August Specsavers Dispensing Conference NZ
  Auckland
   
25 August Eye Institute Seminar
  Venue TBA
  Contact: conference@eyeinstitute.co.nz
   
28 - 30 August  TLC, Tasmania’s Lifestyle Congress
  Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  www.optometrists.asn.au/tasmania
  or Email: optometristsasn.tas@bigpond.com
   
September Save Our Sight Month
  Organised by the New Zealand Association of Optometrists
  www.nzao.co.nz
   
4 - 6  September  World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WCPOS)
  Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
  www.wspos.org/barcelona-2015
   
5 - 9 September XXX111 Congress of the ESCRS
  Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain
  www.escrs.org/barcelona2015/
   
9 - 11 September 28th China International Optics fair (CIOF 2015)
  China International Exhibition Centre, Beijing, China
  www.ciof.cn
   
11 - 13 September 29th Annual Scientific Meeting, Ophthalmic Anesthesia Society
  Chicago, Illinois, USA
  www.eyeanesthesia.org
   
13 September Specsavers Clinical Conference 2015 - SCC4
  Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia
   
17 - 19 September  Vision Expo West
  Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Las Vegas, USA
  www.visionexpowest.com
   
17 - 19 September The Vision Council Annual Optical Lab Division Meeting
  Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Las Vegas, USA 
  www.thevisioncouncil.org/labmeeting
   
17 - 20 September 15th EURETINA Congress
  Acropolis, Nice, France
  www.euretina.org
   
25 - 28 September  Silmo 2015
  Exhibitions Parc of Paris Nord, Villepinte, Paris, France
  www.silmoparis.com
   
28 September Specsavers Professional Development Workshops
  Auckland
   
30 Sept - 2 October 28th International Optical Fair Tokyo (IOFT)
  Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Centre), Tokyo, Japan
  www.ioft.jp/en
   
7 - 10 October European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) Congress
  Nice, France
  www.ever.be
   
7 - 10 October Australasian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (AUSCRS)
  Outrigger Conference Centre, Noosa, Australia
  www.auscrs2015.org.au
   
8 October World Sight Day
   
9 - 11 October  85th New Zealand Association of Optometrists Annual Conference
  Dunedin Centre, Dunedin
  Email: info@nzao.co.nz
   
10 - 11 October Association of Dispensing Opticians Annual Conference
  Novotel Tainui Hotel, Hamilton 
  www.conference.adonz.co.nz
  Email: hayley@adonz.co.nz
   
15 October International White Cane Day
   
17 - 18 October Australian College of Optometry (ACO) National Conference 
  Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
  www.aco.org.au/
   
27 Oct - 2 November Blind Week 2015
   
28 October Eye Doctors Grand Rounds
  Novotel Ellerslie, Auckland
   
28 - 31 October CLMA - 54th Contact Lens Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting
  Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, USA
  www.clma.net
   
31 Oct - 3 November RANZCO 47th Annual General Meeting and Scientific Congress
  Shed 6 and TSB Arena, Wellington
  www.ranzco2015.com.au
   
1 - 4 November   Orthoptics Australia 72nd Annual Conference
  James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Hotel, Wellington 
  www.orthoptics.org.au
   
7 - 9 November  American Academy of Optometry - Academy 2015
  New Orleans Convention Centre, New Orleans, USA
  www.aaopt.org
   
8 November 11th Eye Institute Conference 
  Waipuna Conference Centre, Mt Wellington, Auckland
  Contact: conference@eyeinstitute.co.nz
   
11 - 15 November OEP - VT1 2014 Vision Therapy for Visual Dysfunctions
  Gold Coast, Australia
  Paul Graham Email: paul@harmonyvisioncare.com.au
   
14 - 17 November  Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  Sands Expo and Convention Centre & The Venetian, Las Vegas, USA
  www.aao.org/meetings
   
20 - 21 November  Blue Sky Congress OAA 
  Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  www.optometrists.asn.au/southaustralia
   
7 - 9 December  VISION-X Dubai - Optical and Ophthalmic Exhibition and Conference
  Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates
  www.vision-x.ae