The Association holds a UK conference annually, usually in October. There have also been a number of Overseas conferences, at approximately two-yearly intervals. The conferences are an opportunity to hear some nationally-renowned speakers, keep up to date with clinical, dispensing, managerial and marketing subjects including  an opportunity for Peer Review sessions.

Friday 29th September For those who wish to join the Council for dinner and/or to arrive in good time to take part in the Saturday social activities Saturday 30th September Social activities Newmarket Race day, or visit to Wimpole Estate, or a tour of Cambridge Dinner at Christs College Sunday 1stth October Academic Programme & Workshops Topics include: Retinal Vascular Pathology Vascular theories on Glaucoma Technology and your practice How to become an independent Topics include: Setting up a new practice Acquiring an existing practice Succession planning for retirement Social activity 2-hour cruise on the River Cam on the Riverboat Georgina with traditional Cream Tea Gala Dinner at Trinity College Monday 2nd October In-practice day Topics will include: The future of Independent Practice Fast track patient finance The AIO practice insurance policy Plus, the AIO Annual General Meeting

In addition to the lectures, there is usually a less formal social programme, the nature of which will depend on the locality in which the conference is being held.

An idea of the conferences can be obtained by following the links on the left.


14th and 15th October 2018

Read Peter Black’s report on the AIO 2017 Conference as published in The Optician