Ninth Keratoconus Conference

Our ninth conference will be held in Birmingham this year on Saturday 15th September, 2018 at the Priory Rooms Conference Centre, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF,

  • just a 2 minute walk from Snow Hill railway station with direct trains to London Marylebone
  • 9 minute walk from New Street railway station with direct trains to London Euston and Glasgow Central (or two stops on the tram from Grand Central to Bull Street).
  • Bull Street tram stop is right outside the venue.


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Attendance is for those pre-booked only; there will be no admittance without a booking.  Download the Booking Form pdf. 

There is a nominal charge of £10 per person.

Keratoconus – A Better Patient Experience

Saturday 15th September 2018 Birmingham

Programme of Events 

10:00am Registration and coffee

10:30am WelcomeDavid Gable, KC Group Chairman

10:40am Improving the KC Patient Experience
Mr. Amit Patel MB, BCh, FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

11:25am More Than Just a Pair of Eyes
Dr. Waheeda Illahi PhD, MSc, MCOptom, Consultant Optometrist & Head of Optometry Services BMEC

12:10pm Q&A

12:30pm Lunch 

2:00pm Better Use of Eyesight – What are Low Vision Services and How Can They Help? – Mary Bairstow, Vision UK National Development Manager and Optometrist

2:30pm Eye Research in the UKMichele Acton, Chief Executive  and Latest developments in keratoconus researchDr Rubina Ahmed, Head of Research – Fight for Sight

3:00pm Tea

3:30pm Keratoconus Service Design: Patients as Experts
Dr Stephanie Campbell PhD, BSc, MCOptom, Co-founder Okulo & Cornea Optometrist, Bristol Eye Hospital

  4:00pm General Discussion, Q&A

  4:30pm Close

Brief biographies of the speakers can be found  here: 2018 Speaker Biographies