Welcome to ICOP 2011 --
IMPORTANT DETAILS FOR ALL DELEGATES:
Essential additional Delegate and Guest Information is now available for download. It is vital that you download, read and print this document as it is the only information available prior to the meeting. Download here »
PLEASE CHECK the OIA web site For the very latest news, travel tips and general advice. It is recommended that you visit the OIA page regularly before the conference. Updates will be placed at the top of the home page.
All full conference tickets have now sold out. Day tickets are still available.
Since 1986, the International Conference on Ophthalmic Photography has been produced every four years by an international planning committee made up of representatives from the leading ophthalmic diagnostic imaging societies around the world. The conference is a collaborative effort of:
The Ophthalmic Imaging Association of the UK, (OIA), has kindly and bravely agreed to host the 6th Quadrennial ICOP 2011, in Oxford, the heart of one of the most beautiful counties in England. Stephen Aldington is the Chair of the meeting and he and his OIA committee have been laboring to produce an amazing experience for all who attend. They have arranged for the meeting to be held at the University of Oxford’s Examination Schools, a “wonderfully excessive high Victorian massive right in the centre of Oxford.” This facility is usually reserved for Oxford students for testing purposes only, and not available to the public. But it will be the venue for the ICOP presentations and trade show.
Besides the inspiring University of Oxford setting, special events have been planned in exceptional locations! A reception is planned in the amazingly historic Bodleian Library, one of the largest and potentially the most important scientific/scholarly library in the world. Parts of the facility date from medieval times and our reception will be held in the Divinity School built in 1540. For the conference banquet, the venue of choice is the Global Headquarters of Williams F1 Grand Prix Racing. Besides these exciting locations, the campus and colleges of Oxford are among the most famous and historic centers of learning in European history, including Balliol College which was established in 1263.
The Main accommodation is at the Oxford Holiday Inn [NOTE NOW FULLY BOOKED - see below]. ICOP has arranged for a special conference room rate at this 154 bedroom hotel which offers broadband Wi-fi and excellent hotel family rooms
On Friday evening, the conference Banquet Dinner at Williams F1 Grand Prix Racing Headquarters will feature a private tour of the museum, followed by a reception. The Williams F1 simulator will be available for competitions, as will a large 4-lane Scalextric for team matchups. Our dinner guest speaker is Mr. Colin Dexter, a prolific author on many subjects including the "inventor" of Inspector Morse, set in Oxford's dreaming spires.
The ICOP 2011 scientific programme includes prestigious keynote speakers, plenary sessions, an extensive trade exhibit, a photo competition that is open to all delegates, and a social program that includes a reception and banquet. Throughout the 24 year tradition of ICOP, this has been the premier event in global ophthalmic imaging; a meeting not to be missed.
The Oxford Holiday Inn Is now fully Booked
Due to the popularity of the conference, all the rooms we have reserved are now fully booked. The ICOP web team has compiled a list of nearby hotels. The further down the list the further away (up to approximately 1.5km) the hotel is from the main venue. Please note that you will now need to arrange transport to evening venues (i.e. taxi). We have no idea what any of these places are really like but now the Holiday Inn is full they may be reasonable alternatives, we would recommend searching for reviews on the web. Remember, these hotels are in no way endorsed by ICOP, they are provided as possible options only. Please book your accommodation soon, Oxford is very popular! All links will open in a new window.