Global Member Newsletter

4th IACLE World Congress

Applications are now open for IACLE’s 4th World Congress on Contact Lens Education

IACLE members from around the world will gather in the UK in June 2023 for the Fourth IACLE World Congress on Contact Lens Education. We encourage and invite our members from all regions to attend the congress. 

Hosted at Conference Aston in Birmingham, UK, the congress will take place from 5-8 June 2023 and is timed to precede the British Contact Lens Association’s 2023 Clinical Conference & Exhibition in Manchester (9-11 June 2023). IACLE members’ participation will be facilitated by the generous support of industry partners sponsoring the workshop sessions: Platinum Sponsor Alcon, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson and Bronze Sponsors Bausch + LombOphtecs and Menicon

The theme of the congress is Contact Lens Education for the Practitioner of the Future. The four-day meeting will combine hands-on workshops with plenary sessions, networking opportunities, and social events. Delegates will gain direct exposure to the latest computer-based and handheld device teaching technology to take back to their institutions and incorporate into their teaching. 

The registration cost, including participation in the plenary and workshop sessions, hotel accommodation, lunch on all four days, gala dinner ticket and luxury coach travel to the BCLA in Manchester, will be covered for all registered IACLE members

IACLE members will also receive an exclusive registration rate for the BCLA’s 2023 Clinical Conference & Exhibition (full registration rate is £750, and IACLE members pay £500). Registration for the BCLA opens in early 2023. 

Complete the application form to register for WC4

To help cover the cost of travel, IACLE members are eligible to apply for a travel stipend that will be considered on an individual basis and will depend on distance and flight costs. For example, if you are travelling from Asia, your stipend may be higher than if you are travelling from Europe. 

Travel stipends will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, and you will be notified within one month of submitting your application if it has been accepted. 

Registration opens on 30 November and applications for travel stipends close on 31 January 2023

All questions regarding registering for WC4 should be directed to IACLE Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Boshart at b.boshart@iacle.org

Visit our website for more information.

Call for abstracts

The WC4 Program Committee invites IACLE members to participate in a series of 10-minute presentations during the plenary sessions based on selected themes:

  • Innovation in teaching
  • Motivating students
  • Novel assessments

If you would like to take part and present any of the above topics during WC4, please register your intent to submit an abstract via the form here. Once accepted, a full abstract will be required. 

Individuals whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible to receive a travel stipend following registration for the congress. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Program Chair Professor Craig Woods at c.woods@iacle.org

For more information visit our website

Proud Sponsors of the 4th IACLE World Congress on Contact Lens Education