NIOS CONFERENCE: 12-14 OCTOBER 2018
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
NIOS Conference: 12-14 October 2018
Paradise Walk, Castle Upton Estate,
Templepatrick, BT39 0DD
Tel: 028 9443 5500
Prof Colin Willoughby (Professor of Ophthalmology and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon –University of Ulster Coleraine)
Disorders of the Cornea
DR Ciara McLaughlin (GP/GPSI Ophthalmology and Medical Advisor (HSCB))
Medical Conditions and their Treatments – Common Systemic Conditions, Treatments and Links to Eye Disease
Prof Colin Willoughby
Genetics and Optometry – Why is it important?
Ursula O’Neill (Social Worker for the Sensory Impaired)
Hearing Impairment and Deaf Awareness
Lynda McGivney-Nolan (Optometrist)
Assessment of Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability
Patrick Richardson (Ulster University Coleraine) and Malcolm McPherson
Foreign Body Removal
Punctal Plugs – indications and use
Friday, 12 October 2018
(contact Ronnie Glass –
07803 002148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– if interested)
10.00 am Bacon Butties and Tea/Coffee
10.30 am Golf (until 12 noon)
5.30 pm Golf Dinner
Saturday, 13 October 2018
Morning Lectures/Workshops and Exhibition
Lunch and Exhibition
Afternoon at Leisure
6.45 pm Drinks Reception
7.30 pm Gala Dinner and Dancing
(Dress Code: Formal Black Tie)
Sunday, 14 October 2018
Easily accessible, countryside haven situated within the Castle Upton Estate, amidst 220 acres of parkland, Hilton Belfast Templepatrick Golf & Country Club is ideally located 10 minutes from Belfast International Airport and 20 minutes from Belfast City Centre.
- For your fitness and recreation:PAR 72 18-hole golf course, 2 tennis courts
- Living Well Health Club, indoor pool, spa and sauna
- Hairdresser, beauty salon and spa
- Contemporary restaurant serving local cuisine.
Visit the Hilton website for further information:
Accommodation Per room:
2 persons Per room:
Limited family rooms for up to 6 persons available at best Hotel rate at time of booking – please contact Reservations Department directly (t: 028 9443 5500). Please book early!
To book Hotel:
B&B can be booked online using the following link – and the code GOPSA, or by contacting the Hotel’s Reservations Department directly (t: 028 9443 5500), quoting the code GOPSA and dates required.
There is a special request section to indicate whether bedroom is to be twin or double, or any other special
Please settle your account directly with the Hotel when checking out.
Please register online
Payment for attendance at lectures, if not an NIOS Member, and catering should be made by cheque payable to NIOS or by bank transfer to NIOS.