2020 AGM

Our 43rd AGM will be held on Friday 13 March 2020 starting at 1pm.

2020 IGA Annual Lectures

The lectures follow the AGM, and will start at 2pm. This year our keynote speaker is Dr Anthony Khawaja, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, who will be talking on ‘The Role of Genetics in Glaucoma’. Anthony will be joined by our own IGA Professor of Glaucoma and Allied Studies, David (Ted) Garway-Heath who will talk about his latest research. The lectures will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of glaucoma experts chaired by Professor Philip Bloom.

The Lectures end with a drinks reception from 5pm to 6.30pm, and we hope you can join us for what will be a really interesting and entertaining afternoon.

Date for receipt is now closed.


Are you interested in genetic testing and the role it could play in treating glaucoma? Our keynote speaker Dr Khawaja is planning research to develop methods that could help tailor glaucoma care to individual patients using genetic data. He is keen to explore glaucoma patients’ feelings around the use of genetic data, and to learn more about your hopes and concerns. To do this, he is holding a group discussion on genetic testing on the morning of our Annual Lectures. The meeting will be held in the Coin Street venue and will run from 10am until 12 noon. It will start with a short talk about recent advances in genetic testing for glaucoma and then move onto a small group discussion, and Dr Khawaja is looking for 10 to 12 people to take part. We will provide lunch for all participants after the meeting.

Spaces still available. To reserve your place at the AGM please call Richenda on 01233 64 81 64 or email her at r.kew@iga.org.uk

IGA Trustees We are pleased to invite applications from people interested in joining the IGA Board of trustees and helping to steer the charity in the coming years. We are especially keen to hear from patient representatives and people with expertise in ICT and digital. The Board meets four times a year in London or Ashford, Kent (with the option of remote participation) and input into ad hoc projects will also be required. 

The deadline for applications is now closed.