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Membership of the Midland Ophthalmological Society


Membership of the Midland Ophthalmological Society (MOS) is encouraged for both current and retired ophthalmologists residing / working in the East or West Midlands and surrounding counties. Members who move away from the region may retain their membership if they wish to do so.


Associate Membership is encouraged for non-ophthalmologists, such as medical students with an interest in Ophthalmology, Foundation Doctors and Allied Health Professionals, such as nurses, orthoptists, optometrists and visual scientists/ technicians. Associate members will have all the benefits of full membership but not voting rights.


The council of the MOS consists of a President, a Treasurer, two Secretaries and two Trainee Representatives, who are responsible for the conduct of the educational meetings and other activities relating to the MOS. 

Membership fee and benefits

You can become a member/ associate member by completing the membership form. This can be downloaded using the link below. Your completed form needs to be submitted to Juliette Edwards, by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The membership fee is £75 per annum for members and £45 per annum for associate members, to be paid by Go Cardless direct debit subscription only, using the following links:




Associate Members


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By becoming a member/ associate member you will be kept informed of and will be eligible to attend 3 educational meetings a year, held on a Friday in February/March, June/July and October. These events have Royal College of Ophthalmologists approval, with 6 CPD points typically awarded.

Trainees and non-consultant career grade doctors are invited to submit abstracts for the MOS Junior Awards each year, Academic and Clinical categories. Submissions will be shortlisted for presentation at the AGM held in October in Birmingham, the winners being selected by a judging panel and awarded a bursary. Poster submissions will be shortlisted for exhibition at the October meeting also, where they will be judged by a panel, the winner also receiving a bursary.

Members will also be kept informed regarding the annual Winter meeting in Switzerland and the annual Summer meeting in Cyprus.




Increase in Membership Subscription Fees from 6th April 2023

Please read letter to membership announcing new trainee representatives in post.



New Trainee Representatives in Post, 23rd October 2022

Please read letter to membership announcing new trainee representatives in post.



Call for Nominations for Role of Trainee Representative, 27th August 2022

Please read call for expressions of interest for roles of trainee representative, deadline 30th September 2022.



Letter to Trainees from President Elect, 28th June 2022

Please read letter advising of change to the Midlands trainees attending MOS meetings taking effect from 7th October 2022.



Letter to Members from President, 16th May 2020

Please click here to read letter from the President of the Midland Ophthalmological Society, in response to COVID-19 crisis.



Associate Membership, 3rd July 2019

Please click here to read letter from the President of the Midland Ophthalmological Society, regarding membership vote results and subsequent opening of the Associate Membership category in July 2019.



Privacy Policy, 24th October 2018

Please click here to read the Midland Ophthalmological Society Privacy Policy, written in response to the General Data Protection Ruling (GDPR) of May 2018.



Standing Orders Update, 15th February 2018

Please read letter advising the need for members to cancel standing orders themselves.



Membership Update, 18th August 2017

Please read letter advising of changes to the MOS Membership taking effect from 1st October 2017.



Click Here to download Membership Application Form