At its 31st Clinical Conference last June 1-4, the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) appointed Nick Atkins as its new president, replacing Chris Kerr. Atkins has previous experience as head of marketing for the UK contact lens business at Bausch & Lomb and as general manager of a refractive surgery clinic of Advance VisionCare in London. For the past three years, he had been running PTR Consultants, a sister company of Priven Track Record, a clinical training company based in the UK. About 1,000 delegates were expected to visit the show, which featured about 45 companies specializing in contact lenses, lens care products, instruments and other areas.