Prizes and awards

BIPOSA’s charitable support

BIPOSA exists to advance education in the subject of eye conditions and diseases in children and in people with ocular motility problems for the public benefit. To encourage research and advance education the charity makes a variety of awards throughout the year to enable orthoptists, trainee doctors and early career researchers to undertake research and disseminate their results to a wider public

Abstract Prizes

To encourage early career orthoptists and / or non-medic early career researchers to submit abstracts to participate at the BIPOSA annual conference, the Trustees have agreed to waive the meeting registration fee for two individuals who are deemed to have submitted the best two abstracts.  

In addition to the waiver of the registration fee, the Society will provide a modest travel bursary to go towards the winner’s travel / accommodation to attend the meeting up to a maximum of £300 given after attendance at the meeting. All submissions must follow the guidance laid down and be submitted before the deadline.  

The prizes will be awarded to the highest ranked abstracts submitted by early career orthoptists / non-medic early career researchers only (<5 years qualified).  Please provide your qualifying details on the abstract submission form

Presentation Prizes

To enourage early career researchers, orthoptists, trainee docotrs and medical students to undertake research into paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, BIPOSA is offering two free paper presentation awards of £500 each.

Abstracts accepted as a free paper (not rapid fire) will be considered for one of the presentation prizes on offer – there are two categories of prize: one for medics in training and one for early career orthoptists (5 years or less qualified) or early career non-medic researchers.

Please provide your qualifying details on the abstract submission form

Poster prize

The prize is for the best paper poster displayed at the BIPOSA annual meeting. 

The prize is for £500

Squint Forum prize

The Royal Society of Medicine’s Squint Forum has kindly donated a prize to BIPOSA delegates.

The prize is for the best strabismus free or strabismus rapid fire paper presented at the BIPOSA annual meeting. The prize is for £250 plus the opportunity to present the paper at the annual Squint Forum meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine

Submission & Deadline

Please use the online submission form and ensure you provide all relevant information by the deadline is 11.59 pm Sunday 24th April 2022

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