This year’s BIPOSA takes place

on Wednesday 02nd – Friday 04th October, 2024

at the Hilton Hotel Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne


Gan canny hinny, we look forward to seeing you there!


The scientific meeting takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday programme

Thursday programme

Friday programme

Downloadable pdf – coming soon

Abstracts – coming soon


We are delighted to welcome our two keynote speakers

Professor Jugnoo Rahi, London

Clinical Assistant Professor Kyle Arnoldi, Buffalo


Is now open. Early bird rate applies to payment made before 31st May 2024

Use the links below for registration rates, payment options and FAQ or click here

Abstract submission

Abstract submission now closed


Thank you to the companies that are supporting this year’s BIPOSA

To find out more about the companies exhibiting, please our exhibition page – coming soon

North East FAQ

Please refer to our FAQ for more information on travel, accommodation, venue and meeting related information


Evaluation will be online after the meeting and will be open for approximately four weeks – coming October


CPD has evolved to focus on self-reflection not collection of evidence

It is your responsibility to download and keep your certificates safe if required. We do not provide copies. 

Self-completing certificates are emailed after completing the evaluation or are available to download from the website after the meeting for up to three months – available from October

Free paper and rapid fire presentations

There are four free paper prizes of £500 each awarded to the best free papers presented at the meeting

Producing a good free paper presentation
Please check out our rules and guidelines for presenting a free paper

Producing a good rapid fire presentation
Please check out our rules and guidelines for presenting a rapid fire free paper


This year posters are all paper posters. These must be A1 in portrait format only

You must have a ticket for the meeting to show your poster and for it to be listed online

All poster authors must be registered by 16th August 2024 to be included in the listing and programme

There is a £500 prize for the best paper poster displayed at the meeting

Please check out our guidelines and tips for producing a good poster

Annual Prizes, Bursaries and support

BIPOSA is pleased to announce that once again it will be supporting early career researchers, medics in training and orthoptists. For more information on prizes visit our prizes section

There will be four prizes (each to a value of £500) awarded in the following categories in the free paper sessions:

      • Best Paediatric free papers (two prizes)
      • Best Strabismus free paper (two prizes)

There will be one poster prize (to a value of £500) awarded in the following category to any grade:

      • Best paper poster displayed at the meeting

The Royal Society of Medicine Ocular Motility section awards a £250 cheque to the best strabismus paper presented at BIPOSA (subject to also presenting at the RSM section meeting usually held in January) awarded to any grade

Supporting newly qualified / student orthoptists

BIPOSA supports student orthoptists and awards prizes to the top student nominated by their course tutor. This applies to the University of Sheffield, University of Liverpool, University of Glasgow and University of London

BIPOSA provides each prizewinning student with  a free ticket to the meeting on Thursday & Friday PLUS an honorarium of £200 to go towards their travel / accommodation.

Other support

To support orthoptists with the cost of producing a paper poster, BIPOSA will give a grant of up to £50. This is to reimburse the cost of private printing a poster on production of a receipt. BIPOSA will not cover hopsital / university medical illustration or departmental printing costs (only private printing costs). Please email your receipt and bank details after the meeting

Meeting FAQ

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Info on Prizes

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