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!

Abstract submission

Thank you to everyone that has submitted an abstract this year. Abstract submission is now closed. Notifications will be sent out before the end of May.

Scientific Content

Submissions should be related to paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, strabismus surgery and vision assessment. However those with a related interest may be considered

Presenting author

The submitting / first named author is deemed to be the person who is responsible for the abstract and for registering to attend the meeting if the abstract has been accepted as either a free paper, rapid fire paper or paper poster

Institution listing

The only acceptable listing is the principal institution where the research work was undertaken

Completing the form

All sections must be completed and a current email address must be provided

Scheme of work

Abstracts should follow the schemes outlined below.  

Do not include the headings in your abstract

Separate sections by paragraph spacing only

For case series, studies and audits: introduction, methods, results, discussion, significance / conclusion

For interesting case reports: history, clinical findings, management, result / outcome, conclusion

Author declarations and interest

You are required to let us know about the interest that ANY of the authors may have in the research work undertaken and if the work has been presented or published elsewhere

Author listing and principal author

The only acceptable listing is in the following format outlined below.  The first author listed should be the principal author

Author listing and affiliation

First name(s) and last name(s). Full names because if only initials are used this can cause confusion if authors have common last names.

NB The first author is the principle researcher, the person responsible for the abstract, and must register for and attend the meeting to present the work

Author affiliations to include country of each author, and should be indicated by superscript numbers

So the listing should read

Alex Moran1, Bernie Jones2

1University of Sheffield, UK; 2Belfast City Hospital, N. Ireland


You will receive an automated email if your abstract has been successfully submitted to our server.  It is your responsibility to check that we have received your abstract submission. Confirmation or otherwise of acceptance of the abstract, and all associated documents will be sent to the email address you provide, so please include a valid and reliable email address

Free paper and rapid fire presentations

The submitting author (the first named author) is deemed to be the person responsible for the abstract and for presenting the work if accepted. You must register, pay the appropriate fee and present the paper. The exact timing / and format will be decided dependent on the number of submissions and programme time.  If accepted, your abstract may be allocated as either a free paper or as a rapid-fire paper

Once your abstract is accepted we cannot change authors, the title of the abstract or content

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

If your abstract has been accepted as a paper poster we will send you more detailed information nearer the time.  The principal author is acknowledged to be the first named author who must register to attend at least one day of the meeting

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

Submission and deadline

This year there are TWO forms. One for those wishing to give an oral presentation (free paper or rapid-fire free paper) and one for paper posters (there are no electronic posters). Please submit your abstract in ONE category only. The abstract will only be considered for the category it has been submitted in

Please do not submit for oral presentation if you have no intention of presenting a paper (either free paper or rapid-fire paper)



Abstract submission CLOSED

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

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:

      • 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)

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).

British Medical Journal Ophthalmology Online

BMJ Open Ophthalmology (BMJ OO) is an open access journal that covers all aspects of ophthalmology and vision science:

BIPOSA is working as an affiliate organisation with BMJ OO for this year’s annual meeting. More information will follow shortly


Please note that if you decline to present the abstract (after initially accepting an offer), if you withdraw, do not submit your audiovisual materials or paper poster or fail to attend and present (or display your poster) at BIPOSA you will be blacklisted for future BIPOSA meetings

Meeting FAQ

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Info on Prizes

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