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 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) takes place at the Hilton Hotel, Bottle Bank, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE8 2AR

The reception (free of charge for all delegates) takes place on Wednesday evening at 6 pm at the Riverside Terrace, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA

The dinner and disco (£60 per ticket) takes place on Thursday evening at 7 pm at The Biscuit Factory, 16 Stoddart Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 1AN

Travel and getting around

Tourist information site

Newcastle upon Tyne is accessible via National Rail (East-coast mainline and Transpennine routes)

Newcastle International Airport to over 80 destinations

Tyne and Wear Metro

Motorways A1M and A19 (Tyne Tunnels – toll payable)

Important deadlines

Abstract submission closes noon on 30th April 2024

Early bird registration closes at noon 31st May 2024

Last date to request an invoice for Trust payment of registration fees 31st July 2024

Poster presenters must register and pay the registration fee by 16th August 2024

Rapid fire presenters submit audiovisual materials by noon 18th September 2024

Free paper presenters submit audiovisual materials by noon 23rd September 2024

Last date for refund is 01st September 2024


There is limited car parking at the Hilton – rates and more information

Nearby (and less expensive car parking) near to Hilton and Baltic Quayside can be found here with realtime updates


We have reserved a limited number of rooms at the Hilton Gateshead. The cost is £135 bed and breakfast single occupancy

Please use the booking service link

Please note that this is not the guaranteed lowest rate if using price comparison sites. BIPOSA cannot make any recommendations. It is up to delegates and speakers to make their own reservation


Wednesday Programme

Thursday Programme

Friday Programme

Downloadable pdf – coming soon

Abstracts booklet – coming soon

Registration desk

Will be open in the Gateshead Suite Foyer at the Hilton Hotel, Gateshead at the following times

    1. Wednesday 8.15 am – 4 pm
    2. Thursday 8.15 am – 4 pm
    3. Friday 8.00 am – 2 pm


Our keynote speakers

Professor Jugnoo Rahi, London

Clinical Assistant Professor Kyle Arnoldi, Buffalo

Register for the meeting

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

Use the box link below for registration rates and payment options and invoicing details. Last date to ask for an invoice is 31st July 2024

Abstract submission

Use the box link below for abstract submission information and our rules. Submission closes at noon on 30th April 2024


Exhibition details coming soon


Thursday morning at 7.15 am. Meet at the Hilton Hotel. More details to follow shortly


Evaluation will be online in October and will be open for approximately four weeks


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

Free paper and rapid fire presentations

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

Please check out our rules and rapid fire 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. Please refer to our prizes information below or refer to our prizes page

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

Meeting FAQ

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Info on Prizes

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