Virtual Meeting

by Zoom - Wednesday 06th Oct (pm) and Friday 08th Oct (am) 2021


Message from BIPOSA's President


In the light of the ongoing pandemic, and the uncertainty around when life will get back to some sort of normality, the BIPOSA executive has decided that, sadly, it would be unwise to plan for a face-to-face annual meeting in 2021, and the meeting that had been planned to take place in London in October will be replaced by a virtual event. We have organised two half days - one on paediatric ophthalmology (Wednesday afternoon) and one on strabismus (Friday morning).


We are hoping to host the Bristol 2022 meeting as originally planned face to face and the London Meeting is postponed until October 2023.


Following the success of our recent monthly webinar programme we very much hope that the virtual meeting in autumn 2021 will be of value and interest to our members and attendees.  The virtual meeting is free for BIPOSA members and there will be a charge for all non-members.


We look forward to welcoming you!


Mike Clarke

BIPOSA President




We have a fantastic programme lined up for the two sessions with engaging speakers who are experts in their field. We are delighted to welcome Dr Linda Dargi who will give our keynote lecture on Friday morning. Programme available to download




Meeting registration is now open.  All bookings to be made through Eventbrite only. There is no option for invoicing or group registration (individual registration only please)


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Annual Prizes & Presentations

BIPOSA is pleased to announce that once again it will be supporting early career researchers, medics in training and orthoptists.


There will be two prizes (each to a value of £500) awarded in the following categories:

· best paediatric eposter

· best strabismus eposter


For this year only, we are dropping the typical “submit an abstract, wait to see if you are accepted for a talk or a poster, or get  rejected” format. In 2021, by going digital, everyone gets the chance to show something. It could be a case, an audit or a full research study – large or small.


Anyone who chooses can submit a one-slide eposter with a recorded explanatory voice-over (easily done on Power-Point) (up to 2 minutes maximum). There will be no abstract selection process, so everyone gets accepted, no-one is disappointed, and we can present more science because we are not limited by time or space.  So better than a poster, no risk of rejection, but not as scary as a talk! Please submit your key data here and further details will be emailed to you.


A few days before the virtual event, all registrants will get access to the titles, brief “take home message” summaries, and the slides (if you want the full detail).


You will then be asked to vote for your favourites. Whoever gets the most “likes” gets their talk played live. These authors will be asked to be logged in during the short free paper sessions to answer questions. Time will be tight and there won’t be very many live papers, but you will have plenty of time to look at all the presentations in full before, during or after the live conference – a bit like a “coffee with posters” – but you have to provide your own coffee.


All count as “presentations” to add to your CV and CPD log so it is great opportunity.


More information and details on how to create your narrated eposter here


Deadline for submission is 10 am Friday 27th August 2021.  Please submit your key data here and email a copy of your meeting receipt and PowerPoint video




British & Irish Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Association