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BOPSS Meeting App

The App for this year’s meeting can be downloaded from the app stores. It has details of the meeting info and schedule, plus speaker info. We are unable to include full ePoster and presentation files due to data protection and file sizes, but the ePosters can be viewed via the website, provided you are logged in and have purchased a ticket for the meeting. Apple iOS App Store https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bopss-annual-meeting/id1246225064 Goggle Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.able2.bopss&hl=en  

Award for Research into Thyroid Eye Disease

The Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust are once again partnering with Fight for Sight and British Thyroid Foundation to provide small grant awards of up to £15000 for research into any aspect of thyroid eye disease. Applications are open from 1st May for 12 weeks via FFS website www.fightforsight.org.uk/apply-for-funding/funding-opportunities/small-grant-awards-schemes/

Award for research into blepharospasm

An award for research into blepharospasm is being launched by Fight for Sight (FFS) in collaboration with the Dystonia Society. Open for applications from May 1st for 12 weeks through FFS website. All research applications relating to blepharospasm welcome although projects investigating new treatment techniques, secondary activities to reduce symptoms and the assessment of non-motor symptoms are particularly encouraged.

Online Award Applications

You can now submit annual award applications online via the website. Click here to apply online Applications for The Annual Publication Award, The Collin Scholarship, and International Visiting Fellows Award can all be made.

BOPSS Members now get forum updates by email

To increase the communication between members on the forum, each subscribed member now gets an email when new posts are added to the “All Case Discussions” forum. You can turn off the email notification from the forum. Click on the “All Case Discussions” to enter the specific forum If you are “Subscribed” to get email notification it will have a yellow box to allow you to “Unsubscribe” if you wish. If you are not subscribed, you can click “Subscribe to thsi forum” [...]

1 week left to apply for Annual Publication Prize

1 week left to apply for Annual Publication Prize, The BOPSS annual publication prize aims to encourage our junior staff and promote research in adnexal ophthalmology. The prize will be awarded to the best peer-reviewed article on some aspect of adnexal ophthalmology that has been published during the twelve month period before March each year.

BOPSS website updates

The bopss.co.uk website will be having some updates on Sunday evening so the look will be changed on Monday. On Monday we will be editing the site but it will be availble throughout the day. I’ll update you all when finished. Ben BOPSS website support

New secretary of BOPSS

Colin Vize has been elected unopposed as the new secretary of BOPSS. Colin is, at present, a member of the Membership Advisory Committee and will take over from me after the AGM in June. We are sure Colin will be a superb secretary and will help to lead the society forward.

London 2017 & congenital ptosis survey

Please may I draw your attention to 2 items? Firstly, Mark Wright would like you to participate in his study on the outcome of surgery in congenital ptosis. It will run from 1st December for 1 year. Please find the details attached in the letter, proposal and questionnaire. Secondly, I’d like to remind you that it’s London 2017. The meeting runs from 21st until 23rd June 2017; meeting registration begins on 2nd Jan and abstract submission on 9th Jan. It [...]