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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” [...]

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

International Visiting Fellows Award

The BOPSS committee would like to announce the introduction of the International Visiting Fellows Awards. This offers oculoplastic surgeons, who are working abroad, financial support to visit the UK for a short observership under the patronage of a full BOPSS member. For its inaugural year, 2017, Members are invited to propose a visitor for the award; the total value of the which is £2000. It is expected that the proposer/s will arrange the necessary  visas and accommodation. More info [...]

GMC Guidance on Cosmetic Surgery

The GMC has issued its guidance on Cosmetic Surgery (attached). BOPSS and RCOphth have been closely involved in the process to date. Please read through the document and if you wish contact me or approach the Royal College directly (through the questionnaire) as indicated do so. Naresh Joshi Representative on behalf of RCOphth. and BOPSS Guidance-for-doctors-cosmetic-interventions-consultation (745 downloads)

Update on RCS Cosmetic Inter-specialty Committee (CISC)

One of the recommendations in the Government response to Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions chaired by Sir Bruce Keogh was that Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) should establish a Cosmetic Inter-specialty Committee (CISC) to improve regulation in the sector to ensure high quality care and an informed and empowered public. There was a recent consultation document regarding the training and certification of surgeons carrying out cosmetic procedures and the consultation period ended in March 2015 Many members [...]