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Call for Members of the Scientific Committee representing oculoplastics

A joint post between the College and BOPSS has been announced on The Royal College of Ophthalmologists website https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/about/college-roles/ Role Member of the Scientific Committee representing oculoplastics Summary Use your expertise to influence the scientific standards and practice of ophthalmology. Join the College’s Scientific Committee to promote and advise on scientific research and innovation, support educational and academic meetings and promote the use of evidence-based guidelines in ophthalmology. For more information please see the job description here. Applications should be submitted via the rcophth.ac.uk website application [...]

Important dates BOPSS 2020

BOPSS 2020, Oxford Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th June 2020 Venue: Keble College Oxford The BOPSS Meeting will take place at Keble College, Oxford, situated in the city centre. Deadlines Registration opens – 6th Jan Abstract submission opens – 6th Jan Abstract submission closes – 13th March (end of Friday) Notification of review panel – 6th April Early registration closes noon – 1st May Schedule June 23rd – Cycling in the Cotswolds June 23rd eve – Punting on the Thames June 24th – Updates Day June 24th eve – Welcome Reception June 25th & [...]

BOPSS ‘state of TED care’ survey and recommendations

As the BOPSS National TED Lead, I have been working closely with TEAMeD to implement TEAMeD-5. The findings of the BOPSS ‘state of TED care’ survey and recommendations on delivering a sustainable TED service nationally have now been published https://www.nature.com/articles/s41433-019-0664-z These recommendations have been endorsed by TEAMeD, BOPSS, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Physicians, Society for Endocrinology (SOE) , the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) The paper is open access thanks to [...]

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) UK surgical standards & service guidance

Introduction In 2019 the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) formed a multidisciplinary working party to set these UK Mohs Micrographic Surgery standards and guidance, supported by an advisory panel of experts from a range of relevant specialties and interests. Published standards or guidelines for Mohs Micrographic Surgery (MMS) currently exist both in the UK and internationally, but these do not adequately encompass the needs and requirements of all MMS practitioners [...]

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Melanoma consensus statement

Introduction Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) has been at the forefront of the surgical staging of melanoma patients for the past 15 years. The high accuracy of this prognostic staging procedure is now recognised in all international guidelines for melanoma. However during this period there have been a number of important changes in the management of melanoma, many occurring within the past five years. The outcomes of five recent randomised Phase 3 trials have established the role of adjuvant targeted therapy [...]

Problems with recurring payments at WorldPay

We’ve noticed that members are having problems when updating credit card details at WorldPay. This is due to a problem with the WorldPay service and is out of our control. The 2 current problems are: When users are updating their credit card details they are seeing a message saying “FAILURE: Payment details change unsuccessful. We have been unable to verify the new payment details” Updated card details ARE getting saved, despite this message When payments are re-tried, to take 2019 subs, the payments are [...]

Advanced Training Fellowship in the Management of Skin Cancer

A Pilot Fellowship in the management of skin cancer has been developed; Training Interface Group – Advanced Training Fellowship in the Management of Skin Cancer – PILOT. This is available to ophthalmology trainees and is advertised through NHS Jobs. https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915643043 The closing date is 29/7/19.

BOPSS 2020 (Oxford)

Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th June 2020 Oxford ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS NOW OPEN REGISTRATION COSTS IMPORTANT DATES Welcome The organising committee is delighted to welcome you to Oxford for BOPSS 2020 annual scientific meeting. The meeting will be held from 24th – 26th June at Keble College, Oxford, situated in the city centre. We are also delighted to welcome our two invited keynote speakers: Dr David Jordan, Ottawa, Canada. Dr Dinesh Selva, Adelaide, Australia. We hope you can join [...]

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. The BOPSS Meeting app can be downloaded from the Apple App store and the Google Play [...]