BOPSS 2013 (Bristol)

Meeting Dates

June 19th – ‘Recent Advances’ Day

June 19th eve – Welcome Reception

June 20th – Allied Professionals Day

June 20th-21st – Scientific Meeting

June 20th evening – Gala Dinner

Full programme here



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Reception Venue

The drinks reception is open to all Scientific Meeting (Thursday & Friday) ticket holders. Bristol is an exciting city with a rich heritage. Our reception will be held on Wednesday June 19th at the SS Great Britain which was designed by the greatest engineer of the 19thcentury, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. At the time of her launch in 1843 she was the largest ship in the world, a truly revolutionary vessel and fore-runner of all modern shipping vessels. There will be an opportunity to visit the museum and explore the ship, whist enjoying canapés and a few drinks! For more information please go to

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Ferry Timings: Depart City Centre Ferry Launch 6.15pm – Depart SS Great Britain 8.30pm

SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard Gas Ferry Road Bristol, BS1 6TY

Dinner Venue

The Gala dinner will be held in Leigh Court,  a Grade II* listed mansion house built in 1814 from Bath stone. Externally, it follows the graceful Palladian architectural style, while inside the bold Greek Revival style is complemented by striking 19th century decor. For more information please go to

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Dress code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail dress

6:15pm – 6:20pm:  Coaches to leave the Marriott for Leigh Court
7:00pm – 10:45pm:  Gala Dinner at Leigh Court (Dress code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail dress)
10:45pm – 10:50pm:  First Coach leaves Leigh Court for the Marriott
11:45pm – 11:50pm:  Last Coach leaves Leigh Court for the Marriott

Leigh Court,  Pill Rd, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, Avon BS8 3RA. 01275 373 393

Meeting Venue

With a fabulous location next to Bristol Cathedral, the historic waterfront and Cabot Circus, Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel offers ideal accommodations for enjoying England’s Southwestern charm.  For more information please go to

Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TA. 0117 925 5100

The organising committee for the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society Meeting (BOPSS) 2013 would like to warmly welcome you Bristol.

The meeting will be held on 19-21st June at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel in the centre of the city, well located for access to the waterfront.

The meeting will start on Wednesday 19th with a ‘Recent Advances’ Day. This is aimed at Consultants and senior trainees. On the 20th there will be the Allied Professionals Day, which is a highly popular recent addition to the overall programme. This is aimed at nurses, orthoptists, and ocular prosthetists and will provide a series of up-date sessions.

The Scientific Meeting will be held on 20-21st June and will include round table discussions, rapid fire and poster presentations and a debate which we hope will provide lots of discussion.

We are delighted to welcome two keynote speakers:-

Dr Dan Alam MD:

Head and Neck/Facial Plastic Surgeon from The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio and the primary microvascular surgeon in the first facial transplant performed in the USA. He is head of the Section of Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Head and Neck Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr Dan DeAngelis MD FRCSC:

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto and Staff Ophthalmologist at The Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto. He is a paediatric oculoplastic surgeon, with a special interest in trauma and oncology.

We look forward to seeing you in Bristol 2013!

Richard Harrad, Helen Herbert and Helen Garrott