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 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 [...]

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 [...]

CCR Expo discount

Registration is still open so please visit to make your registration. Please quote BOPSS25 at time of booking to get the 25% discount. Full details concerning the event including the programme, accommodation, the conference dinner can be found on the BAAPS meeting website

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

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 [...]