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e-Learning for Health Oculoplastics E-learning Project

The RCOphth is developing e-learning to cover the whole ophthalmology training curriculum, hosted in the e-Learning for Health platform. Oculoplastics is identified in the next batch of courses to be written, so we are looking for module writers to cover oculoplastic topics. The amount of work would be similar to writing a talk or review article and the e-learning will be aimed at the level of ophthalmic trainees during their oculoplastics attachments. Writers should ideally be at consultant or [...]

International Council of Ophthalmology Oculoplastics Subspecialty Exam – Recruiting for question writers

The ICO has established an oculoplastics subspecialty exam, which takes the format of an MCQ written exam and was trialled successfully last year in India. This will now run annually and is open to candidates from all around the world who have completed at least one year of oculoplastics fellowship training. We would like to add to our team of examiners in order to add to our question bank. Training in question writing is provided. Please contact Rebecca Ford [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.