BOAS 2020 annual meeting at the British Museum , London on 08-09 Dec, 2020

Inaugural Joint Conference of BOAS ( British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society ) and ESOA ( European Society of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia )

It is our great pleasure to announce that the first joint meeting between BOAS and ESOA will be held in Engelberg, Switzerland .

Dates – 5-6 December 2019.

For further information , please follow this link .


Please start organising your study leave as this promises to be a great mix of academics with opportunities for  exchange of ideas with international faculty (and delegates ) .

Engelberg  is excellent for some lovely views of the snow clad Swiss Alps . You may want to to consider adding on some annual leave , as this is a beautiful part of the world !

We will post more details as they become available .

Hope to see Ophthalmic Anaesthesia ( and surgery ) enthusiasts from all over the world .


National ACCEA 2019 . Please see attached letter .

Letter – BOAS ACCEA 2019

Notice of election to National Council of BOAS

BOAS Council Elections


There is now a very exciting opportunity for BOAS members to become more involved with the Society as we currently have two vacancies on BOAS Council.

Being part of Council can help you shape the future of ophthalmic anaesthesia.

Council members have been involved in writing national guidelines, organising the annual scientific meeting and representing the UK at the World Congress of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia.

We welcome applications for places on Council from any permanent member of BOAS.

(Permanent members are those who have been issued a membership number after setting up a standing order payment to BOAS).

The term of office is three years.

If you wish to be considered for a place on BOAS Council then you will need to send a personal statement of up to 250 words which includes details of your current work in ophthalmic anaesthesia and an outline of what you might contribute to the work of BOAS.

Applications should be sent to the Honorary Secretary Dr Jo Budd via email

The closing date is the 28th February 2019

Advance Notice -BOAS Annual Conference 2018

A date for your diary … So that you can start organizing leave from work .

The  BOAS Annual conference dates have been finalised .

Dates – 28 and 29 November 2018.(Wednesday and Thursday ).

Venue – Royal College of Anaesthetists ,London

Conference on Wednesday , and morning session of Thursday .

Workshops on Thursday afternoon (separate registration required for workshops )

Details of social programme will be advertised, once finalised .

Details of the scientific programme will be advertised on this website and also in the Events calendar published by the Royal College of Anaesthetists ,once finalised .

Look forward to seeing you there .

Reduced fees for BOAS members .

There will be reduced fees for BOAS members . However , unlike previous years , the council have decided that only existing members ,(who pay the annual fees by standing order  ) will be given the discount (not ones who register as members at the time of the conference booking ) 

Please consider becoming a regular member . It costs only £25 /year and has several benefits .

Click HERE to see how to join BOAS .




ACCEA – Notice for BOAS members 09/02/2018

Letter – BOAS ACCEA 2018


Please see notice above , inviting applications for National ACCEA awards for 2018.

ACCEA- Notice for BOAS members

ACCEA has just announced that the 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on Tuesday 13 February. Members who intend to apply for a new award and those who need to renew their awards are advised to start preparing their applications using last year’s ACCEA forms in readiness for transferring over to the new application forms when these become available on the ACCEA website (


membership database update notice


We are currently updating our membership database. All permanent members, i.e. those who pay £25 by standing order to BOAS, will be allocated a membership number. This number should be used to claim the discount on meeting registration fees.

We would like all members to provide us with an up to date email and home address. Your home address is needed in order to post your copy of the journal.

Please send your updated details to Jo Budd at

Thank you for your continued support of BOAS

Notice of election to council- 2017.

Dr Shashi B Vohra
Honorary Secretary, BOAS
Department of Anaesthesia
SWBH NHS Trust, City Hospital
Dudley Road
Birmingham, B18 7QH

Dear BOAS Member

Re- BOAS Council Elections

I am writing to invite nominations for the forthcoming BOAS Council elections to be held in November 2017.

There are four vacancies during 2017 round. The election is open to all members of the Society.

All applications, including those for re-election for the second term need to be made formally.

Nominations must be received no later than 21th November 2017.
Please note:
• Nominations must be made in writing.
• Nominees must provide a brief personal statement about their background, reasons for standing for election and how they intend to contribute to the work of BOAS (maximum 200 words).
• Nominations should be addressed to Dr Shashi Vohra, Hon Secretary and sent by email to

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind all members that the next Annual Scientific Congress of BOAS will be held on 23rd – 24th November 2017 at the Tower of London. Further details are available on the BOAS website ( Please register as soon as possible as it promises to be an excellent event.

Looking forward to hearing from you
With very best wishes.

Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia, SWBH NHS Trust, City Hospital, Dudley Road
Birmingham, B18 7QH
Hon. Secretary