BOAS Annual Meeting 2020

Update 17/10/2020

BOAS Virtual Meeting 7 December 2020

BOAS 21st annual scientific meeting, Monday 7th December 2020

The British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society is organising an on-line meeting (via Zoom) on the afternoon of Monday 7th December (2-5 pm)(London Time ) .  This meeting will be FREE OF CHARGE to members of BOAS.

Deadline for registration:  Monday 31 November 12 Noon

The programme is designed to be as interactive as possible.

Topics will include:

  • COVID-19 changes- for better and worse
  • Difficult case discussions
  • Poster presentation
  • Rapid fire presentations from poster authors
  • £500 prize for best presentation by a trainee

To register for the meeting, please email Jo Budd at jobuddboas@gmail.com

If you are not a BOAS member and wish to attend the meeting, you will need to join the society before 14 Nov 2020 at www.boas.org.  Membership costs £25 per calendar year, paid by standing order.  Please note that applications received after 14 November may not be processed in time for registration for the December meeting.

To submit an abstract for poster presentation, please email tom.eke@nnuh.nhs.uk

To submit a case for ‘difficult case discussion’, please email tom.eke@nnuh.nhs.uk

Further Information

POSTERS and RAPID FIRE PRESENTATIONS

These will be shown for an hour before the meeting itself commences, and during the break.  If you wish to submit a poster , please email an abstract to tom.eke@nnuh.nhs.uk.

Please write ‘BOAS poster’ in the subject field of the email.  Each attendee can be the first author for one submitted abstract only.  Abstract should be in the standard format: background/purpose, methods, results, conclusion, with a maximum of 400 words.

Do include a statement of ethical approval/ patient agreement as appropriate.  Abstract submission deadline is 14th November 2020 at midday.  Submitted abstracts will be considered by a committee.  Accepted abstracts should be made into an electronic poster: a single PowerPoint slide or a PDF, in the shape of a standard computer screen (i.e. landscape format).

A small number of posters will also be selected for rapid-fire presentation.  This means that one of the authors will be asked to present a PowerPoint presentation, lasting 5 minutes or less, followed by 5 minutes of questions from the audience.

There will be a prize of £500 for the best poster or rapid-fire presentation, by a trainee.

DIFFICULT CASES

This is another highlight of BOAS meetings, which is always popular.

Please write a brief abstract/summary, of 400 words or less.

This can be ‘unstructured’ but should contain enough information for the committee to decide whether or not to include your case.  Please email it to tom.eke@nnuh.nhs.uk before midday on 14th November 2020.  Please put ‘BOAS case’ in the subject field of your email.  Selected cases should be presented as a PowerPoint (5 minutes or less). This will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion with the audience.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – INVITATION TO ATTEND

Please note that there will be a short Annual General Meeting of BOAS during the afternoon – all BOAS members are invited to attend this .



IN VIEW OF THE PREVAILING PANDEMIC AND THE UNCERTAINITY OF THE MEASURES THAT MAY BE TAKEN BY GOVERNMENTS AT SHORT NOTICE , THE MEETING INITIALLY PLANNED IN LONDON  HAS BEEN CANCELLED.