Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

Program for BOAS 2023

The Grand Hotel, Sea Front, Torbay Road, Torquay

Day 1. Wed 27th Sept

9.30 – 10.30  Registration and coffee

10.30 – 12.00

Workshop: Hands-On Teaching of Eye Blocks

Dr Adrian Kwa, Dr Leanne Callaghan , Dr Andrey Varvinsky, Dr Peter Valentine

12.00 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.30

Welcome: Andrey Varvinsky and Tom Eke

Ophthalmic Anaesthesia in Patients with Dementia.  Prof Chandra Kumar

The Small Eye – Managing Risk and Complications.  Mr Imran Masood

Litigation in Ophthalmic Surgery. Dr Junia Rahman

14.30 – 15.00


15.30 – 17.00

Cataract Surgery: Patient vs Political Perspectives. Mr Charles Bill

Ophthalmic ‘Independent Treatment Centres’. Mr Roland Ling

Ophthalmic Anaesthesia: Lessons from Experience. Prof Chris Dodds

17.15 – 18.15

BOAS Council Meeting



Day 2. Thurs 28th Sept

9.00 – 10.30

Faster Turnover Cataract Pathways. Dr Adrian Kwa
Anaesthetic Practitioners – The Aintree experience. Dr Brigitte DuPont

Anaesthetic Practitioners – The Torbay experience. Dr Andrey Varvinsky

10.30 – 11.00


11.00 – 12.30

Free Poster Presentations with Prize – Mr Tom Eke

Difficult Case Presentations – Dr Anand Arora

12.30 – 13.00


13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.30

DCR surgery – Sedation vs GA. Ms Tahrina Salam

My Journey from Peribulbar to Sub-Tenon’s Blocks. Dr Mohyieldin Hassan

Propofol Sedation for Peribulbar Blocks. Dr Santhana Kannan




Submission of posters / difficult or interesting cases

Please email any posters / interesting cases to the secretariat of BOAS at

The last date for submission of posters and interesting cases is FRIDAY 8th September 2023.

There is a £400 prize for the best poster


Accommodation, if required at the Grand Hotel.

The full address of the hotel is The Grand Hotel, Sea Front, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6NT

The hotel has offered special rates for any delegates attending the meeting

Sole Occupancy One Compact Double Room – cost £100.00 per room per night to include bed & breakfast.

Double occupancy One Inland Double Room – cost £130.00 per room per night to include bed & breakfast.

Please quote the BOAS meeting if you would like to benefit from these preferential rates.

There are other hotels / B&Bs in the vicinity as well.



Please choose the category of delegate carefully and click on the appropriate amount shown in the table below. This secure and verified link will take you to our secure payment provider, GoCardless.

Please consider becoming a member of BOAS, by using this link,to save some money on registration and also get the many other benefits of being a member. You need a membership number from the BOAS secretary before paying the member category fees.

Anyone presenting at the conference must register, at least for the day that they are presenting. Thank you.

For any queries about payment difficulties or issues, please email


 One day ( 27th or 28th)Both days( 27th & 28th)
Consultant /SAS Non-Members£225  £380  
Consultant /SAS Members of BOAS£175  £330  
Trainee Non-Members£175  £275  
Trainee Members of BOAS£125  £225  
Allied Health Professionals and Students( subsidised rates)£100  £200  

A conference dinner has been organised for Wednesday 27 September (the first day of the meeting) at 19:30. This is optional and provides an opportunity to network and relax after the busy day at the conference. If you would like to attend this gala event, please pay using the secure link below.

Payment for conference dinner on 27 September, Wednesday £45