Hull – information on submitting abstracts

Scientific content of paper

Papers should be related to paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, strabismus surgery and vision assessment. However, those with a related interest will also be considered.

Submission of Abstract

Abstract submission is now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract.

Scheme of work

Abstracts should follow the scheme outlined below. There is no need to include the headings in your abstract

Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Significance / Conclusion

Completing the form sections

All sections must be completed and a current email address must be provided. We require the full name of all authors

Grade refers to Trainee, Research Fellow, Consultant, and Orthoptist etc.
Unit/Base Hospital refers to the author’s current principal Unit.

You are required to let us know about the interest that ANY of the authors may have in the research work undertaken

Please let us know which section you are submitting your abstract to and whether it is to be considered for a free paper presentation, e-poster or both

Date of Submission

Submission is now closed. Submissions for Manchester 2018 will open after the end of the Hull Meeting.


We will send an acknowledgement of receipt of your abstract via email with one week of receipt. It is your responsibility to check that we have received your abstract form. Confirmation or otherwise of acceptance of the paper, and all associated documents will be sent to the email address given, so please include this

Free Paper Presentation

One of the listed authors (first author if being considered for one of the presentation prizes) must register, pay the appropriate fee and present the paper. The exact timing / and format will be decided dependent on the number of submissions and programme time. Your abstract may be allocated as either a free paper or as a rapid-fire paper. We will send registration information nearer the time if your abstract has been accepted as a free paper or rapid-fire free paper. Only those abstracts accepted as a free paper will be considered for one of the presentation prizes on offer.

You must provide your PowerPoint presentation in advance of the meeting for pre-loading onto the presentation computers. We will send more detailed audiovisual information nearer the time.  Failure to provide your presentation by the deadline will mean that unfortunately it will not be included on the day. Please do not ask to amend your PowerPoint presentation after it has been submitted.


Best Abstract submitted by a non-medical early career researcher

To encourage non-medic early career researchers to submit abstracts to participate in the annual meeting, the Executive Committee has agreed to waive the meeting registration fee for two individuals who are deemed to have submitted the best abstracts. The prizes will be awarded to the highest ranked abstracts submitted by non-medics early career researchers only. In addition to the waiver of the registration fee, the Society will provide a modest travel bursary to go towards travel / accommodation to attend the meeting; the amount to be determined.

All submissions must follow the guidance laid down on the abstract form and be submitted typewritten on the correct form and sent electronically via e-mail before the deadline. Submissions received after the deadline and not typewritten will not be considered for a prize.

Best Free Paper Presentation

There will be two presentation prizes (each to a value of £500) awarded in the following categories:

  • medical which would be limited to medics in training
  • best non-medic which would be limited to early career researchers

General Notes on prizes

The BIPOSA Executive Committee may amend these rules at any time.

The number of prizes may be withdrawn or amended at any time.

Where a member of the judging committee is a joint author or has any other personal involvement in an abstract or paper, he/she will declare an interest to the chairman of the judging committee and will refrain from taking part in the judging of that abstract, paper or poster. The chairman will average the marks awarded by the remaining members of the judging committee and apply this average to the aggregate marks.

The decisions of the BIPOSA Executive Committee, the meeting programme committee and the judging committee are final.


Abstract submission is now closed. Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract. Submission for Manchester 2018 will open AFTER the Hull Meeting.