The BIOS Conference is taking place 11th – 12th July 2024 at the Pendulum Hotel in Manchester. Orthoptists and other eye-care professionals from the UK, Ireland and wider international countries, are invited to discuss new clinical evidence, changes to current practice, interesting patient cases, and participate in networking events.

  • Abstracts should be no more than 300 words
  • Use sub-headings to structure your abstract (e.g. Title, Background and aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions). Abstracts relating to:
    • research,
    • audit work,
    • case studies, please adapt the headings accordingly,
    • ongoing research/audit, if results are not yet known, please adapt the headings accordingly to discuss planned results and next steps.
  • We are accepting abstracts for (printed) poster or oral (PowerPoint) presentations,
  • On your abstract, please include the names of all authors, and a contact email address for the corresponding/presenting author.
  • All abstract submissions must be emailed to Dr Lauren Hepworth ([email protected]) by 5pm on Wednesday the 13th March 2024.
  • When submitting your abstract, please include the following as the email subject heading: BIOS conference 2024, Abstract submission and indicate your preference about the type of presentation (poster, oral or either).
  • All abstracts will be scored by the conference committee. Abstracts may be assigned a poster, rapid fire poster or oral presentation at the conference.
  • You will be notified of the outcome of your abstract submission by 4th of April 2023, and information about the format and timing of presentations will be communicated at that time.
  • It is a requirement of the presenters to register their place at the conference

For general queries about the BIOS conference, please contact [email protected]

Support is available to help members in writing their abstract / presentation: please contact [email protected]

There are available resources on preparing conference abstracts and presentations, which can be found in the members section of the BIOS website

BIOS are welcoming abstract submissions from orthoptic students, presenting a research study or review that they have recently undertaken, or are currently undertaking, as part of their degree course. The student research presentation is a new initiative, designed to enable orthoptic students from across the UK to meet, experience the conference, and present their work in a supportive environment of peers and future colleagues!

Students’ abstracts may include a literature review, a project/review proposal, or a research study undertaken alone or as part of a group project. One student from each of the four Universities in the UK will be chosen to present their work at the BIOS conference.

The student will present their work as a rapid-fire presentation at the conference (1-2 slides, and presentation time up to 3 minutes max).

The four winners will have their conference fee, travel and accommodation covered, and will be able to attend both days of the conference and benefit from seeing the other talks and updates from the profession.

The abstract guidelines are included below:

  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words
  • Use sub-headings to structure your abstract (e.g. Title, Background and aim, Methods, Results, Conclusions). If your research work is ongoing, or you wish to submit a research proposal and results are not yet known, then please adapt the headings accordingly to discuss Planned results and next steps.
  • On your abstract, please include your name (the corresponding author), your university, your supervisor/module leader for the research project, and any other authors (e.g. if the research was part of a group project, then the other group members should be named as authors). Please see the abstract template on the last page for further guidance.
  • All abstract submissions must be emailed to Dr Lauren Hepworth ([email protected]) by 5pm on Wednesday 1st May 2023.
  • The four highest scoring abstracts (1 from each university) will be announced in late May 2023
  • All abstracts will be scored by the conference committee.

For general queries about the BIOS conference, please contact [email protected]

For any queries about your abstract submission, please contact [email protected]

There are available resources on preparing conference abstracts and presentations, which can be found in the members section of the BIOS website

Have you got questions about getting involved in research? Are you thinking of writing an abstract for a conference? Do you want to write up a project? Do you have an idea for a project and not sure where to start? 

Find out more about our Research Drop-In Sessions here.

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