BIOS Scientific Conference 2017

  • 28 June 2017
  • 9:00 AM
  • 29 June 2017
  • 4:30 PM
  • National Museum Cardiff Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP
  • 47


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Access to conference 28 June 2017
  • Access to conference 29 June 2017
  • Access to conference 28/29 June 2017
  • Conference access for 28/29 June 2017 accommodation NOT included
  • Conference access for 28 June ONLY: accommodation NOT included
  • Conference access for 29 June ONLY: accommodation NOT included
  • Conference access for 28/29 June: accommodation NOT included
  • Conference access for 28 June 2016 ONLY: accommodation NOT included
  • Conference access for 29 June 2017 ONLY: accommodation NOT included

In the heart of the city, National Museum Cardiff has grand halls and gallery spaces; conference, breakout and catering facilities, as well as a tiered lecture theatre – perfect for the BIOS Scientific Conference 2017.

Cost for BIOS members - £220 (both days) & £135 (one day)

Cardiff Conference 28th - 29th June 2017

Day One

9.00 Rowena McNamara - Chair, opening remarks

Stroke and Neuro

9.15 What’s new in Neuro ophthalmology, Jo Adeoye

10.00 What’s new in Stroke, Sonia MacDiarmid

10.45 Questions

11.00 Coffee – Posters


11.30 -12.30 submitted presentations introduced by Anna Horwood

12.45 Lunch – Posters


3pm Tea, posters

3.30 Realising the Potential of Allied Health Professionals, Shelagh Morris

4.15 When the signs don’t fit, Mike Burdon, President of RCOphth,  followed by questions and close of day one

Drinks Reception in the galleries 5.30 onwards

Day Two

9.00 Alison Stanley, Vice Chair – Welcome

SIGS/Extended roles showcase

9.15 Private Patients, Liz Tomlin

9.30 LVA, Matthew Costello

9.45 Glaucoma and Retinal disease

10.00 E health, Michelle Wood

10.15 VS, Kathryn Smart

10.30 coffee

11.00 Neuro Orthoptics and Ophthalmology, Jo Adeoye

11.15 SEN, Louise Allen

11.30 Stroke and Neuro rehab, Sonia MacDiarmid

11.45 SLD, Kath Whitfield

12.00 Global involvement, Claire Studley Scott

12.30 Lunch – Posters

Strabismus and Amblyopia

1.30 The Gail Stephenson Lecture – Diplopia, intractable or not intractable: that is the question, David Newsham, followed by questions

2.15 Effect of compliance to glasses wear and occlusion therapy on the outcome of visual acuity, Gail MacConachie

2.40 Curriculum Project – Anna Horwood

3.00 Medicines project –Rowena McNamara.

3.30 Veronica Greenwood, Chair– Closing remarks

Conference Sponsors:

Porchester Consulting

Kay Pictures


Orthoptic Supplies

Dibble Optical


The BIOS is not arranging accommodation this year as there is a wide choice of hotels with various ratings in central Cardiff to suit tastes and budgets.

Here are some suggestions that you can book directly yourself:

  • Travelodge The Friary, Queen St, Cardiff CF10 9RG (within 5 mins walk of conference venue)
  • Hilton Hotel, Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3HH (within 5 mins walk)
  • Premier Inn, Helmont House, 10 Churchill Way, Cardiff CF10 2HE (within 10 mins walk)

Payment by employers

If your employer wishes to pay your registration fee direct, please consult the BIOS office (email bios@orthoptics.org.uk or call +44 (0)203 853 9797).

Your employer may insist on issuing a purchase order to cover your registration: if so, it is your responsibility to start and follow up this process.

Organising Committee

(PDC will be organising the Scientific Programme)

Craig Murray


Alison Stanley mailto:alison.stanley@orthoptics.org.uk

Karen Phillips mailto:Karen.Phillips3@wales.nhs.uk

Suzanne Martin

Rowena McNamara mailto:rowena.mcnamara@orthoptics.org.uk

Veronica Greenwood mailto:veronica.greenwood.orthoptics.org.uk

Lesley-Anne Baxter mailto:baxterla64@gmail.com



Please note that no refunds will be paid for cancellations (for all or part of the event) made after 25th May 2017.  This is because it would be too late to resell your place or adjust numbers for catering purposes after that time.

If you find yourself unable to attend after that time, you may send a replacement delegate.  If the replacement does not have the same member privileges as you, she/he will be liable to pay the difference between your payment and what she/he would have paid to register. 

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

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