Event Details
Date: 8 July 2023 - 9 July 2023

Location name: Oxford, UK

Location address: Said Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

Contact: Jan Allsopp

Tel: +44 (0) 77117 46741

Award: Up to 15 CPD points can be awarded, 1 per each hour attended, evidenced by an attendance Certificate

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by Hasan Naveed, YO Representative on BSRS Council.

The summer weekend of 8-9 July 2023 saw the British Society for Refractive Surgery (BSRS) host national and international experts and colleagues passionate about all elements of refractive surgery. The sessions, delivered in Said Business School, Oxford, covered updates on lenticule extraction, with experiences from super users of the available platforms. There were symposia comprehensively covering updates on presbyopia solutions. The programme also included engaging, open and interactive case discussions. Specialised ocular surface and corneal symposia included refractive surgery considerations in cases with co-existing pathology. This year’s Charles McGhee Lecture entitled ‘Will LASIK cease to exist?’, delivered by Jod Mehta, was a capturing walk-through on the history of refractive surgery, its evolution into modern developments and the exciting future that awaits this space. 

The Society had organised a fabulous gala dinner on Saturday night to honour its 30th anniversary. It was truly an evening filled with joy, entertainment and celebration. 

Like many of my trainee colleagues, I found that the ophthalmology training curriculum did not often cover refractive surgery elements sufficiently. I was recommended BSRS by senior clinicians in my deanery, and I was so glad to attend my first BSRS meeting this year. Everyone at the society was very welcoming and the meeting was a great way to learn about refractive surgery which isn’t too accessible in an NHS Trust teaching environment. I highly recommend to all colleagues wishing to learn more about refractive surgery to join next year’s meeting. In fact, the next meeting will also feature a prize for the best e-poster submission and best trainee video, so start getting your submissions ready! 

Next year’s meeting is scheduled to take place in Oxford again on June 22-23, 2024, and promises to be another exciting networking and learning event.

Trainee Membership of BSRS is free and the society holds free webinars annually. Please visit https://bsrs.co.uk/membership