BEECS Meetings

BEECS 2020

Find out more about our upcoming meetings

Emergency Eye Care and the ‘New Normal’

The 1st BEECS Virtual Symposium - 25th September 2020 0930 - 1330

Showcasing innovation, accomplishments and discussion about overcoming challenges of delivering emergency eye care in 2020. We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration as a 3 minute virtual presentation for the event, sharing changes you have implemented.  It may cover innovations or inventions you have used to manage social distancing, triage, virtual examination and service reconfiguration that you would like to share with the wider emergency ophthalmology community. Deadline for abstracts CLOSED.

Future Meetings

The 6th annual scientific meeting - Postponed until 2021

At the Royal Society of Medicine, Wimpole Street, London

Due to COVID19 restrictions we have regrettably postponed our 2020 annual meeting in London to the 1st of October 2021 (more details will be released near the time).

A full refund will be given for those who have already paid for the 2020 event. If you have not received communication from us regarding a refund, please use the contact us page to let us know.

Previous Meetings

Newcastle upon Tyne - at the Centre for Life

5th annual scientific meeting 20th September 2019

BEECS 2019 was our fifth annual meeting after our inaugural meeting in 2015. This year the meeting was held at the Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Eight presenters took the stage this year, all of high quality, for the rapid fire presentation competition. After final deliberation the committee handed two first prize awards for two outstanding presentations delivered by Tejaswi Bommireddy and Jack Corkerry! Congratulations!



The management of chemical eye burns - Mr. Saj Ahmed, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Blepharitis - Evidence based management - Prof. Christine Purslow, Honorary Professor at Cardiff University , Head of Medical Affairs, UK & Ireland Thea  Pharmaceuticals

Facial burns – the wider context – Mr. Sanjay Varma, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle

GCA – the role of the rheumatologist and ultrasound – Dr Gary Reynolds, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle

Taking the fear out of acute angle closure – Mr. Paul Brogden, Bradford Royal Infirmary

Practical Video Presentations - ‘I wish I’d seen that before!’

Hot Hat Traffic Light Debate

York 2018 Highlights

4th annual scientific meeting 28th September 2018

Paediatric Emergencies

Double Trouble - Diplopia in Eye Casualty

Acute presentation of Ocular Oncology

Videos - ‘I wish I’d seen that before!’

‘Hot Hat Debate’

Birmingham 2017 Highlights

3rd annual scientific meeting 29th September 2017

Life threatening situations in Eye Casualty

Swollen discs

Vitreo-retinal management of trauma

Controversies in endophthalmitis treatment

Manchester 2016 Highlights

2nd annual scientific meeting - 7th October 2016

Emergency uveitis

Scan Masterclass

Corneas in crisis

Where ENT meets emergency ophthalmology

London 2015 Highlights

1st annual scientific meeting - 2nd October 2015

Medicolegal pitfalls – how to avoid being sued

“Sex and the Clinic” – Sexual Health and  Emergency Eye Care

Debate: “It was better in my day” – the case for and against subspecialisation.

“How can we help?” : the role of the allied health professional in the emergency eye clinic

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