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Report of the Board Meeting 07/03/2017

Board meeting Tuesday 7th of March 2017.

(Secretary of the meeting: Ben D’heer)

PRESENT
Johan Blanckaert ( JB), President
Francoise Van Cauwenberghe ( FVC), vice-President
Bernard Mathys (BM), General Secretary

Ben D’heer (BD)
Peter Evens (PE)
Benoit Golenvaux (BG)
Carina Koppen ( CK)
Jean-Marie Rajic ( JMR)
Guy Sallet ( GS)
Thierry Van Doorselaer (TVD)
Robert Van Horenbeeck ( RVH)
Jerome Vryghem (JV)

 

1/ approval of previous board meeting

No Remarks

2/ VAT reglementation

Explanation of Mr Jorn Peyskens (Certifisc):

Syndical Organisations are not VAT liable when this is the only activity of the association.
Educational activities are also not VAT liable when this is the only activity.
Every other service provided should be VAT liable.

The BSCRS also offers other activities (Congress organisations with catering services, expositions etc)
That’s why Sobeveco/Bscrs should be a VAT liable company and consequently the membership and congress fees need to be VAT included.
Also, invoices to other organisations including AOB need to be made VAT included.
In the present case BSCRS has to make an invoice due to the profits of the OB congress : 7786,40 euro + VAT.

A taskforce consisting of 3 board members were asked to investigate the regulations that have to be followed (Application VAT identification number, price estimation accountants etc)

The following members will take care of this task:

Bernard Matthys, General Secretary
MJ Tassignon, Treasurer
Carina Koppen

3/ BSCRS Maastricht

Approx. 150 participants during the meeting on Sunday

4/BSCRS Spring Meeting Waterloo april 22.

Scientific organisation

Speakers who have confirmed their participation:

John Kanellopoulos
Milind Pande
Artur Cummings
Richard Packart

A detailed program will be published on the website as soon as possible

Logistics

Catering: ok and confirmed

Martin’s Hotel: BSCRS has taken an option on several rooms.

5/ OB 2017

Next meeting : proposal of the program.

6/ VARIA

Liability insurance

An insurance for all the board members to cover their liability concerning the fiscal obligations of the association should be made by sobeveco/bscrs.
Carina Koppen wil inform through the insurance broker if this is the case.

NEXT MEETINGS

Wednesday 31th of May.

Tuesday 29th of August.

Your Secretary of the meeting,
Ben D’heer

Report of the Board Meeting 31/01/2017

Board meeting January 31th 2017.

(Secretary of the meeting: Ben D’heer)

PRESENT
Johan Blanckaert (JB), President
Bernard Mathys (BM), General Secretary
Marie-José Tassignon (MJT), Treasurer

Ben D’heer (BD)
Peter Evens (PE)
Benoit Golenvaux (BG)
Carina Koppen (CK)
Stefaan Reynders (SR)
Guy Sallet (GS)
Thierry Van Doorselaer (TVD)
Robert Van Horenbeeck (RVH)

 

1/ approval of previous board meeting

No Remarks

2/ VAT reglementation

The planned explanation of Mr Jorn Peyskens (Certifisc): Mr Peyskens didn’t show up.
Professional advice is necessary to find out wich income is VAT liable.

3/ BSCRS Maastricht

The program was proposed (cfr website ESCRS)
40 Belgian residents will participate the visual optics program.
BSCRS is sponsoring 25 euro for the Inscription Fee.

4/ BSCRS Spring Meeting Waterloo april 22.

– Organizing Commitee

Scientific Committee: BG+JV
Nurses & Tecnicians program: PE+ BD
Logistics: PE
Golf: JV

– Registration fees

Fees before and after 22th of april:

Residents free/free
Bscrs + soos members 85/115
Non bscrs members 100/130
Nurses&technicians 50/65
OBOA members 50/65

Social event & dinner 75

– Hotel

The congress hotel will be: Martin’s Waterloo
An option for 50 rooms is made with a discount of 10%
Reservation via website

– Speakers dinner Friday evening

The restaurant: “L’ amandier de genval” is approved.

– Program

General Assembly

The meeting will start with the general assembly at 8.30 with coffee.
The president will have a short conclusion speech before lunch.

BSCRS Symposium

“Unhappy and challenging cataract & refractive patients”

BG proposes the scientific program. He will send us the final details when the proposed speakers of abroad have confirmed .

Nurses and technicians (PE + BD)

“How to achieve patient satisfaction”
2 groups will be made: a French and a Dutch discussion group

14:00-15:30 first impressions , consultation
15:30-16.00 break
16:00-17:30 operation, post surgical experience

PE and BD take care of the program, together with nurses and technicians of the Focus Eye Clinic and Oogkliniek Deurne.

PE and BD are moderators during the program.

Sponsoring

The companies will also be invited to join the evening event

5/ OB 2017

Program: “Outliners in cataract surgery”

Organizing committee: JB + JMR + TVD.

NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday 7th of March

Your Secretary of the meeting,
Ben D’heer

Report of the Board Meeting 13/12/2016

Board meeting December 13th 2016.

(Secretary: Ben D’heer)

PRESENT
Johan Blanckaert (JB)
Bernard Mathys (BM)
Marie-José Tassignon (MJT)
Benoit Golenvaux (BG)
Peter Evens (PE)
Jean-Marie Rakic (JMR)
Ben D’heer (BD)
Francoise Van Cauwenberghe (FVC)
Stefaan Reynders (SR)

 

1/ approval of previous board meeting
Two remarks:

Mss Julie De Herdt will be invited next meeting.
(organised by RVH)

The new logo designed by PE was approved.

2/ Debriefing BSCRS meeting during OB 2016, Brussels

The meeting during half a day was a succes with approx. 180 participants.
The quality of the speakers was excellent.

3/ VAT reglementation

A professional association is not VAT liable.
Income out of congresses (for example OB) should not be subject to VAT.
This question and the procedure to follow will be asked to a notary, mss Julie De Herdt, invited next meeting. (organised by RVH)

4/ OB 2017

Program proposals:

Extremes in cataract surgery
Outliners in cataract surgery (nanopthalmic patients, uveitis, corneopathy)

Organisation committee: JB + JMR

5/ BSCRS Maastricht

6/BSCRS Spring Meeting Waterloo

– Organisation
Scientific Committee: BG+JV
Nurses & tecnicians program: PE+ BD

– Venue
Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth, Waterloo
PE confirms the contract

– Program

7/AOB

To have enough votes in the board of AOB we should have 200 members.
Because the participants of our congresses are all temporary members during that year, we can achieve this amount.

BSCRS will not participate the Amico congress.

8/ VARIA

Membership Fees:
Annual membership fee BSCRS: 90 euros.
All the society membership fees have to be paid by the indivual doctors of the board. Only the congress inscriptions will be provided by BSCRS when we are part of the organisation.

SOOS extramural workgroup

SOOS has 134 paying members of the extramural workgroup. Not everybody has a BSCRS membership.

To solve this problem we could make a new package: “soos, bbo, extramural group, bscrs”.
All the extramural members are then obliged to become a member of BSCRS.
Of course, SOOS has to pay the fees of the membership to our society.

RIZIV: Task force

Savings by ophtalmology 5.000.000 euros /year.

1/ No reimbursed fee any more for ophtalmologists (RIZIV-370) assisting during operations.
Residents in training (RIZIV-037) ar entitled to receive this assisting fee.

2/ Phako reimbursment: 4,2% less reimbursement in order to compensate for cataract surgeries of young patients (Refractive surgery + Clear lensextractions during vitrectomies) .
The effect of this reimbursment reduction will be evaluated next year….

NEXT MEETINGS

Tuesday 31th of January
Tuesday 7th of March

Your secretary,
Ben D’heer

Report of the Board Meeting 05/10/2016

Report of meeting BSCRS-Sobeveco – of 5-10-16

(Secretary: Dr. Fernand De Wilde)

We start our meeting with one minute of silence in honour to Dr Rene Trau who recently passed away.

1. Approval of the report of our previous board meeting.

2. VAT reglementation:
On the membership fees there is no VAT charge. On the inscription of our congresses we do have to pay VAT.
The notary Miss. De Herdt Julie will be invited to our next board meeting to inform us on this delicate matter.Robert Van Horenbeeck will organise this.

3. OB 2016 program update Peter & Benoit.
They will send us the final program.

4. We will not participate to the Amico meeting this year due to the overlap with our joint BSCRS/ESCRS meeting in Maastricht.

5. AOB:
Up to now we had Peter Stalmans congress retina, also the Carl Claes retina Congress. A new young congress is coming up, The Brussels Retina Meeting organised by Dr.E. Balie and J. Depla. They want to organise this meeting with the support of AOB office.
We do not agree with this.

6. Bscrs spring meeting.

Proposition Saturday 22 April
Location: Chappelle Reine Elisabeth , Tervuren

7. Next winter meeting: BSCRS/ NOG/ ESCRS
We will have a seperate room for our annual members meeting. Prof Dr. R. Nuyts proposes the title: Ophthalmology of “de lage landen”.
“Visual optics course” for OBAO members: proposition to offer the inscription to the residents is accepted.

8. AOB:
Residents in training can join our society for free when they assist to one of our scientific meetings. They can become a vast member after one year.
We better join SOOS-BBO-Bevas to have one global package deal (which would cost 75 euro extra).
The eye surgeons who join our society are notified on a list marked on our website. Insurance companies will consult this website to find a certified refractive and cataract surgeon.

9. Surgical training resident:
This is very expensive.

10. Medical honoraria:
Inami number for cataract: a new description is upcoming “cataract surgery reimbursed except in cases of refractive purposes”.

11. Next board meeting:
13 december

Yours truly,
Fernand

Report of the Board Meeting 14/07/2016

Board meeting July 14th 2016.

(Secretary: Dr. Peter Evens)

PRESENT
Dr. Guy Sallet, Dr. Robert Van Horenbeeck, Dr. Fernand De Wilde, Dr. Jérôme Vryghem,
Dr. Jean Marie Rakic, Dr. Francoise Van Cauwenbergh, Dr. Prof. Marie José Tassignon, Dr. Peter Evens, Dr. Carine Koppen, Dr. Stephane Reynders, Dr. Benoit Golenvaux, Dr. Johan Blanckaert and Dr. Bernard Mathys.


1)
Approval of the report of the previous board meeting.

The report of the previous board meeting is approved with unanimity.

2) VAT reglementation for BSCRS:
Dr. Prof. Marie José Tassignon gives a little update on where we are with this VAT reglementation.
At this point we have no complete answers on this VAT reglementation.
Dr. Johan Blanckaert propose to postpone this topic for the next meeting in October.

3) OB 2016
Title of the 2016 OB meeting: New tools and techniques in anterior segment imaging and surgery.
Moderators: Dr. Fernand De Wilde, Dr. Benoit Golenvaux and Dr. Peter Evens
Programme was adapted lightly. In annexe, you will find the adapted programme with the speakers.
Speakers must confirm their presence at the OB.

4) ESCRS Wintermeeting in Maastricht:

a) Participation of the BSCRS at the ESCRS Wintermeeting in Maastricht.
To attract Belgian residents, a discount of 250€ per BSCRS member was proposed so BSCRS would like to confirm it’s participation in a joint meeting.
This means some kind of complementarity in composing the programme and the speakers.
The refund of BSCRS will be used as a grant.

b) BSCRS Classic Wintermeeting will become a spring meeting (end of May- beginning of June).
Dr. Peter Evens has some more information about the location: St. Elisabeth Chapel in Waterloo. This location offers 3 simultaneous rooms for BSCRS conference, for OBAO lectures and for the ESONT symposium.
In the evening, there will be a musical intermezzo followed by a walking dinner in the Art Deco environment.
Cost (on basis of 200 persons): catering during the day: 66.5€ VAT included / person

Catering in the evening including a reception, drink after the conference and a walking
dinner: 60€ / person
We would have to add about 45 euro per person for the location and the audiovisual support.

So considering the fact that the evening programme is less expensive than at the day, the overall cost for organizing the Spring meeting in the St. Elisabeth Chapel will be the same.

Dr. Jérôme Vryghem and Dr. Johan Blanckaert will be responsible for organizing this conference.
Dr. Peter Evens will be responsible for the logistics.

Possible dates are 06/05, 13/05, 27/05, 12/06, 24/06.

5) AOB:
Postponed

6) Taskforce savings
Topic: refund for assistance during cataract surgery only for assistants in ophtalmology

7) VARIA:
Update website: The website is updated for BSCRS-SOBEVECO.
The new president can maybe make a little word for the homepage.

Some words about the Surgical Training programme with the surgical simulator: Cost price: 180.000€
Marie José Tassignon gave some information on the price of the equipment on the rental cost of the location, on the support of the companies.

The next BSCRS meeting will be on 5th of October: Some Brazilian doctors would like to have a competition on surgical videos at the ESCRS. A new italian company NNC would like to participate at the BSCRS Spring Meeting.

All members of extra-mural centres perform surgery have to be member of BSCRS.

Stephane Reynders suggests that refining nomenclatura numbers, cataract surgery should be mentioned per eye so that we don’t loose 50% on the second eye in case of bilateral surgery.

Jérôme Vryghem has somebody to replace him as speaker at the ESCRS Academy on the 28th of October in Moscow. Topic: Cataract surgery in previous corneal surgeries.

Report of the Board Meeting 24/05/2016

Board meeting May 24th 2016.

(Secretary: Ben D’heer)

PRESENT
Guy Sallet (GS)
Bernard Mathys (BM)
Marie-José Tassignon (MJT)
Peter Evens (PE)
Carina Koppen (CK)
Jean-Marie Rakic (JMR)
Ben D’heer (BD)
Francoise Van Cauwenberghe (FVC)
Benoit Golenvaux (BG)
Thierry van Doorselaer (TVD)
Jérôme Vryghem (JV)
Johan Blanckaert (JB)
Fernand De Wilde (FDW)

EXCUSED
Stefaan Reynders (SR)

1/ approval of previous board meeting
OK

2/ Report general Assemblv/ New president
New candidates for the board: Johan Blanckaert, Al Sabay, Oscar Kally, Robert Van Horenbeek, Jérôme Vryghem.
Johan Blanckaert and Jérôme Vryghem are elected.

Johan Blanckaert (JB), new member of the board is elected by the board members to become the new president of the BSCRS (congratulations, Johan!)
Francoise Van Cauwenberghe (FVC) will stay as the Vice-president of the BSCRS.

3/ VAT reglementation
MJT had an appointment with a tax specialist about the VAT reglementation.
The accountant company asks an amount of 1400 euro/year for preparing all the offìcial paperwork. MJT and Danny Matthysen will prepare this documentation.

4/ BSCRS Spring meeting 2016
23th of January, Ostend

A provisional balance was made (estimation): Revenue: €58.000
Cost: €34.000
Balance: €24.000

The scientific meetings were very succesfull with a lot of participants. Also, the social event was attended by many nurses and technicians.

5/ AOB
The meetings take place in UEMS, the house of AOB in Brussels

PE will represent the BSCRS in the board of AOB.
GS the daily assembly of AOB.

Report of the AOB board meetins (PE)
AOB proposes a general accountancy and administration for the participating associations.

The benefits of the ” AOB office” organisations are:

Certifisk: the revenues of congresses (OB) are VAT liable.
When the BSCSR takes a participation in “certifisk” , the fìscal organisation of AOB, no vat is applicable.
The fee to participate certifisk = 750 euro/year
No decision is made yet on behalf of this subject.

Ogone: payments can be made via Ogone (but until now all the payments to the bscrs are made trough a free bank transfer.
For every transfer through Ogone an amount must be paid to this company.

AOB can also take care of mailings, communications etc.
The heritage of the Jules Francois Library will be integrated in AOB.

6/ OB 2016
BSCRS day: responsible: PE and BG
“How magnifìcent are the new tools in cataract and refractive surgery today”
8.30-13.00

Diagnostic part: 8×10′
Therapeutic part: 8 x 10′
Low vision: BWP-OBPC ( MJT): Mr Pelly, Boston: intra ocular low vision implants

At next meeting, a detailed program will be presented.

7/ Next BSCRS Spring meeting 2017
The ESCRS wintermeeting takes place in Maastricht next year.

Rudy Nuyts is interested in a joint meeting with the BSCRS.
MJT will discuss the financial consequences of such joint meeting.

The board decides to have our own spring meeting together with SOOS and OBAO.
The beginning of this success story should be continued.

PE proposes the “Chapelle Elisabeth” in Brussels and will inform about the possible data.

8/ Surgical training residents

MJT proposed to purchase an “EyeSi Simulator” to train residents.
This machine could eventually be placed in the building of UEMS in Brussels.
The board approves to participate in this project, together with sponsoring of the big companies.
The residents wishing to use these facilities should be member of BSCRS.
This surgical training will be organised by the educating departments and certificates will be made after participation.

9/ Membership fee BSCRS

The BSCRS counts 150 paid memberships.
Each member of an extramural centre must be a member of BSCRS, SOOS and BBO. The ophtalmologists who give intravitreal injections have the same obligations.
Until now 134 extramural fees are paid to SOOS.

10/ VARIA

Grant ESCRS Kopenhagen
The board decides to donate this grant this year to Vincent Qin (UCL)

Website
PE and BD will organise a meeting to update the website.
The existing logo of the BSCRS with colors will stay like it is, but “Sobeveco” will be attached.

Trial against Turkish optician in Antwerp
A lawyer takes care of the trial against Turkish opticians in Antwerp. BSCRS will take care of 1/3 of the costs.

AOB lecture @ OB 2016
The board proposes Dr Ioannis Pallikaris for this lecture.

Task force government
JB planned a meeting at the end of May with the syndicate of general practitioners about the proposals of the savings.
On the 3th of July the “task force” of the government should have a final proposal to be discussed in the TGR and later in Medicomut
Will be continued…

Next meeting
will be held in Wemmel on Wednesday the 13th of July.

Your secretary.
Ben D’heer

Report of the Board meeting 09/12/2015

Board meeting 09/12/2015

(secretary: Dr. Peter EVENS)

Present: Dr. Guy Sallet, Dr. Robert Van Horenbeeck, Dr. Marie-José Tassignon, Dr. Peter Evens, Dr. Benoit Golenvaux and Dr. Bernard Mathys.

Excused: Dr. Van Cauwenberghe Francoise, Dr. Jérome Vryghem, Dr. Rajic Jean Marie, Dr. De Wilde F., Dr. E. Tackoen, Dr. Carine Koppen, Dr. Oscar Kallay, Dr. Ben d’Heer, Dr. Stefaan Reynders, Dr. Thierry Van Doorselaer, Dr. Johan Blanckaert and Dr. Albert Galland.

1. Approval of previous board meeting:
The report of the previous board meeting is approved with unanimity.

2. Discussion AOB-statutes

3. VAT reglementation:

We have to adopt VAT reglementation wherever the industry becomes partner in generating income VAT on aesthetic surgery (blepharoplasty) would be subject to VAT reglementation from January 2016. Refractive surgery is functional and not aesthetic surgery (cfr. KCE report).

4. OB 2015:

Due to terror threat, the OB meeting in November was postponed to a new date: 11 January to 13 January.
So the BSCRS meeting “Indications for Anterior Segment Surgery: Pushing the boundaries” will be completely transferred to Wednesday 13 January.

5. BSCRS Winter meeting 2016:
Due to transfer of the OB meeting to the beginning of January, the BSCRS Winter meeting in Ostend will be postponed to April 2016.

BSCRS Meeting programme:

23/04/2016: morning: Scientific program (invited speakers only – the programme is closed)
afternoon: Ethical course
evening: Social event in the Thermae

Nurses and Technicians programme:
Theme: “Hygiene in ophthalmic practices”

6. Website
a) Inscription will be through the website: bscrs.be
Every member including board members have to register through the website.

OBAO will be invited to participate to the Winter Meeting. They will have no costs for organizing, on the other hand they will have no part in the income.

b) BSCRS membership fee: 90€
Peter Evens suggests a promotion fee of 250€ for a 3 year membership including free participation on the Winter meeting.

7. General Assembly: 23th April 2016
Preparation by Bernard Mathys. Right now, there are 2 vacancies: Oscar Kallay (BSCRS member for 4 years) can be re-elected. Guy Sallet (BSCRS member 2×4 years, cannot be re-elected).

8. Next meeting:
23 February 2016 in the “Grill aux Herbes”.

Report of the Board Meeting 15/10/2015

Board meeting 15/10/2015

Prior to the meeting from 20.00 to 20.30. They will leave at 20.30.

Presentation by P Jonckheere (President AOB) and Accountant

  • Proposal for meeting in UEMS-house in Belgium for different societies
  • Proposal for new regulations and statutes (VZW/ASBL for smaller societies)
  • Central secretary for different societies
  • Central accountancy for different organizations


1/ Approval of previous board meeting

Flash news on website can be read by anyone.


2/ VAT reglementation
for BSCRS and organizing congresses

Report of Marie-José: any progress?


3/ Preparation OB 2015
(P.Evens – G.Sallet– T.Van Doorselaer)

  • Final program is on website OB
  • “Indications in anterior segment surgery: Pushing the Boundaries”


4/
BSCRS Winter meeting 2016.

23th of january, Ostend

Organizing committee : GS, SR, BD

Venue: Thermae Palace, Ostend

Program

Friday 22th: Golf tournament Friday afternoon
Royal Ostend Golf
Board and speakers dinner
Ostend Queen

Sat 23th – Scientific program ophthalmologists

9.00 – 10.30     video symposium : “challenges and nightmares”
11.00 – 12.30   “ tricks and tools to prevent challenging cases”
14.00 – 17.00       Afternoon session : ethics with BBO-UPBMO & SOOS

Program nurses and technicians

“Hygiene in ophthalmic practice”
the BSCRS will provide a certification after this education to all participants.

Evening : A social event event together with the industry will be organized


5/ Keratoconus & cross-linking

SOOS responded to AG

6/ Website

Events:

  • link to BSCRS-day in OB-programm
  • Wintermeeting


7/ Eyecare Bachelor

SOOS proposed to start a new “Bachelor in Eyecare “, an education with two directions to choose : “orthoptics or refraction” à to be followed

8/ Extramural surgery

concerning cumulation of nomenclature:

a combination of consultation, IV injection and punction of the anterior chamber is possible.

9/ VARIA

  • ESCRS:         Report of meeting of European Council
  • BSCRS:           registration fee wintermeeting for residents : 50 euro
  • OBAO:

OBAO seems to be interested in a combined meeting with us.
We received a letter from their president Vincent Qin through BG

  • BSCRS Wintermeeting 2017 : Dr Rudy Nuyts proposes a joint meeting : ESCRS+ BSCRS in Maastricht.

Report of the Board Meeting 26/08/2015

Board meeting 25/06/2015

(Secretary: Ben D’heer)

Present: Guy Sallet (GS), Bernard Mathys (BM), Benoit Golenvaux (BG), Jerôme Vrijghem (JV), Marie-José Tassignon (MJT), Peter Evens (PE), Carina Koppen (CK), Jean-Marie Rakic (JMR), Ben D’heer (BD), Francoise Van Cauwenberghe (FVC), Stefaan Reynders (SR), Thierry van Doorselaer (TVD)

Excused: Robert Van Horenbeeck RVH), Fernand De Wilde (FDW), Oscar Kallay (OK)

1/ approval of previous board meeting

ok

2/ VAT reglementation for BSCRS and congresses

MJT had an appointment with a tax specialist
BSCRS is partly VAT liable.
For example: we have to pay VAT concerning invoices to sponsoring companies.

4/ OB 2015

Some minor program adjustments are made.
GS will send the final program to Marleen Verlaeckt

5/ BSCRS Winter meeting 2016.

23th of january, Ostend
Organizing committee: GS,SR,BD

Venue:

Thermae Palace, Ostend

Program:

Friday 22th:

Golf tournament Friday afternoon
Royal Ostend Golf
Board and speakers dinner
Ostend Queen

Sat 23th:

Scientific program ophthalmologists

Nearly live surgery seems very expensive

 9.00-10.30video symposium: “challenges and nightmares”
discussion with voting system
 11.00- 12.30 invited speakers: “ tricks and tools to prevent challenging cases”

Afternoon session: ethics with BBO-UPBMO & SOOS

Program nurses and technicians

“Hygiene in ophthalmic practice”

the BSCRS will provide a certification after this education to all participants.

Evening: A social event event together with the industry will be organized

The organising committee planned a visit to all the sites Friday the 28th and will report the next meeting

Meeting with the industry: a reception with the industry will be planned to thank them for their contribution and to talk about the future meeting ( 2 persons/company will be invited)

5/OCT book:

the proposition of SOOS concerning the reimbursement of the oct: the total cost of the oct amounts 50 euro ( equipment, technician, interpretation)

6/ keratoconus & cross-linking

JV received a letter from AG Insurance concerning their reimbursement of X linking in extramural centres.
A big questionnaire has to be answered to estimate the consequences of repayment.
GS will ask the ESCRS board for a comment
JV asks SOOS to respond to AG-insurance.

7/ Website:

GS will write “a letter from the president “on the frontpage of the site.

8/ Eyecare Bachelor

SOOS proposed to start a new “Bachelor in Eyecare “, an education with two directions to choose: “orthoptics or refraction”

9/ Extramural surgery

concerning cumulation of nomenclature:
a combination of consultation, IV injection and punction of the anterior chamber is possible.

10/ VARIA

– ESCRS: residents can become members of the society for free.

The BSCRS has the opportunity to send a resident to the congress in Barcelona for free, with a bonus fee of 750 euros for expenses.
Dr Ate Altenburg is elected.

– BSCRS:

registration fee wintermeeting for residents: 50 euro

– OBAO

OBAO seems to be interested in a combined meeting with us.

GS wil contact the president of OBAO to formulate a proposal.

-BSCRS Wintermeeting 2017:

Dr Rudy Nuyts proposes a joint meeting: ESCRS+ BSCRS in Maastricht.

 

Next meeting will be held on Thursday the 15th. of October.

Your secretary.

Ben D’heer