Topic: Orbis & CCOR: Experiences and Opportunities in International Eye Health
Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 8-9:30PM EST.
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST
Location: Zoom Webinar
You are invited to a new Speaker Series event hosted by Orbis Canada and CCOR, specifically designed for residents and young ophthalmologists.
For this special Orbis Speaker Series event, we have teamed up with the Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents (CCOR) to share the global health experiences of four talented individuals. Dr. Hunter Cherwek will speak about Orbis’s Volunteer Faculty program and share some personal experiences from his incredible career. Dr. Maya Tong and Dr. David Plemel will share their own experiences volunteering with Orbis. Finally, Dr. James Whelan, a veteran of nine Orbis programs spanning nearly two decades, will offer his knowledge and insights about global health and Orbis’s work around the world. All speakers will share important lessons learned during their schooling, Orbis involvement and current careers, helping to guide and shape possible new opportunities for attendees.
Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session with our panelists.
Panelists include new young ophthalmologists and veterans of Orbis missions across the country :
* Dr. Hunter Cherwek, MD – Vice President, Clinical Services & Technology, Orbis International
* Dr. Maya Tong, MD, FRCSC – Cornea and Anterior Segment Specialist
* Dr. David Plemel, MD, FRCSC – Orbital and Oculoplastic Plastic Surgeon
* Dr. James Whelan, MD, FRCSC – Chief, Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery at Memorial Hospital
We will share how residents and young ophthalmologists can get involved with Orbis and global ophthalmology in their current careers, and we will guide and shape possible new opportunities for all attendees.
Learning objectives: All speakers will share important lessons learned during their schooling, Orbis involvement and current careers, helping to guide and shape possible new opportunities for attendees.