WGA Surgical Grand Rounds

World-renowned glaucoma specialists share how they approach surgical challenges. Mark your calendar for the WGA Surgical Grand Rounds Webinar on Thursday, December 8th, 2022. The webinar will be broadcast live at two timeslots, making sure that wherever you are, you can tune in at a time that suits you.

Mark your calendar for another great Surgical Grand Rounds, where the following two topics will be discussed:

The webinar will be broadcast live at two timeslots, making sure that wherever you are, you can tune in at a time that suits you.

For more information contact: [email protected]

2nd International Summit on Ophthalmology and Optometry

Date: February 12-13, 2024

Aver Conferences scientific committee will be honored to invite you to the 2nd International Summit on Ophthalmology and Optometry which will be held on February 12-13, 2024 in Dubai, UAE.

Ophthalmology conferences includes major sessions on detailed overview on Eye and Vision, Eye diseases and disorders, cognitive science, Perception and Human Information Processing in Visual Search, psychology, and optometry.

Ophthalmology & Optometry conference follows the theme of “Advanced Research and Techniques in Ophthalmology”.

Target Audience

Ophthalmology Researchers, Ophthalmology Scientists, Students, Ophthalmology Faculty, Ophthalmology Associations and Societies.

Early Bird registration closes March 24th, 2023



3rd International Hybrid Conference on Vision Science & Eye 2023

Date: August 21-22, 2023

Vision Science Conferences 2022 scientific committee will be honored to invite you to the 3rd International Virtual Conference on on Vision Science (Vision Science 2023) will be held on August 21-22, 2023.

Vision Science conferences includes major sessions on detailed overview on Eye and Vision, Eye diseases and disorders, in cognitive science, perception and human information processing in visual Search, psychology, and optometry.

Vision Science 2022 follows the theme of “Advanced Innovations in Eye”.

Target Audience

Ophthalmology Researchers, Ophthalmology Scientists, Students, Ophthalmology Faculty, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Ophthalmology Associations and Societies

Early Bird registration closes December 16th, 2022


Health for All Film Festival: Call for entries for short films on vision and eye care & ear and hearing care

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Dear Colleagues The call for submissions for the 4th Edition of the WHO Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) is now open until 31 January 2023! The HAFF aims to celebrate the art of short films as a means of raising awareness and promoting global health issues.  WHO invites all video artists and video creators from all over the world to submit their short documentaries, fiction or animation films of three to eight minutes for the categories of better health and well-being and Universal Health Coverage in the context of vision and eye care and/or ear and hearing care. This is a great opportunity for film and video innovators in both communities to champion and promote these important areas of health. We are looking forward to receiving your short films! Best regards, Vision and Eye Care & Ear and Hearing Care Programmes  

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Toronto Cataract Conference

January 14, 2023 — Hilton Downtown Toronto

The 2023 Toronto Cataract Course returns with an in-person format for cataract surgeons from across Canada to discuss and learn about the latest intraocular lens advancements as well as improvements in surgical and perioperative technology. We will also discuss the management of complex and complicated cataracts.

Our technician program is tailored to office and allied medical personnel and promises to increase knowledge and expertise to make clinic and surgery run smoother, efficiently and improve outcomes.

Conference Chair

Ike K. Ahmed MD FRCSC
Assistant Professor
Fellowship Director, Glaucoma and Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) Fellowship
Research Director, Kensington Eye Institute University of Toronto
Division Head, Ophthalmology
Trillium Health Partners
Medical Director, Credit Valley EyeCare and Osler EyeCare
Co-Medical Director, TLC Mississauga

2023 Objectives
Participants will be able to:

Organ Culture of Corneas and its Role in Eye Banking Economics

Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Time: 4:00-5:30pm ET.

Presented by Dr. Graeme Pollock, Director of Lions Eye Donation Service, Centre for Eye Research Australia
Hosted by Gary Rockl, Tissue Innovation Specialist from Héma-Québec

The presentation will examine the technical aspects of organ culture of donor corneas and the benefits that may accrue through its adoption. It places this within the context of the forces affecting supply, demand and distribution of corneas in Australia.
• What are the technical requirements of organ culture?
• What are the benefits and disadvantages of the system?
• How does Australia approach national networking, self-sufficiency and sustainability in the provision of corneas for transplantation?

About the Featured Presenter:

Dr. Graeme A. Pollock, BSc (Hons) GCUT MPH PhD OAM
Dr Pollock is the Director of Lions Eye Donation Service at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, Melbourne. He has spent the past 30 years involved in eye banking at local, national, and international levels. Having been trained in pathology at the University of Melbourne, His association with donation and transplantation extends back to the 1980’s while working in organ preservation for transplantation. He completed his doctorate in this field at the University of Queensland and University of Cambridge. Graeme also holds a master’s degree in public health majoring in Health Administration from Monash University, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Melbourne.

His interests include medical standards and guidelines in the field of eye banking. He is a past Chair of the Eye Bank Association of Australia and New Zealand, past-President of the Australasian Transplant Coordinators Association, a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Eye Bank Association of America and a founding member of the Global Alliance of Eye Bank Associations. In 2019 he was awarded an Order of Australia for service to corneal transplantation and education.

This meeting will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.

COS EDI Webinar – LGBTQ2S+ Issues in Ophthalmology: Working Towards Equity

COS EDI Webinar: November 23, 8PM ET

LGBTQ2S+ Issues in Ophthalmology: Working Towards Equity

Join us on Wednesday, November 23 as COS presents a webinar entitled LGBTQ2S+ Issues in Ophthalmology: Working Towards Equity, presented by Dr. Michael A. Puente.

In this 1.5-hour webinar, we will examine the status of health equity for LGBTQ2S+ patients and professional equity for LGBTQ2S+ ophthalmologists, with a view to creating safe spaces for and allyship with the LGBTQ2S+ community. A lecture by Dr. Michael Puente will be followed by a case-based panel discussion.

Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time: 8:00-9:30 pm ET

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

Establish a baseline working knowledge of key concepts related to gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation
Examine the status of health equity for LGBTQ2S+ patients and professional equity for LGBTQ2S+ ophthalmologists
Create safe spaces for the LGBTQ2S+ community in both clinical and professional settings
Foster allyship with the LGBTQ2S+ community in ophthalmology

Dr. Michael A. Puente, Jr.

Michael Puente, MD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado and a pediatric ophthalmologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He is a co-founder of the LGBTQ+ Interest Group of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and volunteers as a mentor in AAO’s Minority Ophthalmology Mentoring Program. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and is a member of the AAPOS Taskforce on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

He has led an advocacy campaign to overturn the United States Food and Drug Administration’s ban on corneal donation by men who have sex with men, working with members of the United States Congress as well as leadership of the American Medical Association, Eye Bank Association of America, and AAO. He has presented on LGBTQ+ issues in ophthalmology at national and international conferences and has multiple publications in this field.


This webinar is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours.

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Bayer.

CMA Health Summit Series

Date: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm, EST

Location: Online

There is an urgent need to stabilize the health care system – as well as growing calls for its transformation. Solutions are not in short supply. But getting from now to next depends on bold choices.

The CMA is hosting a series of events to tackle those choices, bringing together physicians with other health stakeholders for candid debate.

With federal, provincial and territorial Health Ministers set to meet in November, our first event will focus on how to pay for better health care in the short and long term, and how to ensure accountability for the results.

CMA President Dr. Alika Lafontaine will host a panel featuring:

Christy Clark, former premier of British Columbia

Christy led Canada’s third largest province from 2011 to 2017. Throughout her term, she demonstrated strong economic growth, fiscal management and job creation. Christy retired in 2017 as the longest serving female premier in Canada and the only female Canadian premier to be re-elected.

Today, Christy is a senior advisor at Bennett Jones LLP in Vancouver. She also chairs, advises, and directs several non-profit and corporate boards. In 2018, she was recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and was inducted into their Hall of Fame.

Chantal Hébert, political raconteur/columnist

Chantal is a veteran journalist whose work appears in The Toronto Star and the magazine L’Actualité. She is part of CBC The National’s weekly political panel “At Issue.” And she is the author of two books: The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was, with Quebec broadcaster Jean Lapierre, and French Kiss: Stephen Harper’s Blind Date.

Chantal is currently a Senior Fellow with Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honourary degrees from a dozen Canadian universities. In 2012, she was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2019, her Parliamentary Press Gallery peers awarded her the Charles Lynch Award for long-standing coverage of national issues.

Stephen McNeil, former premier of Nova Scotia

Stephen served two terms as premier of Nova Scotia, from 2013 to 2021, before retiring from provincial politics. His government passed five consecutive balanced budgets and led the province through the COVID-19 pandemic. He also served as the dean of Canadian premiers during this time.

A former small business owner, Stephen spent 18 years as an elected official, representing the riding of Annapolis. He was leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from 2007 to 2021. Stephen is currently a strategic business advisor in Halifax with law firm Cox & Palmer.

Learn more about health funding.

Join us on October 26, 2022.

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Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

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ESCRS Launches Online IOL Calculator

The developers’ goal was to create a free online tool that helps ophthalmologists aggregate the major online IOL calculators in one site, allowing them to get multiple results with only one data entry session.

“This will reduce typing mistakes, provide a better view, and allow users to compare results, eventually helping to get better refractive outcomes,” Dante Luis Buonsanti told EuroTimes.

The developers used a technique called web scraping. This is the sort of thing seen when using a hotel or air travel search engine. Web scraping uses bots to extract content from several websites and sends it to a single site. The user can then compare results from seven current calculators: Barrett Universal II, Cooke K6, Evo, Hill-RBF, Hoffer QST, Kane, and PEARL GDS. The site also “scraped” a comprehensive list of IOLs with optimized constants from IOL.com.

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The ESCRS online IOL calculator is now live at iolcalculator.escrs.org.