British Ophthalmology Trainees Network – Vitreoretinal Surgery Webinar

Date of event: March 14th, 2024 at 19:00 GMT

With nearly 300 attendees from around the world participating in their first webinar, the British Ophthalmology Trainees Network is pleased to announce their next webinar on Vitreoretinal Surgery. This webinar will feature a star-studded cast who will be covering topics suitable for all levels of experience.

To register for free, access the registration form HERE.

CJO: February 2024 Issue Highlights

The February 2024 CJO is now available online. Here are some of the highlights: 

Editor-in-Chief’s report: 2023 at CJO: In this editorial, Dr. Varun Chaudhary highlights some of the CJO’s key accomplishments and outcome metrics from 2023, including another significant increase in the journal’s Impact Factor, which now sits at 4.2.

Resident Perspectives + visual abstract: Our talented team of residents have summarized 3 articles with a focus on what’s most relevant to ophthalmology learners here in Canada and around the globe. In addition, our February visual abstract provides a visual summary of an article on Risk factors for ischemic cerebral stroke in patients with acute amaurosis fugax.

Original research articles:

Research letters, photo essays, and case reports:

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Artificial Intelligence – Applications and Challenges in Ophthalmology

Location: VIRTUAL

Date: April 20th, 2024

This masterclass is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Canadian Priory of the Order of St John and the postgraduate arm of St John’s Eye Hospital Group. Please join them on a Zoom Webinar for a hybrid masterclass, dedicated to applications of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning in Ophthalmology.

This unique and multidisciplinary gathering is aimed at the clinician with minimal computer science background and will highlight promising areas of research and development.

Professor Geoffrey Hinton, co-winner of the 2018 Turing Prize in Computer Science, will be their keynote speaker.

For more information on registration and the number of credits you can obtain for this accredited activity, please click HERE.

International Conference on Physician Health – Call for Abstracts

Doctors are people, too. Making meaningful connections—with each other, with patients, and within our health systems—is integral to physicians’ health and well-being. The International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH) 2024 is an opportunity for physicians and researchers from Canada, the United States and United Kingdom to learn from each other, network around their work and connect on issues that matter. Showcase your work, share your knowledge and engage your peers by submitting an abstract for written posters, oral, panel and workshop presentations by April 12, 2024.

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date: October 17 – 19th, 2024

For more information about registration and the conference, click HERE.

To submit an abstract, click HERE.

Sight Unseen: The Rounds Ophthalmic Case Competition

Deadline: March 31, 2024

As part of The Rounds’ commitment to fostering excellence and knowledge-sharing in the field of ophthalmology, they are excited to invite you to participate in the Sight Unseen: The Rounds Ophthalmic Case Competition.

This unique competition provides a platform for you to showcase your expertise and contribute to the collective knowledge of the ophthalmic community.

It is encouraged that you to share your most intriguing and challenging medical cases, allowing your experiences to shape and elevate the understanding of your peers.

By submitting your case, you not only play a crucial role in advancing the field but also stand a chance to gain well-deserved recognition. As a finalist, your case will be prominently featured, offering you an opportunity to shine in the spotlight among your esteemed colleagues on The Rounds.

The excitement doesn’t end there! As the ultimate winner, you have the chance to seize up to $1000 in prizes. Your dedication and commitment to excellence in ophthalmology will be acknowledged and celebrated.

To learn more about the competition, CLICK HERE.

World Glaucoma Week

Date: March 10 – 16, 2024

Less than 2 months away from World Glaucoma Week 2024, the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) is proud to announce this year’s theme “Uniting for a Glaucoma-Free World“. Become involved and be a part of the activities organized over the globe. Help them raise awareness and learn more about glaucoma.

To learn more, click HERE.

COS Forum 2024 – Exploring the Future of Ophthalmology

Thank you to all the participants who were able to join us during the live session, we hope you enjoyed the webinar! We are pleased to offer a recording of the forum. If you missed the live session, you will still be able to access presentations on Advocacy; Artificial Intelligence; Sustainability in Ophthalmology; and Drug Shortages & Essential Medications.

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand how COS is advocating for policy changes at the government level to improve eye care accessibility and quality
  2. Be able to describe how COS is working with partners at Health Canada to analyze the causes and consequences of ophthalmic drug shortages and develop strategies to lessen their impact on patient care
  3. Know more of the current and potential applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in ophthalmology and their potential to impact patient care and clinical decision-making
  4. Be more aware of the environmental impact of ophthalmic practices and devices and the strategies for promoting sustainability in ophthalmic practice

IV Issue – 2023 Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive, & Glaucoma Cases

The fourth issue of the 2023 Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive & Glaucoma Surgery is out! This issue is titled: SHOCKING CASES!

The Video Journal of Cataract, Refractive and Glaucoma Surgery (VJCRGS) represents a lifelong mission of renowned ophthalmic surgeon and educator, Robert H. Osher, MD, to advance knowledge and surgical training of eye surgeons. The VJCRGS pioneered video-based surgical education when it debuted in 1985 as a quarterly subscription serving the needs of cataract and refractive surgeons. In 2018, the Video Journal’s scope expanded to include glaucoma surgery in line with the evolving trends in anterior segment surgical management.

Table of contents

The QuestDr. Robert Osher, USA
Descemet DetachmentDrs. Vineet Ratra, Bhaskar Srinivasan & Dhanashree Ratra, India
Intrastromal IOL InjectionDrs. Roopashree Matada, Praveen Murthy, & Vinay R Murthy, India
Nightmare During Suture RemovalDrs. Blanca Sanz-Magallon, Aamir Ismailjee, & Alfonso Vasquez-Perez, UK
Volcano!Drs. Lionel Raj Daniel Ponniah, Heber Anandan, & Mohamed Ali, India
Black Add On IOLDrs. Volker Besgen & W. Sekundo, Germany
Mega Implantable Contact LensDrs. Jagat Ram, Parul Chawla Gupta, Simar Rajan Singh, Vijay Sharma, Bala Murugan, Surbhi Khurana, Amit Gupta, & Sushmita Kaushik, India
Capsular Bag TransplantationDr. Yuriy Kondratenko, Ukraine
IOL Optic TransplantDrs. Fernando Gonzalez Del Valle, Maria Jose Dominquez Fernandez, Javier Celis Sanchez, Antonio Arias Palomero, Jose Juan Valdes Gonzalez, Laura Riviera Villalobos, Edgar Infantes Molina, & Laura Garcia-Filoso Moraleda, Spain
StaphylomaDrs. Sonam Yangzes, Chintan Malhotra, A K Jain, & Amit Gupta, India
Two KeratoprosthesesDrs. P. Stodulka & A. Mackova, Czech Republic

To access this educational content, visit: http://www.vjcrgs.com/

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Toolkit

We recognize the importance of promoting a more inclusive and diverse community of ophthalmologists, and we’re committed to providing valuable resources to support our members in this journey including a glossary of EDI terms, online resources, and infographics.

By embracing EDI principles, we can create a more equitable and welcoming environment for patients and professionals alike. As you engage with our resources, remember that embracing these principles not only benefits your own professional development but also enhances the quality of patient care.

We invite you to actively participate in promoting EDI within ophthalmology. Share your insights, experiences, and suggestions to help us expand our resources and support for the community.

Glossary of EDI Terms: Understanding the language of EDI is an essential first step in promoting inclusivity and diversity within your practice. Explore our short glossary of key EDI terms.
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Incorporating EDI Principles into Your Organization or Team: Learn how to foster an inclusive environment by understanding and implementing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion principles.
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Anti-Racism: Discover strategies and resources for addressing and combating racism within your organization or team.
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Implicit Bias: Explore the impact of unconscious bias and ways to mitigate its effects in your workplace.
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Microaggressions in Healthcare: Recognize and address microaggressions that occur in healthcare settings, fostering a more respectful environment.
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Strategies to Approach Microaggressions: Gain practical techniques and insights for effectively addressing and reducing microaggressions in your organization.
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Resources for Conducting Research: Access tools and references for conducting research that promotes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in your field.
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Resources for Medical Education and Residency: Discover educational resources and strategies for integrating EDI principles into medical education.
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Economics & EDI: Explore the economic aspects of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and how they impact your organization or team.
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Videos and TED Talks: Access a collection of insightful videos and TED Talks that provide valuable perspectives and practical insights on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
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Other Resources on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

Find additional valuable resources to deepen your understanding and implementation of EDI principles beyond the listed categories.
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