55th Sally Letson Symposium

Join us for the 55th Sally Letson Symposium chaired by Dr. Ian Clark, University of Manitoba, and Dr. Solin Saleh (Co-Chair), University of Ottawa.


This year’s topic is “Pediatric Ophthalmology – Making a difference that lasts a lifetime.” Over the course of 2.5 days, the program will delve into the realm of paediatric ophthalmology. Esteemed guest speakers will deliver captivating lectures and presentations, fostering interactive learning and encouraging critical thinking. Seize the opportunity to enrich your knowledge and skills in this vital field.


Location: Westin Ottawa, 11 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4


Date: September 19 – 21, 2024


For more information, please visit the Sally Letson Symposium Website.


QUESTIONS? For inquiries relating to the scientific program and CPD credits, please contact Jill Garner [email protected]

Walter Wright Symposium 2024

The Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the 63rd Annual Walter Wright Symposium from December 6th to 7th, 2024!

The 63rd Annual Walter Wright Symposium will encompass an action-packed agenda for cataract surgeons and the comprehensive ophthalmologist. With this meeting, you will look at cataract surgery innovations and inspirations since it is the 75th anniversary of the 1st IOL inserted by Sir Harold Ridley! You will delve into preop diagnostics and discussion with patients and take the journey to intraoperative technologies and techniques, and finally finish by exploring post op care and dealing with surprises. The University of Toronto has some of the most highly regarded international cataract surgeons invited who will inspire you and guide you through all these steps and challenging cases as well.

They will also have the Cataract Coach symposium and some amazing talks on cataract surgery challenges and complications. Also, cataract surgery in eyes with other co-morbities, unexpected outcomes and how to best manage. Through these different viewpoints, they aim to provide key practical pearls for residents, fellows, community, and academic ophthalmologists as well as allied health personnel. The University of Toronto look forward to connecting and engaging with you at this year’s symposium.

The symposium will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front St W)

For more information regarding registration, please visit: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/walterwright/

This event 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, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 10.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Zeiss Beyond – Shaping Ophthalmology Together

Date: Friday, May 31st 2024

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame – Toronto, ON

Don’t miss this session with renowned experts sharing their experience with the latest digital and surgical innovations to improve patient outcome and optimize clinical workflows.

This session includes:

For more information, visit: https://www.zeiss.ca/meditec/en/news-events/events/cos_2024_zeiss.html

RSA Course on Refractive Lens and Cataract Surgery

Date: July 3 – 6, 2024

Location: McGill University Health Center, 1001 Decarie Blvd, Montreal, Quebec

Registration is now open for the Refractive Surgery Alliance’s course on Refractive Lens and Cataract Surgery. This course is a comprehensive, interactive course that covers all aspects of refractive lens and cataract surgery and is open to all cataract and refractive surgery ophthalmologists.

The course covers the following key topics:

The course faculty includes:

To learn more about this course and for registration details, visit: https://www.refractivealliance.com/moderncataractsurgery/

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.

DOVS RETINA CONNECT – VIA ZOOM – Retina cases that shock and awe

Date: Tuesday January 24, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Topic: Retina cases that shock and awe

Speakers: Dr. Jose Pulido

Zoom Link – Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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:

Canadian Eyecare Today Issue No. 1

The first issue of Canadian Eyecare Today for 2022 is now available for your reading pleasure. This publication examines issues and topics that are relevant to today’s clinician in the treatment and management of eye disease from a Canadian perspective.

To subscribe to this publication now, please click here.
Some of the content you will find in this issue THE EVOLVING ROLE OF OCT IN PATHOLOGIC MYOPIA
Carl Shen, MD Mark Seamone, MD  Mark Greve, MD

METHODS TO TREAT MYOPIA PROGRESSION IN PEDIATRIC PATIENTS
Michael J. Wan, MD

SPOT THE DIFFERENCES: CHALLENGES IN DETECTING GLAUCOMA IN THE MYOPIC PATIENT
Cindy M.L. Hutnik, MD, PhD, FRCSC and Michael T. Kryshtalskyj, MD
Kian M. Madjedi, MD, MPhil
Andrew C.S. Crichton, MD, FRCSC


CATARACT SURGERY IN THE MYOPE: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Joshua Teichman, MD, MPH, FRCSC

GLAUCOMA AND MYOPIA: RISK FACTORS, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, AND TREATMENT
Jing Wang, MD Please feel free to forward the publication link to your peers!

Professional Practice Webinar “MOC Update: Adding QI to your CPD Portfolio”

Topic: Professional practice webinar “MOC Update: Adding QI to your CPD Portfolio”
 Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now. (Register)
 

Date and time: Thursday, November 25, 2021 12:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00) Change time zone


Description: The Royal College has recently added quality improvement (QI) activities to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Framework, enabling fellows to earn MOC credits for their improvement initiatives. In this webinar, we will review the spectrum of QI work that is eligible for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit, and future plans for the Framework and Royal College QI support.

Learning Objectives:


At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
•discuss the wide range of improvement projects that are eligible for MOC credits
•summarize the planned changes to the MOC framework
•describe the QI support that the Royal College intends to provide for its Fellows

The session will be in English only. Attendees are welcome to submit questions to the Presenters in French.
The webinar will be recorded.


Accreditation
The event 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 Royal College Continuing Professional Development Unit. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).