DOVS CORNEA ROUNDS – Goretex Use in Anterior Segment Reconstruction

Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Title: Goretex use in anterior segment reconstruction

Speaker: Dr. Mauricio Perez

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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Main differences between the different types of sutures used in anterior segment reconstruction
  2. Goretex use in the management of zonular weakness
  3. Goretex use in the management of aphakia

Registration Now Open! 52nd Sally Letson Symposium Focusing In: Ophthalmology and Wellness Practice Pearls

Sally Letson Symposium Registration NOW OPEN!
Note: Early Bird Deadline Ends August 16th 

The 52nd Sally Letson Symposium is scheduled to be held virtually on September 11th, 2021.

Symposium Organizers:

Chair: Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac

Co-Chair: Saama Sabeti, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Program Description:

The 52nd Sally Letson Symposium Focusing In: Ophthalmology and Wellness Practice Pearls will consist of a full-day virtual program focused on clinical and surgical pearls in ophthalmology, with applications to both general and subspecialty practice. Part One of the program will review key concepts pertaining to cataract surgery, including preoperative planning and IOL selection, management of comorbidities presenting with cataract, intraoperative techniques applicable to standard and challenging cases, and postoperative management; as well as an overview of current technologies in the field of refractive surgery. Part Two of the program will cover high-yield subspecialty topics in Oculoplastics, Cornea and External Disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Retina/Uveitis, highlighting key points relevant to the comprehensive ophthalmology practice. Guest speakers will include an esteemed cohort of experts in the vanguard of their respective fields who will guide attendees through current best practices in the diagnosis and management of important “conditions not to miss”. Special sessions will also be dedicated to physician well-being and prevention of burnout, aiming to empower physicians with effective tools to better care for themselves and their patients. Multiple high-yield educational formats, including didactic lectures, panel discussions, and case-based presentations, will be employed in a virtual environment that will encourage audience interaction and foster critical thinking.

Full preliminary program

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Target Audience:

This symposium is designed for attendance by ophthalmologists, ophthalmology fellows and residents, optometrists, medical students, technologists, nurses, and other allied health professionals.

Program Learning Objectives:

At the end of the symposium, participants will be able to:

  CanMEDS Roles: Health Advocate, Scholar

Sally Letson Registration fees

ParticipantEarly-bird rate
until Aug. 16
Regular rate
as of Aug. 17
Allied health personnel (nurse, assistant, technician,
orthoptist, PhD researcher)
Medical student (proof required: i.e., student card or letter from supervisor)$50$100
Industry representative (additional representative registrations passes for sponsors)$225$225


On Demand Webinar: The New Management of IRD Patients in the Era of Gene Therapy – A Team Approach

Learning Webinar Available on Demand

A medical education program for a broad Canadian medical audience focused on inherited retinal diseases and gene therapy. It will include 6 short talks (~ 10 min each) on IRD patient journey + Panel discussion on the Multidisciplinary Management of a IRD patient.

Archived Webinar Content

Access Details

Please click below to register for the archived webinar content: Available Online until October 17, 2021

This program is supported by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc.



Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Title: Mystery Cases

Speakers: Drs. Larissa Gouvea, Nizar Din and Shai Gendler

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

Learning Objectives:

1. Understanding the indications and complexities surrounding Laser Vision Correction on the background of endotheliopathies
2. A review of the management involved in femto LASIK flap dislocation

36th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress

The first-ever APAO 2021 Virtual Congress will be held from 5 – 11 September 2021.

The APAO Virtual Congress will be a seven-day online meeting with a highly-focused Scientific Program chaired by Prof. Charles McGhee, for ophthalmologists and visual scientists to explore new medical technology and other virtual options in the era of pandemic.

22nd International Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) Meeting

22nd ISGEDR Meeting, will be held hybrid (virtual and in person) from September 2nd to 4th 2021 in Lausanne, Switzerland, jointly with the European Retinoblastoma Group (EURbG), the Société de Génétique Ophtalmologique Francophone (SGOF), and the European Reference Network dedicated to Rare Eye Diseases (ERN-EYE).

The scientific program promises to be outstanding, covering the hotest topics in ocular genetics and retinoblastoma. This will include three named lectures, the Jules-François Lecture by Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire, the Franceschetti Medal and Lecture by Ian MacDonald and the Ellsworth Lecture by David Abramson. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Please download the Lausanne 2021 Flyer from the link below: Download Lausanne 2021 Flyer

Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Summer Symposium

The 2021 WIO summer Symposium, will have a HYBRID MEETING FORMAT.

The Live meeting will take place at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida, August 26-29, 2021.

For those who are unable to travel, they will be offering a virtual registration. The virtual portion of the Summer Symposium will include live streams of several of the presentations, along with digital posters, Live Well sessions, and exclusive on-demand content.

All live meeting attendees will have bonus access to the full virtual meeting content, which will be available on-demand for a determined amount of time after the Summer Symposium. CME credit will be offered for both the live and virtual scientific sessions.

The WIO Summer Symposium offers : A curated meeting for women offering “the best of the best” content in all subjects of importance to women ophthalmologists.

2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting

The 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting, will be held on July 23 – 27, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Featuring essential education in a nurturing, comfortable environment, this meeting transforms the educational experience into an exceptional peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing event. The breadth of clinical programming for anterior segment surgeons, the expansive program for administrative and technical staff, and the innovative learning formats ensure a meeting experience that will advance your entire practice.

The 2021 Annual Meeting Real-Time Program. This online resource provides in-depth information on the Annual Meeting program schedule, session details, and speaker information.

Access Details

For more details visit the ASCRS Website.


The COPHy EU organizing committee has kept a watchful eye on the public health sphere. As the safety and well-being of all of COPHy EU’s participants, faculty and staff are our highest priority, we believe it is best to postpone the next face-to-face COPHy EU meeting which was scheduled to take place on March 18-20, 2021.

The 12th Annual World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHY: Europe) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from March 24 – 26, 2022.

The program will be devoted to evidence-based debates and discussions amongst session moderators, speakers and the audience, all of who will examine and analyze the most relevant and controversial issues raised during the course of 2019 and 2020 within the field of ophthalmology. This educational congress will focus on Retina but will discuss controversies in other related areas of ophthalmology, including neuro-ophthalmology, ocular imaging, and uveitis.  

Access Details

For more information on the COPHY: Europe conference, visit the meeting website: