DOVS GRAND ROUNDS – Beyond the Vaccine: Uveitis in the Era of COVID-19 Immunization – VIA ZOOM

Date: Friday April 12, 2024

Time: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Eastern Standard Time)

Title:  Beyond the Vaccine: Uveitis in the Era of COVID-19 Immunization

Speaker: Dr. Larrisa Derzko

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1. To discuss uveitis presentations related to COVID-19 vaccination;

2. To understand mechanisms and treatment of uveitis post COVID-19 vaccination;

3. To review current recommendations for managing patients with vaccine associated uveitis or  pre-existing uveitis in the era of COVID-19 immunization.

The VPP Grand Rounds Local and Visiting Professor Program is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. You will be able to claim 1 credit for this round.

World Ophthalmology Congress 2024

Join the International Council of Ophthalmology for their 39th World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC2024®), taking place in the exciting city of Vancouver, Canada from August 16th to 19th 2024. The Vancouver Convention Center is a stunning waterfront landmark that offers convenient access to all the major visitor amenities in downtown Vancouver.

WOC2024® will once again bring together the world ophthalmology community and those who work with them for a uniquely immersive learning experience designed to shape the future of sight. Benefit from the WOC2024® scientific program comprising all eye care subspecialties to stay up to date with the latest research and trends in ophthalmology.

With discounted early bird registration rates available until April 15, 2024, now is the perfect time to register. Enjoy interactive sessions with society symposia, surgical wetlabs, subspecialty days, industry symposia, and poster presentations, as well as invaluable networking opportunities

For more information, 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.

Mayo Clinic Ophthalmology Update 2024

February 23 – 25, 2024 – JW Marriot Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa – Orlando, Florida

Course Directors:  Sophie Bakri, M.D.Richard TenHulzen, M.D. and Joanne Shen, M.D.

This three-day live and livestream conference offers comprehensive updates in ophthalmology and optometry that can be immediately applied to clinical practice. Topics will include neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, retina, cornea and external disease, oculoplastic and orbital surgery, and more.

Target Audience

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Physicians, Residents, Fellows, Scientist Researcher PhD, Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

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54th Sally Letson Symposium – Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery: Sculpting The Path Forward

Registration for the 2023 Sally Letson Symposium Now Open! 

Join us for the 54th Sally Letson Symposium chaired by Dr. Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Dr. Saama Sabeti (Co-chair), University of Ottawa Eye Institute

This year’s topic is “Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery: Sculpting The Path Forward”.

Join us on this 2.5-day program focused on Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery. Discover the cutting edge advancements cornea, including managing endothelial dysfunction, learn key concepts in cataract surgery, with IOL selection and intraoperative technology, and explore innovative refractive surgery techniques with a focus on presbyopia management.

Our esteemed guest speakers will provide engaging lectures and video presentations, guiding you through the material. Plus, special sessions on wellness will equip you with tools to care for yourself and your patients. Don’t miss this opportunity for interactive learning and critical thinking.

Register Today

Preliminary Schedule, Accommodation and Travel Discount Information

Take advantage of our Early Bird rates and register today! We look forward to seeing you September 21-23 at The Westin Hotel in Ottawa.

Early Bird Deadline ends August 15, 2023


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Scientific Program and CPD Credits
Danika Nieuwkoop

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2023 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting

March 2 – 5, 2023, Austin, Texas

The 2023 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Austin Downtown March 2 – 5, 2023. The meeting will also be offered virtually. 

Join the AGS in celebrating our 2023 honored guests and lecturers!

Guest of Honor – Paul F Palmberg MD, PhD
AGS Lecturer – Pradeep Y Ramulu, MD, PHD
Surgery Day Lecture – Jody R Piltz-Seymour, MD
President’s Award – Anne L Coleman, MD, PHD
Innovator Award – Douglas E Gaasterland MD
International Scholar – Jonathan G Crowston, MD, PhD
Clinician Scientist Lecture – Joshua D Stein, MD, MS
Outstanding Educator – Eydie G Miller Ellis, MD
Humanitarian Award – Alana L Grajewski MD

Save the Date – 2025 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition

June 19th – 22nd, 2025

Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia

2024 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition

The 2024 COS Annual Meeting will take place in-person in Toronto, Ontario.

This meeting boasts an outstanding international and Canadian faculty presenting the latest in ophthalmic research and practice. The COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition includes invited lectures, scientific papers, wet labs and workshops, as well as networking opportunities and an extensive exhibition of ophthalmic equipment and services.

The COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition brings together ophthalmologists and eye care professionals across the spectrum of vision health, from research to patient care.

Meeting Learning Objectives:

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17th International Ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS) Congress

September 6th to 9th 2023, Berlin, Germany

A 4-day Live Congress, exchanging experience and knowledge, organized by the International Ocular Inflammation Society in the cosmopolitan city of Berlin from 6-9 September, 2023.

It will be a unique gathering of 34 international societies, 14 Sections, free papers and other Special Interest Symposia. The program committee led by Russell Read has already outlined robust scientific sessions, covering the broad spectrum of intraocular and extraocular inflammatory and infectious disorders. Special focus will be led on recent advances in ocular imaging, as well as our current knowledge of the underlying inflammatory pathogenesis of disorders such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Considerable advances have been made in our comprehension of inflammation-related eye diseases, and recent scientific progress has paved the way to novel therapeutic approaches. Moreover, the program will include surgical interventions in uveitis complications such as medical and surgical management of inflammatory ocular surface diseases, keratopathies, glaucoma and retinopathies.

The 17th IOIS Congress will provide a unique opportunity for educational and scientific exchanges for academic and clinical researcher as well as health care professionals and health industry representatives. We value and encourage the active participation and contribution of all professionals interested in ocular inflammation.