DOVS CORNEA ROUNDS – VIA ZOOM – DMEK in Challenging Eyes – Part 2

Date: Thursday November 24, 2022

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Topic: DMEK in Challenging Eyes – Part 1

Speakers: Drs. Cohen, Gouvea, Chan, Gendler, Sorkin 

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1. Tackling difficult peeling situations during DMEK surgery

2. Managing DMEK in complex anterior segment pathologies (tube, trabs, PKP, re-do)

3. Managing intraoperative complication – haem, fibrin cases

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.

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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:

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.

DOVS ONCOLOGY ROUNDS – VIA ZOOM- Lesions and Images in Ophthalmic Oncology

Date: Monday November 28, 2022

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Topic: Lesions and Images in Ophthalmic Oncology 

Speakers: Drs. Krema, Altomare and Weisbrod  

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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.

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Join us on October 26, 2022.

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Simultaneous interpretation will be available.

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The 14th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology

The 14th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: (COPHy) taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, March 24-25, 2023.

Date: March 24- 25, 2023

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The great success of the previous COPHy Congresses, held across Europe in Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul, Budapest, Lisbon, Sorrento, Warsaw, Madrid, Athens and Dublin as well as the enthusiastic feedback received from the most recent virtual congresses, confirmed the need for proceeding with the 14th edition of this dynamic Congresses.

COPHy in Lisbon will follow the theme of our previous congresses and will be devoted to evidence-based debates and discussions amongst session moderators, speakers and the audience, all of whom will examine and analyze the most relevant and controversial issues within the field of ophthalmology. This educational Congress will continue to discuss controversies in retina, as well as other areas of ophthalmology, such as neuro-ophthalmology and uveitis.

Allowing ample time for speaker-audience discussion, the Congress aims at reaching up-to-date recommendations to ongoing debates even when data remains limited, through evidence-based medicine, including expert opinion. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in this vibrant meeting which will facilitate discussions on the shared experiences and opinions of leading local and international experts.

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61st Annual Ophthalmology Update Walter Wright Symposium

Title:  Walter Wright 20/20+2: Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery

Date:  December 2nd – 3rd

Location:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

Guest Speakers:  Drs. Anthony J.  Aldave, James Chodosh, Sadeer B. Hannush, Carol L. Karp, Terry Kim, Christopher J. Rapuano, Elmer Tu, Stephanie Watson

This year’s Walter Wright program will showcase an exciting and relevant presentation of cornea, anterior segment and refractive surgery. Diagnostic and therapeutic tools for corneal disorders and recommendations on the diagnosis and management will be presented. We will take a closer look at infections and inflammation, keratoconus and ectasia, surgical cornea, ocular surface and limbal stem cell disease, cataract and anterior segment surgery and refractive surgery. We welcome an internationally recognized panel of speakers to share their knowledge and experience. With a combination of lectures and case presentations, this meeting promises to be a high yield, academically exciting conference. Aimed towards the comprehensive ophthalmologist, we look forward to having you join us.

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Date: Thursday November 10, 2022 

Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Topic: What Has DSO Only Taught Us

Speaker: Dr. Greg Moloney

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