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.

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

Cornea Surgical Video Learning Series – IOL Complications: Best Management Approaches

When: Sep 21, 2023 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Wills Eye Hospital and the University of Toronto are excited to bring you the next installment of the Cornea Surgical Video Learning Series

Co-moderated by Professor Sadeer Hannush (Wills Eye Hospital) and Professor Allan Slomovic (University of Toronto).

Keynote Presentation:
Professor Mitchell Weikert, MD
Cullen Eye Institute
Baylor College of Medicine


Guest panelists

Beeran Meghpara, MD and Aditya Kanesa-Thasan, MD (Wills Eye Hospital)
Randal Ulate, MD, FRCSC and Mojgan Hassanlou, MD, FRCSC (University of Toronto)
Surgery Case Presentations:
Alonso Gutierrez, MD (University of Toronto)
Violet Lin, MD (Wills Eye Hospital)

Register in advance for this webinar

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

The evening will as usual be recorded and placed online for viewing.

If you would like to visit any of our prior series, please see the link here.

CME credits are available for the following:

· Royal College Maintenance of Certification Section 1: 7.5 hours (1.5 Section 1 hours per session)

· American Medical Association Category 1: 7.5 credits (1.5 Category 1 credits per session)

· European Union for Medical Specialists UEMS-EACCME®: 7.5 credits (1.5 ECMEC credits per session)

Webinar: What is this? Surprises in Ophthalmic Pathology is now available

Description:

This accredited webinar features six case presentations from expert speakers: Dr. James Farmer, Ophthalmologist and Anatomical Pathologist, and Dr. Hamidreza Faragi, Anatomical Pathologist who will discuss interesting and unusual cases in Ocular Pathology. You will have the opportunity to learn about the presentation, diagnosis, and management of these cases.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Illustrate the importance of recognizing the unusual presentation of conjunctival tumours and interpreting Pathology results in light of the clinical findings
  2. Understand the role of additional tissue sections in Ocular Pathology and including precise clinical information on the surgical pathology requisition to ensure optimal pathologic evaluation
  3. Provide adequate tissue samples that are truly representative of the lesion in question.

Download the video here:

Shining a light on challenging glaucoma cases – from diagnosis to surgery

Canadian Ophthalmological Society, in co-development with Bausch + Lomb “Shining a light on challenging glaucoma cases – from diagnosis to surgery” Webinar recordings are now available.

March 30th, 2023 Recording
Presenters:
Dr. Cindy M.L. Hutnik MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and Chair,
Department of Ophthalmology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry,
Western University
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Ivey Eye Institute
London, Ontario
Dr. Marcelo Nicolela MD, FRCSC
Professor and Head; Chief of Service
Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Dalhousie University; NSH – Central Zone
Halifax, Nova Scotia

April 12th, 2023 Recording
Presenters:
Dr. Cindy M.L. Hutnik MD, PhD, FRCSC
Professor and Chair,
Department of Ophthalmology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Ivey Eye Institute
London, Ontario
Dr. Jonathan Wong MD, FRCSC
Clinical assistant professor,
Department of Ophthalmology
Cumming School of Medicine,
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Learning Objectives:

  1. Diagnosing and monitoring progression of glaucoma
  2. Initiating the most appropriate therapy for your patients
    • Looking at the treatment approach through the glaucoma guidelines
    • Solving the mystery of medication vs SLT vs combination treatment
    • Incorporating Best Practices moving forward

The Shining a light on challenging glaucoma cases – from diagnosis to surgery is a 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 hour (credits are automatically calculated).

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.