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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 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, Retina/Uveitis, and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 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 healthcare workers 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.

Target Audience:

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

Program Learning Objectives:

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

  • Describe and learn to put into practice tools for self-healing and prevention of burnout
  • Describe key considerations to be addressed during cataract surgery planning, and employ strategies for preventing and managing complications of cataract surgery
  • Describe refractive surgery indications, decision-making strategies, and techniques
  • Develop an approach to diagnosis and management of important “conditions not to miss” which are often first encountered in a comprehensive ophthalmology practice and require referral to subspecialty services

CanMEDS Roles: Health Advocate, Scholar

CPD Credits:
The Symposium 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 7.25 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

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