Webinar– A PATH TO A NEW VISION: What Now? Optimizing Our New Normal

A PATH TO A NEW VISION: What Now? Optimizing Our New Normal

Wondering what the next few months holds for you? Uncertain about how to best approach the reopening phase to come? We hope to learn from two countries who are ahead of us on this journey. We will be joined on this week’s webinar by Prof Tien Wong, Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Center, who will review strategies and future plans, new models of care and the move toward digital ophthalmology in Singapore and at the Singapore National Eye Centre. We are also honoured to welcome A/Prof Heather Mack, President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, who will share the experience and learnings from those countries. Finally, our moderator Dr. Guillermo Rocha will welcome Dr’s Yvonne Buys and Salina Teja who will share a clinic reopening checklist and a surgical prioritization tool, developed by COS, to aid members in moving forward in the next phase.


Date: Thursday, May 28th
Time: 7:00 pm EDT
Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_leBwENMxRlmb33UQQ4pouw After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Access Password: 386096


Moderator: Dr. Guillermo Rocha
Guest Speakers:

  • A/Prof Heather Mack, President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists
  • Prof Tien Yin Wong, Medical Director of the Singapore National Eye Center

Cross-Country Canadian Panel:

  • Dr. Yvonne Buys
  • Dr. Salina Teja

The Planning Committee is made of up members of the COS Council on CPD, Chaired by Dr. Colin Mann, and includes Dr. Mona Harissi-Dagher, Dr. Varun Chaudhary, and Dr. Hady Saheb.


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and apply strategies for practicing ophthalmology during the evolving phases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada
  • Describe the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on ophthalmologists practicing in Canada
  • Describe best practices and strategies for re-opening offices, clinics, and restarting elective ophthalmic surgery in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Please use the link below to submit questions in advance of the webinar: https://ca.surveygizmo.com/s3/50076442/A-Path-to-a-New-Vision-Questions
Your questions will help to guide the presentation and the provincial correspondents.


This event 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 hour.


A COS e-mail will be sent the week following the webinar which will include your certificate of attendance.


Check out the webinar series by subscribing to the COS YouTube channel by following the link below.


Colleen Drake, Coordinator, Continuing Professional Development, Canadian Ophthalmological Society at [email protected] with any questions.