Resource Toolkit – A Path to a New Vision: COS COVID-19 Webinar Series delivered in April/May 2020

This Resource Toolkit provides direct links to general COVID-19 literature, resources and guidance from reputable agencies, as well as specific COVID-19 topics such as medico-legal concerns. In addition, instructions and patterns for some simple do-it-yourself PPE projects are included.


  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Resources

The CMA is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, provincial and territorial medical associations, and the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health to share the most up-to-date and reliable resources with physicians and patients.

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  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Get the latest public health information from CDC.

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  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Get the latest research from NIH.

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  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Find NCBI SARS-CoV-2 literature, sequence, and clinical content.

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Webinar #1 A Path to a New Vision: Our Starting Point.

Originally presented Friday, April 24, 2020.

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Peer-reviewed literature

  • Fernstrom A, Goldblatt M. Aerobiology and its role in the transmission of infectious diseases. J Pathog. 2013;2013:493960. DOI: 10.1155/2013/493960. Available at:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resources


Do It Yourself (DIY) PPE

  • DIY Face Shield (pattern, step-by-step instructions). Design by Dr. Colin Mann.
  • DIY Slit Lamp Shield (pattern, step-by-step instructions and video). Design by Dr. Andre Ali-Ridha and Dr. Xavo Campos-Moller.

DIY Non-Medical Masks (patterns with step-by-step instructions)

Webinar #2 – A Path to a New Vision: Medico-Legal Aspects of Ophthalmology Practice During COVID-19.

Originally presented on Thursday, April 30, 2020.

Not available as a recording due to sensitive medico-legal issues.

  • Canadian Medical Protection Agency (CMPA) Resources

CMPA is providing the latest information, advice and support related to medical-legal protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Webinar #3 – A Path to a New Vision: Virtual Care – COVID and Beyond.

Originally presented on Thursday, May 7, 2020.

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Webinar #4 – A Path to a New Vision: Financial Implications of COVID – Beyond the Basics.

Originally presented Thursday, May 14, 2020.

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Webinar #5 – A Path to a New Vision: What Now? Optimizing Our New Normal.

Originally presented Thursday, May 28, 2020.

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