Glaucoma OCT Interpretation: 101
Glaucoma OCT Interpretation is an online, Section 3 accredited course available at EyeCarePD.com. A game-based approach is applied to learning OCT interpretation. This course covers commonly encountered OCT presentations of glaucoma as seen on standard optic nerve head and retinal nerve fiber layer scan protocols with the purpose of improving interpretation skills using perceptual learning strategies.
Getting started is easy:
- Using the Google Chrome browser, navigate to https://eyecarepd.com/catalog/glaucoma-group/
- Select Glaucoma OCT Interpretation 101 (COS Accredited) and add the product to the cart
- At checkout, use the coupon code ECPDCOSGLAUCOMA to set the price to 0.
- Your course is now available under My Courses at the top of the screen.
- Identify segmentation errors and their role in OCT scan interpretation
- Utilize varying sections of the OCT report including tabular data, sector analysis and graphical displays
- Interact with expert interpretation in order to compare their findings in selected cases
This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This web-based lesson was approved by the COS on October 23rd, 2020 and expires October 2023. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 1 hour (credits are automatically calculated).
This activity was co-developed with EyeCarePD and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) and was planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.
To participate in this course visit https://eyecarepd.com/catalog/glaucoma-group/
DOVS CORNEA ROUNDS
Thursday June 17, 2021 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Topic: Dehydrated amnion graft: Indications and pearls for success
Speakers: Drs. Michael Mimouni and Clara Chan
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
1. To review the indications for using amniotic membrane grafts
2. To review the techniques of applying dehydrated amniotic membrane to the ocular surface
3. To review pearls for troubleshooting and how to ensure a happy patient
COS – THE EYECAN PODCAST- New Episodes!
The podcast features guest speakers from across Canada and innovative practitioners from around the world discussing diverse topics and how they impact ophthalmology. Topics range from emerging techniques and technologies, to building individual resilience as Canadian physicians. Through it all, this podcast aims to build connections within the ophthalmological community, share our experiences and to truly promote the value the profession brings to the lives of patients.
Episode Guide Season 1
Episode 1: Podcast introduction and working in COVID
Episode 2: Gene Therapy ft. Dr. Robert K. Koenekoop
Episode 3: Innovation in Glaucoma ft. Dr. Hady Saheb
Episode 4: COVID-19 Second wave and beyond ft. Dr. James Chodosh
Episode 5: Navigating Retirement ft. Dr. Yvonne Buys
Episode 6: Physician Wellness w/ guest Dr. Nina Ahuja
Episode 7 :The COS in 2021 w/ guests Dr. Colin Mann and Elisabeth Fowler
52nd Sally Letson Symposium Focusing In: Ophthalmology and Wellness Practice Pearls
The 52nd Sally Letson Symposium is scheduled to be held virtually on September 11th, 2021.
Chair: Deepinder K. Dhaliwal, MD, L.Ac
Co-Chair: Saama Sabeti, MD, MPH, FRCSC
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, and Retina/Uveitis, 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 physicians 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.
This symposium is designed for attendance by ophthalmologists, ophthalmology fellows and residents, optometrists, medical students, technologists, 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
Access Details: 52nd Sally Letson Symposium Focusing In: Ophthalmology and Wellness Practice Pearls
MedED Talks Podcast- Innovative Approaches to the Treatment of Neovascular Retinal Diseases
Within this 6-part podcast series, experts in the field evaluate the latest safety and efficacy findings pertaining to emerging therapies that may advance the treatment of neovascular diseases, as well as provide discussion on how these emerging therapies may be incorporated into real-world practice.
Available Episodes: Drug Delivery Systems in Neovascular Retinal Disease
» Length: 15:29
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS (Host); Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD LISTEN NOW ▶ Inhibition of Ang-2: Potential Effect in AMD Treatment Paradigms
» Length: 13:47
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS (Host); Jeffrey S. Heier, MD LISTEN NOW ▶ Inhibition of Ang-2: Potential Effect in DME Treatment Paradigms
» Length: 14:36
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS (Host); Jeffrey S. Heier, MD LISTEN NOW ▶ Effective Treatment Interval Extensions in Neovascular Retinal Disease
» Length: 14:22
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS (Host); Charles C. Wykoff, MD, PhD LISTEN NOW ▶ Sustained Suppression of VEGF – What is the Effect? Where is the Evidence?
» Length: 16:35
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS (Host); Dante J. Pieramici, MD LISTEN NOW ▶ Effect of Subretinal Fluid on Visual Outcomes in Neovascular AMD
Carl D. Regillo, MD, FACS (Host); Dante J. Pieramici, MD LISTEN NOW ▶
For more information visit: MedED Talks Website
PCC Rounds-Specialty Contact Lenses: Seeing People Who Can’t See Me
Joint International Rounds with Precision Cornea Centre (Ottawa, Canada)
Topic: Specialty Contact Lenses: Seeing People Who Can’t See Me
Presenter: Brittany Yelle, OD
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Ottawa Leads: Kashif Baig, MD and Brittany Yelle, OD
The Precision Cornea Centre International Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
At the end of the session, participants should be able to:
1. Identify and understand different specialty contact lens options
2. Choose appropriate lens technology in patients with previous corneal pathology, strabismus, iris defects, glaucoma surgeries or megalocornea
3. Understand advanced options for aberration correction through lens technologies
4. Understand cosmetic lens options
Getting Your Program Accredited
As an Accredited CPD Provider, designated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), COS develops, approves and delivers activities for CPD credits under Section 1 and Section 3 of the RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.
Working in collaboration with physician organizations, universities, industry partners, our members and other stakeholders, COS develops and accredits CPD activities based on the educational needs of ophthalmologists across the country. These activities will bring the latest developments on best practices in ophthalmology clinical practice and research.
National Standard for Support of Accredited CPD Activities
The intent of the National Standard for Support of Commercial Support of Accredited CPD Activities (the Standard) is to safeguard the integrity of accredited CPD activities from the influence of sponsoring organizations that could lead to bias. The Standard applies to all situations where financial and in-kind support is accepted to contribute to the development, delivery and/or evaluation of accredited CPD activities. Adherence to the Standard is required for the approval of all accredited CPD activities.
Section 1 Activities
- Activity budget of less than $15,000: $700 + HST
- Activity budget of $10,000 to $50,000: $2,000 + HST
- Activity budget of $50,000 to $100,000: $3,000 + HST
- Activity budget of more than $100,000*: $5,000 + HST
*Activities with an activity budget of more than $100,000 will be assessed on the level of complexity of the activity and the accreditation fee may increase depending on the complexity. Any increase would be determined by the COS in consultation with the applicant.
Section 3 Activities
Online Self-Assessment Program
- 1-year accreditation: $3,000
- 2-year accreditation: $4,000
- 3-year accreditation: $5,000
Should an application be submitted for review less than four (4) weeks from the activity’s start date, the accreditation fee doubles. This increase covers the costs associated with the expedited accreditation review process.
NOTE: COS will invoice the physician organization once the program application has been processed. Accreditation fees are non-refundable.
How to Get Your CPD Activity Accredited
Are you a Physician Organization?
- I’m not sure
A physician organization is defined by the Royal College as a not-for-profit group of health professionals with a formal governance structure, accountable to and serving, among others, its specialist physician members through continuing professional development, provision of health care and/or research.
Is your proposed activity RCPSC Section 1, Section 2 or Section 3?
- Section 1
- Section 2
- Section 3
- I’m not sure
Is your activity Self-Assessment or a Simulation Program?
- I’m not sure
Still have questions? Contact the COS at [email protected] or by phone: 1-800-267-5763
Webinar – A PATH TO A NEW VISION: Leading from Languishing to Thriving!
As we enter a new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, 15 months in, where vaccines are starting to have an impact around us, why are we not always full of optimism and motivation? Continuing with the successful webinar series from last year ‘A Path to a New Vision’, we will check in with colleagues across the country to see what their journey has been; how they are managing currently as we all continue to deal with the third wave; and what their hopes and visions are for the months to come. We will be joined by Dr. Susan Biali Haas, an internationally recognized expert in stress management, burnout prevention and human resilience. She will discuss what languishing is and teach us how to lead ourselves and those around us back toward a state of thriving. The webinar will be interactive with extensive polling incorporated to help the COS get a better sense of the needs of our members. We need to hear your voice! Please join us for this fast-paced and informative webinar!
Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EST
Facilitators: Dr. Colin Mann and Dr. Guillermo Rocha
Keynote: Dr. Susan Biali Haas
At the end of this session:
• Participants will be more aware of the effect of the pandemic on the ophthalmology practices of their colleagues across the country and the challenges and opportunities that have emerged.
• Participants will be able to identify the signs of languishing in themselves, their families, their fellow caregivers and their staff.
• Participants will be able to apply newly learned skills to assist themselves and others in emerging from a state of languishing and to journey toward thriving.
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.
CANMEDS ROLES: Primary: Professional; Secondary: Leader
Kindly note that when you register you will be sent a confirmation email with the event details. To attend this event, please register here.
CONTACT: Kate Cooke, Governance Coordinator, Canadian Ophthalmological Society at [email protected] with any questions.
Check out the webinar series by subscribing to the COS YouTube channel by following the link below.
Talking About Glaucoma Podcast
The Talking About Glaucoma podcast has been around since 2009. In each episode, Dr Robert Schertzer, a Vancouver-based glaucoma specialist, talks with a different glaucoma colleague about a hot topic in glaucoma. Episodes have included discussions about new surgical devices, landmark clinical trials and basic bread and butter glaucoma principles. If you get more out of the panel discussions at conferences than the paper presentations, then this podcast is for you!
Every episode is posted there, with an embedded player and some information regarding the content discussed and about the guest.
The episodes can also be accessed directly through the major podcast platforms: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or copy & paste one of these feed addresses into your podcasting app:
Reports of Myocarditis/pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination
June 3, 2021
Communiqué to health practitioners Reports of Myocarditis/pericarditis after
Given the international reports and attention relating to myocarditis and pericarditis following vaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, the Public Health Agency of Canada has prepared this communiqué that can be shared with your health practitioner networks or that can be used to inform content for other documents that you may be developing on this topic.