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The Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s events schedule includes educational conferences and meetings that may be of interest to ophthalmologists and allied health professionals.

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2018 events

April 29 – May 3, 2018
ARVO 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
In a rapidly changing world, eye and vision researchers are emerging from the lab and the clinic to engage the public, patients and policymakers regarding the sight-saving work that we do and the benefits it brings to our societies. Our passion for our work and commitment to evidence-based science and medicine empower these conversations as they occur around the world. We invite you to join us for the ARVO 2018 Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, where 11,000 international basic and clinical researchers will share the latest breakthroughs in vision research. Engage with your colleagues as we work to advance our science and expand its support within our communities and governments.
May 5, 2018
Canadian Ophthalmic Imaging Symposium 2018
Centre Mont-Royal Conference Centre
Montréal, Quebec
May 11, 2018
Queen’s 14th Ophthalmology Rosen Day Symposium: Retina
Guest speakers include Drs. Tien Wong (Singapore National Eye Centre), Gaurav Shah (The Retina Institute), and Alan Cruess (Dalhousie University), along with Queen’s course directors Drs. Tom Gonder and Sanjay Sharma. Highlights will include the latest management guidelines for many retinal diseases, the effect of hypertension on the retinal vasculature, an update on vitreous surgery for the general ophthalmologist, and innovations in diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease and their implications for future treatment. Accredited for 6 hours of CPD.
Kingston, Ontario
May 31–June 3, 2018
COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Toronto, Ontario
Friday June 8, 2018
McGill Ophthalmology Research Day
McGill University
Montréal, Quebec
Contact: Jill Rothberg
Friday June 15, 2018
McGill Ophthalmology Clinical Day
McGill University
Montréal, Quebec
Contact: Kelly Forgala
June 16-19, 2018
World Ophthalmology Congress
International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO)
Fira Gran Via
Barcelona, Spain
Join us for the 36th World Ophthalmology Congress, the oldest and largest international ophthalmic congress, with over 15,000 delegates expected to attend from over 130 countries.
June 21-23, 2018
Atlantic Provinces Ophthalmological Society
White Point Beach
Liverpool, NS
July 20-25, 2018
ASRS Annual Meeting 2018
Vancouver, Canada
August 27-28, 2018
9th International Congress on Surgery
Tokyo, Japan
September 5-7, 2018
First International St John Ophthalmology Congress
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: David Verity
September 6-8, 2018
9th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery
Montréal, Quebec
September 6-8, 2018
World Eye and Vision Congress
Dubai, UAE
September 13-15, 2018
50th Sally Letson Symposium
Westin Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario
September 21-22, 2018
2018 Atlantic Eye Symposium
NEW Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle St, Halifax, NS B3J 0E6
Contact: Wendy Levy or Karen Edwards
Telephone: 902.499.7909
Halifax, Nova Scotia
September 24-25, 2018
18th International Conference on Glaucoma & Retinal Diseases
Dallas, Texas, USA
October 12-13, 2018
18th ESASO Retina Academy
Warsaw, Poland
November 26-28, 2018
27th European Ophthalmology Conference
Dublin, Ireland
This conference brings together a unique and international mix of large and medium pharmaceutical, biotech and diagnostic companies, leading universities and clinical research institutions making the conference a perfect platform to share experience, foster collaborations across industry and academia, and evaluate emerging technologies across the globe.
Contact: Amantha Dsouza, tel: 1-702 508 5200, email:
December 7-8, 2018
Congrès Retina Lyon 2018
Thème majeur du congrès: Actualité de la rétine médicale
Palais des Congrès, Lyon Cité Internationale
Une opportunité de rencontrer près de 300 ophtalmologistes et professionnels de la rétine

Other events

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology Meetings

Health Sector Master of Business Administration Program
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To submit an event:

Please email and include (in this order):

  • Date(s) of event
  • Title of event
  • Contact name, phone, fax, email and a website for further information

COS will review all submissions and post those deemed of interest to our members (i.e., events accredited by COS partners and groups in the eye care field).

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