Continuing professional development

CPD evaluation

CPD credits available at the 2019 COS Annual Meeting


CPD Evaluation

Evaluation is a required component of the RCPSC’s MOC program. You will be asked to complete an evaluation of each session you attended in order to claim your CPD credits. Your feedback is valuable in shaping future meetings and CPD opportunities.

Evaluation stations are available onsite at the Québec City Convention Centre and the evaluation can also be found online at cos2019.ca

  1. Login to cos2019.ca with the email address used during registration (if unknown, contact education@cos-sco.ca).
  2. Evaluate and claim credits for the sessions you attend.
  3. After evaluating all of the attended sessions, download, print or email a copy of your Certificate of Attendance from the evaluation site.
  4. The evaluation site will close on July 26. After this date, your credits will be transferred to your MAINPORT holding area, where you will need to record your learning outcomes. You will still have access to the site to download, print or email your certificate of attendance. Note: We can only transfer your credits if you provide your Royal College ID number with your evaluation.

Paper Certificates of Attendance are available on request at the registration desk.


Section 1 – Group Learning

Scientific sessions in each subspecialty area at the COS Annual Meeting are accredited under Section 1 of the MOC Program. Sessions from Friday to Sunday are 90 minutes long, which means you are eligible to claim 1.5 hours for each session you attend. If you attend all available sessions on Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16, you could claim a maximum of 8 hours under Section 1 each day.

For sessions on Thursday, June 13 the maximum eligible hours vary as follows:

  • Ophthalmic Pathology Not to Miss! – 6.5 hours
  • Une Grande Premiere ! A joint symposium of the SFO and the COS – 6 hours
  • Engaging the Future of Ophthalmology – How can we prepare our in-training physicians for the future? – 2.75 hours

The 2019 COS Annual Meeting is an Accredited Group Learning activity under Section 1 as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), and approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.Participants may claim up to 30.5 hours.

How to claim your Section 1 credits

  1. Attend a session and then complete an evaluation online at www.cos2019.ca.
  2. Save your Certificate of Attendance for your records.
  3. The COS will transfer your Section 1 credits to the Holding Area of your MAINPORT ePortfolio the week of July 26, 2019, after which COS will send you an email notifying you to accept the credits from your Holding Area.

Section 2 – Self Learning

The COS Annual Meeting has a robust selection of poster presentations, showcasing cutting edge research and scientific studies from Canada and abroad. Learning from poster presentations may be claimed as a Scanning Activity under Section 2, as defined by the RCPSC for 0.5 credits per poster.

How to claim your Section 2 credits

To claim credits, you must enter the title of each poster reviewed along with one learning outcome per poster in your MAINPORT ePortfolio. To facilitate the documentation process, you can:

  1. Use the checklist available in the print program poster list to mark which posters you viewed. The notes sections can be used to document your learning outcomes.
  2. Use the printed poster transcripts available at registration or near the poster area. Your completed transcript can be submitted directly to MAINPORT.
  3. Download the fillable PDF transcript from the event App or website to log the posters you viewed and your learning outcomes electronically.

Section 3 – Simulation

The COS Surgical Skills Transfer Courses (STCs) are Accredited Simulation Activities. Each STC is accredited for 1.5 hours (4.5 Section 3 – Simulation credits). You can find further details in our online Program at a Glance. Pre-registration is required to participate in all STCs.

Friday, June 14
10:45 AM STC: Laser Simulation and Cost-Effective Video Recording
1:30 PM STC: Suturing an Intraocular Lens and How to Save Yourself
3:45 PM STC: Anterior Vitrectomy
Saturday, June 15
10:45 AM STC: Anterior Vitrectomy (repeat)
1:30 PM STC: Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery and Adjuncts to Cataract Surgery
Sunday, June 16
10:45 AM STC: Botulinum: Smooth moves in Québec City

How to claim your Section 3 – Simulation credits

  1. Attend a session and then complete an evaluation online at www.cos2019.ca. Save your Certificate of Attendance for your records.
  2. Visit your MAINPORT ePortfolio, select Section 3 – Simulation and find the name of the STC you attended in the drop-down list to claim your credits.

Section 3 – Self-Assessment

In addition to the Section 3 – Simulation courses, the COS will offer three Self-Assessment Programs (Section 3) this year. See information below for more details.

On Top of Tomography and Above Aberrometry will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 3:45–5:15 PM. This Skills Transfer Course requires pre-registration. Details on this session can be found online in the Program at a Glance.

We Talked About That! Why patients say they were not told and strategies to minimize this will take place on Saturday, June 15 from 3:45 – 5:15 PM. This workshop requires pre-registration for a maximum of 50 participants. Details on this session can be found online in the Program at a Glance.

20/20 OCT will take place on Sunday, June 16 from 1:30 – 3:00 PM. In this workshop, participants will complete three components; a pre-test, participation in the session, and a post-test. They will work to expand their knowledge around the interpretation of retinal OCT testing in daily clinical practice, while also exploring diagnosis and differentiation of choroidal lesions, and between ARMD and masquerading conditions. More details on this session can be found online in the Program at a Glance.

How to claim your Section 3 – Self-Assessment credits

  1. Complete the three components of the program you attended: The pre-test, participation in the session, and the post-test.
  2. Once you complete the post-test, COS will send you a link to the program evaluation. Complete the program evaluation and save your Certificate of Attendance for your records.
  3. Visit your MAINPORT ePortfolio, select Section 3 – Self-Assessment Programs and find the name of the program you attended in the drop-down list to claim your credits.

Other Credits

In the TCOS Workshop on Thursday, June 13, participants are eligible to claim the following credits:

  • 4.0 MOC Section 1 – Group Learning credits
  • 4.0 AOC core credits
  • 3.7 core COC CE credits
  • 4.0 JCAHPO A credits

In the TCOS Scientific Session on Sunday, June 16, participants are eligible to claim the following credits:

  • 6.5 MOC Section 1 – Group Learning credits
  • 5.5 AOC core credits
  • 5.6 core COC CE credits and 0.8 non-core COC CE credits
  • 5.0 JCAHPO A credits

In the CSOMP Annual Education Day on Friday, June 14, participants are eligible to claim 8.5 JCAHPO “A” Credits.

Other sessions at the COS Annual Meeting, not mentioned as eligible for the above credits, can be submitted for JCAHPO “B” Credits.


For more information on accredited activities at the 2019 COS Annual Meeting, contact education@cos-sco.ca or phone 1-613-729-6779.