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COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund recognition wall

We would like to extend our sincere thanks for your 2017/18 contribution to the COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund. Thanks to your generous support, to date the COS has raised $226,200 toward our target of $250,000; more than 90% of our goal!

Despite our success there is still more to do.

 

With your contribution, the COS has successfully executed Year Two of See The Possibilities/Voir les possibilités public awareness campaign which has increased the profile of the profession among the public, government, media and other stakeholders.

Through ongoing and targeted media relations, the COS has dramatically increased the organization’s Share of Voice – how much media coverage an organization gets relative to other organizations in its field.


Source: Meltwater Media Monitoring

 

By supporting the Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund, you’re supporting the COS to continue its strong advocacy and public awareness work at a federal level and empowering the provinces, subspecialty societies, and academic community with advocacy tools, training, and resources to help raise the profile of the profession. When we stand united, we have a more powerful voice on the issues that affect our profession and the state of eye and vision health in Canada.

As our way of saying thank you for your generosity and support, we wanted to publicly recognize our 2018 and 2019 contributors through our contributors’ list below.

If you have not yet contributed to the 2019 COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund, you may do so by contacting Rita Afeltra at rafeltra@cos-sco.ca or at: 613.729.6779 x300 for details.

2019 contributors

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these important lists. We apologize for any errors or omissions.

In addition to the contributors listed below, we also thank those who donated $700 each, but wished to remain anonymous.


$1000+ contributors
Guy Boswell, MD
Todd Buglass, MD
Yvonne Buys, MD
Côme Fortin, MD
Jitendra Gohill, MD
Mona Harissi-Dagher, MD
Philip Hooper, MD
Amin Kherani, MD
Steve Levasseur, MD
Colin Mann, MD
Andrew Mis, MD
Michael O’Connor, MD
Jennifer Rahman, MD
Kenneth Roberts, MD
Guillermo Rocha, MD
Terence Sakamoto, MD
Briar Sexton, MD
James Taylor, MD
Geoff Williams, MD
Setareh Ziai, MD

$700-$999 contributors
Selwyn Abel, MD
Beatrice Adante, MD
Feisal Adatia, MD
Younes Agoumi, MD
Nina Ahuja, MD
Chris Anjema, MD
Curtis Archibald, MD
Steve Arshinoff, MD
Michael Ashenhurst, MD
Stephen Baker, MD
Ronald Baldassare, MD
Malcolm Banks, MD
Mark Bariciak, MD
Julia Baryla, MD
Stephanie Baxter, MD
Geneviève Bazin, MD
Lorne Bellan, MD
Michel Belliveau, MD
Graham Belovay, MD
Alan Berger, MD
Jamie Bhamra, MD
Adil Bhatti, MD
Catherine Birt, MD
Mark Bona, MD
Andrew Boswall, MD
Serge Bourgault, MD
Shelley Boyd, MD
Lori Bramwell, MD
Sheila Brazel, MD
Michael Brent, MD
Stephen Brodovsky, MD
Matthew Brucks, MD
Andrew Budning, MD
Matthew Bujak, MD
J. Ray Buncic, MD
Heather Burnett, MD
Lulu Bursztyn, MD
Robert Campbell, MD
Xavier Campos, MD
Anthony Carlsson, MD
Jean Carruthers, MD
Guillaume Chabot, MD
Hernando Chacon-Andrade, MD
Jeffrey Chambers, MD
Brian Chan, MD
Clara Chan, MD
Stanley Chan, MD
Toby Chan, MD
Varun Chaudhary, MD
David Chevrette, MD
King Chow, MD
Lica Chui, MD
Ian Clark, MD
Kevin Colleaux, MD
Alan Cruess, MD
Brian Curran, MD
Mahshad Darvish, MD
Alexandre de Saint Sardos, MD
Walter Delpero, MD
Erin Demmings, MD
Larissa Derzko-Dzulynsky, MD
Béatrice Des Marchais, MD
Dharminder Dhanda, MD
Ravi Dookeran, MD
Michael Dorey, MD
Stephanie Dotchin, MD
Anne Drysdale, MD
Derek Dunphy, MD
Sherif El-Defrawy, MD
Catherine Eplett, MD
Murray Erasmus, MD
James Farmer, MD
Michael Fielden, MD
Bryce Ford, MD
Éric Fortin, MD
Annick Valérie Fournier, MD
Sebastien Gagné, MD
Mark Gans, MD
Jane Gardiner, MD
Steven Gilberg, MD
Harpreet Gill, MD
Derek Godinho, MD
William Goodine, MD
Chloe Gottlieb, MD
Alain Grégoire, MD
François Guinard, MD
Amitabha Gupta, MD
R. Rishi Gupta, MD
Patrick Hamel, MD
John Hamilton, MD
Christopher Hanson, MD
Isabelle Hardy, MD
Lisa Heckler, MD
Bradley Hinz, MD
Eugene Hladky, MD
Glen Hoar, MD
Karen Hoar, MD
Hussein Hollands, MD
Bernard Hurley, MD
Jonathan Hurst, MD
Cindy Hutnik, MD
Yiannis Iordanous, MD
Mary Louise Jackson, MD
Robert Javidi, MD
Delan Jinapriya, MD
David Johnson, MD
Conrad Kavalec, MD
Peter Kertes, MD
Andrew Kirker, MD
Stephen Kosar, MD
Morley Kutzner, MD
Marion Luise Kvasnicka, MD
Nathalie Labrecque
Keven Lachapelle, MD
Lisa Lagrou, MD
Alain Laplante, MD
G. Robert LaRoche, MD
Maxime Laroche, MD
Patricia-Ann Laughrea, MD
David Lederer, MD
Andrea Leung, MD
Christina Leung, MD
James Lewis, MD
Myrna Lichter, MD
Janette Lindley, MD
Andrew Lukaris, MD
Paul Mackenzie, MD
Joshua Manusow, MD
Jeffrey Martow, MD
Mathen Mathen, MD
Kristine Mayer, MD
James McCabe, MD
J. Christopher McDonald, MD
Ian McIlraith, MD
John McLaughlin, MD
Robert McMahon, MD
John McWhae, MD
Andrew Merkur, MD
Frederick Mikelberg, MD
Garfield Miller, MD
Kamiar Mireskandari, MD
Rajender Mohandas, MD
Yvonne Molgat, MD
Karen Moosbrugger, MD
Edward Moss, MD
Brad Murphy, MD
Paul Murphy, MD
Thomas Nagy, MD
Nawaaz Nathoo, MD
Anastasia Neufeld, MD
Marcelo Nicolela, MD
Navdeep Nijhawan, MD
Jason Noble, MD
L. Noftall, MD
Ravi Nrusimhadevara, MD
Daniel O’Brien, MD
Sean O’Leary, MD
Lindsay Ong-Tone, MD
Hugh Parsons, MD
Murari Patodia, MD
Victor Pegado, MD
Robert Pekush, MD
Nataly Pesin, MD
Adnan Pirbhai, MD
Michel Podtetenev, MD
Michael Quigley, MD
Paul Rafuse, MD
Cory Ramstead, MD
Mahta Rasouli, MD
Raj Rathee, MD
Nigel Rawlings, MD
Rusty Ritenour, MD
Rehan Riyaz, MD
Marie-Claude Robert, MD
Steve Roberts, MD
Johane Robitaille, MD
Jamie Rogers, MD
Mélanie Roy, MD
Mili Roy, MD
Chris Rudnisky, MD
Arif Samad, MD
Paul Savage, MD
Steven Schendel, MD
Blair Schoales, MD
Kelly Schweitzer, MD
Robert Scott, MD
Esmael Sebbi, MD
Raymond Seto, MD
Thomas Sheidow, MD
Stanley Shortt, MD
Ali Shoughary, MD
Paul Shuckett, MD
Dayle Sigesmund, MD
Byron Silver, MD
Rémy Simoneau, MD
Carolyn Skov, MD
Allan Slomovic, MD
Donna Smythe, MD
Enitan Sogbesan, MD
Carlos Solarte-Thomas, MD
Sohel Somani, MD
Curtis Sorgini, MD
Jeff Steeves, MD
Frank Stockl, MD
Alexander Tan, MD
Joshua Teichman, MD
Martin ten Hove, MD
Matthew Tennant, MD
Aron Tischler, MD
Graham Trope, MD
John van der Zweep, MD
Devesh Varma, MD
Christopher Waite, MD
J. Roberts Walker, MD
Randy Walker, MD
Charlotte Wedge, MD
Ezekiel Weis, MD
James Whelan, MD
James Wiens, MD
Agnes Wong, MD
David Wong, MD
Jamie Wong, MD
Elaine Woo, MD
Keith Yap, MD
Hossam Yassein, MD
Natasha Yepes, MD
Jacky Yeung, MD
Vivian T. Yin, MD
Pavlina Youhnovska, MD
Tarek Youssef, MD
Darana Yuen, MD

2018 contributors


$1000+ contributors
Alan Cruess, MD
Sherif El-Defrawy, MD
Robert Gizicki, MD
Jitendra Gohill, MD
Neeru Gupta, MD
Philip Hooper, MD
Christopher Jackman, MD
Colin Mann, MD
Daniel O’Brien, MD
Michael O’Connor, MD
Guillermo Rocha, MD

$700-$999 contributors
Samer Abuswider, MD
Beatrice Adante, MD
Feisal Adatia, MD
Nina Ahuja, MD
Mohamed Albahiti, MD
Carolyn Anderson, MD
Chris Anjema, MD
Curtis Archibald, MD
Steve Arshinoff, MD
Ronald Baldassare, MD
Malcolm Banks, MD
Dorothy Donna Bautista, MD
Stephanie Baxter, MD
Robert Beldavs, MD
Lorne Bellan, MD
Graham Belovay, MD
Alan Berger, MD
Rajiv Bindlish, MD
Catherine Birt, MD
François Blanchette, MD
John Blaylock, MD
Andrew Boswall, MD
Guy Boswall, MD
Michael Brent, MD
Calvin Breslin, MD
Stephen Brodovsky, MD
Matthew Brucks, MD
Kyle Brydon, MD
Andrew Budning, MD
Todd Buglass, MD
Matthew Bujak, MD
Lulu Bursztyn, MD
Yvonne Buys, MD
Robert Campbell, MD
Anthony Carlsson, MD
Monica Carrillo, MD
Hernando Chacon-Andrade, MD
Jeffrey Chambers, MD
Brian Chan, MD
Clara Chan, MD
Stanley Chan, MD
Varun Chaudhary, MD
Trevor Chin Fook, MD
King Chow, MD
Edmund Collins, MD
David Comstock, MD
Gilles Cormier, MD
Dustin Curts, MD
Olivia Dam, MD
Karim Damji, MD
Mahshad Darvish-Zargar, MD
Walter de Bruin, MD
Alexandre de Saint Sardos, MD
Erin Demmings, MD
Béatrice Des Marchais, MD
Ravi Dookeran, MD
Michael Dorey, MD
Stephanie Dotchin, MD
Anne Drysdale, MD
Derek Dunphy, MD
Anna Ells, MD
Catherine Eplett, MD
Vasudha Erraguntla, MD
James Farmer, MD
Anne Faucher, MD
David Fine, MD
Yamina Fodil-Cherif, MD
Bryce Ford, MD
Côme Fortin, MD
Éric Fortin, MD
Annick Valérie Fournier, MD
Christopher Francis, MD
Justin French, MD
Sebastien Gagné, MD
Mark Gans, MD
Jane Gardiner, MD
Steven Gilberg, MD
Howard Gimbel, MD
John Gonder, MD
John Gonder, MD
William Goodine, MD
John Gorfinkel, MD
Chloe Gottlieb, MD
Lisa Gould, MD
Francine Guay, MD
François Guinard, MD
R. Rishi Gupta, MD
Patrick Hamel, MD
John Hamilton, MD
Christopher Hanson, MD
Isabelle Hardy, MD
Mona Harissi-Dagher, MD
Tim Hillson, MD
Patricia Hinton, MD
Eugene Hladky, MD
Vernon Ho Yuen, MD
Glen Hoar, MD
Karen Hoar, MD
Simon Holland, MD
Hussein Hollands, MD
Bernard Hurley, MD
Jonathan Hurst, MD
Naushad Hussein, MD
Cindy Hutnik, MD
Wessel Ingram, MD
Bruce Jackson, MD
Mary Louise Jackson, MD
Delan Jinapriya, MD
David Johnson, MD
David Jordan, MD
Conrad Kavalec, MD
Ross Kennedy, MD
Amin Kherani, MD
Stephen Kosar, MD
Nathalie Labrecque, MD
Kevin Lachapelle, MD
Lisa Lagrou, MD
Laurent Lalonde, MD
Alain Laplante, MD
Patricia-Ann Laughrea, MD
Matthew Lee-Wing, MD
Brian Leonard, MD
Kevin Leonard, MD
Andrea Leung, MD
Steve Levasseur, MD
David Lewis, MD
James Lewis, MD
Janette Lindley, MD
Susan Lindley, MD
Christopher Lyons, MD
Ian MacDonald, MD
Inas Makar, MD
Mark Mandell, MD
Joshua Manusow, MD
Samuel Markowitz, MD
Mathen Mathen, MD
Charles Maxner, MD
Kristine Mayer, MD
Chryssa McAlister, MD
J. Martin McCarthy, MD
Ian McIlraith, MD
Robert McMahon, MD
Kamiar Mireskandari, MD
Andrew Mis, MD
Rajender Mohandas, MD
Yvonne Molgat, MD
Karen Moosbrugger, MD
Roger Morrissette, MD
Edward Moss, MD
Conor Mulholland, MD
Jeremy Murphy, MD
Paul Murphy, MD
Thomas Nagy, MD
Nawaaz Nathoo, MD
Brian Nelson, MD
Navdeep Nijhawan, MD
Donald Nixon, MD
Jason Noble, MD
Ravi Nrusimhadevara, MD
Heather O’Donnell, MD
James Oestreicher, MD
Sean O’Leary, MD
Alejandro Oliver, MD
Amer Omar, MD
Lindsay Ong-Tone, MD
Murari Patodia, MD
Katherine Paton, MD
Conrad Pelletier, MD
Nataly Pesin, MD
Adnan Pirbhai, MD
Steven Poleski, MD
Natashka Pollock, MD
Joel Post, MD
Karim Punja, MD
Michael Quinlan, MD
Paul Rafuse, MD
Cory Ramstead, MD
Raj Rathee, MD
Marc-André Rhéaume, MD
Rusty Ritenour, MD
Rehan Riyaz, MD
Marie-Claude Robert, MD
Kenneth Roberts, MD
Steve Roberts, MD
Johane Robitaille, MD
Amadeo Rodriguez, MD
Marian Roesch, MD
Jamie Rogers, MD
Mélanie Roy, MD
Chris Rudnisky, MD
Hady Saheb, MD
Arif Samad, MD
Robert Sanders, MD
Marius Scheepers, MD
Steven Schendel, MD
Blair Schoales, MD
Kelly Schweitzer, MD
Robert Scott, MD
Christopher Seamone, MD
Raymond Seto, MD
K. Briar Sexton, MD
Vijay Sharma, MD
Vikas Sharma, MD
Thomas Sheidow, MD
Ali Shoughary, MD
Byron Silver, MD
Rémy Simoneau, MD
Carolyn Skov, MD
Allan Slomovic, MD
Donald Smallman, MD
Leonard Smith, MD
Stanley Smith, MD
Donna Smythe, MD
Barry Sniderman, MD
Enitan Sogbesan, MD
Carlos Solarte-Thomas
Sohel Somani, MD
Curtis Sorgini, MD
Martin Spencer, MD
Jeff Steeves, MD
Frank Stockl, MD
Yi Ning Strube, MD
Zakaria Tadrous, MD
Mae Tam, MD
Alexander Tan, MD
James Taylor, MD
Joshua Teichman, MD
Martin ten Hove, MD
Matthew Tennant, MD
David Tingey, MD
Aron Tischler, MD
Todd Urton, MD
John van der Zweep, MD
Devesh Varma, MD
Christopher Waite, MD
Randy Walker, MD
Charlotte Wedge, MD
Ezekiel Weis, MD
James Whelan, MD
Geoff Williams, MD
David Wong, MD
Jamie Wong, MD
Keith Yap, MD
George Yearsley, MD
Natasha Yepes, MD
Jacky Yeung, MD
Tarek Youssef, MD
James Znajda, M

 

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“As a past president of the COS, I see the lasting value of supporting this fund because it is not only for us here now, but for the future generations of ophthalmology. Under the excellent leadership of Dr. Phil Hooper, I have seen the unity in our voices as ophthalmologists at the national level. There is no other advocacy body for ophthalmology in Canada and for this reason I strongly support this fund, this campaign, and the advocacy efforts of the COS.”Allan R. Slomovic, MSc, MD, FRCSC

“Telling our story, speaking with one voice as experts in the medical and surgical treatment of eye disease, advocating on behalf of our patients, and improving the delivery of eye care to Canadians. These actions are vitally important to us as ophthalmologists to ensure that we continue to retain, and deserve, our pivotal position in the delivery of eye care, now and in the future. I support the advocacy activities of the COS, both with time and with money, to help them work with subspecialty societies, academia, and provincial associations to engage the public and government and have our voices heard. I would encourage you to do the same. Together we CAN make a difference.”Phil Hooper, MD, FRCSC

“I would encourage all COS members to contribute to the Advocacy and Public Awareness Fund. As I enter my final 6 months as President of the COS, I have become more aware of the issues that affect our profession as a whole, in the immediate term but more importantly, into the future. There is no better time to work together, joining the efforts of the COS in raising the profile of Ophthalmology, ensuring that our voice is heard as we approach government at all levels, the media and the public. The ultimate result will be better patient care and the preservation of our Specialty.”Guillermo Rocha, MD, FRCSC, FACS

“Contributing to the COS advocacy fund is important to me as I have relied on the COS as a resource in my dealings with my provincial medical society, the provincial government and the changing landscape of vision care delivery. The information provided to me as well as the leadership and guidance of the COS have helped me become a stronger voice for our specialty.”Ken Roberts, MD, FRCSC

Congratulations to the Board of Directors for initiating the COS Advocacy and Public Awareness Campaign. The great work done by those working in ophthalmology including clinical care, teaching and research has been a secret for far too long. Time to spread the news and further the benefits to our patients now and into the future.Daniel M. O’Brien, MD, FRCSC