Annual Forum

The 2024 COS Forum has concluded. Stay tuned for 2025!

For more details on the past forum, see below. And to view the recordings on YouTube, watch below.

Annual Forum: Putting the COS in perspective.

Missed the event? Watch the recording on YouTube now.

This annual virtual event is about the future direction of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society with presentations that have included: Advocacy, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainability in Ophthalmology, Competence by Design, Innovation and Development, and Drug Shortages & Essential Medications.

See the 2024 information below:

Advocating on behalf of our profession

Join President Dr. Phil Hooper as he discusses the evolving landscape for Ophthalmology, with changes in regulation and oversight at the federal and provincial level, the potential impact of new treatments and scope of practice on eye care, and how the COS is working to help ophthalmologists  influence these changes.

Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Netan Choudhry explores the current and potential applications of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology and assesses its impact on patient care and clinical decision-making. His presentation will cover on AI in Glaucoma/Refractive surgery/Anterior Segment*.

*Dr. Fares Antaki covers AI in Retina in our French Forum on January 31. Both presentations will be translated and provided to all attendees.

Sustainability in ophthalmology: The eye & beyond

Dr. Mili Roy examines the interconnected impacts of ophthalmic practices on the environment, as well as environmental impacts on ocular conditions and healthcare systems. Strategies promoting sustainability within and by the profession will be considered.

Drug Shortages & Essential Medications

Dr. David Plemel provides an update on the drug shortages status in Canada, as well as an overview of our submissions to Health Canada on improving access to drugs and other health products, and the recently developed ophthalmic essential medication list for Canada.

Our moderator for the event is COS immediate Past President, Dr. Colin Mann.

This Forum was supported in part by way of an unrestricted educational grant from:

Resources (shared with registrants only)

Speaker Presentations

Learning Objectives:

RCPSC MOC Section 1

This webinar 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 (credits are automatically calculated).

This webinar was developed by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and planned to achieve scientific integrity, objectivity and balance.

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