Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC)

Mission Statement

The AMPC is charged with responsibility for the development of the educational and scientific content of the COS Annual Meeting and works in cooperation with the COS to ensure the success of this Meeting.

The AMPC is supported and managed by the COS. The COS AMPC is a COS committee that reports to the COS CPD Council through the Committee Chair, who also serves on the COS Board of Directors.

AMPC Members

Mona Dagher, MD Chair
Marie-Josée Aubin, MD Canadian Society for Global Ophthalmology and Public Health
Nupura Bakshi, MD Equity, Diversity of Inclusion
Raj Bindlish, MD Canadian Glaucoma Society (Chair)
Isabelle Brunette, MD Ocular Regenerative Medicine Society
Clara Chan, MD Canadian Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Society
Varun Chaudhary, MD Canadian Retina Society (CPD Director)
Marvi Cheema, MD Comprehensive Vision Rehabilitation
Béatrice Des Marchais, MD Women in Ophthalmology
Jean Deschênes, MD Canadian Uveitis Society
Maryam Eslami, MD Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents (Vice-President)
Jim Farmer, MD Canadian Ophthalmic Pathology Society
Robert Gizicki, MD Canadian Retina Society (CPD Co-Chair)
Patrick Gooi, MD Surgical Skills Transfer Courses
Cindy Hutnik, MD COS Awards
Micah Luong, MD Comprehensive Vision Rehabilitation
Kamiar Mireskandari, MD Canadian Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Nav Nijhawan, MD Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons
Michael, Nyugen, MD Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents (President)
Jacinthe Rouleau, MD Canadian Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Allan Slomovic, MD Ocular Regenerative Medicine Society
Josh Teichman, MD Cataract Surgery
Jing Wang, MD Canadian Glaucoma Society (Co-Chair)
Sonia Yeung, MD Cataract Surgery
Vivian Yin, MD Canadian Society for Global Ophthalmology and Public Health

COS Staff

Elisabeth Fowler Executive Director and CEO
Cheryl Ripley Director, Continuing Professional Development
Eric Johnson Manager, Communications & Public Affairs
Rita Afeltra Manager, Membership & Meeting Logistics
Christine Bruce Project Lead, Meeting Logistics & Exhibits

Allied Health

Mallory Coughlin The Canadian Orthoptic Society (TCOS)
Stacy Liu The Canadian Orthoptic Society (TCOS)
Marc LaFontaine Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP)
Carla Blackburn Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP)
Catherine Callaghan Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (CSORN)

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