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
Colin Mann, MD President, COS

Setareh Ziai, MD Board Liaison, Residents and Young Ophthalmologist Affairs
Stephanie Dotchin, MD Canadian Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Clara Chan, MD Canadian Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery Society
Lisa Gould, MD Canadian Glaucoma Society (Chair)
Jin Wang, MD Canadian Glaucoma Society (Co-Chair)
Danah Albreiki, MD Canadian Neuro-ophthalmology Society
Jim Farmer, MD Canadian Ophthalmic Pathology Society
Robert Gizicki, MD Canadian Retina Society (CPD Co-Chair)
Varun Chaudhary, MD Canadian Retina Society (CPD Director)
Ralf R Buhrmann, MD Canadian Society for Global Ophthalmology and Public Health
Vivian Yin, MD Canadian Society for Global Ophthalmology and Public Health
Nav Nijhawan, MD Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons
Jean Deschênes, MD Canadian Uveitis Society
Jit Gohill, MD Cataract Surgery
Josh Teichman, MD Cataract Surgery
Micah Luong, MD Comprehensive Vision Rehabilitation
Patrick Gooi, MD Surgical Skills Transfer Courses
Majd Mustafa, MD Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents (President) & Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents (Vice President)
Allan Slomovic, MD Ocular Regenerative Medicine Society
Isabelle Brunette, MD Ocular Regenerative Medicine Society
Cindy Hutnik, MD COS Awards
Femida Kherani, MD Women in Ophthalmology

COS Staff

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

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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