Benefits of Your COS Membership
Be part of the community! At any point in your career, becoming a member of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) has many benefits. Discover more about our organization—download your Membership Brochure here.
Engage and Connect with your Ophthalmic Community
- Connect with ophthalmologists, residents, and other eye health stakeholders through exclusive COS events, list-serves, and resources.
As a COS Member you gain access to:
- The COS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, with an average annual attendance of more than 1,200 Canadian ophthalmology professionals. All COS Members qualify for a deeply discounted registration rate.
- Physician-focused educational resources, workshops, and programs to earn CPD/CME credits.
- Ongoing leadership opportunities on the Board of Directors, COS Councils and Committees, working groups, and COS listservs.
- COS co-developed higher education opportunities.
- Members-only content on the PRC and website.
- Timely insider information on drug shortages and essential medications affecting the profession.
- And much more.
Continuously build on your medical portfolio
- Establish and grow your professional resume from residency to retirement through research dissemination, committee work, awards, abstracts, and workforce planning.
- Contribute to the future of ophthalmology by participating in working groups that create position statements and guidance documents.
- Become a caretaker and advocate of the profession and support the voice of ophthalmology within the vision health space.
Stay updated on COS’ advocacy and communications efforts, through our Council on Advocacy
- Have your voice heard on advocacy and public affairs issues, including advocacy infrastructure within the provinces, as COS collaborates with provincial physician advocacy leads.
- Be represented at Federal Government meetings and with key stakeholders.
- Implement a strategy to establish ophthalmology as the most effective advocate for quality eye care with federal and provincial governments.
- Increase public awareness of the role of ophthalmology as the medical and surgical leader of the “eye care team”.
- Increase the understanding of the value of ophthalmologist’s services and skill amongst the public, physicians, the media, government, and health policy makers.
- Lend your voice to advocacy and communications work on behalf of all ophthalmologists.
Continue to be informed on “all things Ophthalmology” in Canada
- Receive a free subscription to the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology (CJO).
- Gain members-only access to resources, including our online membership directory and regular COS updates on Advocacy, Maintenance of Certification updates, Education, and more.
- Access job opportunities.
- Receive timely information on various drug shortages and essential medications affecting the profession.
- Get the latest news and updates on ophthalmology.