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EyeCan Season 2, Episode 11 – Global Ophthalmology with guest Dr. Vivian Yin

On this episode of EyeCan, we speak with Dr. Vivian Yin, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Yin graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an Honors degree in Biology. She completed her medical training and residency at the University of Toronto, graduating with multiple surgical and academic awards. With an interest in oculoplastic, she pursued a two-years oculoplastic and orbital oncology training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She has spoken internationally on topics of periocular and orbital oncology, aesthetics, and lacrimal system.

Dr. Yin is actively involved in research and teaching. She trains fellows in oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmology residents, and medical students. She is also a reviewer for multiple international peer-review scientific journals, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology and the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. She has been recognized for her accomplishments by research awards and grants from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, and the Physicians’ Services Incorporate (PSI) Foundation.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 10 – Mindfulness and Physician Wellness with guest Dr. Agnes Wong

On this episode of EyeCan, we talk with Dr Agnes Wong, Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wong is an active staff Ophthalmologist and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. In her career as a physician-scientist, Dr. Wong has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in the field of Ophthalmology and vision sciences, and held many prestigious research grants.

Dr. Wong currently focuses on wellness in healthcare. She is on the faculty of the Mindfulness and Compassion Training for Health and End-of-Life Care Professionals program at the Sarana Institute in Toronto. By integrating mindfulness, compassion, reflective practices, and systems thinking, her approach is to help healthcare professionals develop vital skills to enhance their well-being and to improve the system. Dr. Wong has won critical acclaim for her latest book, “The Art and Science of Compassion. A Primer—Reflections of a Physician-Chaplain” published by Oxford University Press.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan – Season 2, Episode 9 – Bioinformatics, deep learning, and clinical epidemiology with Dr. Cecilia Lee

On this episode of EyeCan, we are joined by Dr. Cecilia Lee, Klorfine Family Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Clinical Research at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Dr. Lee’s research focus includes bioinformatics, deep learning, and clinical epidemiology. Recent published work includes clinical outcomes research in age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. In a new paper published in JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr. Lee and her colleagues report exciting findings related to the association between cataract surgery and dementia risk. That will be the focus of this podcast’s conversation.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan – Season 2, Episode 8 – Talking markets and investments with MD Financial

On this episode of EyeCan we are joined by two guests from MD Financial: Craig Maddock and Ian Taylor.

J. Craig Maddock is Senior Portfolio Manager and Vice-President Multi-Asset Management, based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Craig brings a wealth of experience from over thirty years in the financial services industry. Craig’s responsibilities include leading a team of portfolio managers and analysts responsible for the investment management of the MD Funds and Pools.

Ian Taylor is the lead Portfolio Manager for more than $4 billion in liquid alternative investments at MD; he also leads a team of investment analysts responsible for investment research.

MD specializes in physicians-focused financial advice and services. MD has more than $49 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. MD Financial Management provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds, and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies and Scotia Wealth Insurance Services Inc.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and directed by Kim Tytler.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 7 – 2022 at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society w/ guest Dr. Colin Mann

On this episode of EyeCan, we talk with Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) President Dr. Colin Mann about what’s in store for the organization in 2022.

Dr. Colin Mann is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist based in Bridgewater, NS. He has been a member of the COS since starting practice in 1991 and served many years on the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) committee.  He was the founding Chair of the Practice Resource Center Committee.  Dr. Mann has served on the COS Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently in year two of his two-year term as President of the COS.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 6 – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion with guest Dr. Nupura Bakshi

On this episode of EyeCan we talk with Dr. Nupura Bakshi about her recently new role as chair of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion working group.

Dr. Bakshi is a retina and uveitis specialist in Toronto. Dr. Bakshi is an Assistant Professor in Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, and a staff clinician at Unity Health Toronto, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Kensington Eye Institute. Dr. Bakshi has a special interest in medical and surgical education, and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in medicine. In addition to serving as the Director of EDI for the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto, this busy physician is also the Chair of the COS’ new EDI Working Group.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 5 – Strabismus Surgery with guest Dr. Yi Ning J. Strube

On this episode of EyeCan we talk with Dr. Yi Ning J. Strube about her recently featured research on increasing safety in strabismus surgery and what simple changes can be made to have a significant impact.

Dr. Yi Ning J. Strube is Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University, at Hotel Dieu Hospital / Kingston Health Sciences Centre in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is an Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Ophthalmology, and cross-appointed in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Strube completed her medical school and ophthalmology residency training at Queen’s University, followed by her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus with Dr. Kenneth W. Wright and the University of Southern California, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She is both a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 4 – Canadian Women in Medicine w/ guest Dr. Setareh Ziai

On this Episode, we have a very special treat! We are talking to EyeCan’s very own Dr. Setareh Ziai. Dr Ziai is an Assistant Professor at the Ottawa Eye Institute and a cornea specialist. Over her career, she has been involved in the Canadian Medical Association’s national seniors’ strategy, was a panelist for one of the co-developed accredited symposia at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society’’s (COS) annual meeting and sits on the physician Scientific Advisory Board for the COS/Canadian Dermatology Association Product Recognition Program.

Dr. Ziai also heads the annual Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) conference. Follow Canadian Women in Medicine (CWIM) on Twitter and Instagram: @cwimgather

With your host, Dr. Guillermo Rocha.

Written and Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 3 – Dr. Michael Nguyen – Being a resident today

On this episode of EyeCan we talk with Dr. Michael Nguyen a 4th year ophthalmology resident at the University of Toronto about what it’s like being a resident today and the challenges that COVID has created in the learning and practice environment for new ophthalmologists.

Dr. Michael Nguyen is a 4th year ophthalmology resident at the University of Toronto. He received his medical degree from McMaster University.  Michael has a strong passion in ophthalmic medical education. More recently, he created VISCO (the Virtual Introductory Student Course in Ophthalmology), a free and interactive online course that teaches the fundamentals of ophthalmology to medical students. He is a former COS PRC committee member and he is currently serving as the President of the Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 2 – Part 2 of the Lauren Brecher Interview

On this episode of EyeCan, we’ll be joined by Lauren Brecher, a lawyer from Ottawa who works with the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), to discuss mandatory vaccinations and how to approach the topic with staff (Part 2 of 2).

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

*Please note that the comments of Lauren Brecher within this episode are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor does accessing this information create a lawyer-client relationship.  

EyeCan Season 2, Episode 1 – Intro to Season 2 and Part 1 of Lauren Brecher Interview

On this episode of EyeCan, we take a look at our upcoming Season 2 episodes. We’ll talk about operating in the fourth wave of Covid and we’ll be joined by Lauren Brecher, a lawyer from Ottawa who works with the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), to discuss mandatory vaccinations and how to approach the topic with staff (Part 1 of 2).

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Written and Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada’s ophthalmologists.

*Please note that the comments of Lauren Brecher within this episode are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or opinion, nor does accessing this information create a lawyer-client relationship.  

EyeCan Episode 11 – Physician-focused Financial Advice w/MD Financial Management

On this episode of EyeCan we’re happy to be joined by Jean-Francois Bordeleau, Senior Practice Manager with MD Financial and Julie Petrera, National Lead with MD Financial Management.

MD specializes in physicians-focused financial advice and services. MD has more than $49 billion in assets under administration and is dedicated to serving Canada’s physicians and their families. MD provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 10 – Innovating During a Pandemic w/ guest Dr. Ike Ahmed

On this episode of EyeCan, we speak to Dr. Ike Ahmed. Dr. Ahmed has become world renown for his diagnosis and surgical treatment of glaucoma and anterior segment reconstruction. He has been recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world , and has trained numerous surgeons in innovative surgical techniques. This includes developing and coining the phrase « micro-invasive glaucoma surgery. »

Today, Dr. Ahmed speaks to us about innovation in eye care during a pandemic.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 9 – The Eye Bank w/ guest Dr. Clara Chan

On this episode of EyeCan we’re joined with Dr. Clara Chan.

Dr. Chan is a woman with many hats.  She is a specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery,  an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Toronto and the former Chair of the Resident Surgical Teaching Committee. She teaches fellows as part of the Cornea fellowship program at the Toronto Western Hospital and is the Medical Director of the Eye Bank of Canada, Ontario Division.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 8 – Competence by Design w/ guest Dr. Stephanie Baxter 

On this episode of EyeCan we talk to Dr. Stephanie Baxter.Stephanie obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie University in 1998.  She completed a residency in ophthalmology at Queen’s University in 2003 followed by a 1 year fellowship in Cornea and…

EyeCan Episode 7 – The COS in 2021 w/ guests Dr. Colin Mann and Elisabeth Fowler

On this episode of EyeCan we talk with Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) President Dr. Colin Mann and CEO and Executive Director of the COS Elisabeth Fowler about what’s in store for the organization in 2021.Nova Scotia native, Dr. Colin Mann is a…

EyeCan Episode 6 – Physician Wellness w/ guest Dr. Nina Ahuja

Dr. Nina Ahuja is a Cataract specialist based in Hamilton Ontario.  With a passion for teaching, Dr. Ahuja was a key contributor in establishing the Ophthalmology Residency Program at McMaster University, a program that began in 2005 and has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching, and for contributions to residency education including as past Program Director.  She continues to be actively involved as Academic Division Head for Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, and is also an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

She is also the author of bestseller « Stress in Medicine: Lessons Learned Through My Years as a Surgeon, from Med School to Residency, and Beyond » and is an advocate for wellness for physicians, fellow health professionals, and students in health professional programs.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 5 – Retiring from Practice w/ guest Dr. Yvonne Buys

On this episode, we speak to Dr. Yvonne Buys, Past president of the COS about her recent retirement.  We’ll discuss her career, and the transition from full-time ophthalmologist to retirement and how we should plan for that transition ourselves.

Dr. Yvonne Buys earned her MD degree at the University of Toronto. S he completed a fellowship in ophthalmology in 1992, and earned the Diploma of the American Board of Ophthalmology in 1993. She is a Full Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences and the Co-Director of the Glaucoma Unity at the University Health Network.

Dr. Buys has accomplished a lot over the course of her career and we’ll talk about some of that in this episode.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson.

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

EyeCan Episode 4 – Covid-19 w/ guest Dr. James Chodosh

On today’s episode, we’ll get an update on COVID-19 and discuss how we should view this second wave, what we can expect, and what we can do to overcome the challenges we will inevitably face.  We’ll also talk about what to expect in a potential vaccine…

EyeCan Episode 3 – Glaucoma w/ guest Dr. Hady Saheb

On this episode of EyeCan we talk to Dr. Hady Saheb, a Montreal based glaucoma specialist and complex anterior segment surgeon, and glaucoma fellowship director at McGill University. Dr. Saheb earned his medical degree and completed his residency at McGill University. He was then a glaucoma fellow at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami and subsequently completed a second fellowship in novel glaucoma surgical devices and complex anterior segment surgery with Dr. Ike Ahmed at the University of Toronto. He also completed a master’s degree in public health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, with an interest in clinical trials and health leadership.

Dr. Saheb has received several awards including the Frank Buller Award for Best Clinical Instructor at McGill University in 2015,  2016 and for Best Surgical Instructor in 2020. He has written articles in peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and has spoken at multiple national and international events. Dr. Saheb has also chaired multiple local and national meetings, including the Canadian Glaucoma Society meeting, the glaucoma section of the Canadian Ophthalmology Society meeting, McGill Ophthalmology Day, and McGill Research Day. He is currently the Chair of the CPD Council of the COS, as well as chair of the Tele-ophthalmology Committee for the Association of Ophthalmologists in Quebec.

With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Directed by Eric Johnson

Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works

EyeCan Episode 2 – Guest Dr. Robert Koenekoop

On this episode of EyeCan we talk to Dr. Robert Koenekoop, a Montreal-based paediatric ophthalmologist and Molecular Biologist of Blindness who studies retinal degenerations and childhood blindness.  For the past 25 years he has devoted his research career to discovering new retinal genes for childhood blindness due to retinal degenerations. His researcher into gene therapy and has discovered over 15 new genes for IRDs and has helped pave the way for Health Canada to recently approved gene replacement therapy for an autosomal recessive inherited retinal disorders.

EyeCan Episode 1

Eye Can: A Canadian lens on ophthalmology.  In this series, we’ll examine all aspects of what it means to be an Ophthalmologist in Canada; we’ll speak with leaders in our field about their contributions and life journey; we’ll explore new and emerging techniques and technologies in eye care; and through it all we hope to connect with our community, and have those that listen understand the value of who we are and what we do for our patients.

And we’ll share our experiences as ophthalmologists today and tackle some of challenges we face as healthcare providers.

Hosted by Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.

Brought to you by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. This podcast is made possible by MD Financial’s Affinity Grant. Directed by Eric Johnson and Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

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