Residents' Lunch Symposium

Seeing from Sea to Sea: International Ophthalmology Opportunities

Saturday, June 7
Summit Suite, 8th floor

Attendance at this event is complimentary, but advance registration is required. Presented by CORS - the Canadian Ophthalmology Residents' Society – a division of the COS.

Please join us for the annual residents' lunch, which always sells out! This year we have invited 3 leaders in ophthalmology to share their inspiring experiences abroad. We hope you get a chance to catch up with colleagues while learning about global health in our field.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand ophthalmologic needs in underserved regions
  • Identify organizations that provide ophthalmic services in remote areas
  • Initiate involvement in international ophthalmology

David Hunter Cherwek, MD

Kim Le
Hady Saheb
Karim Damji

Schedule and description
1225Welcoming remarks
Kim Le
1230Nakurmiik: ophthalmology in Nunavut
Hady Saheb
1245Multidimensional encounters: tackling avoidable blindness in India and sub-Saharan Africa through institutional capacity building and civil society engagement
Karim Damji
1300Incorporating global efforts into your career in ophthalmology
Hunter Cherwek

Karim F. DamjiKarim F. Damji MD, FRCSC, MBA

Dr. Damji is a professor at the University of Alberta and director of residency training. He completed his residency at the University of Ottawa and fellowship training in glaucoma at Duke University. He has a passion for developing institutional capacity to enhance quality of glaucoma care in underserviced areas within Canada and Africa and is currently developing a model for teleglaucoma.

Dr. Damji has authored over 100 peer review publications, contributed to Canadian evidence based guidelines on glaucoma, and co-authored recent editions of Shields' Textbook of Glaucoma. He has received awards for excellence in teaching, research and humanism.

See editorial commentary by Dr. Damji: Strengthening institutional capacity for glaucoma care in sub-Saharan Africa

Hady SahebHady Saheb, MD MPH FRCSC DABO

Dr. Saheb is currently practising glaucoma and complex anterior segment surgery at the McGill University Health Centre, and is a consultant on the Ophthalmic Devices Panel for the US Food and Drug Administration. His clinical and research interests include micro-invasive glaucoma surgery and angle closure glaucoma.

Dr. Saheb performed his ophthalmology residency and medical school at McGill University followed by a glaucoma fellowship at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami. He completed further training in complex anterior segment surgery and novel surgical devices with Dr. Ike K 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, with an interest in clinical trials and health management.

David Hunter Cherwek
David Hunter Cherwek, MD