Message from the meeting chair

“It is not enough to anticipate what’s to come, but to make it possible.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

On behalf of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) and the COS Annual Meeting Planning Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Québec City, Quebec from Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 16 for the 2019 COS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. This year our theme will be Leadership and Advocacy in Ophthalmology.

As the premier venue for knowledge transfer in our field, COS will host 22 international keynote speakers and will present 56 sessions offering new perspectives in ophthalmology including cutting-edge surgical innovations, state-of-the-art advances in ophthalmic diagnostics and evidence-based updates.

New this year, the COS is a hosting a full-day, joint symposium with the Société Française d’Ophtalmologie (SFO) on Thursday, June 13. This symposium will feature a full-range of topic areas in ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Richard Mimeault, a physician advisor with the CMPA, will host a workshop on Informed Consent on Saturday, June 15. Participants will look at the importance of the information shared with the patient, the style of communication, as well as capacity and liberty.

Once again, we look forward to connecting with you in Québec City at the 2019 COS Annual Meeting!

Mona H. Dagher, MD, FRCSC
Chair, COS Annual Meeting Planning Committee

Register today!

Registration is now open and we encourage you to register before April 23 to receive the early bird rate (Standard rates apply as of April 24). REGISTRATION

Learning objectives

By participating in the 2019 meeting, attendees will:

  • Integrate into their practice, knowledge and skills gained from the sharing of Canadian and international research and scientific studies
  • Discuss recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases
  • Compare and contrast core concepts, new advances, and clinical experiences by networking with colleagues and internationally renowned keynote speakers
  • Enhance or develop new skills through hands-on learning experience in a Surgical Skills Transfer Course
  • Appraise new and innovative technology and discuss developments in treatment and medical devices with industry representatives in the Exhibition Hall