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Unaccredited Events for Medical Students, Residents and Young Ophthalmologists

Trainee and First Five Social Evening

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 2100
Copper Spirits & Sights, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market

The Council of Canadian Ophthalmology Residents is pleased to invite you to an evening social on Thursday September 12, 2019 at 9:00 PM at Copper Spirits & Sights at Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market.

Cases with the Experts: Trainee & First Five Dinner

Friday September 13, 2019 at 1930
Social Restaurant & Lounge, 537 Sussex Drive

Dr. Ike K. Ahmed, Dr. Garfield Miller & friends are pleased to invite you to Cases with the Experts: Trainee & First Five Dinner to take place on Friday September 13, 2019 at Social Restaurant & Lounge at 7:30 PM.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/CaseswiththeExperts
Please note that spaces are limited.

Trainee case competition

Dr. Ike K. Ahmed and Dr. Garfield Miller invite you to submit an interesting glaucoma medical and/or surgical case! Selected submissions will be presented at Cases with the Experts: Trainee & First Five Dinner on Friday September 13, 2019.

Please submit a short (less than 100 words) summary of your case to [email protected] by September 8, 2019 at 11:59PM. If chosen, the case presentation should be no longer than four minutes and five slides.

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) for Residents: Skill Transfer Lab + Didactic

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1315-1545
The Westin Hotel, Newfoundland Room

Course will use surgical videos to demonstrate step-by-step techniques of performing 2 MIGS technologies, followed by a skill transfer lab:

  1. iStent inject - Glaukos
  2. Kahook Dual Blade - New World Medical/Labtician

The two MIGS technologies will be presented during two didactic talks from experienced MIGS surgeons. Talks will include tips and tricks for successful surgeries and best patient selection.

Following a concise didactic, 16 attendees will be divided into two stations for each MIGS technique. Each station will have four operating microscopes with a proper angle surgery setup - utilizing SimulEYE - eye models. Each pair of residents will be instructed by an experienced MIGS surgeon as they practice surgery under observation.

Educational objective

Attendees will learn how to start their first cases in the operating room for the respective technologies.

Course organizers

Ike K. Ahmed, MD, FRCSC
Garfield Miller, MD, FRCSC
Nir Shoham-Hazon, MD


Fee: Complimentary, thanks to Labtician and Glaukos

Send registration requests to [email protected] (attn: Nir Shoham-Hazon) with your name, email, phone number, residency institution and year in residency. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Slots are limited to 16 residents.