Symposium: Residents and Young Ophthalmologists

Grab bag for the young ophthalmologist: Career planning, financial and surgical tips that you didn’t learn in residency

Thursday June 18
Carson C


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

  • Apply practice tips on how to start an ophthalmology practice and plan long-term career goals.
  • Incorporate a medical practice in Canada.
  • Manage intraoperative surprises by identifying warning signs early during cataract surgery.


Guillermo Rocha
Ken Roberts
Tim Paziuk
Warren Hill


Kim Le


1215 Lunch buffet (advance registration required)
1230 Welcoming remarks · Mona Harissi-Dagher
1240 The 5 stages of professional development · Guillermo Rocha
1315 Mistakes I made in my first year of practice · Ken Roberts
1330 What you absolutely need to know about incorporating your practice · Tim Paziuk

  • Why to incorporate your practice
  • How to incorporate your practice
  • When to Incorporate your practice
  • Paying off debt
  • Managing cash flow
  • Minimizing taxes
  • Getting the most financially from your practice
1500 Break
1530 Summary of 2014 Canadian ophthalmology residency survey · Kim Le
1545 Matinee movie marathon with Warren Hill: What went wrong? · Warren Hill
This interactive session will showcase a series of cataract videos where different issues resulted in unanticipated outcomes. The audience will try to identify the common problems and solutions.
1715-1745 Choose one of the following informal program options:

  1. Share your own cataract surgery video and questions with Warren Hill
  2. Round-table resident discussion on finding jobs
  3. Round-table resident discussion on applying for fellowships