2013 Annual CGS Meeting, Montreal, QC

A summary of the top 10 CGS highlights from the meeting is available in the Glaucoma in Canada section.

We are once again looking forward to a great meeting with glaucoma lectures integrated into the main Canadian Ophthalmological Society program running June 14-17, Skills Transfer Sessions on Saturday June 15th and the Canadian Glaucoma Society meeting Monday June 17 from 1045hrs until 1715hrs.

Please register for the COS annual meeting to attend the talks in the main session or Skills Transfer course.  Below are some of the highlights but be sure to visit the 2013 CGS Events section to see all the glaucoma sessions being held at this year’s meeting, In addition to the skills transfer session, Saturday June 15th is the CGS Annual Dinner, Sunday afternoon there is a Clinical Update session on Glaucoma at 1:30 in the main meeting hall, later that afternoon is our Annual Business Meeting for members only, and Monday is our full three session Canadian Glaucoma Society meeting that includes research talks and invited presentations.

Glaucoma Visiting Speakers

Jost Jonas, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Chairman, Dept of Ophthalmology
Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Mannheim, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany

Professor Jonas is currently professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg in Germany.

Ivo Kocur MD MA MSc MBA
Prevention of Blindness and Deafness
World Health Organization
Geneva Switzerland

Ivo Kocur is based at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva where he has served for over a decade. He was involved initially in the global coordination of “VISION 2020: The Right to Sight,” a major international partnership for the elimination of avoidable blindness.

Glaucoma Skills Transfer Course

Novel Techniques And Devices

Saturday June 15, 1045-1215
Fee: $100

Saturday June 15, 1330-1500
Fee: $100

This course has both didactic and hands-on components. The lab will focus on ab interno and ab externo surgery, with two practice sessions: i-stent/canaloplasty and trabectome/deep sclerectomy. Registration is limited to practising ophthalmologists, senior residents and fellows. Advance registration is required.


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

  • Describe different approaches to ab interno and ab externo glaucoma surgery.
  • Perform a type of ab interno and ab externo surgery.
  • List the necessary equipment for ab interno and ab externo glaucoma surgery.

Don’t forget to check out the complete list of all glaucoma events at the Canadian Ophthalmological Society/Canadian Glaucoma Society annual meeting.