Overall Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the effects of COVID-19 on the management of glaucoma practices; office flow to procedures
  • Identify and discuss changes to the LIGHT and ZAAP Trials
  • Examine new clinical data on MIGS surgical devices
  • Compare, assess and discuss trabecular and subconjunctival MIGS surgical procedures
  • Determine if there is still a role for trabs/tubes in the management of glaucoma patients

Program Venue Locations

Registration – Foyer Margaret, 3rd Level

Main Plenary  – Salle Margaret, 3rd Level

Exhibit Floor – Foyer Edward, 2nd Level

Hospitality  – Salle Edward, 2nd Level


Friday, November 5th




11:00am – 1:00pm  

Registration, Lunch, Exhibit Floor


1:00pm – 1:15pm  

Welcome & Introductions


1:15pm – 2:00pm  

Keynote Address – Anterior Segment OCT 

Dr. Alex Huang, MD, PhD


2:00pm – 2:30pm  

Dr. Stephen Drance Lecture – How COVID-19 has Changed What I Do

Dr. Marcelo Nicolela


2:30pm – 3:15pm  

Break, Exhibit Floor


3:15pm – 4:15pm Glaucoma Management in 2021 Session

LIGHT/Salt Trial – Dr. David Marshall

ZAAP Trial & Eagle Study – Dr. Beatrice Des Marchais

OHTS 20-year Data – Dr. Susan Wakil

Change in Paradigm for Glaucoma Management – Dr. Nir Shoham-Hazon

Q&A/Panel Discussion


4:15pm – 4:20pm  

Day 1 Concluding Remarks


4:20pm – 6:00pm  

CGS Welcome Reception, Exhibit Floor Open



Saturday, November 6th 

Time Session
7:30am – 9:00am  

Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Floor


8:00am – 9:00am Grand Rounds

Zoya Chaudhry, McGill University

Myrna Litcher

Oksana Kaminska, Universite de Montreal


9:00am – 10:00am MIGS – Conventional Outflow Session

Moderators: Dr. Catherine Birt & Dr. Hady Saheb

Conventional Outflow/Trabecular – Dr. Alex Huang

Kahook Dual Blade – Dr. Catherine Bairl

GAAT –  Dr. Jing Wang

iStent –  Dr. Paul Harasymowycz

Hydrus – Dr. Jeb Ong

Rebuttal/Panel Discussion 


10:00am – 10:30am  

Break, Exhibit Floor


10:30am – 11:15am MIGS – Subconjunctival Outflow Session 

Moderators: Dr. Paul Harasymowycz & Dr. Jing Wang

Subconjunctival Outflow – Dr. Alex Huang

XEN – Dr. David Yan

Preserflo – Dr. Georges Durr

Trab/Tube – Dr. Catherine Birt

Rebuttal/Panel Discussion


11:15pm – 11:30am  

MIGS Surgery – Dr. Hady Saheb


11:30pm – 11:45am  

Concluding Remarks


12:15pm – 1:00pm  

CGS Business Meeting, Lunch, Salle Margaret


1:30pm – 4:00pm Wet Labs

Xen, Hydrus, iStent, Presflo, Kahook Dual Blade


International Guest Speaker

Dr. Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Alex Huang graduated from Pomona College and completed his MSTP (Medical Scientist Training Program) M.D./Ph.D program at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with Lasker Award winning Dr. Solomon Snyder in the Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience.  After completing his residency at then USC/Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Huang left USC to complete his glaucoma fellowship with Dr. Robert Weinreb at Shiley Eye Institute.  Today he is one of the inaugural faculty members of the Doheny Eye Institute/Stein Eye Institute/UCLA affiliation.

Dr. Huang is a clinician-scientist who is supported by the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute on a K08 award and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).  Clinically, Dr. Huang is recognized as a thought leader in new angle-based minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries (MIGS) that he offers to his patients.   He has directed his clinical acumen in MIGS into a research program dedicated to developing a combined Structure:Function understanding of aqueous humor outflow using OCT and aqueous angiography.  In his NASA work, his research focuses on the cause and development of countermeasures for Space flight-Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS), a condition characterized by ocular changes due to persistent microgravity exposure.    ​

​Dr. Huang has also been awarded the American Glaucoma Society Mentoring for Advancement of Physician-Scientists award (MAPS) two times (2013 and 2014) and was given the American Glaucoma Society Young-Clinician Scientist Award in 2015.  Fight For Sight recognized Dr. Huang as an Undergraduate Research Award Mentor in 2015.  More recently, Dr. Huang was honored with the Research to Prevent Blindness Career Development Award (1/2016) and the Heidelberg Engineering Xtreme Research award (6/2016).  He was named the #1 Rising Star by The Ophthalmologist magazine in 2017.​


The Canadian Glaucoma Society Meeting 2021 is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1), as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and was approved by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Physicians may claim a maximum of 4.25 hours. 

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Learn more about information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit.