COVID-19 update: The Vancouver portion of the CDES originally scheduled for May 23-24, 2020 has been CANCELLED. The November 13-15, 2020 Toronto event is still scheduled to go ahead as planned. Those who purchased tickets for the Vancouver event will be contacted by email over the next few days.
Dr. Michele Martin talks about how the
Dry Eye Summit changed her practice
CANADA’S PREMIERE DRY EYE MEETING
Taking your dry eye practice to new heights
Build a solid foundation, incorporating the latest science and research from DEWS II all in an effort to restore tear film homeostasis.
Bring the science into patient care by observing a complete patient work-up from diagnosis to treatment and management. Hands on workshops using the latest diagnostic and treatment devices.
Reach the peak with the knowledge to launch a dry eye offering in your practice. Build the proper workflow and business model to provide excellent patient care and practice profitability.
New this year! Turn your team members into Ocular Hygienists. Sunday May 24th, 2020 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
LIVE DRY EYE WORKUP
Learn from the best as experts work up real dry eye patients. See their dry eye exam workflow in action. What test are important, how to perform them and how to interpret them.
HANDS ON WORKSHOPS
IPL (Intense Pulse Light Therapy)
Meibomian Gland Imaging
Thermal Meibomian Gland Expression
From experienced to novice, everyone will walk away energized and ready to take their dry eye offering to the next level.
FRESH TECH INSIGHTS
Vendors and business managers from North America’s top companies will have the latest treatments and devices available for practitioners to see and try. Many of which will be demonstrated live on real dry eye patients.
MEET NEW FACES
Come gather with some of the best minds in dry eye and ocular surface disease in North America. From experienced to novice, everyone will walk away learning something new.
2019 FACULTY – TORONTO
VANCOUVER TBA SOON
Dr. Laura Periman
MD, Ocular Surface Disease Expert
Dr. Laura Periman, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist, fellowship- trained cornea and refractive surgeon and Ocular Surface Disease Expert.
Dr. Lyndon Jones
Professor | Director CORE U of Waterloo
Lyndon Jones is a Professor at the School of Optometry & Vision Science and Director of the Centre forOcular Research & Education (CORE) at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Richard Maharaj
Dr. Richard Maharaj is the medical director of eyeLABS in Brampton, ON a specialty ocular surface disease clinic. He also serves as the chief learning officer of My Dry Eye.
Dr. Etty Bitton
OD, Professor U of Montreal
Etty Bitton currently works at the School of Optometry, Université de Montréal as a Professor and Director of the Dry Eye Clinic. Etty does research on dry eye, tear film, contact lenses and related issues.
Dr. Trevor Miranda
Dr. Trevor Miranda is a partner in a multi-doctor, four-location practice on Vancouver Island. A serial entrepreneur, Trevor is constantly testing different patient care and business models.
Dr. laurie Capogna
OD, Eye Wellness
Co-author of Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes and Eyefoods for Kids: A Tasty Guide to Nutritionand Eye Health. Passionate about spreading the message of the importance of nutrition and lifestyle onthe prevention of eye disease.
Dr. Scott Schachter
OD - Global Ambassador TFOS
Dr. Schachter received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern California College of Optometry and opened a private practice in Pismo Beach, CA with an emphasis on ocular surface disease.
Dr. Euan McGinty
A dedicated eye geek, Euan has been fortunate to practice in both Scotland and Canada. A partner in successful multi-office locations in both countries, he brings a creative energy and drive to the businesses, pushing them to excel. He loves the business of optometry, general optometry practice and has had a career long interest in dry eye management.
Dr. John Wilson
With a career path seldom equaled, John started his working life as a coal miner and then as a police officer. Bringing a unique perspective to optometry, John is a partner in a business that has gone from cold start to a multi-doctor, multi-location, multi-personality office based in Nova Scotia in under six years.
Owner CEO Aesthetics 360
Christine works as a consultant for both private practices and nationally acclaimed academic institutions in both the Ophthalmology and Aesthetic industries worldwide.
Dr. Henry Reis
Ophthalmologist, Corneal Specialist, Optometrist
Dr. Henry Reis is a cornea specialist and researcher from Brazil, the owner of Integra Eyecare Centre and co-founder of OSDx, world’s first A.I. solution for ocular surface assessment.
Co-Founder Marketing 4ECPs
Kevin is a serial entrepreneur and marketing expert. He founded POD marketing in 2014 and co-founded marketing 4ECPs soon after. Kevin has a drive and passion for marketing that has taken eye care practices from across North America to new heights. He is also a best selling author with his newly released book entitled “click.”
A huge thank you to the sponsors listed below for making the third Canadian Dry Eye Summit possible.
Below is the schedule from the November 2019
event in Toronto. The Vancouver schedule will be
similar and announced shortly.
COPE APPROVAL PENDING
|7:30 – 7:40 am||Welcome: Dr. Richard Maharaj (Chair)|
|7:40 – 8:30 am||Keynote: Dr. Laura Periman – Jumping to Light Speed – Exploring the Scientific Evidence and Clinical Evidence and Clinical Efficacy of Modern Interventions for our Dry Eye and MGD Patients. COPE ID 65095-AS|
|8:35 – 9:25 am||Dr. Scott Schachter – Dry Eye is a Vision Disease (COPE ID: 64584-AS)|
|9:40 – 10:30 am||Dr. Etty Bitton – A systematic approach to dry eye disease using TFOS DEWSII (COPE ID: 65177-AS)|
|10:30 – 11:25 am||Ask the expert panel (Drs. Periman, Schachter, Bitton)|
|11:25 – 12:25 pm||Lunch & Tradeshow|
|12:25 – 2:25 pm||Hands on Dry Eye Experience|
|2:40 – 3:30 pm||Dr. Lyndon Jones – Dry Eye and Contact Lenses Harmony or Havoc (COPE ID: 65036-CL)|
|3:30 – 4:20 pm||Dr. Sondra Black – How Dry Eye plays into the Surgical Space (COPE ID: 65066-AS)|
|4:20 – 5:00 pm||Ask the expert panel (Drs. Jones, Black, Maharaj)|
|8:00 – 8:50 am||Dr. Laurie Capogna & Teresa John: Nutrition and Dry Eye (COPE ID: 65098-AS)|
|8:55 – 9:45 am||Dr. Henri Reiss: Strategies for Improving Treatment Compliance in DED patients (COPE ID: 64813-GO)|
|10:00 – 10:50 am||Kevin Wilhelm: Marketing Medical Specializations (COPE ID: 64939-PM)|
|10:55 – 11:25||Drs. Euan McGinty & John Wilson: The Monotony of Dry Eye – Boring Routine Practice (COPE ID: 65148-PM)|
|11:25 – 11:45||Opteva Direct – Live Demonstration|
|11:50 – 12:50 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:30 pm||Ask the Expert Panel: Drs. Laurie Capogna, Henry Reis, Trevor Miranda)|
|1:30 – 1:55 pm||Platinum Vendors – Showcase|
|2:00 – 2:50 pm||Dr. Trevor Miranda: Anatomy of a Dry Eye Practice (COPE ID: 61079-GO)|
|2:50 – 3:00 pm||Closing Remarks (CDES 2020 Dates/Locations)|
|Final Break||Snacks to Go|
|8:00 – 8:50 am||Opening: Dr. Richard Maharaj: DED 101 – Fundamentals of DED and Ocular Hygiene|
|8:50 – 9:20 am||Dr. Richard Maharaj: Diagnostics and Treatment Options in DED|
|9:30 – 10:00 am||Hands on diagnostice device training (Lipiscan, Meibox, TearLab, Inflammadry, iPen)|
|10:00 – 10:50 am||Hands on treatment session #1 (LipiFlow, iLux, microbleph exfoliation, IPL assisting, A/B Max, Zocukit)|
|11:00 -11:50 am||Hands on treatment session #2 (LipiFlow, iLux, microbleph exfoliation, IPL assisting, A/B Max, Zocukit)|
|11:50 – 12:30 pm||Lunch|
|12:30 – 2:30 pm||Christing Lapointe: Critical Role of Optometric Staff to Patient Success|
|2:30 – 3:00 pm||Closing Remarks – Snacks to Go|