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 businses model to provide excellent patient care and practice profitability.
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
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.
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. 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. 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. Langis Michaud
OD, Professor U of Montreal
Dr Langis Michaud graduated from Université de Montréal in 1986 where he obtained his Master’s Degree in 1998. Since 2001, Dr Michaud is working there as a full professor.
Dr. Sruthi Srinivasan PhD
PhD, BSOptom, FAAO, Canadian TFOS Ambassador
Dr. Srinivasan is a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Optometry, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario. She is a Clinical Research Manager at the Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE), University of Waterloo and is actively involved in various clinical trials conducted at CORE.
Dr. Whitney Hauser
Dr. Whitney Hauser received her Doctor of Optometry degree in 2001 from Southern College of Optometry. She completed a postgraduate residency in Primary Care Optometry at the Southern College of Optometry in 2003.
Kevin Wilhelm is a marketing professional and entrepreneur who founded 4ecps with the vision of helping eye care practitioners create viable, sustainable and profitable eye care practices.
Dr. Art Epstein
Arthur B. Epstein, OD, FAAO, FABCO, FBCLA, DPNAP is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Bronx, NY; later moving to Great Neck on Long Island, NY. He graduated from the City College of New York, CUNY, with a B.S. in psychology and received an O.D. degree from the State University of New York, State College of Optometry were he also was the college’s first resident in ocular disease.
Dr. Cory McKiel OD
Cory McKiel is owner of Dr. Cory McKiel Optometrist in Thunder Bay. He has a special intrest in Glaucoma and Ocular surface disease.
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. Roshni Echharam
Dr. Roshni Echharam is the owner of North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision Care, centering on treatment and managing ocular disease with a special focus on dry eye.
Dr. Tim Trinh
Tim Trinh O.D., F.A.A.O. is the founder of a multi-location optometric practice in Southern California, providing specialty services in dry eyes, scleral contact lenses, ortho keratology and comprehensive optometric care.
Dr. Tina Goodhew OD
Dr. Tina Goodhew is a partner in private practice at Abbey Eye Care in Oakville, Ontario. Clinically, she has a special interest in children’s vision, specialty contact lenses (scleral lenses & ortho-k) & dry eye therapy.
Dr. Jeff Goodhew OD
Dr. Jeff Goodhew is a partner in Abbey Eye Care. A full scope independent practice located in Oakville, ON. Along with his spouse & partner Dr. Tina Goodhew they have opened practices in 3 different provinces.
Executive VP - Prism Eye Institute
Laurie began his career working in large advertising agencies on major brands, with a special interest in behavioural economics. In 2012 he began volunteering at UHNs research & innovation hub, the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, utilizing his understanding of consumer behaviour to help influence positive patient behaviour.
The treatment of dry eye disease is quickly changing and we rely on our industry partners to bring to us the lastest diagnostic and management options for our patients. We are pleased to have the top vendors in the dry eye space with us for this two day event.
10+ HOURS OF COPE APPROVED CE
|5:00 – 5:50 PM||The role of inflammation plays in DED. Dr. Whitney Hauser OD|
|5:55 – 6:45 PM||Highlights of TFOS DEWS II. Dr. Sruthi Srinivasan PhD|
|6:45 PM – 7:50 pm||Working dinner. Dry eye is a vision disease. Dr. Scott Schachter OD|
|7:55 PM – 8:45 PM||Are scleral lenses reserved for severe dry eye only? Dr. Langis Michaud MSc, FAAO|
|8:45 PM – 9:15 PM||Ask the Expert Panel. Drs. Hauser, Srinivasan, Schachter & Michaud – Dr. Maharaj – moderator|
|9:15 PM – Closing||Group reception|
|7:30 AM – 8:00 AM||Breakfast|
|8:00 AM – 8:50 AM||The Zen of dry eye mastery. Dr. Art Epstein OD|
|8:55 AM – 9:45 AM||Immunopathophysiology of chronic dry eye disease. Dr. Laura Periman MD|
|9:45 AM – 10:00 AM||Ask the expert panel. Drs. Epstein, Periman, Schachter – Moderator. Dr. Maharaj|
|10:00 AM – Noon||Up close and personal with diagnostic and clinical instrumentation. Small group format.
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||Lunch & Trade Show|
|1:00 PM – 1:25 PM||Meibography. Dr. Tim Trinh|
|1:30 PM – 2:20 PM||Building My Dry Eye Clinic. Drs. Roshni Echharam, Cory McKiel, Tina Goodhew & Trevor Miranda. Moderator – Dr. Maharaj|
|2:20 PM – 2:30 PM||Break|
|2:30 PM – 3:20 PM||Introducing a dry eye program in a busy practice. Laurie Rivet|
|3:25 PM – 4:15 PM||Marketing your medical niche. Kevin Wilhelm|
|4:15 PM – 4:30 PM||Ask the expert panel – Laurie Rivet & Kevin Wilhelm. Moderator Dr. Maharaj|
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