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​Thursday, December 7

Huether Hotel, 59 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2

6:30- 

9:30 pm   

    Welcome reception: Billiards Room, Huether Hotel, Waterloo

    Welcome remarks: Drs. Stan Woo & Christian Casanova

    Sponsored by: Canadian Optometric Education Trust Fund                                                    

      Friday, December 8

      School of Optometry & Vision Science, Waterloo, ON

      8:30 am                        Registration
      9:00 am

      Invited Speaker: Dr. Etty Bitton, École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal

      Anterior Blepharitis secondary to Demodex 

      Sponsored by: Allergan

      9:45 am       

      Dr. Claude Giasson, École d'optométrie de l'Université de Montréal

      Do Endothelial Blebs Better Predict Corneal Edema than Pachometry after the Wear of Scleral Lenses with different clearances?

      10:00 am

      Dr. Claudine Courey, École d'optométrie de l'Université de Montréal

      Predicting End-of-Day Clearance and Effect of Solution Viscocity in Scleral Lens Wear Over Time

      10:15 am   

      Dr. Catherine Wright, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Case Report: Reverse Geometry Contact Lens Fitting Post Penetrating Keratoplasty

      10:30 am

      Break - 3rd Floor Lobby

      Sponsored by: TLC Laser Eye Centers

      10:45 am

      Dr. Elizabeth L. Irving, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Public awareness of eye care and eye care professionals

      10:55 am

      Dr. Nadine M. Furtado, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Comparative study examining various approaches to reducing exposure to high-energy visible light from digital devices

      11:05 am

      Dr. Patricia Hrynchak, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Bilateral Isolated Choroidal Melanocytosis with Isoautofluorescence

      11:15 am

      Dr. Daphne L. McCulloch, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Retinal dystrophy in HARS Syndrome

      11:30 am

      Dr. Jessica Sgro, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      When Anti-VEGF isn’t enough - “Treating” wet macular degeneration with low vision rehabilitation; a case series           

      11:45 am

      Henry A. Leopold, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Automated retinal health assessments with deep learning

      12:00  pm         

      Lunch - COETF Student Commons

      Sponsored by: University of Waterloo Graduate Student Endowment Fund

      12:45 PM

      COSRC POSTER SESSIONS A and B (PDF)

      Third Floor Lobby - Sponsored by: Shire

      1:30 PM   

      Invited Speaker: Dr. Daphne Maurer, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University

      New Insights into Critical Periods: Cross-modal Perception in Patients treated for Congenital Cataract

      2:15 pm

      Norah Alkanhal, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Can the preference for faces be used to measure recognition acuity in infants?

      2:23 pm

      Dr. Kristine Dalton, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Does a history of concussion matter?

      2:30 pm

      Dr. Susan J. Leat, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      The Odd One Out – Differential Visual Acuity

      2:45 pm

      Dr. Jeffery K. Hovis, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      THE CLINIC PERFORMANCE OF COMPUTER-BASED COLOUR VISION TESTS

      3:00 pm

      Break - 3rd Floor Lobby

      Sponsored by: TLC Laser Eye Centers

      3:15 pm

      COSRC POSTER SESSIONS C and D (PDF)

      Third Floor Lobby - Sponsored by: Shire

      4:00 pm

      Larkworthy Lecture: Dr. Austin Roorda, University of California, Berkeley

      What you see isn’t always what you get: Lessons learned from adaptive optics ophthalmoscopy

      5:00 pm Group photo, break to rest and change for dinner

      Friday evening

      All are cordially invited to join us for a dinner and dance at Federation Hall. 

      6:30 pm Cocktails (cash bar)                                                                                                                                     
      7:00 pm

      Dinner 

      Sponsored by: CooperVision

      8:30 pm   

      Dance     

      Sponsored by: CooperVision                                                                                               

      Saturday, December 9

      School of Optometry & Vision Science, Waterloo, ON

      8:30 am                        Registration
      9:00 am       

      Invited Speaker: Dr. Langis Michaud, École d’optométrie, Université de Montréal

      Be in charge of your myopia control strategy

      9:45 am

      Dr. Jacob G Sivak, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Did the Eye Evolve Once or Multiple times? Evidence From the Effects of Visual Experience on Eye Development in Vertebrates and Invertebrates

      10:00 am

      Dr. Vivian Choh, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Understanding and altering mechanical stress in the visual system

      10:15 am Break - COETF Student Commons
      10:30 am

      Julie Ouerfelli-Éthier, École d'optométrie de l'Université de Montréal

      Visual search performance in early stage Parkinson's disease patients, older adults and younger adults

      10:45 am

      Arijit Chakraborty, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      Naso-temporal asymmetry for global motion perception in uniocular children

      10:53 am

      Marianne Groleau, École d'optométrie de l'Université de Montréal

      Functional reorganization of the visual cortical network following a partial optic nerve injury

      11:00 am

      Invited Speaker: Dr. Ben Thompson, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo

      New approaches to the treatment of amblyopia

      Sponsored by: Essilor

      11:45 am Presentation of the Murchison Callender Young Investigator Award
      12:00 pm     Closing remarks and adjourn, boxed lunch for Université de Montréal travellers