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Congress At-a-Glance

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Toggle

Time Activity
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception

Thursday, July 11, 2019 Toggle

Time Activity
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Registration
7:15 am – 8:20 am CE Breakfast and Opening Keynote
8:30 am – 10:30 am See below for session details
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 1:00 pm See below for session details
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Lunch Speaker - See below for session details

Friday, July 12, 2019 Toggle

Time Activity
7:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:20 am CE Breakfast
8:30 am –11:30 am See below for session details
11:30 am – 3:00 pm OPTOFAIR with Lunch
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm See below for session details

Saturday, July 13, 2019 Toggle

Time Activity
7:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration
7:30 am – 8:20 am CE Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:30 am See below for session details
8:30 am – 10:30 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 12:00 pm See below for session details
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm CAO AGM
8:30 pm – midnight CAO Social

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Toggle

Time Activity
7:00 am – 11:20 am Registration
8:30 am – 10:30 am See below for session details
10:30 am – 11:00 am Refreshment Break
11:00 am – 1:00 pm See below for session details
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CE Schedule

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Who's Speaking

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Lawrence Brierley, MD

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Lawrence Brierley first worked as an emergency room physician. He then trained in Ophthalmology at UBC in Vancouver, followed by a fellowship year in Jerusalem. He has had further educational appointments in Nice (France), Stanford (California) and a Detweiler scholarship to study corneal disease and surgery in Paris.

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Lectures, Sessions, and Courses

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Kenneth W. Eakland, O.D. Pacific University, 1984

Dr. Eakland currently holds the rank of full Professor and has served at Pacific University since 1984 as a faculty member with principle teaching responsibilities in the Medical Pharmacology, Biomedical Ethics, and Public Health course tracks.

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John G. Flanagan, PhD, DSc(hon), FCOptom, FAAO

John G. Flanagan is the Dean and Professor at School of Optometry and Vision Science Program, University of California, Berkeley. He was previously Professor at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo and in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto. He was Director of the Glaucoma Research Unit, Toronto Western Research Institute and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network.

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Blair Lonsberry, MS, OD, MEd, FAAO

Dr. Lonsberry grew up in Rossburn, Manitoba (Canada). He obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Master’s in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning.

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Dr. Cameron McCrodan OD, FCOVD

Dr. Cameron McCrodan is an optometrist, public speaker and pragmatist. He went from being anti-vision therapy to running two VT only clinics on Vancouver Island and one clinic in Brooklyn, New York. He has given a TEDx talk on the subject, and works passionately to improve public and professional awareness.

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Seema Nanda, MD

Dr. Seema Nanda practices alongside a corneal specialist at the Texas Eye Institue, a hospital-based ophthalmology group in House. At the “nJoy” Vision Center on the campus of the University of Houston Collge of Optometry (UHCO), she assists in the pre– and post-op management of iLASIK, Corneal Crosslinking, and ICL’s (Implantable Collamer Lenses).

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David P. Sendrowski, OD, FAAO

Dr. Sendrowski is a Full Professor at the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University. He is presently the Chief of the Ophthalmology Consultation and Special Testing Service at the Eye Care Clinic. He was residency trained in the area of Hospital based primary care optometry in 1986 and he has lectured extensively in the area of ocular disease diagnosis and management at the college and continuing education venues.

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Lorne Yudcovitch, OD, MS, FAAO

Dr. Yudcovitch is lead instructor of the Ocular Therapeutics course and most Ocular Disease courses, as well as ocular disease clinic attending doctor. He served as Clinic Director of the Pacific University Northeast and Southeast Portland Eye Clinics, and is currently Chief of the Medical Eye/Ocular Disease service for the college.

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Deborah Jones, BSc FCOptom FAAO

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Lyndon Jones, PhD DSc FCOptom FAAO

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Dr. Richard Maharaj, OD, FAAO

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TBA

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Etty Bitton OD, MSc, FAAO

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Shaun Golemba, OD

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Dr. Jeff Goodhew, OD

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Henrique Reis, OD

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The Victoria Conference Centre

The Victoria Conference Centre (VCC) contributes to the local community by attracting business and economic wealth, supplying excellent conference services and providing sustainable, energy-efficient facilities.

Located on First Nations land, the VCC’s logo represents its mission. The image of three salmon heads, created by First Nations artist Chris Paul, celebrates sacred aboriginal iconology and represents people from across the world coming together.

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CE Schedule

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FAQ

What is Congress?

CAO Congress is a professional Gathering for Optometrists and OD students.

Where is it taking place?

Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia is the site of the Canadian Association of Optometrist’s 36th Biennial Congress.

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