10th Biennial Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference

10th Biennial Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference

Vancouver 2017

Target Audience:

Ophthalmologists, Physicians, Orthoptists, Residents & Students

Course Format: Lectures, with interactive case presentations and panel discussions
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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Online registration is closed.
Registrations will be accepted on site, Sep 8 & 9 - UBC Robson Square, registration opens 7am, opening remarks at 8am.

Pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus are complex and extensive fields that are changing rapidly. To provide the best care to our patients, we need to keep up with these developments. Every two years, we meet to discuss, review, and update our approach to practical problems, and learn about changes at the leading edge of these specialties.

This year in Vancouver we will address exotropia management, retinoblastoma, childhood corneal dystrophies, retinal electrophysiology in childhood, practical implications of the PEDIG studies, childhood retinal detachment, developments in the treatment of retinal dystrophies, and many other `hot topics’. At the start of each session, and at the end of the conference, interactive case presentations and panel discussions will highlight specific strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology problems.

We have gathered a superb group of speakers, recognized as leaders in the fields of strabismus, pediatric ophthalmology, genetics, electrophysiology, and corneal disease. Our guests will share their insights with us over this two-day conference. The limited number of attendees, ample question time, and interactive forum-style setting will facilitate communication and maximize learning opportunities.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a memorable event!


Fri Sep 8

0700    Breakfast & Registration

0800    Words of Welcome
0805    Hyperopia and Learning Difficulties | Dr. Graham Quinn
0830    Retinal Detachment in Young Patients| Dr. Jeroen Klevering
0900    Congenital and Acquired Optic Nerve Disorders in Childhood| Dr. Manoj Parulekar
0930    Introduction to Electrophysiology Methods | Dr. Tony Robson

1000    Refreshment Break

1030    Resident Case Presentation I
1040    Should the PEDIG Studies Change your Treatment of Amblyopia? | Dr. Robert LaRoche
1110    Not Just an Eye Doctor? Systemic Disorders and the Pediatric Ophthalmologist | Dr. Christopher Lyons
1140    McCormick-Crichton Lecture 2017: A Pediatrician in Ophthalmology: Caring for the Visually Impaired Child | Dr. Carey Matsuba

1215    Lunch Provided

1330    Resident Case Presentation II
1340    Recent Lessons from Syrian Refugees | Dr. Jane Gardiner
1400    ROP Blindness Worldwide: Is ROP Different in Developing Countries? | Dr. Graham Quinn
1430    Challenges and Pitfalls in Pediatric Anterior Segment Surgery | Dr. Manoj Parulekar
1500    The Red Reflex Revisited | Dr. Ross Kennedy

1520    Refreshment Break

1540    Resident Case Presentation III
1550    Intermittent Exotropia: Do We Know When to Treat? | Dr. Robert LaRoche
1610    The Child Who Does Not See | Dr. Victor Pegado
1630    Night Blindness | Dr. Tony Robson

1700    Course Day Ends

Sat Sep 9

0700    Breakfast & Registration

0800    Welcome and Housekeeping Notes
0805    Resident Case Presentation IV
0815    Vision Screening in Young Children | Dr. Graham Quinn
0840    Corneal Dystrophies in Childhood | Dr. Hans Møller
0910    The Cloudy Cornea | Dr. Manoj Parulekar
0930    Poor Central Vision and Abnormal Fundi | Dr. Tony Robson

1000    Refreshment Break

1030    Resident Case Presentation V
1040    Retinoblastoma: Important Diagnostic Steps| Dr. Manoj Parulekar
1100    Retinoblastoma: Treatment Update and Prognosis | Dr. Katherine Paton
1120    Ethical Issues in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus | Dr. Robert LaRoche
1140    2017 John Pratt-Johnson Vancouver Lecture: (R)evolutionary Solutions for Visual Systems: Lessons Learned from Comparative Anatomy
             Dr. Jeroen Klevering

1230    Lunch Provided

1345    Resident Case Presentation VI
1355    Three Thorny Problems | Dr. Maryam Aroichane
1425    Inherited Retinal Dystrophies: An Overview of Potential Avenues for Gene Therapy | Dr. Jeroen Klevering

1455    Refreshment Break

1505    Panel Discussion: Case presentations by pediatric ophthalmology fellows and orthoptists 
             Panel:  Drs. Klevering, LaRoche, Parulekar, Quinn 

1700    Program Ends

Key Speakers

  • Jeroen Klevering, Nijmegen, Netherlands
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Radboud University
  • Robert LaRoche, Halifax, NS
    Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Dalhousie University; Head, Ophthalmology, IWK Health Centre
  • Hans Møller, Aarhus, Denmark
    Department of Ophthalmology, Aarhus University Hospital
  • Manoj Parulekar, Birmingham, UK
    Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Birmingham Children's Hospital and Oxford University Hospital's NHS Trust
  • Graham Quinn, Philadelphia, USA
    Attending Surgeon and Director of Research, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Tony Robson, London, UK
    Director of Electrophysiology, Moorfields Eye Hospital; Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London

Skills Gained

At the end of this conference you will:

1. Recognize criteria underlying exotropia management.
2. Review retinoblastoma screening and treatment recommendations.
3. Identify the challenges and pitfalls of pediatric anterior segment surgery.
4. Recognize the relationship between hyperopia and learning difficulties.
5. Recognize childhood corneal dystrophies.
6. Explain the place of retinal electrophysiology in childhood retinal disease.
7. Discuss the practical implications of the PEDIG studies.
8. Review the mechanisms leading to childhood retinal detachment.
9. Recognize the developments in the treatment of retinal dystrophies.
10. Discuss the importance of looking beyond the eye in pediatric ophthalmology.


Early bird registration: Wed. Jul 19, 2017 | Add to calendar +

Online registration will close on Fri, Sep 1. Registrations will be accepted on site, Sep 8 & 9 - UBC Robson Square, registration opens 7am, opening remarks at 8am.

Save $10 by registering online! By Jul 19 Jul 20 -
Aug 21
After Aug 21
& On Site
Physicians $539 $599 $649
$239 $279 $299

Attn BC Ophthalmologists:
Your registration fees are paid by the UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences CME program. Please register normally (select BC Ophthalmologist category) and bring ID to the registration desk at the conference.

Cancellations and Refunds


The Sheraton Wall Centre
1088 Burrard St
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6Z 2R9

Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Sheraton Wall Centre is a short walk from the conference venue. With gracious service, comforting amenities, and unique dining experiences, the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre provides a warm and authentic welcome to Vancouver.

Conference rates start at $229 CDN/night + taxes. Please see brochure for additional rates.
Quote “Pediatric Ophthalmology 2017” when booking in order to receive conference rates. 
Reservations must be made by Aug 8, 2017 as rooms will not be held beyond this date, except on a space available basis.

T: 1.888.627.7058

Extra Event

Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference Dinner
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
The Italian Kitchen
1037 Alberni St
Vancouver  British Columbia

Space is limited, so please purchase your ticket when you register for the conference! 

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