9th Biennial Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference

9th Biennial Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference

Vancouver 2015

Target Audience:

Physicians, Orthoptists, Ophthalmologists, Residents & Students, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Course Format: Plenary with case presentations.
  • Sep 18, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus are complex and rapidly evolving subjects. We need to keep up with developments in order to provide optimal care to our patients. Every two years, we meet to refresh our approach and learn about changes at the leading edge of these specialties.

This year we address the issues of infantile esotropia, infantile nystagmus, papilledema and pseudopapilledema, vertical strabismus, and amblyopia. There are lectures and interactive presentations highlighting specific problems in strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology.

Our invited guests and local faculty are leaders in their fields and superb speakers. 

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


Fri Sat 18

0755 Words of Welcome | Dr D. Maberley, Chairman, UBC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
0800 Infantile Onset Retinal Dystrophies and Treatment Options | Dr. Tony Moore
0830 What is Infantile Nystagmus? Dr. Mike Brodsky
0900 A Pot Pourri of Purely Practical Pediatric Ophthalmology Pearls | Dr. Burt Kushner
0930 Craniofacial Disorders and the Eye | Dr. Christopher Lyons
1000 Refreshment Break      
1030 Resident Case Presentation and Discussion
1040 Retinal Vascular Disorders of Childhood | Dr. Tony Moore
1110  It’s Worse, Isn’t It Doctor? Potential Interventions for Progressive Myopia | Dr. Megan Rees
1130  Congenital abnormalities of Retina and RPE Tony Moore
1200  McCormick-Crichton Lecture: New Insights from Functional and High Resolution MRI | Dr. Bruce Bjornson
1230 Lunch Provided
1400 Resident Case Presentation and Discussion
1410 New Observations About Infantile Esotropia | Dr. Mike Brodsky
1440 Ocular Aspects of Albinism | Dr. Tony Moore
1500 A Comprehensive Approach to Vertical Strabismus: Diagnosis | Dr. Burt Kushner
1525 Break
1545 Resident Case Presentation and Discussion
1555 A Comprehensive Approach to Vertical Strabismus: Treatment | Dr. Burt Kushner
1620 Is It Usher Syndrome?  Diagnosing Children with Hearing Loss and Ocular Findings | Dr. Ashley Ko
1640 Genetics of Strabismus | Dr. Tony Moore
1705 Day Ends
(1800 Conference Dinner @ The Italian Kitchen - $69 CDN)

Sat Sep 19

0800 Resident Case Presentation and Discussion
0810 Developmental Abnormalities of the Optic Nerve | Dr. Tony Moore
0840 Is it Papilledema? | Dr. Mike Brodsky
0900 Aniridia Project: Towards Early Phenotype Modification | Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans
0930 Some Conundrums in Strabismus | Dr. Burt Kushner
1000 Refreshment Break
1030 Resident Case Presentation and Discussion
1040 When Neurology Meets Ophthalmology | Dr. Maryam Aroichane
1100 Is Amblyopia Treatment About to Become Exciting? | Dr. Jane Gardiner
1120 Pratt-Johnson Lecture: Childhood Macular Dystrophies: Genotype, Phenotype and Prospects for Therapy | Dr. Tony Moore
1200 Lunch Provided
1330 Resident Case Presentation and Discussion
1340 Significance of Post-Operative Lateral Incomitance | Dr. Roy Cline 
1400 News from Down Under: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in New Zealand | Dr. Chris Waite
1420 Juvenile X-linked Retinoschisis | Dr. Kevin Gregory-Evans 
1440 Loco-Motions | Dr. Burt Kushner
1500  Break
1520 Panel Discussion. Drs Brodsky, Kushner, Moore
1700 Conference Ends

Key Speakers

Invited guest speakers will include:

Michael C. Brodsky, MD. Professor of Neurology, Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.

  • Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology, Infantile Nystagmus

Burton Kushner, MD. Professor (CHS), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Clinic, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

  • Strabismus

Tony Moore, MD, FRCS, FRCOphth. Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, UCSF School of Medicine, California, USA. (Formerly at Moorfields Eye Hospital, England.)

  • Pediatric Retina, Genetics

Skills Gained

At the end of this conference you will: 

1: Appreciate the nature of infantile nystagmus.
2: Recgonize development abnormalities in the Optic Nerve.
3: Aoproach Vertical Strabismus diagnosis and treatment with confidence.
4: Differentiate papilledema from pseudo-papilledema.
5: Understand congenital abnormalities of the retina and retinal pigment epithelium.
6: Appreciate the nature and implications of craniofacial disorders for the eyes.
7: Understand the potential interventiosn for progressive myopia in childhood.
8: Recognize macular abnormalities of childhood and potential treatment interventions.
9: Understand the progress in the field of aniridia and the potential for drug therapy. 


Early bird registration: Fri. Jul 24, 2015 | Add to calendar +


Save $10 by registering online! By
Jul 24
Jul 25 -
Aug 28

After Aug 28
& On-Site

Physicians $539 $599 $649
Orthoptists/Nurses/Researchers $239 $279 $299
Fellows/Residents/Students $239 $279 $299


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

Cancellations and Refunds


Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
645 Howe St
Vancouver  British Columbia  V6C 2Y9

The Metropolitan Hotel is blocks away from the conference venue, and will be offering conference rates starting at

$189/night for Sep 18-19

Call 1-800-667-2300 or email reservations@van.metropolitan.com 

by Wed. Sep 2 and quote "UBC Pediatric Ophthalmology" for the group rate.


Other nearby hotels:

Century Plaza Hotel | http://www.century-plaza.com/vancouver/

Sutton Place Hotel | http://www.suttonplace.com/vancouver/

Rosedale on Robson | http://www.rosedaleonrobson.com/

Extra Event

Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference Dinner
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 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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