11th Biennial Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference

11th Biennial Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference

Target Audience:

Ophthalmologists, Physicians, Orthoptists, Residents & Students

Course Format: Course Format: Lectures, with interactive case presentations and panel discussions
  • Sep 6, 2019 to Sep 7, 2019
UBC Robson Square
800 Robson St
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Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus are complex subjects. These subspecialties span across so many subjects that staying abreast of developments and optimal practice is a challenge. We meet every two years, to refresh and update our understanding and approach to the management of practical problems in the field.

This year in Vancouver we will address many issues, including Pediatric Ocular trauma, OCT in pediatric ophthalmology, Childhood onset retinal dystrophies, Duane Syndrome, Sagging Eye Syndrome and allergic eye disease.

Once again we have gathered a group of superb speakers, leaders in the fields of strabismus and pediatric ophthalmology as well as ocular genetics. Our invited guests and local faculty will share their knowledge and insights with us over this two-day conference. We strive to provide a relaxed environment fostering good fellowship and interaction, with every opportunity for lively discussion.

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


Friday, September 6 - click here to view

 0700 Breakfast & Registration
0800 Words of Welcome │ David Maberley
0805 Childhood Macular Dystrophies │ Anthony Moore
0830 Pediatric Ocular Trauma │ Kamiar Mireskandari
0900 Pediatric Ophthalmology Cases You Don’t Want to Miss │ Federico Velez
0930 My Child Can’t See! │ Christopher Lyons
1000 Refreshment Break
1030 Resident Case Presentation│Carol Tadrous
1040 Lens subluxation│ Anthony More
1100 Compartmental Strabismus │ Federico Velez
1130 OCT in Pediatric Ophthalmology │ Kamiar Mireskandari
1200 2019 McCormick-Crichton Lecture:  Radiology and Ophthalmology: exciting areas of common interest │ Mark Halverson
1230 Lunch
1350 Resident Case Presentation│Lauren Sawatzky
1400 Mis-adventures with adeno…│ Jane Gardiner
1420 Strabismus Following Ocular Surgery │ Federico Velez
1450 Management of Coats Disease│ Anthony Moore
1520 Refreshment Break
1540 Resident Case Presentation │Rob Pintwala
1550 Prevention of Myopic Progression: Where are we? │ Chris Waite
1610 Life Outside the Eye Lane: Wildlife Photography │ Roy Cline
1630 Paediatric Cataract Surgery in the 21st Century │ Kamiar Mireskandari
1700 Day Ends

*Conference Dinner at The Italian Kitchen 1830 to 2100 
860 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Space is limited, so please purchase your ticket when you register for the conference!

Saturday September 7- click here to view

0700 Breakfast & Registration
0755 Welcome and Housekeeping Notes
0800 TBC │TBC
0810 Sagging Eye Syndrome│ Federico Velez
0840 Cone Dysfunction Syndromes │ Anthony Moore
0910 Keratoconus in Children │ Alfonso Ioveno
0940 Pediatric Anisocoria Revisited │  Maryam Aroichane
1000 Refreshment Break
1030 A Child with an Unusual Uveitis │ Victor Pegado
1040 Minimally Invasive Strabismus Surgery │ Federico Velez
1110 Ocular allergies: Basic to Complex │ Kamiar Mireskandari
1140 The 2019 Pratt-Johnson Lecture. Syndromic Retinal Dystrophies│ Anthony Moore
1220 Lunch
1330 Just a Cataract? │ Ashley Ko & Katherine Paton
1340 Investigation of Infantile Nystagmus│ Anthony Moore
1410 Sight-threatening Strabismus Complications │ Conor Mulholland
1430 Duane Syndrome │ Federico Velez
1500 Refreshment Break
1520 Case Presentations and Panel Discussion │Case Presenter: Dr. Robert La Roche, Panel: Drs Mireskandari, Moore, Velez
1700 Conference Ends & Complete Evaluations


Skills Gained

1. Learn about potential OCT indications in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2. Understand strabismus disorders such as the sagging eye syndrome
3. Recognize syndromic conditions associated with childhood retinal dystrophies
4. Differentiate different causes of anisocoric in the pediatric setting
5. Understand the spectrum of sudden visual loss in childhood
6. Recognize indications and techniques for pediatric contact lens fitting


Save $10 by registering online!  By Jul 22  By Aug 26 After Aug 26 
Physicians  $539   $579 $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 “UBC Pediatric Ophthalmology” when booking in order to receive conference rates.
Reservations must be made by Aug 6, 2019 as rooms will not be held beyond this date, except on a space available basis

W: http://bit.ly/UBCOphthalmology2019
T: 1.888.627-7058

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