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TCOS Upcoming Events


TCOS has now recorded and formatted some of the annual TCOS conference workshops and scientific sessions into informative webinars with an accompanying quiz. The quiz has been COC recognized and has been awarded CE credit. Now TCOS members can benefit even more from new research and ideas AND obtain CE credits - online. TCOS members can now find all 2019 and 2020 webinars in the Members Only section of TCOS website. They are easily accessed and are not live events. Watch at your leisure!


2021 COS AND TCOS MEETINGS WILL BE VIRTUAL. 24 June 2021, 8:00 AM - 27 June 2021, 8:00 PM.

Additional information is available on the COS website:

TCOS 2021 Scientific Session and Workshops Program Evaluation Forms are available below!

Click here to complete the 2021 Scientific Session Evaluation Form

Click here to complete the 2021 Workshop Program Evaluation Form

TCOS Annual Registration

2021 Registration

2021 TCOS online registration and payment available. To fill out your registration form and pay online click here or use the following link to download and print a registration form.

Register with your professional Society. Access membership pricing for Orthoptic Journals. Purchase professional Error and Omission insurance at a great TCOS rate. Keep your Society vibrant - register, participate, volunteer.

You must be a registered, paid member of TCOS in order to access online webinars and quizzes for CE credit. All online webinars and CE credit quizzes are accessible to TCOS members for FREE.

AOC certified Orthoptists have reciprocity with Canada and can also register and pay for an annual TCOS membership.

TCOS Initiatives and Contributions

International Challenge

$2020 for 2020!

100% of funds collected will go to developing the orthoptic profession in countries where it does not yet exist. TCOS has exceeded its fundraising goal for the IOA's "Small Change for Big Change". As of June 26th, 2020 the amount donated is $2832.49. The IOA fundraising campaign has been extended to 2022 and any individuals or members still wishing to donate can do so by following the instructions below.

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TCOS is a proud supporter of the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation.

TCOS supports the Foundation for Orthoptic Research and Education in the Americas (FOREA)

FOREA depends on donations to fund generous scholarships and we hope that you would consider making a donation so that FOREA may continue with this endeavour and support our students. Please consider making a donation to FOREA Any donation amount is helpful and truly benefits our Canadian orthoptic community. FOREA will continue to work on a process to allow tax receipts to be provided for Canadian donations.

TCOS Congratulations

Congratulations to the new Orthoptic graduates. We are excited and pleased to welcome our new colleagues :

Orthoptics Class of 2020 Graduates
(L-R) Alexandra Sherven, Hilary Pearson, Aruna Krishnamurthy, Emma Smeltzer, and Katie MacLellan. Missing : Lydia McLuskey

Emily White

Congratulations to Emily White for winning the 2020 TCOS Scholarship Award! Emily is a second year student in the Dalhousie Clinical Vision Science Program, Halifax. Her paper was titled "Vision Therapy vs Orthoptic Treatment: Finding Common Ground for Interprofessional Management". Emily was also the top recipient of FOREA scholarship and won a JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation scholarship.

Hilary Pearson (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2020 Academic Award

Congratulations to Hilary Pearson (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2020 Academic Award, in recognition of superior scholastic achievement. This is awarded to the graduate with the overall highest score on the combined COC certification written, oral and practical examinations.

Liz Carson winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award from the 2020 TCOS Scientific Sessions

Congratulations Liz Carson!

The winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award, selected from the 2020 TCOS Scientific Session submissions. Her presentation was entitled "A Comparison of Near Strabismus Measurements with Different Fixation Targets". This award, generously sponsored by Ortopad, is awarded to the best overall research presentation by an orthoptist, with emphasis placed on content, delivery, and originality.

TCOS Supports the CMA's Efforts to Demand A Plan for Seniors Health Care

TCOS is proud to support the Canadian Medical Association and its Alliance for a National Seniors Strategy. Please take a moment to visit their website and be sure to add your voice to their campaign if you too support this initiative.


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