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TCOS Upcoming Events

COS 2022

2022 COS AND TCOS ANNUAL MEETINGS
June 9 - 12, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Additional information is available on the COS website: www.cos-sco.ca


CONTINUING EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY FOR TCOS MEMBERS

TCOS recorded and formatted some of its 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 find the 2019 and 2020 webinars in the Members Only section of TCOS website. The webinars are easily viewed and are not live events. Watch at your leisure!


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.

E-TRANSFER
*Send E-transfer to: etransfers.tcos@gmail.com
*Send answer to security question to: stephsobey@gmail.com

DONATE ONLINE
*Donate via PayPal by selecting the button 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 forea.net/make-a-donation. 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 2021 Orthoptic graduates. We are excited and pleased to welcome our new colleagues :

Lauren BlandEmily WhiteMairin Hogan


(L-R) Lauren Bland, Emily White, Mairin Hogan.


Emily White

Congratulations to Emily White (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2021 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.


Alexandra Sherven

Congratulations Alexandra Sherven!

The winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award, selected from the 2021 TCOS Scientific Session presentations. Her presentation was entitled "Inter-observer reliability of the single prism vergence test". 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.Thanks to the support of Mr. Harmutt Otto (owner of Ortopad & co-owner of Optego Vision), this certificate is accompanied by a monetary award of $200.00.

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.


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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