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COS 2024

2024 COS AND TCOS ANNUAL MEETINGS
May 30 - June 02, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario.

Additional information is available on the COS website: cos-sco.secure-platform.com/site

Continuing Education Opportunities for Members

Deadline March 1, 2024 to apply for FOREA Travel Grant

The Foundation for Orthoptic Research and Education in the Americas (FOREA) awards travel grants to scientific and educational congresses in North America.

FOREA travel grants are available to AOC- or COC-certified orthoptists, who are members in good standing of a national association (AACO or TCOS), and selected to deliver an oral presentation at the national meeting of the AACO or TCOS in the year of application.

To apply follow this link.


TCOS members can find the 2019 to 2023 webinars in the Members Only section of TCOS website.

The webinars are easily viewed and are not live events. Watch at your leisure!

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.


AACO Online Webinar Access for Canadian Orthoptists:

As of the June 2023 COS, AACO has extended access to their online webinars for core COC/AOC credits.Canadian Orthoptists are now able to virtually attend all AACO didactic webinars for the nominal fee of $20 USD. The webinars typically offer 1.5 hours core COC/AOC CE credits.

Sign up and login instructions:

Please visit the Orthoptics.org AACO Webinars website.

  • Select "More Information" on any webinar of interest then the "Register Here" button and it will prompt you to login in or sign up as a new user below. Follow the email instructions to login, once you pay the fee and sign up, you will have immediate access to the webinar.
  • There are instructions on how to watch the recording and collect a CE certificate for each webinar. AACO has an email address dedicated to troubleshooting technical issues and is quick to respond if anyone runs into any trouble.
  • There is an online learning center that houses all of the webinars here:aaco.mclms.net

  • Kaye Family Learning Day 2023 with guest lecturer Dr. Aaron Miller

    Lecture available for viewing at this YouTube link.

    Please be advised that only paid registrants of the 2022 and 2023 Kaye Family Learning Day are eligible to claim CE credit for this event via the proof of CE documentation that was provided via email.

    Annual Registration

    Registration

    2024 TCOS annual membership registration available!

    To download and complete your TCOS Registration form click here. Email your completed form to TCOS Co-Secretary Treasurer May Chidiac at maychidiac@sympatico.ca.

    Pay online using PayPal by clicking here.

    * NO Membership fee for Orthoptic students and for those Orthoptists who graduated from a Canadian Orthoptic Teaching program in 2023.
    * Fresnel Prism Company has graciously offered a donation to provide 2024 TCOS Membership for FREE to all 2022 graduates from a Canadian Orthoptic Teaching program..
    Students, 2022 and 2023 orthoptic graduates, be sure to complete and submit your 2024 TCOS membership registration form to receive membership benefits.

    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.

    Initiatives and Contributions

    TCOS donated $2445.45 to the IOA's Small Change for Big Change. Anyone wishing to contribute to IOA initiatives in the future can reach them at the IOA website.


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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.

    Congratulations

    Congratulations to the new 2023 Orthoptic graduates. We are excited and pleased to welcome our new colleagues - Erin Ivany, Kira Poon, Jessica Roumat, Maira Sanabria, Jillian Catton, Sarah Munir and Shehzaad Sheikh.


    Sydney Stogios

    2023 TCOS Scholarship Award winner, Sydney Stogios, receiving her certificate for her paper titled "The Role of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the Examination of the Amblyopic Patient." Sydney is an orthoptic student from the Dalhousie teaching program in Halifax, NS.


    Congratulations to Erin Ivany (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2023 TCOS Academic Achievement 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.


    Congratulations Kimberly Merrill!

    The winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award, selected from the 2023 TCOS Scientific Session presentations. Her talk was titled “Muscle Paresis After Orbital Decompression”. 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.

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