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TCOS Upcoming Events


TCOS has now recorded and formatted the annual TCOS conference workshops 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 first webinar in the Members Only section.

Workshop presenters can reach a broader audience with their research and professional presentations.

TCOS thanks all workshop presenters for their contribution to this wonderful learning experience.

Become a TCOS member and enjoy all of the amazing benefits of working with and for your TCOS team.


TCOS Scientific Session and Workshops at the COS June 25th - June 28th, 2020 in Vancuover, BC.

Visit the COS website for more information.

TCOS Annual Registration

2020 Registration

2020 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.

TCOS Initiatives and Contributions

International Challenge

$2020 for 2020!

The next International Orthoptic Association (IOA) Congress will be in 2020...
Can your society raise a perfect "2020"?

The Canadian Orthoptic Society (TCOS) would like to challenge other national Orthoptic societies to raise $2020 by 2020!

100% of funds collected will go to developing the orthoptic profession in countries where it does not yet exist. Final donation amounts will be presented to the IOA at the 2020 Congress.

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TCOS is a proud supporter of the JCAHPO Education and Research Foundation, Inc. and the Foundation for Orthoptic Research & Education in America (FOREA)

TCOS Congratulations

Orthoptics Class of 2019 Graduates

Congratulations to the Orthoptic class of 2019!

From left: Aqsa Saleem, Belva See, Megan Seccaspina, Natalie Burgsma, Jenna Clark, Alex Lyons, Nadia Dicostanzo, Naziha Nassibi
Missing: Dmitri Layan, Sandrine Pouget-Hensgren, Alecia Howlett

Natalie Burgsma (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2019 Academic Award

Congratulations to Natalie Burgsma (Halifax program), who received The Canadian Orthoptic Society's 2019 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.

Sonia Manuchian winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award from the 2019 TCOS Scientific Session in Quebec City

Congratulations Sonia!

The inaugural winner of the Ortopad Innovative Orthoptic Research Award from the 2019 TCOS Scientific Session in Quebec City has been awarded to Sonia Manuchian for her talk entitled "Binocularity Outcomes Following Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity". 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.

Belva See recipient of the 2018 TCOS Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Belva See , recipient of the 2018 TCOS Scholarship Award. The scholarship committee awarded her the highest mark for her paper titled ‘Game of Therapy - Current Evidence for Binocular Treatment of Amblyopia". Belva is currently enrolled in the orthoptic training program at the Vancouver Orthoptic Teaching Program in Vancouver, BC.

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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