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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!


June 2020 COS has been cancelled.

TCOS cancelled its 2020 Scientific Session, Workshops and AGM in Vancouver, BC.

TCOS annual general meeting was Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM MST. TCOS recorded some of the 2020 Workshops and Scientific Sessions and is offering these educational opportunities online for TCOS members. These presentations will be accompanied with a comprehension quiz for CE credit and all presentations and quizzes may be viewed and completed at any time.

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) also cancelled their 2020 annual meeting in Vancouver, BC. COS created a virtual conference. Additional information is available on their website:

TCOS Annual Registration

2020 Registration

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

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

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

Katie MacLellan recipient of the 2019 TCOS Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Katie MacLellan for winning this year’s Scholarship Award! Katie is a student in the Dalhousie Clinical Vision Science Program, Halifax. With an average score of 94% , her paper was titled "The Con-Fusing World of Bifocals: Bifocal Treatment of High AC/A Esotropias".

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.

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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