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This program was developed in collaboration with the Association des médecins ophtalmologistes du Québec and the CHU Sainte-Justine to insure the scientific priniples of intergrity, objectivity and balance.

Schedule of the day


AM: Dr Caroline Bélanger, session moderator

7h30      Registration

8h15      Opening remarks

8h25      Dr Cynthia Qian : Surgical pearls in pediatric retina


  1. Distinguish considerations and anatomical differences in comparison with  adult retinal surgery.
  2. Define the etiological differences of retinal detachment in children vs in  adults.
  3. Recognize of the basic approach in major categories of surgical pathologies, including:
  • traumatic or myopic rhegmatogenous detachment;
  • detachment in retinopathy of prematurity;
  • peripheral tractional detachment in FEVR / sickle cell anemia;
  • detachment in PFV (persistent fetal vasculature).

8h50      Discussion

9h          Dr Edward Buckley : Disruptive Innovation – predicting the future of ophthalmology

The business theory called “disruptive innovation” tries to explain why dominant product leaders in their fields suddenly and inexplicitly fail only to be replaced by what is initially thought to be inferior products or services. Understanding how this occurs will enable one to recognize that it is happening and adjust future planning to incorporate the coming changes.

Objectives :

  1. Describe the characteristics of a disruptive technology or innovation.
  2. Recognize how a disruptive innovation can become the dominant product over time.
  3. Identify disruptive technologies in ophthalmology and what their impact on the future ophthalmic practice might look like .

9h45      Discussion

9h55      Break

10h15    Dr William Good : The Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Study: A look at some common misinterpretations  


  1. Identify when treatment is not indicated for prethreshold ROP.
  2. Determine when treatment should be administered for prethreshold ROP.
  3. Integrate new concepts in the pathogenesis of ROP.
  4. Recognize the risks and indications for anti-VEGF treatment for ROP.

11h        Discussion

11h10    Dr Caroline Bélanger : Sensory strabismus evaluation and treatment


  1. Recognize, evaluate and measure sensory strabismus.
  2. Establish how to make a good treatment plan for sensory strabismus.

11h35    Discussion

11h45    Dr Catherine Achim : Traumatic hyphema in children


  1. Differentiate the particularities of examining, treating as well as patient follow-up of children with traumatic hyphema.
  2. Identify risk factors of poor outcomes in children with traumatic hyphema.
  3. Recognize the risk factors associated with sickle cell anemia.

12h10    Table ronde

12h20    Dîner

PM: Dr Rosanne Superstein session moderator

Dr William Good : What is "BIND" and how is it diagnosed ? How does BIND differ from kernicterus ?


  1. How can visual acuity and function be measured in infants ?
  2. Indicate whether treatment guidelines for neonatal jaundice should be changed.
  3. Examine the conditions that are most likely to cause CNS damage due to bilirubin.

13h45    Discussion

13h55    Dr Mélissa Louis : Strabisme and the aging eye


  1. Describe the changes that occur ocularly and extraocularly over time and how these can affect eye alignment as well as strabismus surgery.

14h20    Discussion

14h30    Dr Edward Buckley : I wish I hadn’t done that! Lessons learned the hard way

It is often said that we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes. Case reports of challenging cases that resulted in outcomes that teach us a lesson are presented. Each case illustrates important details in planning strabismus surgery. The outcomes illustrate the pitfalls of not paying attention to the appropriate findings.

Objectives :

  1. Recognize strabismus and neuro-ophthalmic conditions that are potentially problematic.
  2. Describe the characteristics that make standard strabismus treatments fail.
  3. Design surgical interventions that are most likely to be successful.

15h15    Panel

15h25    Break

15h45    Dr Marcele Falcao : Don’t miss it !


  1. Discuss challenging cases in paediatric ophthalmology.
  2. Share clinical tips that lead to the right diagnosis.

16h10    Discussion

16h25    Case presentation

16h40    Panel

16h50    Closing remarks

Guest Speakers


Edward G Buckley, MD

Vice Dean for Education, School of Medicine

Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University Singapore Affairs

James P. and Joy Gills Professor of Ophthalmology

Professor of Pediatrics

Duke University Medical School, North Carolina, USA

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William Good, MD
Chair, Northern California Sutter Health System Institutional Review Board, Sutter Health

Editor in Chief, Jam Assoc Ped Ophthalmol and Strabismus, Am Assoc Ped Ophthalmol and Strabismus

Executive Committee, PEDIG (NEI Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group), National Institutes of Health; Jaeb Center
California, USA

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Local Speakers


Dre Catherine Achim, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec - CHUL

Dre Caroline Bélanger, CHU Sainte-Justine and Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Dre Marcele Fonseca Falcao, Montreal Children's Hospital McGill University Health Centre and CHUS-Hôtel-Dieu

Dre Mélissa Louis, CHUM

Dre Cynthia Qian, CHU Sainte-Justine and Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont