First Annual Canadian Dry Eye Summit

The first annual Canadian Dry Eye Summit (CDES) was held on May 25 -26th, 2018 at the Hotel Novotel in Mississauga, Ontario. The sold out event brought together over 160 attendees, faculty and industry for two days to learn, share and experience all that is new in the dry eye space. The CDES was born with a singular mission: To ensure patients across Canada receive outstanding, compassionate care for their ocular surface based on the evidence of the day. This two day session certainly went a long way towards that mission.

Chief Learning officer, Dr. Richard Maharaj brought together over 14 experts from across North America to share their knowledge and experience in the dry eye space. Over 10 hours of COPE approved CE was provided covering topics such as:

  • The role of inflammation in DED
  • Highlights of TFOS DEWS II
  • Dry Eye as a vision disease
  • Scleral Lenses in the treatment of DED
  • Introducing a dry eye practice into a busy clinic
  • Marketing your medical niche

A unique feature of this years summit were the hands on workshops where folks could try out technologies such as Lipiflow, IPL, Blephex, Tear Osmolarity and many more.

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