Grand Rounds

Rounds take place on Friday mornings from 8am to 9am at the Eye Care Centre Auditorium (main floor). Please check for updates as topics and speakers are subject to change. For questions or concerns, please contact Lynn Lau at

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We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors who have provided unrestricted education grants:

  • Platinum: Alcon Canada Inc.
  • Gold: Allergan Canada Inc.
  • Silver: Bayer
  • Bronze: Bausch & Lomb

Research Day – April 28, 2017
Spring Clinical Day – May 12, 2017
Pediatrics Conference – September 8-9, 2017 – Register here


Date Title Details
 6-Jan-17 Ocular Toxicity in Oncology: A Growing Concern
  • Resident: Gelareh Noureddin
  • Chair: Dr. Katherine Paton
  • Speaker: Dr. Christian Kollmannsberger, Medical Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency, Clinical Professor, UBC Department of Medicine
 13-Jan-17 Saving your neck
  • Resident: Kailun Jiang
  • Chair: Dr. Peter Dolman
  • Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Sivak, Visiting Speaker, Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, West Virginia University Eye Institute
 20-Jan-17 Training face perception: an experiment in the rehabilitation of acquired prosopagnosia
  • Resident: Myra Butler
  • Chair: Dr. Jason Barton
  • Speaker: Dr. Jason Barton
 27-Jan-17 Safety and Effectiveness of the BC Retina Diseases Program
  • Resident: Colten Wendel
  • Chair: Dr. David Maberley
  • Speaker: Dr. David Maberley
 3-Feb-17 New Neuromodulators
  • Resident: Rosanna Martens
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Warner
  • Speaker: Dr. Jean Carruthers
 10-Feb-17  Update on MIGS
  • Resident: Tom Liu
  • Chair: Dr. Paul Mackenzie
  • Speaker: Dr. Paul Mackenzie
 17-Feb-17 Are face perception deficits and social dysfunction associated in autism spectrum disorder?
  • Resident: Kathryn Clapson
  • Chair: Dr. Joanne Matsubara
  • Speaker: Dr. Ipek Oruc
 24-Feb-17 Amniotic Membrane in the management of ocular surface disorders: Standard of care or snake oil?
  • Resident: Gavin Docherty
  • Chair: Dr. Martin McCarthy
  • Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Judelson, Visiting Speaker, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan

Oculoplastics for the General Ophthalmologist
Venue: St. Paul’s Hospital, Cullen Family Lecture Theatre – 7:45am
Please RSVP by Feb 15
Click here to view Winter Clinical Day program

 3-Mar-17 Feedback that helps
  • Resident: Salina Teja
  • Chair: Dr. Nawaaz Nathoo
  • Speaker: Dr. Nawaaz Nathoo
 10-Mar-17 Ocular Genetics
  • Resident: Mitchell Browne
  • Chair: Dr. Jane Gardiner
  • Speakers: Dr. Wyeth W. Wasserman, Dr. Millan Patel, & Cynthia Ye, UBC Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
 17-Mar-17 Research and clinical implications of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology
  • Resident: Rosanna Martens
  • Chair: Dr. Orson Moritz
  • Speaker: Dr. Orson Moritz
 24-Mar-17 Cornea – New Perspectives
  • Resident: Kailun Jiang
  • Chair: Dr. Paul J. Dubord
  • Speaker: Dr. Paul J. Dubord
 31-Mar-17 Vision and eye movements in ball sports – insights from 5 years of vision testing with UBC Baseball
  • Resident: Myra Butler
  • Chair: Dr. Joanne Matsubara
  • Speaker: Dr. Miriam Spering
 7-Apr-17 Advances in Ocular Oncology
  • Resident: Colten Wendel
  • Chair: Dr. Hassan Aziz
  • Speaker: Dr. Hassan Aziz
 14-Apr-17  GOOD FRIDAY
 21-Apr-17 Alternatives to patching for treatment of amblyopia
  • Resident: Mitchell Browne
  • Chair: Dr. Joanne Matsubara
  • Speaker: Dr. Deborah Giaschi
 28-Apr-17  RESEARCH DAY
Unlocking the Secrets of the Choroid: What We have Learned from Imaging
Guest speaker: Dr. Srinivas R. Sadda, Visiting Speaker, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Stephen J. Ryan-Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Endowed Presidential Chair, Doheny Eye Institute 
Click here to view Research Day program
 5-May-17 ISOO 2017: What’s new in Ocular Oncology
  • Resident: Gavin Docherty
  • Chair: Dr. Katherine Paton
  • Speaker: Dr. Katherine Paton
Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings St, Vancouver BC
Click for registration form and program
 19-May-17 OHTS Re-Visited 2.0
  • Resident: Gavin Docherty
  • Chair: Dr. Frederick Mikelberg
  • Speaker:  Dr. Frederick Mikelberg
 26-May-17 How to Avoid Litigation
  • Resident: Tom Liu
  • Chair: Dr. William Ross
  • Speaker: Dr. William Ross


Date Title Details
Pediatrics Conference: Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium September 8-9, 2017
Venue: UBC Robson Square
Click here for registration information
15-Sep-17  Retina, Title TBA
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  • Chair: Dr. Eduardo Navajas
  • Speaker: Dr. David Sarraf, Visiting Speaker, Clinical Professor, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-Los Angeles
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29-Sep-17 Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma for Clinicians
  • Resident:
  • Chair: Dr. Frederick Mikelberg
  • Speaker: Dr. Wallace L.M. Alward, Visiting Speaker, Frederick C. Blodi Chair in Ophthalmology, Professor and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Director of Glaucoma Service
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20-Oct-17 Understanding and Using Aberration Analysis for Everyday Decision-Making in Pre- and Post-op Cataract Patients
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  • Chair: Dr. Simon Holland
  • Speaker: Dr. Kashif Baig, Visiting Speaker, President, Canadian Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Cornea Consultant, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
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3-Nov-17  Cornea, Title TBA
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  • Chair: Dr. Paul J. Dubord
  • Speaker: Dr. Paul J. Dubord
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24-Nov-17  Uveitis, Title TBA
  • Resident:
  • Chair: Dr. Farzin Forooghian
  • Speaker: Dr. Farzin Forooghian
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15-Dec-16 Resident Christmas Rounds
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