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 Selina Lau (program coordinator) at

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Pediatric Ophthalmology Conference – September 6 & 7, 2019
Research Day – April 17, 2020 (
BCSEPS Spring Clinical Day – May 1, 2020


Date Title Details
11-Jan-19 Considering patients’ requests for recording in the clinical setting
  • Resident: Colten Wendel
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Warner
  • Speaker: Darren Kopetsky, Regional Director, Client Relations, Risk Management & Patient Care Quality Office, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
18-Jan-19 Ophthalmology in the UBC Undergraduate Medical Curriculum
  • Resident: Rosanna Martens
  • Chair: Dr. Jane Gardiner
  • Speaker: Drs Jane Gardiner, Nawaaz Nathoo, Gavin Docherty
25-Jan-19 Why Goniotomy?
  • Resident: Colten Wendel
  • Chair: Dr. Christopher Lyons
  • Speaker: Dr. Christopher Lyons
1-Feb-19 Classics and curveballs: The Neuro-Ophthalmologic cases of 2018
  • Resident: Carol Tadrous
  • Chair: Dr. Jason Barton
  • Speaker: Dr. Jason Barton
8-Feb-19 UGME Learning Environment Report for the Department of Ophthalmology
  • Resident: Henry Chen
  • Chair: Dr. Jane Gardiner
  • Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Holmes
15-Feb-19 The green anole lizard as a model for foveal development and damage
  • Resident: Wendy Ming
  • Chair: Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans
  • Speaker: Dr. Cheryl Gregory-Evans
22-Feb-19 Update on DaxibotulinumtoxinA and Vascular occlusion following cosmetic filler injection
  • Resident: Geoffrey Law
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Warner
  • Speaker: Dr. Jean Carruthers
1-Mar-19 Using genetically modified X. laevis to examine mechanisms underlying inherited retinal degenerations
  • Resident: Wendy Ming
  • Chair: Dr Orson Moritz
  • Speaker: Dr Orson Moritz
8-Mar-19 The changing landscape of resident assessment
  • Resident: Geoffrey Law
  • Chair: Dr. Nawaaz Nathoo
  • Speaker: Dr. Nawaaz Nathoo
15-Mar-19 The quest for artificial cornea
  • Resident: Wendy Ming
  • Chair: Dr. Sonia Yeung
  • Speaker: Dr. Alfonso Iovieno
22-Mar-19 Evidence Based Management of Acute Endophthalmitis: Where are we now?
  • Resident: Mitchell Browne
  • Chair: Dr. Eduardo Navajas
  • Speaker: Dr. Steve Levasseur
29-Mar-19 Outbreak of anti-VEGF injection-related glaucoma in British Columbia, Canada
  • Resident: Grace Qiao
  • Chair: Dr. Eduardo Navajas
  • Speaker: Andrew Merkur
 5-Apr-19 Pediatric Orbital Tumors
  • Resident: Mitchell Browne
  • Chair: Dr. Jane Gardiner
  • Speaker: Dr. Conor Mulholland
12-Apr-19 Corneal Complications of Glaucoma Surgery
  • Resident: Carol Tadrous
  • Chair: Dr. Steven Schendel
  • Speaker: Dr. Gok Ratnarajan, Visiting Speaker
Venue: Eye Care Centre Auditorium2019 Research Day Program
 3-May-19  The perceptual experience of retinal and cortical sight restoration
  • Resident: Rosanna Martens
  • Chair: Dr. Debbie Giaschi
  • Speaker: Dr. Ione Fine, University of Washington
10-May-19 BCSEPS SPRING CLINICAL DAY: Glaucoma & Ethics
Venue: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (SFU downtown Vancouver) Clinical Day May 10, 2019 Glaucoma and Ethics, Provisional 3
580 West Hastings St, Vancouver
17-May-19  Global Ophthalmology beyond Vision 2020
  • Resident: Mitchell Browne
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Holland
  • Speaker: Dr. Vivian Yin, Visiting Speaker
24-May-19 Vision in animals. What do we know and how do we know it?
  •  Resident: Lauren Sawatzky
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Warner
  • Speaker: Dr. Marnie Ford


Date Title Details
6-Sept-19 Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference (September 6 & 7, 2019)
Venue: UBC Robson Square
13-Sept-19 Risk of Glaucoma with VEGF Inhibitors in wet AMD: Review of the literature and results from the BC Retinal Diseases Treatment Program
  • Resident: Geoffrey Law
  • Chair: Dr. David Maberley
  • Speaker: Dr. David Maberley & Dr. Mahyar Etminan
20-Sept-19 The Impact of Systemic Medications on Retinal Function
  • Resident: Carol Tadrous
  • Chair: Dr. Eduardo Navajas
  • Speaker: William Mieler, Visiting Speaker
27-Sept-19 Ophthalmic Education in Mongolia
  • Resident: Myra Butler
  • Chair: Dr. Ari Giligson
  • Speaker: Dr. Ari Giligson
4-Oct-19 Mounds, Vessels, and Fluids: Ocular Oncology pot pouri
  • Resident: Lauren Sawatzky
  • Chair: Dr. Katherine Paton
  • Speaker: Dr. Katherine Paton & Dr Travers Weaver
11-Oct-19 Optic Nerve Sheath Fenestration and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Resident: Grace Qiao
  • Chair: Dr. Peter Dolman
  • Speaker: Dr. Peter Dolman
18-Oct-19 Conundrum Rounds
  • Resident: Carol Tadrous & Henry Chen
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Warner
25-Oct-19 Imaging the peripheral retina: an OCT perspective
  • Resident: Maryam Eslami
  • Chair: Dr. Eduardo Navajas
  • Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Navajas
1-Nov-19 Herpes zoster and the Zoster Eye Disease Study
  • Resident: Wendy Ming
  • Chair: Dr. Sonia Yeung
  • Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Cohen, Visiting Speaker, Professor (Clinical) of Ophthalmology, New York University School of Medicine, New York
8-Nov-19 Now that retinal imaging is so advanced, do we still need electrophysiology?
  • Resident: Grace Qiao
  • Chair: Dr. Christopher Lyons
  • Speaker: Dr. Graham Holder, Visiting Speaker, BSc, MSc, PhD
    Hong-Leong Professor, National University of Singapore & National University Hospital of Singapore
15-Nov-19 When the drops don’t work: melts, bumps and scars
  • Resident: Rob Pintwala
  • Chair: Dr. Alfonso Iovieno
  • Speaker:Dr. Alfonso Iovieno
22-Nov-19 Updates in Glaucoma
  • Resident: Geoffrey Law
  • Chair: Dr. Kulbir Gill
  • Speaker: Dr. Kulbir Gill
29-Nov-19 Approach to the swollen disc
  • Resident: Amanda Schlenker
  • Chair: Dr. Salina Teja
  • Speaker: Dr. Salina Teja

1. Ophthalmic Surgical Robotics – an update

2. Computer simulation of blood flow in retinal microaneurysms

  • Resident: Wendy Ming
  • Chair: Dr. David Maberley
  • Speaker: Dr. David Maberley
13-Dec-19 Resident Christmas Rounds


Date Title Details
10-Jan-20 To swing or not to swing: using eye movements to decode human decision processes
  • Resident:
  • Chair: Dr. Miriam Spering
  • Speaker: Dr. Miriam Spering
17-Jan-20 BonT-A Secondary Nonresponsiveness
  • Resident: Wendy Ming
  • Chair: Dr. Jean Carruthers
  • Speaker: Dr. Jean Carruthers
24-Jan-20 Giant cell arteritis in the 21st Century
  • Resident: Maryam Eslami
  • Chair: Dr Wendy Ming
  • Speaker: Drs Mohammad Bardi, Natasha Dehghan & Daniel Ennis
31-Jan-20 Evaluation and management of thyroid eye disease
  • Resident: Myra Butler
  • Chair: Dr. Peter Dolman
  • Speaker: Dr. Peter Dolman
7-Feb-20 Vision Screening in Kindergarten
  • Resident: Geoffrey Law
  • Chair: Dr Debbie Giaschi
  • Speaker: Dr Daphne Maurer, Visiting Speaker, Distinguished University Professor, Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour McMaster University
14-Feb-20 Where in the world are we in Cornea
  • Resident: Henry Chen
  • Chair: Dr Paul Dubord
  • Speaker: Dr Paul Dubord
21-Feb-20 Somatization/Conversion Disorder
  • Resident: Geoffrey Law
  • Chair: Dr Conor Mulholland
  • Speaker: Drs. Andrea Chapman & Andrew Howard
28-Feb-20 A Cases of Two Discs and Two Problems
  • Resident: Grace Qiao
  • Chair:Dr. Kristopher Kowal
  • Speaker: Dr. Kristopher Kowal
6-Mar-20 Rheumatology/Ophthalmology Co-Management Model for Ocular Inflammatory Disease in British Columbia
  • Resident: Grace Qiao
  • Chair: Dr. Kaivon Vaezi
  • Speaker: Drs. Kaivon Vaezi & Kam Shojania, UBC Dept of Rheumatology
13-Mar-20 RB 2020: Rapid Action, Bad Business and Simulating Lesions
  • Resident: Rob Pintwala
  • Chair: Dr. Katherine Paton
  • Speaker: Dr. Katherine Paton
20-Mar-20 Diabetes Update for Ophthalmologists
  • Resident: Myra Butler
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Warner
  • Speaker: Dr. Ehud Ur, Professor, UBC Dept of Medicine/Division of Endocrinology
  • Resident: Lauren Sawatzky
  • Chair: Dr. Simon Holland
  • Speaker: Dr. Simon Holland
  • Resident: Maryam Eslami
  • Chair: Dr. Ipek Oruc
  • Speaker: Dr. Ipek Oruc
Venue: Eye Care Centre Auditorium
  • Resident:Lauren Sawatzky
  • Chair:Dr Steven Schendel
  • Speaker:Dr Steven Schendel
1-May-20 BCSEPS SPRING CLINICAL DAY: Glaucoma & Ethics
Venue: Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue (SFU downtown Vancouver)
  • Resident: Rob Pintwala
  • Chair: Dr. Steven Schendel
  • Speaker: Dr. Felipe Medeiros, Visiting Speaker, Professor of Ophthalmology
    Joseph A.C. Wadsworth Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Resident: Myra Butler
  • Chair: Dr. Katherine Paton
  • Speaker: Dr. Katherine Paton
  •  Resident: Amanda Schlenker
  • Chair: Dr Eduardo Navajas
  • Speaker: