The Lecture Series is an initiative aimed to enhance the professional development of Optometry students. CAOS invites esteemed clinicians and academics to deliver lectures and provide professional insight outside of a classroom setting. This allows students to develop a more well-rounded perspective on our ever-growing profession.


Topics of the Lecture Series include, but are not limited to:

  • Clinical: e.g. Ocular disease, binocular vision

  • Practice Management: e.g. Business management, advertising and marketing

  • Social: e.g. Healthcare inequalities, Indigenous health

  • Technologies: e.g. Future of ophthalmics, AI

  • New Graduate Perspectives

Check out some snapshots from our previous lectures below! 

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Thank you to our past speakers!
Nov. 29, 2021
Dr. Ying Zhao
Effective Methods for Myopia Control
Sun Pharma
Nov. 01, 2021
Dr. Harbir Sian
Building a Dry Eye Practice
Oct. 25, 2021
Dr. Jason Pennington
Social Determinants of Indigenous Health
Bailey Nelson
Sept. 27, 2021
Katherine Serniwka
Business Law for Professionals
Mar. 22, 2021
Dr. Howard Dolman
Panel Talk on Different Areas of Optometry
Mar. 11, 2021
Dr. Zoe Stein, Dr. Rachel Amaral, Dr. Boris Wong & Dr. John Chen
Clinical Cases with Residents
Mar. 01, 2021
Dr. Myles Bokinac
Private Practice Alive & Thriving
Feb. 08, 2021
Dr. Lloy Wylie
Culturally Inclusive and Safe Practices
Feb. 01, 2021
Dr. Richard Trevino
Jan. 28, 2021
Dr. Jason Chau & Dr. Rahul Joshi
New Grad Talk
Nov. 30, 2020
Dr. Ian Erkelens
Optometry and Vision Science in Tech R&D
Nov. 16, 2020
Dr. Kimberly Chan
Optometry and Social Media
Nov. 5, 2020
Dr. Langis Michaud
The Importance of a Slit Lamp Exam
Sanofi Genzyme
Oct. 21, 2020
Dr. Ike Ahmed
Disruptors of Optometry
Labtician Thea
Oct. 1, 2020
Dr. Michael Naugle
Micro & Macro Considerations of Optometry
Mar. 2, 2020
Joseph Lee (accountant), Stephen Funk (lawyer), David Bold (financial planner)
The People who Make a Successful Optometry Practice
Jan. 27, 2020
Dr. Shirley Ha
Neuro Optometry Workshop
Vision Therapy Canada
Nov. 27, 2019
Dr. Shalu Pal
Contact Lenses
Nov. 20, 2019
Dr. Gilan Cockrell
Jumpstart Your Dream Practice (in collaboration with UWAIOC)
William's Group
Nov. 14, 2019
Dr. Trevor Miranda
Insight on Practice Management
Bausch & Lomb
Nov. 4, 2019
Dr. Alex Hynes, Dr. Catherine Wright, Dr. Jessica Sgro, Dr. Shaina Nesi
Residency Panel
Labtician Thea
Oct. 25, 2019
Dr. Mark Dunbar
Grand Rounds in Retina and Glaucoma (in collaboration with AOE)
Oct. 8, 2019
Dr. Matthew Michniewicz & Dr. Brij Patel
New Grad Talk
Labtician Thea
Apr. 4, 2019
Dr. Derek MacDonald
Integrating Glaucoma Care in Optometric Practice
Mar. 25, 2019
Dr. Vincent Lam
Interprofessional Relationships with OMDs
Mar. 14, 2019
Dr. Philip Hooper
Retinal & Uveitis Cases and Interprofessional Relationships with OMDs
Labtician Thea
Feb. 7, 2019
Dr. Fabian Tai
A Day in the Life of a Vision Therapist
Feb. 4, 2019
Dr. Phil Hudson
Pharmacy, Compounding, and Optometry
Jan. 21, 2019
Grant Larsen & Dr. Robert Allaway
Practice Management (in collaboration with UWAIOC)
Jan. 16, 2019
Dr. Lyndon Jones
Contact Lenses Today and In the Future
Dec. 3, 2018
Dr. Alex Hynes & Dr. Catherine Wright
Residency Grand Rounds
Labtician Thea
Nov. 26, 2018
Dr. Alan Ulsifer & Arlene Dickinson
What Really Matters to ODs and Patients
Nov. 13, 2018
Wlliam's Group
Associateships (in collaboration with UWAIOC)
Oct. 25, 2018
Dr. Blake Chartier
Perspectives of a New Grad
Oct. 14, 2018
Dr. Paul Karpecki
Dry Eye Disease Management
Sept. 14, 2018
Dr. Ron Melton & Dr. Randall Thomas
Clinical Grand Rounds (in collaboration with AOE)
Mar. 22, 2018
Dr. Jeffrey Lam & Dr. Abraham Yuen
Hindsight = 20/20 - What I Wish I Knew Before Graduating
Feb. 26, 2018
Dr. Vishakha Thakrar
Fitting Specialty Contact Lenses
Feb.7, 2018
Dr. Cheryl Letheren
Behavioural Optometry: So Much More than 20/20!
Jan. 29, 2018
Dr. Laurie Capogna & Dr. Olivia Wiebe
Nutrition in Optometric Practice
Jan. 15, 2018
Dr. Beth Lennox
EyeRecommend - Success in Private Practice
Nov. 29, 2017
Dr. Sondra Black
The History of Lasers and Refractive Advances
Nov. 27, 2017
Dr. Ritesh Patel
Cold Starting in the 6ix
Nov. 22, 2017
Dr. Cynthia Matyas
What Can Optometrists do to Help Children with Learning Related Vision Difficulties?
Nov. 10, 2017
William's Group
$10 Million Dollar Schedule
Nov. 8, 2017
Dr. Richard Maharaj & Dr. Faran Vafaie
The Dry Eye Jedi Meets Marty McFly
Oct. 25, 2017
Dr. Edward Chow
Ortho-K & Myopia Control
Oct. 17, 2017
Dr. Shirley Ha
Beyond Healthy 20/20
Mar. 20, 2017
Dr. Lyndon Jones
Contact Lens Practice Establishment
Mar. 13, 2017
Dr. Patricia Fink
Management of Special Needs Populations
Feb. 2017
John Meredith & Amy Cottenie
MNP on Practice Management
Feb. 13, 2017
Mr. Yvan Bertrand
Progressive Additional Lenses - Troubleshooting & Selection
Jan. 23, 2017
Dr. Carol Westall
Electrodiagnostics in Clinical Practice - ERG & OEG
Jan. 12, 2017
Dr. Vi Tu Banh
Optimizing your Career in Optometry
Nov. 21, 2016
Dr. Patrick Quaid
Traumatic Brain Injury and the Eyes
Nov. 9, 2016
Bill Nolan
The William's Group Optometric Practice Management Seminar
Nov. 2, 2016
Dr. Richard Maharaj
Becoming a Dry Eye Jedi Using the Force
Oct. 25, 2016
David Boldovitch
Protecting your Earning Power After Graduation
Oct. 3, 2016
Dr. Beth Lennox
EyeRecommend - Success in Private Practice
Sept. 28, 2016
Dr. David Edwards
Inter-Professional Collaboration Between Optometrists and Pharmacists