Conferences and Events
Monthly Meeting Registration

COS members in good standing may register online for the regular monthly conferences.  Your pre-registration is necessary so that we can accurately plan for the dinner and a pleasant experience for all in attendance.
To register a guest or if you owe a fee, use the PDF form.  You can fill this out on your computer and then print it. 

Information for Monthly Meeting Exhibitors

The COS welcomes the participation of interested ophthalmic or other companies as exhibitors at its monthly conferences.  CLICK HERE for more information.  This will be updated shortly.

COS 2018-2019 Quarterly Meetings

The Chicago Ophthalmological Society dinner program schedule for the 2017 - 2018 academic year appears below. All meetings will take place at the University of Chicago's downtown Gleacher Center.
  • Download a PDF version of the schedule (coming soon)
  • View the program list - CLICK HERE
  • Overall Schedule
    • September 17, 2018 
    • December 3, 2018 - Retina; Krill Lecture (joint meeting with the Rabb Retina Study Group)
    • February 25, 2019
    • May 13, 2019 - plus the Beem Fisher resident paper awards

Directions & Parking
CLICK HERE to download a PDF site map, including parking options.  Discount parking is available in the NBC Tower garage (access from lower level off Illinois Street).  Get your parking ticket validated at the security desk in the lobby of the Gleacher Center.

For a MapQuest map, CLICK HERE

Previous Meeting CME Claim Forms

Beginning in the 2012/2013 academic year, CME credit certificates will be mailed automatically to practicing physicians who sign in at the meeting.  Please note that if you fail to sign the attendance sheet, we will be unable to verify your attendance in order to award credit.

Resident Case Presentations at Monthly Conferences

Beginning in 2009, COS initiated a series of case presentations & discussions featuring residents from the various training programs in Chicago.  This addition to the program has resulted in an interesting educational element for the evening and has been well-received by the membership.  Participating residents and faculty are asked to refer to the presentation criteria - CLICK HERE

 COS/ISEPS Joint Annual Conference -- 2019

Friday, March 2019
Stephens Convention Center; Rosemont, IL

  • Mark your calendars!

Chicago Ophthalmic Calendar
The COS works hard to keep track of conferences, meetings and events that will be of interest to the ophthalmic community in Chicago.  Included are local meetings, national conferences of significance, and some international meetings.  

We depend on you to help keep this information current.  If you have an event to submit, contact the COS administrative office by sending an email to:  [email protected].    Be prepared to provide the name of the event, the location (including address), a contact person with phone and email, the target audience and whether the meeting has CME credit.  Also include a link to any online information for your meeting/event.

Overall Meetings and Events

Master Calendar -- COS works to maintain a master calendar n collaboration with the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians &  Surgeons.  It lists local, national and international conferences & events.
CLICK HERE to view the master calendar.

COS Monthly Meeting Schedules

•  Current year - 2017/2018 (PDF document) - Coming soon!