Conferences & 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 Quarterly Meetings

We are pleased to announce the dates for COS Quarterly Meetings.  Additional program details will be posted as information becomes available.

2019 - 2020 Meetings

  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 (Krill Lecture)
  • Monday, February 3, 2020
  • Monday, May 11, 2020 (Beem-Fisher Awards)

CLICK HERE for a PDF version of the schedule

2020 - 2021 Meetings

  • Monday, September 14, 2020
  • Monday, December 14, 2020 (Krill Lecture)
  • Monday, February 8, 2021
  • Monday, May 10, 2021 (Beem-Fisher Awards)

Go to the current quarterly meeting webpage - HERE

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 -- 2020

Friday, March 6, 202020
Stephens Convention Center; Rosemont, IL

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 - 2019/2020 (PDF document) - Coming soon!