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COS December 2020 Conference
Krill Lecture and
Joint Meeting with the Rabb Retina Study Group

Monday, December 14, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker:
Charles C. Wykoff, MD PhD

"Managing Diabetic Retinopathy: Today & Tomorrow"

Virtual Online Meeting/Webinar

VIEW OUR CONVERSATION between Dr. Wykoff and COS Past-president Mat MacCumber.

Please note . . .  we are pleased to continue the tradition of excellent educational opportunities for COS members in a "virtual" format during the coronavirus pandemic.  The health and safety of our members is foremost in our thinking, and we certainly look forward to when in-person meetings can resume.
Webinar Registration is now open
Registration will close at 4 p.m. Monday!
When you click on the registration link, it will take you to the COS meeting registration form.  Member log-in will be required.  Non-members will have an opportunity to register, as well.  Just follow the instructions provided on the form.  All registered members will receive an email several days before the conference with the Zoom sign-in link and additional instructions.  

If you are planning to present a case as part of the Rabb Retina Study Group discussion, please indicate your desire on the registration form.  This will help greatly as we plan this virtual meeting!

Our Guest Speaker -- Alex E. Krill Memorial Lecture

Retina Consultants of Texas
Houston, TX
VIEW OUR INTERVIEW with Dr. Wykoff . . . a conversation with COS past-president Mathew MacCumber, MD PhD.
Dr. Charles C. Wykoff is a board-certified Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist and ophthalmologist with Retina Consultants of Houston. Leading a top international research facility for vitreoretinal diseases, Dr. Wykoff serves as Director of Research at RCH and the Greater Houston Retina Research Foundation (GHRRF). In addition, he serves as the elected Deputy Chair of Ophthalmology for the Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital. 
Dr. Wykoff graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT, received his PhD from Oxford University in England while on a Marshall Scholarship, and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his ophthalmology residency and vitreoretinal fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute where he also served as Chief Resident/Co-Director of Ocular Trauma.

CME financial disclosure:  The speaker's conflict of interest disclosure will be made at the time of the conference.

Meeting Information

Because of meeting restrictions imposed by the State of Illinois due to the coronavirus pandemic, COS once again is organizing its quarterly conference and guest lecture in the form of an online webinar. This will be a "live" presentation using the "Zoom Meeting" platform. Participants will be able to ask questions verbally, and you will be able to hear the speaker through your computer or by telephone.  You will receive further details about how to sign-in, as well as using your webcam and audio.

The Rabb Retina Study Group once again will be co-sponsoring the conference along with case presentations from the community.  If you would like to present a retina case, please indicate that on the registration form.  Plan to limit your presentation to about 5-10 minutes so there is both time for discussion and so others have an opportunity to present, as well.

Dinner Discount Program -- We have worked out a way for you to get a $30 discount on "take out" dinner ordered for delivery through GrubHub. 
 to view details about how this program works.  Basically, we will post a $30 credit to your GrubHub account that is associated with the email address used for COS business.  You will be able to order -- using this credit -- beginning at noon on the day of the meeting for delivery at any time up until one hour after the ordering "widow" ends at 9 p.m.  View the GrubHub details webpage for specifics.

Program Schedule

   Monday, December 14, 2020

7:00 p.m. - COS Business Meeting
                      Laura Sanders, MD; COS President
7:15 p.m. - Krill Lecture & Questions - "Managing Diabetic Retinopathy: Today & Tomorrow"
Charles C. Wykoff, MD PhD, Retina Consultants of Houston; Houston, TX
8:00 p.m. - Rabb Retina Study Group case presentations
9:00 p.m. (approx.) - Adjourn

Virtual Exhibitors
We are very grateful to the following companies as our "virtual exhibitors" for their support of conference.


Educational Items

Course Director: Hassan Shah, MD

Target Audience: Practicing ophthalmologists, ophthalmology residents and fellows

Commercial Support
There is no commercial support associated with this conference.

Contact the COS office at:  847-680-1666 or by email:  [email protected]

Last Updated on Monday, December 14, 2020 09:25 AM