Eye CAN 2020 - General Information

EyeCAN 2020

Save the date for the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) Eye Career Advancement & Networking (Eye CAN) Conference, to be held on October 3-4, 2020 in an interactive virtual environment. Eye CAN 2020 will deliver actionable information and training activities that allied ophthalmic professionals can put into practice immediately.

The first 250 Members of ATPO who sign up will be able to do so for FREE!

ATPO is pleased to welcome Iqbal (Ike) K. Ahmed, MD who will deliver the keynote presentation, “Challenging Norms - Combatting Pressure through Innovation & Intervention.” This dynamic session will explore the paradigm shift in glaucoma management, driven by the field of interventional glaucoma through minimally invasive surgery, and will highlight the important difference and connection between research and innovation through the lens of Dr. Ahmed, as a world renowned glaucoma thought leader.

“Dr. Ahmed has a true passion for discovery – his unrelenting curiosity has transformed ophthalmology and patient care,” said ATPO President-elect and Eye CAN 2020 Program Chair Jacqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC. “We are thrilled to welcome such an inclusive, innovative, and inspiring leader. Dr. Ahmed’s presentation will be a perfect fit for the Eye CAN 2020 Conference, as the entire event is designed to challenge outdated paradigms and create new opportunities for success for allied ophthalmic professionals.”

About Ike Ahmed, M.D.

ike ahmedDr. Ahmed has been a leader in novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract, and lens implant surgery. His pioneering work in innovative glaucoma surgery includes coining the term Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS). He is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Professor at the University of Utah, a Research Director at Kensington Eye Institute, and Director of the Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgery (GAASS) fellowship, which trains surgeons from around the world. Additionally, is the head of the Ophthalmology Division at Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario.

Dr. Ahmed is recognized as one of the most experienced complex eye surgeons in the world and has performed surgery on 4 continents, published over 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored several books, and has given over 1000 scientific presentations including 40 international visiting professor’s lectures. His award list is long, and includes the Binkhorst Medal Award at ASCRS, the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Innovator of the Year Award, and the inaugural Ophthalmology Innovation Summit Clinical Innovator Award. Dr. Ahmed was named in Canada's Top 40 under 40 in 2010, and more recently recognized as the 3rd most influential ophthalmologist in the world by the industry leading magazine “The Ophthalmologist.”

Advance Your Career at the ATPO - LES Career Fair

Registration for the ATPO-LES Career Fair is included with your Eye CAN 2020 Virtual Conference Registration! View the virtual platform that will be used for the Eye CAN 2020 Conference and the ATPO-LES Career Fair, powered by VFairs.