2020 COS Virtual Annual Meeting Archive

COS 2020 Virtual Meeting Updated


The 2020 COS Annual Meeting was virtual and was held on over Zoom on June 13th with the theme — “His Perfect Light in the Darkness”

2017 Stuart McAllister 002The meeting featured internationally-acclaimed speaker Stuart McAllister from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. With the recent passing of the founder of RZIM, Ravi Zacharias, we were thankful to hear from Stuart’s heart and receive encouragement in these challenging times.

Stuart McAllister serves as Global Support Specialist for RZIM. Prior to serving in his current role, Stuart held positions at RZIM including North American Regional Director and Vice President of Training at international headquarters in Atlanta.

Born in Scotland, Stuart saw his life changed by Christ at the age of twenty. His desire to serve the Lord led him to join Operation Mobilization in 1978. Stuart has since served as general secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance and has been involved with the European Lausanne Committee. He joined RZIM in 1998 as the International Director. Stuart speaks worldwide with a passion for the gospel. 

David Hardten MD 1Another highlight was a wonderful scientific talk by Dr. Dave Hardten, MD, on the ‘Ocular Manifestations of COVID-19’.  Dr. Hardten is a founding partner of Minnesota Eye Consultants and lectures throughout the world on refractive surgery and research. He has published hundreds of textbook chapters, articles, and abstracts on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

As director for Minnesota Eye Consultants? Clinical Research Department, Dr. Hardten leads research projects surrounding LASIK Eye Surgery, refractive surgery, complex case management, cataract surgery, natural lens replacement surgery, glaucoma management, corneal transplantation, iris reconstruction, surgical instrumentation and drug therapies.

Dr. Hardten has received numerous awards for his dedication to the eye care industry including the 2011 Casebeer Award for outstanding contribution to the research and development of refractive surgery from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the 2011 Allina HOPE (Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience) Award, and the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Continuing Education Recognition Award. 

We also were privileged to hear the inspiring story of a Family Practice physician – Dr. Chris Sudduth who survived COVID.  

If you attended the virtual meeting live or later, 1.5 hours of CME including 1 hour of ethics CME has been approved* and is offered FREE OF CHARGE.  To receive this CME, simply click here to submit your review and claim the 1.5 hours.

Don’t miss the presentation of the J. Lawton Smith award which was given to Dr. Jono Pons of eSwatini (former Swaziland) and presented by Dr. Brad Farris.

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* This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Medical Association of Georgia through the joint providership of Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and Christian Ophthalmology Society. Georgia Society of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Georgia Society of Ophthalmology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits?. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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