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Meetings

Information about annual meetings and other meetings of interest to Christian ophthalmologists.

We are excited to have a activity packed teenager schedule for Lake Junaluska.
The teens will enjoy spiritual themes such as:
"Made by God"
"Known by God"
"Loved by God"
"Called by God"
 
In addition, activities will include games, a movie, swimming, a boat tour and slip and slide kickball!
The female spouse program will highlight three separate spouses this year.  We are privileged to hear from Helen Pons, Halle Paauw and Jessica Cropsey.
 
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On Thursday, Helen Pons will be sharing on "How Can I Raise Godly Children in an Ungodly World?"
On Friday, Halle Paauw will be sharing on "God's Providence - A Testimony of How God's Ways are Better than Ours"
On Saturday, Jessica Cropsey will be sharing on "Loving One Another in Intense Community"

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Dr. Cecil and Debra Berlie and Dr. Eric and Cara Bothun will be the hosts of the 44th annual COS meeting in St Paul which will be held August 5 - 9, 2020.  The St Paul Hotel will host this meeting in downtown St Paul, MN.   Please join us this year for a phenomenal program including a hands-on wetlab and events for the whole family!  Our venue is fantastic for 2020 and should be easy access using the Minneapolis International Airport.  Save this date on your calendar now!!

 

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Dr. Abe and Sandra White will be the hosts of the 43rd annual COS meeting in Kansas City which will be held July 31 - August 4th, 2019.  The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center will host this meeting for the second time as the society found it to be very accomodating in 2014 for our meeting.  The venue is fantastic for families and is situated exactly in the middle of the US making it convenient for our attendees from both coasts!  Save this date on your calendar now!!

 

Subcategories

This section lists the meetings throughout the year of interest to the Christian ophthalmologist.

Selected lectures from annual meetings may be available for viewing.  Please select from the following lectures that are available from the 2009 and 2011 meetings.

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Abe White
Subtenon Blocks
for MSICS

STB is faster, safer, and more comfortable. Can be quickly done in the OR immediately before the start of surgery, easily worked into the natural flow of the case.

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Jonathan D Shader
From OR to
the Platform

Jesus demonstrates the idea of conducting high volume cataract missions in connection with crusade evangelism.

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Nathan Henson
LASIK for Missions

We propose initiating open source refractive surgery projects to benefit the poor while generating local funding to subsidize mission works all over the world.

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Bob Arnold
PDI Check
Near Vision Screening

PDi Check, a near vision screening game on the Nintendo 3DS platform, was compared to conventional tests on the Thai-Burma border and also with US Military staff.

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Kenn Freedman
Smart Phone DDX

Simple PDF file that can be used on a tablet or Smart phone to look up clinical differential diagnoses quickly via links to each DDX list

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Sam Powdrill
Red Reflex Enhanced
LED module

We have developed a proprietary double tube LED lighting system for the portable microscope that enhances the red reflex and rivels the red reflex from a Zeiss microscope.

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Jason Leng
Portable Vitrector

I have come up with a portable high speed vitrectomy machine that will allow for safer and effective vitreous removal in the mission setting.

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Alex Young
X-Ray Vision
for ROP Screening

We could enhance ROP screening with an innovation to take non mydriatic fundus photos using a smartphone via trans-scleral illumination.

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Shenandoa Toote
Eyes for Education

Currently ophthalmology training is being used worldwide to reach others. Having a product that is not yet on the market yet, is produced by a Christian company, and fills a needed void could help open doors to disseminate the Gospel.

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John Kempen
Cross Subsidizing
Self Sustaining Missions

Cataract & refractive surgery patients with funds are willing to pay for and using the revenue to subsidize the poor. This approach can lead to a self-sustaining institution and has great applicability in medical missions.

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