Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to individuals who have made a sustained impact nationally and internationally on the growth of the profession and who have maintained the highest standard of patient care in their practice. The recipient of this award has also been a strong and positive role model in the community and an exemplary mentor and educator.

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society is privileged to be able to honour the life and work of Dr. Graham E. Trope. SEE MORE

2018 COS Awards for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society congratulates the recipients of the 2018 COS Awards for Excellence in Ophthalmic Research. These awards recognize residents, fellows and medical students who are conducting original, innovative research at a Canadian university. Thank you to the Awards Chair, Dr. Cindy Hutnik and the members of the adjudication committee for the paper awards: Drs. Catherine Birt, Chloe Gottlieb and Setareh Ziai; and the poster awards: Drs. Ali Hafez, Bernard Hurley, Lisa Lagrou, Rusty Ritenour, Corey Smith, and Vivian Yin for their time and support in selecting the 2018 winners.


First prize
Jordan Isenberg, Université de Montréal
Peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase A (PPIA) – a novel biomarker of multi-episodic (recurrent) ocular toxoplasmosis
Presented during What’s New in Uveitis

Second prize
James J. Armstrong, University of Western Ontario
Acetylsalicylic acid reduces collagen contraction, remodelling and myofibroblast proliferation in Tenon’s Capsule tissue mimetic
Presented during Glaucoma Research: The cutting edge

Third prize
Andrei-Alexandru Szigiato, University of Toronto
The use of eyemasks for reducing neonatal stress following dilated retinal examination
Presented during Important Things You Don’t Know about Pediatric Retina


Presented during Current concepts I

First prize
Xinyi Li, University of Western Ontario
Bioactive protein-conjugated silica nanoparticles as a drug delivery system for dry eye disease

Second prize
Jade Marie Lasiste, McGill University
CITED1: A potential regulator of metastasis in uveal melanoma

Third prize
Parnian Arjmand, University of Ottawa
Fibrin glue and internal limiting membrane abrasion for optic disc pit maculopathy