26 episodes

EyeCan: A Canadian lens on ophthalmology. In this series, we examine all aspects of what it means to be an Ophthalmologist in Canada; we speak with leaders in our field about their contributions and life journey; we explore new and emerging techniques and technologies in eye care; and through it all we hope to connect with our community and have those that listen understand the value of who we are and what we do for our patients. And we’ll share our experiences as ophthalmologists today and tackle some of challenges we face as healthcare providers. Hosted by Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Dr. Setareh Ziai, Dr. Mona Dagher, and Dr. Hady Saheb. Brought to you by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Seasons 1 and 2 of the EyeCan podcast were sponsored by MD Financial’s Affinity Grant. Season 3 is sponsored by Bayer. Written and directed by Kim Tytler and produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

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EyeCan: A Canadian lens on ophthalmology. In this series, we examine all aspects of what it means to be an Ophthalmologist in Canada; we speak with leaders in our field about their contributions and life journey; we explore new and emerging techniques and technologies in eye care; and through it all we hope to connect with our community and have those that listen understand the value of who we are and what we do for our patients. And we’ll share our experiences as ophthalmologists today and tackle some of challenges we face as healthcare providers. Hosted by Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Dr. Setareh Ziai, Dr. Mona Dagher, and Dr. Hady Saheb. Brought to you by the Canadian Ophthalmological Society. Seasons 1 and 2 of the EyeCan podcast were sponsored by MD Financial’s Affinity Grant. Season 3 is sponsored by Bayer. Written and directed by Kim Tytler and produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 4 - The Patient’s Journey with guest Doug Purdy

    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 4 - The Patient’s Journey with guest Doug Purdy

    On today’s episode of EyeCan, we are sharing a patient journey and are pleased to introduce you to Doug Purdy.    
    Doug graduated from the University of British Columbia with a master's degree in Social Work specializing in community development and planning.
    He has been President of LPA Development and Marketing Consultants in Vancouver, British Columbia since 1998. The company specializes in in providing caring, compassionate, and responsible tenant relocation services to the real estate development community. 
    Thanks to the work of the organization, many seniors and people with disabilities and limited income have found rent-geared-to-income housing. Doug’s firm also provides rezoning advice and consulting services to real estate developers.
    Doug lives with glaucoma and has been a patient of ophthalmology for many years. We are pleased to share his story with our listeners.
    With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Dr. Setareh Ziai, Dr. Mona Dagher, and Dr. Hady Saheb.
    Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.
    Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

    The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from Bayer.

    • 36 min
    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 3 – Advocacy, Awareness and the National Vision Health Desk with guest Dr. Vivian Hill

    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 3 – Advocacy, Awareness and the National Vision Health Desk with guest Dr. Vivian Hill

    On this episode of EyeCan, host Dr. Mona Dagher introduces our listeners to Dr. Vivian Hill, Chair of the COS Council on Advocacy.
    Dr. Hill completed a fellowship in Ocular Pathology at the University of Ottawa, then completed an ophthalmology residency and a Pediatric Ophthalmology fellowship in Calgary.
    Dr. Hill is an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, where she leads undergraduate ophthalmology at the Cumming School of Medicine and participates in residency and fellowship training. She is a member of the examination board of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an optics and pediatric ophthalmology examiner and participates as a Medical Council of Canada examiner. 
    Dr. Hill sits on the executive of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta as past Fees Chair and current advocacy lead. Her interests include pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, retinopathy of prematurity, medical education, and vision safety in the setting of expanding injectable medical esthetic. She is a former director on the Board of West Island College in Calgary which excels in academic rigour and experiential learning. She has received Calgary’s Top 40 under 40 Award as well as teaching awards at the Cumming School of Medicine. 

    With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Dr. Setareh Ziai, Dr. Mona Dagher, and Dr. Hady Saheb.
    Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.
    Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

    The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from Bayer. 

    • 26 min
    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 2 - Fixing Canadian Health Care with guest Dr. Robert Bell

    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 2 - Fixing Canadian Health Care with guest Dr. Robert Bell

    On this episode of EyeCan, we are excited to introduce our listeners to Dr. Robert Bell.
    Dr. Bell is an internationally recognized Orthopaedic Surgeon, Clinician-Scientist and Educator and has chaired expert panels that provided advice on emergency room overcrowding, critical care capacity, vision care and eye surgery, and neurosurgical care in Ontario.
    After completing medical school and internship at McGill University in 1976, Dr. Robert Bell started his medical career as a General Practitioner and Emergency Physician practicing in Peterborough and Brampton, Ontario. 
    Achieving his FRCSC in 1983, Dr. Bell undertook a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology and Complex Joint Reconstruction at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital. During his clinical career, Dr. Bell was appointed Professor of Surgery at the University of Toronto and published more than 200 peer reviewed articles and achieved more than $5 million in peer reviewed scientific grants. At end of his clinical career, he served nine years as CEO of Canada’s largest research hospital (University Health Network) and four years as Ontario’s deputy minister of health.
    With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Dr. Setareh Ziai, Dr. Mona Dagher, and Dr. Hady Saheb.
    Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.
    Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.

    The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from Bayer. 

    • 45 min
    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 1 - Dr. Phil Hooper, COS President – Vision for 2023 and beyond

    EyeCan Season 3, Episode 1 - Dr. Phil Hooper, COS President – Vision for 2023 and beyond

    Welcome to Season 3 of EyeCan!

    On this episode, we are excited to introduce our listeners to Dr. Phil Hooper, President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS).
    Dr. Hooper trained in Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology at Western University in London, Ontario. Following this, he did fellowships in Retina and Uveitis at the University of Southern California, and Washington University. 
    He was Chair and Chief of Ophthalmology at Western from 1996 to 2008 and serves as Ophthalmology lead for the Ontario Wait Time Program, and co-chairs the Ontario Vision Care Task Force. 
    Dr. Hooper became the 70th President of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society in June 2022 and will serve a two-year term. He has been involved in many COS projects, was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology from 2008-2018 and chaired the Council on Advocacy from 2019-2021. 

    With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha, Dr. Setareh Ziai, Dr. Mona Dagher, and Dr. Hady Saheb.
    Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.
    Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works.
     
     The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from Bayer. 

    • 29 min
    EyeCan Season 2, Episode 11 – Global Ophthalmology with guest Dr. Vivian Yin

    EyeCan Season 2, Episode 11 – Global Ophthalmology with guest Dr. Vivian Yin

    On this episode of EyeCan, we speak with Dr. Vivian Yin, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Dr. Yin graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an Honors degree in Biology. She completed her medical training and residency at the University of Toronto, graduating with multiple surgical and academic awards. With an interest in oculoplastic, she pursued a two-years oculoplastic and orbital oncology training at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She has spoken internationally on topics of periocular and orbital oncology, aesthetics, and lacrimal system.
    Dr. Yin is actively involved in research and teaching. She trains fellows in oculoplastic surgery, ophthalmology residents, and medical students. She is also a reviewer for multiple international peer-review scientific journals, including the British Journal of Ophthalmology and the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. She has been recognized for her accomplishments by research awards and grants from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Canadian Ophthalmology Society, and the Physicians’ Services Incorporate (PSI) Foundation.
    With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.
     
     Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.
     
     Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works. 
     
     The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada's ophthalmologists.

    • 22 min
    EyeCan Season 2, Episode 10 – Mindfulness and Physician Wellness with guest Dr. Agnes Wong

    EyeCan Season 2, Episode 10 – Mindfulness and Physician Wellness with guest Dr. Agnes Wong

    On this episode of EyeCan, we talk with Dr Agnes Wong, Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Psychology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wong is an active staff Ophthalmologist and Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children. In her career as a physician-scientist, Dr. Wong has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers in the field of Ophthalmology and vision sciences, and held many prestigious research grants. 
    Dr. Wong currently focuses on wellness in healthcare. She is on the faculty of the Mindfulness and Compassion Training for Health and End-of-Life Care Professionals program at the Sarana Institute in Toronto. By integrating mindfulness, compassion, reflective practices, and systems thinking, her approach is to help healthcare professionals develop vital skills to enhance their well-being and to improve the system. Dr. Wong has won critical acclaim for her latest book, “The Art and Science of Compassion. A Primer—Reflections of a Physician-Chaplain” published by Oxford University Press.
    With your hosts, Dr. Guillermo Rocha and Dr. Setareh Ziai.
     
     Written and Directed by Kim Tytler.
     
     Produced by John Allaire of Allaire Strategic Works. 
     
     The EyeCan Podcast is made possible by support from MD Financial Management and Scotiabank, proud financial partners of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and Canada's ophthalmologists.

    • 28 min

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