Look below to see what our annual meeting has to offer.

Family Friendly

The Annual COS Meeting has always been a meeting for the entire family with events for kids and spouses and built in free time for families!


Spouse's Program

This year we have both a female and male spouse program.  Stay tuned for the details. . .


Great Fellowship

During this meeting, if you don't already have friends that feel like family, you're likely to leave the meeting with this feeling . . .


Mission Program

The COS Mission's program has become one of the premier meetings to explore and discuss ophthalmology missions, and how to be involved in significant life changing ways.


Scientific Program

Scientific sessions featuring prominent speakers discussing real topics affecting your practice are a big part including usually more than 15 hours of CME!


Lake Junaluska

Look at what Western North Carolina and its surroundings has to offer our participants!

Our Speakers

Gifted, Passionate and Inspiring!  You won't want to miss any of this year's picks!

Ron Krueger, MD

Corneal & Refractive Surgery
Interests: Excimer laser research
Dr. Krueger has performed fifteen thousand refractive surgery procedures, and has 23 years of experience in excimer research and customized laser vision correction working at the Cleveland Clinic.

Steve Sarkisian, MD

Glaucoma specialist
Interests: Innovation in glaucoma surgery
Dr. Sarkisian, is the director of the glaucoma fellowship at the Dean McGee Eye Institute and serves as a clinical professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oklahoma.

Mildred Olivier, MD

Glaucoma specialist
Interests: Humanitarian work, Haiti, Glaucoma

Dr. Olivier is an assistant Dean and Professor of Ophthalmology at Chicago Medical School. As a glaucoma specialist, she has been traveling to Haiti since 1993.

Dan Gold, MD

General Ophthalmology
Interests: International Missions
Dr. Gold has traveled the world doing cataract surgery for the sake of the gospel. He is in private practice in Palestine, TX.

Leon Herndon

Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma
Interests: MIGS, West Africa, Haiti
Dr. Herndon is a glaucoma faculty at Duke Eye Center since 1996.

Bruce Shields

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology, Author
Interests: Management of glaucoma
Dr. Bruce Shields is a glaucoma specialist who has been glaucoma section chair at Duke for 20 yrs and Chair at Yale School of Medicine for 10 yrs
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