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The 42nd annual meeting at Estes Park has been approved for 18.75 hours of Cat I CME with 2.5 hours of ethics credits available.   We will be blessed to hear from physician speakers from around the world.   Some of our guest speakers include:

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 Juan Batlle - Domincan Republic  Diego Mejia - Honduras  Ben Roberts - Kenya
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 Vipin Das - Southern India  Duranda Ash - Bahamas  Jacob Prabhakar - Northern India

Highlights of the meeting include:

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology and Christian Ophthalmology Society. The Georgia Society of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Georgia Society of Ophthalmology designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To register, click here.

oertli.jpgWe are privileged to have Danny Oertli lead us in worship in Estes Park this year from July 18 - 22nd, 2018.  Listen to his creative guitar playing and you'll see we are in for a real treat!

Over the last two decades, Danny has played in more than 1000 different venues around the world including stadiums, arenas, churches and a few barns!!  (now of course, he can list the prestigious COS annual meeting to his list!).  Danny grew up as a pastor's kid where his dad planted a church in the eastern suburbs of Denver.  From an early age, he was involved in sports and music.  In college at Colorado State University, he led worship for Campus Crusade for Christ.  Danny's career as a musician was set in motion when he was asked to be the set opener for an artist coming through the region.  He wrote his first songs and was a hit!  Danny quickly became known as a musician and a storyteller.

As he became much busier early in his career around the country, tradegy struck as his wife, Cyndi died of a heart attack at the age of 30 after a long battle with cancer.  Danny was left a single father of two small children, ages 1 and 4.  Through his difficult journey, he shared his story in a book called "Mommy Paints the Sky."  This book was about God's faithfulness and encouraged others dealing with loss.  Two years later, while performing in Washington DC, he met Rayna who worked for Compassion International helping children find sponsors.  They fell in love and were married in 2004.

His career has taken him to 48 states and 11 countries and he performs wherever God opens the door to him.  Danny loves people and music and uses his music to glorify God.  You won't want to miss him!! 

innovation tankThe COS is looking for any current and future innovators for missions and ophthalmology.  During the 42nd annual COS meeting in Estes Park, there will be a special "shark tank"style session which will feature anyone who has an idea, method or device to further ophthalmology missions.  Each presenter will have 5 minutes to present their "BIG" idea to the audience and our special panel.  Dr. Dan Gold will be the moderator for this session and will lead the panel of judges for this very special event.  

To submit your idea or innovation for presentation, please click here.



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Bring your family and invite a colleague to our 42nd annual meeting in the rocky mountains!!  It's been 15 years since the COS has met in Colorado and the excitement is building!  Our meeting fees havn't been lower than this year especially before March 31st!!   Key dates for the meeting are as follows:

March 31 - End of early bird registration
May 15 - Drop date for unreserved blocked rooms
July 18 - Kickoff session featuring "Sharing the Gospel through Eyecare"

Key links include:

Meeting Registration
Lodging Reservation
Grant Application
Superbowl of Grand Rounds Entry
Innovation Shark Tank Entry
Program Agenda
Meeting Information

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The 2018 Annual Meeting is just around the corner and should be another world class event from July 18 - 22nd!  We have a phenomenal group of speakers that you won't want to miss plus many great events for your spouse, kids and for your family in the Colorado Rockies!

Speakers include:

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 Dr. Juan Battle Dr. Ben Roberts Dr. Diego Mejia
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 Dr. Jacob Prabhakar Dr. Kevin Waltz Dr. Anthony Vipin Das
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Dr. Duranda Ash Dr. Steve Petty Dr. Jason Leng

The entire program is posted online using this link

Topics include:

Sharing the Gospel through Eyecare
Setting up a Mission Clinic for Sustainability
High Volume, Efficient Mission Cataract Surgery
Advanced Skills Wetlab