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COS 2020 Virtual Meeting Updated 


Join us for a very special online event on June 13th, 2020, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Eastern Time)!

As most of you may have heard, the annual summer meeting for the Christian Ophthalmology Society in St. Paul, MN, was cancelled due to COVID-19. We have instead planned for a unique CME event -- "His Perfect Light in the Darkness"

2017 Stuart McAllister 002This live webinar will feature internationally-acclaimed speaker Stuart McAllister from the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. With the recent passing of the founder of RZIM, Ravi Zacharias, we are sure to hear from Stuart's heart and receive encouragement in these challenging times.

Stuart McAllister serves as Global Support Specialist for RZIM. Prior to serving in his current role, Stuart held positions at RZIM including North American Regional Director and Vice President of Training at international headquarters in Atlanta.

Born in Scotland, Stuart saw his life changed by Christ at the age of twenty. His desire to serve the Lord led him to join Operation Mobilization in 1978. Stuart has since served as general secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance and has been involved with the European Lausanne Committee. He joined RZIM in 1998 as the International Director. Stuart speaks worldwide with a passion for the gospel. 

(CME: Ethics - Pending approval)

David Hardten MD 1Another highlight is a wonderful scientific talk by Dr. Dave Hardten, MD, on the 'Ocular Manifestations of COVID-19'.  Dr. Hardten is a founding partner of Minnesota Eye Consultants and lectures throughout the world on refractive surgery and research. He has published hundreds of textbook chapters, articles, and abstracts on cornea, cataract and refractive surgery.

As director for Minnesota Eye Consultants’ Clinical Research Department, Dr. Hardten leads research projects surrounding LASIK Eye Surgery, refractive surgery, complex case management, cataract surgery, natural lens replacement surgery, glaucoma management, corneal transplantation, iris reconstruction, surgical instrumentation and drug therapies.

Dr. Hardten has received numerous awards for his dedication to the eye care industry including the 2011 Casebeer Award for outstanding contribution to the research and development of refractive surgery from the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the 2011 Allina HOPE (Hospital Outstanding Patient Experience) Award, and the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist Continuing Education Recognition Award.  (CME: Regular - Pending Approval)

We will also hear an inspiring story of a Family Practice physician who survived COVID.  (CME: Ethics - Pending Approval)

For all three of these talks we are pending CME approval and will offer FREE OF CHARGE:

  • 1 Hour Ethics CME Pending Approval
  • .5 Hour Regular CME Pending Approval

The annual J. Lawton Smith award will be presented to our 2020 winner and the event will end with a time of prayer for revival for our nation, our practices, and our families.

You don't want to miss this!  Invite your colleagues, staff, and friends!

The Zoom link for this event will be included in the weekly COS newsletters.  If you do not receive the newsletter and would like join us for the virtual meeting, please send an email to

We look forward to seeing you on June 13th!


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