Doctor Oscar P. Kasner, ophthalmologist

  • M.D in medecine, Université de Sherbrooke, faculté de médecine
  • Résidency in internal médecine, Montréal General Hospital
  • Residency in ophthalmology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montréal
  • Clinical fellowship in glaucoma, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, School of medicine
  • Director of glaucoma services, department of ophthalmology, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal
  • Director of glaucoma, McGill University, department of ophthalmology
  • Teacher, clinician, surgeon researcher, author of many scientific publications
  • Member of many teaching and research committees
  • Co-founder and medical Director of the McGill glaucoma information center

Nurse Carole Desharnais

  • Bachelor degree from Université de Montréal - Science in nursing BSc(N)
  • BSc(N) in neurology, neurosurgery, and cardiac surgery, BSc(N) in intensive care
  • Nurse assigned to the Department of Ophtahlmology and operating room, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal since 2004
  • Speaker
  • Interested in data gathering for different research projects
  • Master degree in low vision at L'École d' Optometrie de l' Université de Montréal

Marc Renaud, technician in ophthalmology

  • Trained in medical and ophthalmic photography, Centre Hospitalier de l’Université Laval de Québec
  • Certificate, ophthalmology assistant, Centennial College, Toronto
  • Teacher, Dawson College, Montreal in continuing education
  • Ophthalmic technician, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal since 1984
  • Technician, instructor for the McGill Low Vision Center since 1996
  • Teaching assistant to the “Psycho-social aspects of visual impairment” course at l’École d’Optométrie de l’Université de Montréal
  • Co-founder and project manager for the “Glaucoma Information Center”
  • Webmaster for JGH Glaucoma website.
  • 2010: Jewish general hospital's ''Caring Beyond'' Award
  • 2014 Award for Excellence Among Allied Health Professionals
  • 2015 Ordre du Mérite, prix Louis-Lacoste, town of Boucherville
  • 2015 Quebec National Assembly Medal For his dedication to patients and his implication in glaucoma éducation and awareness here and abroad.

Guest Speaker:

Doctor Shawn Cohen, ophthalmologist

  • Dr. Cohen is a practicing ophthalmologist trained in the US and Canada
  • Professional member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers
  • Teacher, clinician, surgeon researcher, author of many scientific publications
  • Author of “I Care About Eye Care”, a book written for patients
  • Creator and webmaster of  http://www.supereyecare.com/, a website dedicated to furthering patient’s knowledge of eye care and eye diseases

Guest speaker:

Doctor Barry Silver, ophthalmologist

  • MD McGill University
  • Residency training Montreal General Hospital
  • Clinical Practice in Dorval
  • Assistant Professor Ophthalmology McGill
  • Senior Ophthalmologist Montreal General
  • Supervisor Teaching Clinic Monday AM Montreal General Hospital
  • Chairman, Quality Committee, Ophthalmology, MUHC

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