Our Sponsors

An Invitation To Support

The Canadian Retina Society’s Annual Meeting is the premier event for retina specialists in Canada. Now in its ninth year, we are pleased that the 2021 Annual Meeting will provide the same high caliber and meaningful educational content as always – this year, delivered via virtual webinar. 

Utilizing the virtual platform to its fullest capacity, this year’s agenda will engage 12 world-renowned international speakers, all thought leaders in their respective fields of medical and/or surgical retina. 

We recognize that a virtual format impacts the opportunity for interpersonal connection with physician attendees. We have developed a new sponsorship model for this year’s meeting which takes into consideration the challenges – and opportunities – of a virtual meeting. We are confident that your sponsorship of the CRS Annual Meeting will elevate the visibility of your company and provide valuable exposure to the members of the Canadian Retina Society. We invite you to contribute to advancing the educational discourse within the retina community by sponsoring this year’s CRS Annual Meeting. 

Varun Chaudhary MD, FRCSC

Co-Chair
Scientific Planning Committee
2021 Canadian Retina Society
Annual Meeting

Professor of Surgery
McMaster University

Chief of Ophthalmology
Hamilton Regional Eye Institute
McMaster University

Robert Gizicki MD, FRCSC

Co-Chair
Scientific Planning Committee
2021 Canadian Retina Society
Annual Meeting

Clinical Instructor
University of British Columbia

Vitreoretinal Surgeon
Surrey Memorial Hospital
University of British Columbia

Jason Noble MD, FRCSC

Past Co-Chair
Scientific Planning Committee
2021 Canadian Retina Society Annual Meeting

Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
Dept. of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual Meeting Sponsor

$15,000

This year, the sponsorship structure has been modified to accommodate the virtual format of the Annual Meeting. There is only one level of sponsorship, and a limited number of sponsorship slots are available. Sponsorship is priced at $15,000 and includes the following benefits:
  • Sponsors will be invited to submit a 3-minute pre-recorded video or advertisement which will be played to all webinar attendees during the dedicated time slot scheduled for 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET
  • Complimentary registration is extended to an unlimited number of sponsor-affiliated attendees
  • Company name and logo will be included on the meeting website and mentioned by the moderators at the beginning of both the medical retina and surgical retina sessions
  • A list of registered physician attendees will be provided in advance of the meeting
  • Opportunity to schedule a 20-minute meeting with a member of the CRS Board of Directors in the 12-months following the Annual Meeting

Industry Registrant (Non-Sponsoring)

$1,000

Industry partners who wish to attend the webinar but are not part of a sponsoring company may register at the cost of $1000 per person. No additional benefits are extended to single industry registrants.

Funding

Funding for this program will be through corporate support in the form of independent sponsorships payable to the Canadian Retina Society (CRS). CRS will manage the distribution of honoraria payments to faculty. All funding will be applied to: faculty honoraria, audio visual, and meeting management expenses. Under no circumstance shall corporate funding be used towards personal expenses of non-faculty healthcare professionals attending the webinar, nor will funding be offered as compensation for their attendance.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the 2021 CRS Annual Meeting, participants will be able to:

1

Describe the utility of advanced imaging modalities in assisting with the management of challenging medical and surgical retina disorders

2

Describe novel technological advances and emerging surgical techniques in vitreoretinal surgery

3

Describe the updates in diagnosis and management of common medical retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, age related macular degeneration and retina vein occlusions
This year, the CRS has chosen not to accredit the Annual Meeting program through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). However, we remain proud that all educational program content reflects independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor.
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