7th Annual McMaster Inter-Professional Forum for Eye Health and Vision Care


Start 2 October, 2019, 12 30 PM

End 8 30 PM


360 James Street North




Liuna Station

Contact Info

Natalie Park, CHSE Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 20763

E-Mail: parkna@mcmaster.ca


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THEME: “Clinical Eye Care in Inter Professional Collaboration: Diabetes, Red Eyes and Driving Skills”

The goal of this workshop is to provide ophthalmologists, optometrists, family / emergency physician and other primary eye care providers with a professionally stimulating forum in which to exchange ideas regarding enhancing inter-professional collaboration for eye care in the management of common blinding eye conditions including presentation of new research developments.


The target audience for the workshop are ophthalmologists, optometrists, family physician / emergency room physicians, nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, rehabilitation specialists, opticians, residents and other primary eye care workers.


By attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the role of Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) for the development of a high-quality clinical eye and vision care system models for managing diabetes, red eyes, improves driving safety and patient’s outcome.

  • Discuss the organization of Diabetes care in Canada and explore the role clarifying team based, multidisciplinary approach and innovative IPC care models for the treatment of diabetic eye diseases.

  • Identify the clinical approach to the differential diagnosis of the red eye, the IPC referral protocols and strategies to improve referrals, appropriate communication and patient related outcomes.

  • Discuss the medical and vision standards for driving in Canada and enumerate the role of the eye care professionals in the identification and assessment of the safe driver and the key challenges in the decision-making process.

  • Using various CME methods including meet the experts’ forum and others, describe the different innovative and practical approaches to co-manage the common eye problems that present to the primary-care physician including the knowledge and skills for ophthalmic examination.

  • Discuss the various available guidelines for the collaborative management of diabetes by eye and health care professionals.


McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program (CHSE) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for up to 6.75 Mainpro+ credits.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Health Sciences Education Program for up to 6.75 MOC Section 1 hours.

Through an agreement between The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at: 


*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.