Dr. Marcella LaBelle

Dr. Marcella LaBelle

Welcome to this exciting event! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone arrive curious about adding a dry eye clinic and leave with the confidence to make it happen!


Dr. Ahmed


My vision for this retreat was to elevate the Dry Eye Communities' collective knowledge to enhance patient care and outcomes.

Dr. Rob


I'm excited for a dedicated event offering an amazing mountain backdrop and hands-on clinical experience to help elevate your dry eye approach!



El Kadhiri

I'm shy right now- more to come!

Western Canada Dry Eye Planning Committee

Getting Around

It's all in one spot. Your name tag will direct you to the room. If in doubt, go to the Pre-Function Foyer. Our registration/information desk will be there to direct you!

Saturday April 10th

Doctor Itinerary

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Buffet:  Novartis Sponsored Dr. Whitney Hauser: Medical Treatment of Dry Eyes: Indications, Risks and Outcomes

8:30-9:00 Dr. Whitney Hauser: Point of Care Testing/Mimickers of Dry Eye Disease COPE # 66427-AS

9:00-10:00 Dr. Whitney Hauser: The Business of Dry Eye COPE # 66420-PM

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Dr. Vikram Lekhi Dry Eye screening for pre-operative patients: The evidence

10:45-11:15 Dr. Vikram Lekhi Natural and Alternative therapies for dry eye COPE # 67585-AS

11:15-11:45 Dr. Pavan Avinashi: Radio Frequency: Indications, Risks, Complications COPE #66346-AS

11:45-1:15 Lunch

1:15-1:45 Dr. Pavan Avinashi: How to Efficiently Integrate a Dry Eye Exam into the Clinic COPE #66346-AS

1:45-2:15  Dr. Laura Periman: Vampires on the Vanity: Beauty ingredients that will suck the life out of your dry eye patients

2:15-3:15 Dr. Laura Periman: Jumping to Light Speed: Exploring the Science of IPL for Dry Eye COPE# 65095-AS

3:15-3:30 pm Break

3:30-430 Dr. Laura Periman: The D.A.O. to Healthy, Beautiful Eyes  COPE# 62238- AS*

4:30-5:00 Dr. Ahmed Al Ghoul: Creating a Successful Dry Eye Clinical Approach COPE Course ID: 66671-AS

5:00-6:00  Break: Please leave area to allow for final prep

6:00-9:30 pm  Dinner/Exhibition at Castle/Hollyrood/Foyer

*COPE approval pending. Please note we are working on getting all lectures COPE approved but it's a process. We will update this list as the approvals come in. 

Saturday April 10th

Staff Itinerary

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Buffet: Novartis Sponsored Dr. Whitney Hauser: Medical Treatment of Dry Eyes: Indications, Risks and Outcomes

8:30-9:00 Dr. Nohad Teliani:  Classification of Dry Eyes

9:00-9:30 Dr. Nohad Teliani: Dry Eye Point of Care Testing: What do they test for, and What does it Mean?

9:30-10:00 Dr. Pavan Avinashi: Be a Dry Eye Advocate- and Boost your Glasses and Contact Lens Sales

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 Dr. Pavan Avinashi: Are all Artificial Tears the Same? How to Talk about Products like a Pro

10:45-11:15 Dr. Nohad Teliani: The Mighty Blepharitis: the Types, impact on Dry Eyes, and Treatment Options 

11:15-11:45 Dr. Nohad Teliani:  Give a Warm Welcome to Thermotherapeutic Treatments

11:45-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:15 Workshop TBA

2:15-3:15 Workshop TBA

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:30 Workshop TBA

4:30-6:00 Break: Please leave area to allow for final prep

6:00-9:30 pm Dinner/Exhibition at Castle/Hollyrood/Foyer

Sunday, April 11th

Doctor Itinerary

7:30 am Breakfast: Alcon Sponsored Dr. Mike Kim- ILux

8:30-9:30 Workshop- see workshop page

9:30-10:30  Workshops- see workshop page

10:30-11:30  Workshops- see workshop page

11:30-12:00 Boxed Lunch: Dr Al Ghoul: Current and Future Trends in Dry Eye Management COPE# 67346-AS

12:00 Social Activiy: Check the Social Activities page to enjoy unique experiences only offered through the retreat!

Sunday, April 11th

Staff Itinerary

7:30-8:30 am Breakfast Alcon Sponsored: Dr. Mike Kim: Ilux

8:30- 10:00 Social Activity: Check the Social Activities page to enjoy unique experiences only offered through the retreat!