Since it was established in 1893, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmolmologists in the Chicagoland area. Today, with nearly 300 members in private practice and academia, the COS is one of the oldest and most successful local eye societies nationally. Its members have included some of the most prominent ophthalmologists in the country.
The May 2014 COS monthly meeting will be a joint conference with the Chicago Glaucoma Society. It takes place on Monday, May 12th. The guest speaker is Douglas J. Rhee, MD, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Meeting details will be available soon.
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Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's IAO/COS Joint Conference. The date is Friday, March 7 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. In addition to the physician session, educational sessions for ophthalmic technicians and practice administrators will be offered... This would be an ideal time to close your office and bring the whole crew!
December 1, 2011 -- Dimitri T. Azar, MD, chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named Dean of the UIC College of Medicine, effective December 16, 2011. This appointment follows extensive consultation with representatives of the faculty, students and college leadership which yielded enthusiastic endorsement for the appointment. Dr. Azar has served as Interim Dean since May 1 of this year. Read more...
The History of COS
The Chicago Ophthalmological Society has a long and rich history leading the way in educational opportunities for the ophthalmic community in the Chicago area. The photo to the right is from the 1920 annual meeting at the LaSalle Hotel. (Click on the photo to view a larger image.)
Members or individuals interested in the Chicago ophthalmic community are encouraged to share historical photos with the COS. We simply ask that pictures be submitted in "JPG" electronic format, and that they be free of any copyright restrictions. Contact the COS administrative office if you have a photo to share.
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