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Dr. Vivian Yin, MD, MPH, FRCSC

2023 Planning Committee - Canadian Society for Global Ophthalmology and Public Health
Participates in 4 items

Dr. Vivian T. Yin is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia specialized in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery. She worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and returned to Vancouver in Nov 2019. She focuses on the treatment of periocular and orbital cancer, with the use of genetic-based targeted therapy as her research interest, and speaks internationally on these topics. After completing her medical degree and ophthalmology residency at the University of Toronto, she pursued a prestigious 2-year fellowship training in Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.


Dr. Yin also practices in global health with a Master in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She generously donates her spare time to work towards eliminating preventable blindness. She has traveled to Bangladesh, the Philippines, Nepal, Tunisia and India to teach and provide surgical care for those in need. She is the past  chair of the Canadian Association for Public Health and Global Ophthalmology and past board chair for Seva Canada. She's currently the COS representative to the International Council of Ophthalmology. 


Financial disclosure: Dr. Yin has/had an affiliation (financial or otherwise) with a commercial organization:

  • Sling Therapeutics - Co-PI




Sessions in which Dr. Vivian Yin, MD, MPH, FRCSC participates

Thursday 24 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
6:00 PM
6:00 PM

Talk | Exposé

Yvonne Buys (Moderator)

Dr. Vivian Yin, MD, MPH, FRCSC (Speaker)

Simon P. Holland BSc, MD (Speaker)

Friday 25 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
6:00 PM
6:00 PM

Panel | Table ronde

Dr. Vivian Yin, MD, MPH, FRCSC (Panelist)

Dr. Ahsen Hussain (Panelist)

Dr. Evan Kalin-Hajdu MD, Université de Montréal (Panelist)

Ezekiel Weis (Panelist)

Question 1: What area of oculoplastic surgery is most in need of innovation? Question 2: What has been the mos...

Sunday 27 June, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
11:00 AM
11:00 AM
Current Concepts II
1 hour 30 minutes, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Sunir J. Garg, MD, FACS, FASRS (Keynote speaker)

Micah Luong (Moderator)

Danah H. Albreiki, MD MD (Moderator)

Dr. Clara C. Chan, MD, FRCSC, FACS (Moderator)

Dr. Vivian Yin, MD, MPH, FRCSC (Moderator)

Lisa Gould MD (Moderator)

Dr. Robert Gizicki (Moderator)

Fiona Rowe PhD, DBO, CGLI Cert. Ed., Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

Vivek Patel, MD MD (Keynote speaker)

Rohit Shetty DNB, FRCS, PhD, Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

Francis Price MD, Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

S. Grace Prakalapakorn MD, MPH, Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

Michael Coote MBBS, FRANZCO, GAICD, Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

Leon Herndon MD, Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

Sophie Bakri MD, Keynote Speaker (Keynote speaker)

Dr. Mona Harissi-Dagher (Moderator)

Learning ObjectivesAt the end of this session, participants will be able to: List ...
3:15 PM
3:15 PM


Dr. Marie-Josée Aubin (Speaker)

Dr. Vivian Yin, MD, MPH, FRCSC (Speaker)

S. Grace Prakalapakorn MD, MPH, Keynote Speaker (Speaker)

Dr. Gareth Mercer, University of Toronto (Speaker)

Karim Damji MD (Speaker)

Want to get involved in global health but don’t know where to start? Join an interactive discussion on how to build an impactful global health p...