Planning Committee

W. Bruce Jackson, MD, FRCSC

Dr. Jackson completed his medical training at University of Western Ontario and residency in ophthalmology at McGill University. This was followed by a fellowship at the Proctor Foundation, University of California, San Francisco in cornea and external disease. He was Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology at McGill (1987-1991), and Chair and Director General of the University of Ottawa Eye Institute (1991-2008). Dr. Jackson moved from Ottawa to Peterborough, Ontario in December 2014 and continues his subspecialty practice in cornea and external disease with an emphasis on ocular surface disease at the Peterborough Clinic. He is a participant on several pharmaceutical advisory boards and presents clinical and research studies at major meetings. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters related to refractive surgery, dry eye disease and new therapies, as well as training many cornea fellows. Dr. Jackson is the recipient of the COS Lifetime Achievement Award; Castroviejo Medal, Cornea Society; and Senior Achievement Award, AOA.


Mashad Darvish, MD

Dr. Darvish was raised in Vancouver, BC and attended UBC for his Bachelor of Science. He then moved to Montreal and obtained his medical degree and MBA at McGill University. He continued at McGill for his residency in Ophthalmology. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Darvish continued his studies in Cincinnati, Ohio with a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease under Dr. Edward Holland. He then capped his studies at the Singapore National Eye Institute with Dr. Donald Tan.

Dr. Darvish then moved back to Montreal and is now an Assistant Professor at McGill University and the Program Director for the Ophthalmology Residency at McGill. He is a cornea section editor for the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology, has written several book chapters and has presented at international ophthalmology conferences.


Walter Delpero, MD, FRCSC, DABO

COS Representative

After receiving his Medical Degree  at the University of Toronto in 1984,  Dr. Delpero completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Ottawa and practiced ophthalmology at the National Defence Medical Centre. After retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1996 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and Head of the department of ophthalmology, he entered private practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist. He remains the consultant ophthalmologist for the Department of National Defence, Transport Canada and Health Canada, and is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Department of Ophthalmology. He has held the positions at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as Chair of the Examination Board for ophthalmology and subsequently as Specialty Chair. Dr. Delpero maintains special interest in cataract surgery, adult strabismus and aviation ophthalmology. Currently he chairs the Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the Canadian Ophthalmological Society and has been involved in the development and publication of several clinical practice guidelines.