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Vision Research Seminar

January 9, 2024, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm




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Registration is required to attend. The seminar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend the live virtual event, you may register to receive the recording.



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811 Virtual Care and Using Data Science to Improve Healthcare


Department of Emergency Medicine
Lead, Digital Emergency Medicine
iCON Executive Director


Dr. Kendall Ho is a practicing emergency medicine specialist, Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine, and the Lead of the Digital Emergency Medicine Unit (https://digem.med.ubc.ca/). He is the medical director of the BC Ministry of Health HealthLink BC virtual physician program (www.healthlinkbc.ca/), and collaborates with provincial partners on the BC Real Time Virtual Support clinical service network.

He is actively involved in digital health research, applying innovative technologies and data science to support patient transition between emergency departments and the community. His award-winning body of research is conducted provincially, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Ho is the Executive Director of the inter-Cultural Online health Network (iCON), a program funded by BC Ministry of Health Patients as Partners Initiative to support the Indigenous and multicultural population for optimal management of chronic diseases through in-person and digital approaches. His work in digital health and multicultural engagement has received both provincial and national research, education, and public engagement awards. In 2022, he was honoured with the Medal of Good Citizenship from the Province of British Columbia for his contributions during COVID.

He is a member of the BC Digital Health Clinical leadership committee, Health Canada Scientific Advisory Committee on Digital Health Technologies, National Research Council Medical Devices Research Advisory Council. He chairs the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine Digital Emergency Medicine Committee, is a member of the Canadian Virtual Care Task Force, the International Medical Informatics Association Telehealth Working Group, and the International Federation of Emergency Medicine Novel and Advanced Technologies Special Interest Group.

Dr. Mammo has short dark hair. He is wearing dark-framed glasses.

Diabetic Retinopathy Telescreening in British Columbia


Zaid Mammo MD, FRCSC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Dr. Zaid Mammo is a subspecialist in the medical and surgical management of retinal diseases. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of British Columbia. He completed subspecialty fellowship training in medical and surgical retina at the prestigious Edward Harkness Eye Institute at Columbia University, New York under the tutelage of Professor Stanley Chang. Following this year, he underwent further training in retinal surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia’s largest and busiest center for retinal surgery training and research.

Dr. Mammo ’s practice focuses on vitreoretinal surgery and medical retinal disorders, including: diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusions, retinal tears, retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane as well as other diseases of the retina and vitreous.

In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Mammo has been actively involved in retinal research with a special emphasis on emerging treatments of retinal disorders and advanced non-invasive imaging modalities of the retina and optic nerve. He helped in establishing the Advanced Retinal Imaging and Analysis Laboratory (ARIAL) at the Eye Care Centre of Vancouver General Hospital. His research work has been supported by grants by the Retina Foundation of Canada, Canadian Glaucoma Research Society and Canadian Cancer Society.

As a clinical assistant professor, Dr. Mammo is involved in the training of medical students, resident and fellows at the University of British Columbia. In addition, he currently serves as the Retina Rotation Lead for the Post-graduate Ophthalmology Residency Program at the University of British Columbia. He is also an active surgical instructor in the world-renowned UBC surgical retina fellowship program


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