Special Events in Ophthalmology

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Ruthanne B. Simmons Lecture in Ophthalmology, March 1, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear, Meltzer Auditorium, 243 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

Course Director: Louis Pasquale, M.D.

Peter Netland, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, NC

This lectureship, which gives first preference for glaucoma or glaucoma-related topics, honors the life and career of Ruthanne B. Simmons, MD. Dr. Simmons, along with her father, Dr. Richard Simmons, practiced together, operated at Mass. Eye and Ear and taught in the HMS Department of Ophthalmology. CME available.


Frederick A. Jakobiec Lecture, March 21, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear, Sloane Teaching Room, 243 Charles Street, Boston 

Course Director: Frederick A. Jakobiec, M.D., D.Sc.

Alan D. Proia, M.D., Ph.D.
Duke University Medical Center

The Frederick A. Jakobiec Lecture was established to honor the academic leadership of Frederick Jakobiec, M.D., D.Sc., the Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology Emeritus and Emeritus Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.


Pei-Fei Lee Lecture, April 13, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear, Meltzer Auditorium, 243 Charles Street, Boston 

Course Director: Louis Pasquale, M.D.

Paul P. Lee, M.D., J.D.
Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan


Harvard Medical School Dept. of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion, June 10-11, 2016

Course Directors: Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO, Joseph F. Rizzo III, M.D., FARVO, Ula V. Jurkunas, M.D., and Gena Heidary, M.D., Ph.D.

Save the date for the HMS Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion, a two-day event that showcases the latest advances in clinical care and research in ophthalmology. The event is aimed at current and former members of the department, including faculty, ophthalmology residents and fellows, and research trainees. On the first day, the Annual Meeting features department updates, faculty presentations, the keynote Mariana Mead Lecture, and a poster contest presented by current trainees. The Alumni Reunion, held on the second day, unites our newest resident and fellowship graduates with our alumni and highlights the careers and accomplishments of 10 alumni who deliver lectures as representatives of their graduating classes. Distinguished Achievement Awards are also presented for both clinical and research accomplishments.  This weekend provides opportunities to reconvene with former classmates, meet members of the current Harvard Medical School faculty, tour newly renovated areas of the hospital, and reconnect to Boston.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) status for the 2016 event is pending.

Registration is required. For more information, visit the HMS Ophthalmology website.

2nd Biennial International Symposium on Ocular Regeneration, October 20, 2016

Organizers: Michael Young, Ph.D., and Demetrios Vavvas, M.D., Ph.D.

Presented by Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute, the 2nd Biennial International Symposium on Ocular Regeneration presents the current and future state of regeneration and stem cells in eye diseases. This one day meeting brings together thought leaders in the field to discuss the latest advances, and the potential future of retinal regeneration.

Presented in partnership with 4th Biennial International Symposium on AMD

For more information on program, registration, and accommodations, visit the HMS Ophthalmology website.

4th Biennial International Symposium on AMD, October 20-22, 2016

Organizing Committee: 
  • Co-chair: Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO
  • Co-chair: Deeba Husain, MD
  • Co-chair: Ivana K. Kim, MD
  • Ex-officio: Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO

Presented by Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology AMD Center of Excellence, the 4th Biennial International Symposium on AMD will bring together international experts from a diverse array of fields as well as leaders from related disciplines outside ophthalmology in an interactive format to discuss current and future topics in AMD research.

Presented in partnership with the 2nd Biennial International Symposium on Ocular Regeneration.

For more information on program, registration, and accommodations, visit the HMS Ophthalmology website.