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, MD

Peter Netland, MD, PhD
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, MD, DSc

Alan D. Proia, MD, PhD
Duke University Medical Center

The Frederick A. Jakobiec Lecture was established to honor the academic leadership of Frederick Jakobiec, MD, DSc, 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, MD

Paul P. Lee, MD, JD
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 Lucia Sobrin, M.D., MPH

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.

Learn more about this event on the HMS Ophthalmology web site...

The Symposium on Ocular Regeneration, October 20, 2016

Mass. Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

Presented in partnership with Third International Biennial Symposium on AMD

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM: 

The Symposium on Ocular Regeneration: Cell Therapy and Regeneration in the Retina will present the current and future state of regeneration and stem cells in eye diseases. This one day meeting, organized by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute, will bring together thought leaders in the field to discuss the latest advances, and the potential future of retinal regeneration.

Registration is required.


4th Biennial International Symposium on AMD

Mass. Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear, The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114

Course Directors: Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA, Ivana K. Kim, MD, Deeba Husain, MD

This Fourth International Biennial AMD Symposium will bring together international experts from a diverse array of topics as well as leaders from related disciplines outside ophthalmology in an interactive format to discuss current and future topics in AMD research.

Subjects that will be covered include:
RPE transplantation • retinal & choroidal vasculature
inflammation • new concepts in pathology
functional implications of genetic risk factors
RPE biology • imaging • animal models

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

  • Co-chair: Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, Harvard Medical School
  • Co-chair: Deeba Husain, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Co-chair: Ivana K. Kim, MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Ex-officio: Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO, Harvard Medical School
International AMD experts along with leaders from related disciplines outside ophthalmology come together in an interactive format to discuss current and future topics in AMD research. Topics include retinal/choroidal vasculature, animal models, inflammation, imaging, and much more. Organized by the HMS Department of Ophthalmology AMD Center of Excellence, the symposium is presented in conjunction with the Symposium on Ocular Regeneration: Cell Therapy and Regeneration in the Retina.

Registration is required.

Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, Ivana K. Kim, MD, Deeba Husain, MD
Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, Ivana K. Kim, MD, Deeba Husain, MD
Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA, FARVO, Ivana K. Kim, MD, Deeba Husain, MD