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Schedule of Events

Friday, May 29 (Annual Meeting)


7:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor

8:00-8:10 am

Welcome and Introduction
Ula Jurkunas, MD (Annual Meeting Co-chair)
Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH (Annual Meeting Co-chair)

8:10-8:30 am

Biomarkers of Visual and Anatomic Function in Eyes of Patients with Diabetes
Jennifer K. Sun, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Beetham Eye Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center

8:30-8:50 am

Single Photoreceptor Transcriptome Profiling to Understand Retinal Disease
David M. Wu, MD, PhD
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

8:50-9:10 am

Stem Cells for Retinal Repair
Micahel J. Young, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute
Director, Minda de Gunzburg Center for Retinal Transplantation, Mass. Eye and Ear
Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass. Eye and Ear

9:10-9:30 am

Retinal Degeneration Following Corneal Alkali Burn: The Role of Resident Immune Cells
Eleftherios Paschalis Ilios, MSc, PhD
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Mass. Eye and Ear

9:30-9:50 am

Do We Need Goblet Cells in the Conjunctival Epithelium?
Ilene K. Gipson, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Ocular Surface Scholar and Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute/Mass. Eye and Ear

9:50-10:10 am

Break & Refreshments

10:10-10:30 am

Resident Education of the Non-Surgical Aspects of Cataract Surgery
Zhonghui Katie Luo, MD, PhD
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Cornea Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

10:30-10:50 am

Applications of Telemedicine in Glaucoma
Brian J. Song, MD
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Glaucoma Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

10:50-11:10 am

Bioinformatics Makes It Easier to Understand the Complexity of Ocular Disorders
Xiaowu Gai, PhD
Lecturer on Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Bioinformatics, Mass. Eye and Ear

11:10-11:30 am

A Novel Murine Model of Orbital Inflammation
Nahyoung Grace Lee, MD
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

11:30 am - 1:30 pm Lunch/Poster Session
The Wyndam Hotel, 5 Blossom Street, 15th floor
1:30 - 1:50 pm

Treatment of Paralytic Ptosis with Neodymium Magnet Systems
Kevin Houston, OD, MSc, FAAO
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute/ Mass. Eye and Ear

1:50 - 2:10 pm

Dissecting Etiologies of Complex Strabismus
Elizabeth C. Engle, MD
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Senior Associate in Neurology and Ophthalmology, Boston Children’s Hospital

2:10 - 2:30 pm

Non Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: What Can the Ophthalmologist Do?
Dean Cestari, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

2:30 - 2:40 pm

Perspective on Mariana Mead
Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO
Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital

2:40 - 2:45 pm

Intoduction of the Mariana Mead Lecturer
Louis R. Pasquale, MD, FARVO
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Co-director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence
Director, Glaucoma Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear
Director, Glaucoma Service, Mass. Eye and Ear
Director of Telemedicine, Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear
Senior Scientist, Mass. Eye and Ear

2:45 - 3:40 pm

The 2015 Mariana Mead Lecture: The NEIGHBORHOOD Glaucoma Genetics Consortium: What We’ve Learned and Where We’re Going
Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, FARVO
Paul Austin Chandler Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Co-director, Glaucoma Center of Excellence
Associate Director, Ocular Genomics Institute
Associate Director, Howe Laboratory, Mass. Eye and Ear
Associate Chief, Ophthalmology Clinical Research, Mass. Eye and Ear

3:40 - 3:45pm Presentation of Mariana Mead Award and Honorarium
Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO
3:45 - 3:55 pm Award of Poster Prizes
Ula Jurkunas, MD (Annual Meeting Co-chair)

Closing Remarks
Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH (Annual Meeting Co-chair)
3:55 - 4:10 pm Group Photographs
The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor
 
4:30 - 5:30 pm Tour Mass. Eye and Ear 
Meet in Starr Center breakout space and proceed to Mass. Eye and Ear with tour group
            OR
Tour Schepens Eye Research Institute 
Meet in the Starr Center breakout space
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Reception
The Four Seasons Hotel, Aujourd'hui, 200 Boylston Street
Valet parking at own expense, $35/ea

7:00 - 9:45 pm

Dinner
The Four Seasons Hotel, Hotel Ballroom, 200 Boylston Street

Saturday, May 30 (Alumni Reunion)


7:30 - 8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Meltzer Auditorium, 3rd Floor

8:00 - 8:20 am

Opening Remarks
Introduction of the Resident Class of 2015 and Graduating Clinical Fellows
Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO
Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital

8:20 - 8:50 am My Role in the Healon Story
David Miller, MD
Associate Clinical Professor (Ret.), Harvard Medical School
8:50 - 9:20 am My Years at Mass. Eye and Ear: Reminiscences and Lessons Learned
Martin Wand, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
9:20 - 9:50 am

Improvement of Vision: A New Goal for Treatment of Hereditary Retinal Degenerations
Samuel G. Jacobson, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania, Scheie Eye Institute

9:50 - 10:05 am Break & Refreshments
10:05 - 10:35 am

Tinkering in the Retina “Garage” to Make Inexpensive Retinal Imaging Systems
Shizuo Mukai, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Retina Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

10:35 - 11:05 am

From None to One To The Majority: A Little Known History of Mass. Eye and Ear
Deborah Pavan-Langston, MD, FACS
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Mass. Eye and Ear

11:05 - 11:10 am

Introduction of Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award Recipient
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO
Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-director, Cornea Center of Excellence
Vice Chair for Academic Programs, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Associate Chief for Academic Programs, Mass. Eye and Ear

11:10 - 11:40 am

Distinguished Clinical Presentation
Fifty-Seven Years at the Infirmary
Claes H. Dohlman, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology,Harvard Medical School
Director, Boston Keratoprosthesis Research and Development, Mass. Eye and Ear
Senior Scientist, Mass. Eye and Ear

11:40 - 11:45 am

Introduction of Distinguished Research Achievement Award Recipient
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, FARVO
Director of Alumni, Department of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

11:45 am- 12:15 pm

Distinguished Research Presentation
Interactions: The Cornea, Eyeblinks and Tears
Marshall G. Doane, PhD

Assistant Professor (Ret.) of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Emeritus Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye
Research Institute

12:15 - 12:20 pm

Presentation of Achievement Awards
Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO
Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital

12:20 - 1:45 pm

Lunch with Class Photos (starting 1:00 pm)
Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Lank Family Dining Room, 7th Floor

1:55 - 2:15 pm

Department Overview and Introduction of Graduating Fellows
Joan W. Miller, MD, FARVO
Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Massachusetts General Hospital

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Photoreceptor Protection: Life Hanging in the Balance
David N. Zacks, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center

2:45 - 3:15 pm

Translational Applications in Corneal and Ocular Surface Diseases: A Personal Story
Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH, FARVO
Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology
Co-director, Cornea Center of Excellence
Vice Chair for Academic Programs, Harvard Medical School
Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service
Associate Chief for Academic Programs, Mass. Eye and Ear
Senior Scientist, Mass. Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute

3:15 - 3:25 pm

Break & Refreshments

3:25 - 3:55 pm

Mechanisms of Aberrant Angiogenesis
Mary Elizabeth Hartnett, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Adjunct Professor Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah Medical School, The Moran Eye Center

3:55 - 4:25 pm

Mass. Eye and Ear Open Globe Injury Database
Christopher M Andreoli, MD
Chief of Ophthalmology and Visual Services, Director of Surgical Specialties  Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates/Atrius Health
Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

4:25 - 4:55 pm

Diagnostics and Treatments for Retinitis Pigmentosa
Jason I. Comander, MD, PhD
Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Mass. Eye and Ear

4:55 - 5:00 pm

Closing Remarks
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, FARVO
Director of Alumni, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Sunday, May 31 (Optional Cultural and Recreational Activities)


Please keep in mind that this is the same weekend as Harvard Commencement which may present driving/parking challenges.

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Self-Guided Harvard Art Excursion
Harvard Art Museum 
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
$15/per person
Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Self-Guided Natural History Excursion
Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St., Cambridge MA
9-12pm $0/per person, 12-5pm $12/per person
Established in 1998, The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) is the public face of three research museums: the Harvard University Herbaria, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The museum's mission is to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it. You won’t find exhibits like these anywhere else in New England. Comprehensive in scope, yet intimate in scale, the museum presents a rare glimpse at the exotic and a fresh look at the familiar.