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Rounds and Clinical Conferences

In keeping with Mass. Eye and Ear's teaching and research mission, a variety of case presentations and other educational opportunities are offered by the Department. Continued medical education credits are indicated where available.  Educational opportunities are held at Mass. Eye and Ear, at 243 Charles Street. 

HMS Calendar

 

 Click here to view the HMS Department of Ophthalmology calendar.

 

Grand Rounds, Thursdays, weekly from 8:00-9:00am

Meltzer Auditorium (simulcast to Karp 11 conference room at Children’s Hospital Boston and the conference room at 800 Huntington at Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood )

Grand Rounds bring together the daily functions of research, education and clinical care in a collaborative, interactive forum that offers faculty and staff opportunities to get involved and get inspired. Meetings are typically conducted in the format of clinical case presentations given by residents and fellows, and encourage participation from clinicians, scientists, trainees, nursing staff, and social workers to discuss clinical cases from multiple perspectives.

FEATURED GRAND ROUNDS

  • September 18, 2014
    Frank Larkin, MD, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • October 2, 2014
    New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Clinicopathologic Conference (CPC)
  • December 11, 2014
    Julian Stevens, MRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth, DO, Director of Refractive Surgery, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • February 5, 2015
    Masayo Takahashi, MD, PhD, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Saitama-ken, Japan
  • June 18, 2015
    Louis Pasquale, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear; Brian Song, MD, Instructor in Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear; Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Joslin Diabetes Center

SPECIAL GRAND ROUNDS
Quality, Humanism and Professionalism (QHP)
The Quality, Humanism and Professionalism (QHP) series is a unique, ongoing educational program for all Mass. Eye and Ear employees that addresses the areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems based practices. QHP is sponsored by the Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology under the auspices of the Quality, Humanism, and Professionalism Program, and is directed by Stacey Gray, MD and Paul Konowitz, MD.

  • July 24, 2014
    Sunil Eappen, MD, Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia, Mass. Eye and Ear; Greg Donnelly, Radiology Director, Mass. Eye and Ear
  • January 22, 2015
    David Roberts, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Dean for External Education, HMS

Please note Grand Rounds are cancelled 11/20, 11/27 (Thanksgiving), and 12/4. They are rescheduled for 11/21, 11/24, 12/1.

Continuing Medical Education credit is available. The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Directors: Joan W. Miller, MD, Simmons Lessell, MD, Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD, and Yewlin E. Chee, MD

Retina Service (Macula) Conference, Mondays, weekly from 1:00-2:00pm

Sloane Teaching Room

Junior residents present retina cases to faculty and retina clinical fellows. This format allows for dynamic discussion about the evaluation and management of an array of retinal diseases. 

While open to visitors, the target audience is primarily ophthalmology physicians (academic and nonacademic), fellows, residents, medical students, non-physician eye researchers, nurses, and technicians. 

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to recognize and diagnose rare retinal diseases or atypical presentations of more common retinal diseases; treat or initiate treatment of these conditions; be aware of the most recent advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and science of retinal diseases, and recognize pathophysiology of retinal diseases.

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Course Director: Shizuo Mukai, MD

Pathology Rounds, Tuesdays bi-monthly, September-June, 5:30-7:30pm

Sloane Teaching Room or Meltzer Auditorium

Rounds are comprised of a comprehensive review of cases on all subspecialty services that are presented by residents and fellows to Dr. Frederick Jakobiec, the Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology. They are offered as “unknowns” to Dr. Jakobiec, who covers the clinical features, differential diagnoses, pathologic features, and management issues of each case. Trainees and faculty from all HMS affiliate institutions are welcome to attend.

Course Director: Frederick A. Jakobiec, MD, DSC

Cornea Slit Lamp Conference, Tuesdays, bi-monthly, 5:45-7:00pm

Sloane Teaching Room

The Slit Lamp Conference is led by Dr. James Chodosh, who conducts a Socratic style discussion of clinical “unknowns” with residents. Clinical photographs are viewed and discussed with minimal or no patient history, and the resident is encouraged to see what is present in the photograph without preconception.

Course Director: James Chodosh, MD

Neuro-Ophthalmology Conference, Thursdays, weekly, 7:00-8:00am

Sloane Teaching Room

Residents present unknown cases to the Neuro-Ophthalmology service faculty for an informative discussion concerning diagnosis and management of the most important neuro-ophthalmic disorders.

Course Director: Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD

Oculoplastics/Neuro-Ophthalmology/Neuro- Radiology Conference, Thursdays, every other month, 7:00am

Sloane Teaching Room

This venue provides an opportunity for rapid-fire review of radiological imaging on patients whom the respective services have attended between conferences. The topics are covered at an advanced level and are attended by faculty, fellows, and residents on service as well as any other interested trainees.

Course Directors: Suzanne K. Freitag, MD, and Mary E. Cunnane, MD

HMS Resident Lecture Series, Fridays, weekly, 7:00-9:00am

Sloane Teaching Room

Two one-hour lectures, designed especially for residents, are given each Friday morning by faculty from the various subspecialties within Ophthalmology.

Course Director: Alice C. Lorch, MD

Longwood Medical Area Ophthalmology Conference, Fridays monthly, September-June, 7:30-8:30am

Location Varies
View eye.hms.harvard.edu/hmscalendar for updated listings.

These case conferences are designed to present information and findings to help practitioners provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based clinical care for the benefit of their patients. Fellows, senior attending physicians, and invited guest speakers present clinical cases and summary lectures in multiple areas demonstrating unusual disease, characteristic presentation of disease, evolving treatments, disease management, and cases of special interest. Results of clinical trials and new treatments for various eye diseases are also presented. These conferences are jointly sponsored by the Ophthalmology Departments at the Beetham Eye Institute of the Joslin Diabetes Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Mass. Eye and Ear, Longwood.

Course Directors: Jerry D. Cavallerano, OD, PhD, Lloyd Paul Aiello, MD, PhD, Frank G. Berson, MD, and David G. Hunter, MD, PhD

Glaucoma Conference
Monthly, Friday mornings, Sloane Teaching Room
View eye.hms.harvard.edu/hmscalendar for updated listings
 

The Glaucoma Conference brings exciting speakers to Mass. Eye and Ear, such as this year’s featured Ruthanne B. Simmons Lecturer, Don Budenz, MD, MPH. Other conference sessions partner with the Friday morning Resident Lecture series.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.