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Special Events in Ophthalmology

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NEW! Mass. Eye and Ear Uveitis Instruction Course, February 28, 2015

Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor), Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles St., Boston

Designed for ophthalmology residents, fellows, medical students, and practicing ophthalmologists from Boston and the surrounding New England area, the day-long course reviews the diagnosis and treatment of common uveitis conditions and covers diagnostic testing, imaging and treatment approaches to ocular inflammatory disease. Invited faculty speakers will include uveitis specialists from Bascom Palmer, Cleveland Clinic, Emory and Weill Cornell in addition to uveitis faculty from Harvard Medical School.

Course Directors: Ann-Marie Lobo, M.D., and Thomas Albini, M.D.

Ruthanne B. Simmons Lecture in Ophthalmology, March 4, 2015

Meltzer Auditorium (3rd Floor), Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles St., Boston

Don Budenz, M.D., MPH, Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Chairman, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, 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.

Course Director: Louis Pasquale, M.D., FARVO

HMS Dept. of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion, May 29 - 31, 2015

May 29, 2015: Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston
Course Directors: Lucia Sobrin, M.D., Ula V. Jurkunas, M.D., and Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO

May 30, 2015: Meltzer Auditorium (3rd floor), Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Boston
Course Directors: Joseph F. Rizzo III, M.D., FARVO, and Joan W. Miller, M.D., FARVO

May 31, 2015: Optional Boston Activities

This 3-day flagship Departmental event combines scientific exchange with networking events and social activities. Basic, translational, and clinical research updates are provided by Department faculty and alumni. Highlights also include the Distinguished Clinical and Research Achievement Awards, the Mariana D. Mead Lecture, tours of Mass. Eye and Ear and Schepens, and the Friday night celebratory dinner. An event not to be missed! 

Registration is required and will open in early February 2015.

CME status pending

Basic Science Research Fellows’ Recognition Day, June 3, 2015

Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston

Course Directors: Patricia D'Amore, Ph.D., MBA, FARVO, and Kip Connor, Ph.D.

Harvard Intensive Cataract Surgical Training Course for Second-Year Residents, June 13-14, 2015

This highly popular national course offers a complete preparatory course covering all aspects of cataract surgery. The course draws an elite group of cataract surgical preceptors from the top training programs nationwide. Two one-hour lectures for residents are given each Friday morning by faculty from the various specialties within Ophthalmology. Space is limited. Registration is required and opens in January 2015.

Course Directors: Sherleen H. Chen, M.D., and Roberto Pineda II, M.D.

Registration is required

Department of Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows Graduation, June 25, 2015

Meltzer Auditorium (3rd floor), Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Boston

Course Director: Charles G. Ruberto, Ph.D.

29th Biennial Cornea Conference, October 16-17, 2015

Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston

As one of the world’s premier anterior segment conferences, the Biennial Cornea Conference explores current basic and translational research developments of the cornea and anterior ocular surface. The conference promotes interaction and discussion among leaders in the field, and builds links between today’s exciting research and the numerous diseases that affect this portion of the eye.

Course Director: Reza Dana, M.D., MPH, MSc, FARVO