- Ruthanne B. Simmons Lecture in Ophthalmology
February 5, 2014
Meltzer Auditorium (3rd floor), MEEI, 243 Charles St., Boston
Course Directors: Drs. Louis Pasquale and Teresa Chen
Delivered by R. Rand Allingham, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology Chief, Glaucoma Service, Duke University Eye Center
This lectureship, which gives first preference for glaucoma or glaucoma-related topics, honors the life and career of Ruthanne 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.
- Ephraim Friedman Lecture
February 12, 2014
Meltzer Auditorium (3rd floor), MEEI, 243 Charles St., BostonCourse Directors: Drs. Joan Miller, Dean Eliott and Evangelos Gragoudas
Delivered by SriniVas Sadda, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
This annual lecture honors the extraordinary teaching, research, and service of the late Dr. Ephraim Friedman, who made major contributions to the field of Ophthalmology and age-related macular degeneration.
- Frederick A. Jakobiec Lecture
March 24, 2014
1:00pm Sloane Room, MEEI, 243 Charles Street, Boston
Delivered by Jonathan J. Dutton, MD, PhD, FACS, Professor, UNC School of Medicine
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.
- Boston Ophthalmic Pathology Lecture
April 8, 2014
6:00pm Meltzer Audiotorium (3rd Floor), MEEI, 243 Charles St., Boston
Course Directors: Drs. Frederick Jakobiec and Rebecca Stacy
Held in conjunction with the Boston University Department of Ophthalmology. Topic: Diseases of the Orbit: Pathology of Orbital Disorders. To be delivered by Norman C. Charles, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology NYU Medical Center
- Orbital Dissection Course
February 1, 2014
Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles St., Boston
Course Directors: Drs. Suzanne Freitag, Dan Lefebvre, Michael Yoon. This exciting course brings together Mass. Eye and Ear residents and oculoplastics fellows, and is open to all ASOPRS fellows in the U.S. Led by HMS faculty, the course consists of didactic lectures, as well as video and live instruction during the wet lab portion, which will utilize fresh human cadaver heads.
- Clinical, Assessments, and Intervention Updates in Neuro-Rehabilitation
December 12-14, 2013
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA
Course Director: Dr. Lofti Merabet
This course provided participants with an introduction and update on the rapidly advancing field of neurorehabilitation. Overviews of current interventions (including FDA-approved and state-of-the-art research) aimed at improving cognitive, motor, and/or sensory function will be covered, along with concise and informative lectures.
- Strabismus Fall Festival
November 2, 2013
Course Directors: Drs. Gena Heidary and Dean Cestari
Guest Lecturer David Guyton, MD Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Through case-based panel discussions and lectures, this one-day course focused on techniques and advances in strabismus surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Discussion followed each surgical case presentation, with follow-up presentations describing actual surgical interventions and post-operative results.
Featured Grand Rounds and Quality, Humanism and Professionalism (QHP)
David Shima, PhD, Rothes Professor of Translational Vision Research, Institute of Ophthalmology, London
September 12, 2013
“Strategies for improved treatment of AMD and diabetic retinopathy”
September 18, 2013
“The challenges and rewards of deep collaboration with biopharma”
October 10, 2013
Tien Y Wong MD, PhD, Provost’s Chair Professor
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore
October 17, 2013
Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD
Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine
October 24, 2013
Kevin Pho, MD
Private Practice Physician speaking on social media
January 23, 2014
Lynn Gordon, MDJules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA
February 13, 2014
SriniVas Sadda, MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC
May 22, 2014
Lucia Sobrin, MD, MPH, Retina, Uveitis Services, Mass. Eye and Ear
May 29, 2014
Gerrit Melles, MD, PhD, Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery
- Genetics and Genomics of Eye Disease Symposium
October 21, 2013
Course Directors: Drs. Janey Wiggs, Eric Pierce, and Luk Vandenberghe
This inaugural one-day course explored recent genetic- and genomic-based advances in the area of inherited eye diseases and their impact on the care of patients and their families. Open-ended panel discussions and presentations reviewed risk factors for common complex eye disorders such as AMD, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, as well as disorders caused by highly penetrant mutations, such as inherited retinal degenerations, optic atrophy and strabismus. Discussions centered on therapeutics, ethics, and new methodologies for gene-based testing.
- 28th Biennial Cornea Conference
Course Director: Dr. Reza Dana
October 18-19, 2013
As one of the world’s premier anterior segment conferences, the Biennial Cornea Conference explored current basic and translational research developments of the cornea and anterior ocular surface. The conference promoted interaction and discussion among leaders in the field, and built links between today’s exciting research and the numerous diseases that affect this portion of the eye.
- Boston Ophthalmic Pathology Lecture Series
Held in conjunction with the Boston University Department of Ophthalmology.
September 17, 2013
Topic: A Challenging Spectrum of Clinicopathologic Presentations: Interactive Diagnosis
Delivered by Morton E. Smith, MD, Professor Emeritus, Ophthalmology Washington University
Soft Tissue Suture course
Course Director: Dr. Suzanne Freitag
August 13, 2013
Junior residents from Mass. Eye and Ear, Tufts, BU, Brown, and Yale attended this lecture on the principles of soft tissue suturing and suture materials. Participants also experienced a wet-lab session with video and live instruction using pig feet and ears.
- Harvard Visiting Professorship and Residents' Course
March 8, 2013
Topic: Ocular Trauma
Harry W. Flynn, Jr., MD, J. Donald M. Gass Distinguished Chair of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine
M. Bowes Hamill, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine
- Ephraim Friedman Lecture
February 13, 2013
Eric Pierce, MD, PhD, Director, Ocular Genomics Institute, Associate Director, Berman-Gund Laboratory for the Study of Inherited Retinal Degenerations, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
- International Biennial Symposium on AMD
September 21-22, 2012
This interactive symposium provided a platform to collaborate and discuss current and future topics in age related macular degeneration (AMD) research. AMD experts from around the world, along with leading experts from ophthalmology-related disciplines, explore research surrounding genetics, RPE/Bruch’s membrane/choriocapillaris, inflammation, stem cells and tissue engineering, imaging, animal models and neurodegenerative disease.
- Military Vision Research Symposium
September 18-20, 2012
Focused on military and civilian ocular research, this symposium addressed combat ocular readiness, blast injury/blast eye, ocular pain, inflammation and infection, telehealth, telepresence & informatics, regenerative medicine and vision funding.
- Paul A. Chandler Visiting Professorship
December 6-7, 2012
James C. Tsai, MD, MBA, FACS
Robert R. Young Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital