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Event Archive


  • 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