Special Events in Ophthalmology
For general information on our Grand Rounds offerings, please navigate to the Grand Rounds webpage.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA
Course Director: Dr. Lofti Merabet
This course provides participants with an introduction and update on the rapidly advancing field of neurorehabilitation. Overviews of current interventions (including FDA-approved and state-ofthe- art research) aimed at improving cognitive, motor, and/or sensory function will be covered, along with concise and informative lectures.
Registration is required, see: www.cme.hms.harvard.edu
MEEI, 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.
Registration is required. Contact jean_bibeau@meei. harvard.edu for information.
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.
Reception to Follow
Course Directors: Drs. Joan Miller, Dean Eliott and Evangelos Gragoudas
To be 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.
1:00pm Sloane Room, MEEI, 243 Charles Street, Boston
To be 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.
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
Details to be announced
Course Directors: Drs. Sherleen Chen and Roberto Pineda
Designed for second-year residents, this highly popular workshop 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, and includes didactics, simulation lab, and wet lab sessions. Space is limited to a maximum of 125 resident attendees.
Registration is required, see: http://www.cvent.com/d/v4ql6k
June 20, 2014: Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston
Course Directors: Drs. Lucia Sobrin, Ula Jurkunas, and Joan Miller
June 21, 2014: Meltzer Auditorium (3rd floor), MEEI, 243 Charles Street, Boston
Course Directors: Drs. Joseph Rizzo, Joan Miller
June 22, 2014: 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 opens in January 2014.
CME status pending
Meltzer Auditorium (3rd floor), MEEI, 243 Charles Street, Boston
Mass. Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Boston
Course Directors: Drs. John Loewenstein, Demetrios Vavvas and Dean Eliott
Designed exclusively for first-year retina fellows, this course is a unique and comprehensive workshop covering the theory and practice of vitreoretinal surgery. The course combines didactics, video, simulation lab, and wet lab under the direction of a group of eminent international faculty in a setting with a low student-to-teacher ratio.
Registration is required, and opens in March 2014.
Course Director: Dr. Joseph Rizzo
This unique workshop provides a comprehensive overview on the diagnosis and management of common or important neuro-ophthalmic disorders, including optic neuritis, ischemic optic neuropathy, vertical diplopia, giant cell arteritis, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, neuro-ophthalmology of multiple sclerosis, and a variety of eye movement disorders. The course includes case presentations and lectures by the faculty.
Registration is required, and opens in June 2014.
Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston
International AMD experts along with leaders from related disciplines outside ophthalmology come together in an interactive format to discuss current and future topics in AMD research. Past subjects have included genetics, RPE/Bruch’s membrane/choriocapillaris, inflammation, stem cells and tissue engineering, imaging, animal models, and neurodegenerative disease. The 2014 program will explore current, cutting-edge topics in AMD.
Registration is required, and opens in April 2014.
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Page last updated January 24, 2014