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Research Conferences

Ophthalmic investigation continues to grow and thrive in every area of the Department of Ophthalmology, and conferences are one avenue for communicating the latest advancements in vision research. By joining together, faculty, trainees and leading experts worldwide have more opportunities to collaborate and innovate.

HMS Calendar


 Click here to view the HMS Department of Ophthalmology calendar.


Schepens/Mass. Eye and Ear Distinguished Lecture Series

5:00-6:00pm, select Thursdays, various locations at Schepens and Mass. Eye and Ear

This combined effort, with approximately six lectures per year, invites today’s foremost scientists from around the world to present their current research to the scientific community.


SERIes Seminar

12:00-1:00pm, 2nd Floor Conference Room, SERI, 20 Staniford St.
Course Director: Dr. Reza Dana

The SERIes Seminar is held weekly at the Schepens Eye Research Institute where Schepens and Mass. Eye and Ear faculty share their latest research advancements and breakthroughs. There is also time allocated for a Q & A session with the local scientific community.


New Frontiers in Corneal Research

5:30-7:00pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month, various locations at Schepens/Mass. Eye and Ear (please note recent change in day from previous schedules)

This exciting seminar series uncovers current limitations in the treatment of corneal diseases and the translational research underway Department-wide that aims to overcome them. Presentations are given by a clinician-scientist team based on topic. The target audience includes clinical fellows, postdocs, junior faculty, and students.


Genetics and Regenerative Medicine of Eye Disease

4:00pm, 4th Wednesday of each month, Meltzer Auditorium or Sloane Room, Mass. Eye and Ear
Course Directors: Drs. Luk Vandeberghe and Neena Haider

This series is organized jointly by the Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute and the Ocular Genomics Institute, and addresses topics in genetics, gene therapy and regenerative medicine relevant to ophthalmology and beyond. The seminars feature a scholar of international reputation for a one hour presentation following an introduction by the faculty host. On occasion, the organization may schedule a Late Breaking Seminar session to highlight recent publications and innovations in the field.

Please note that there will be a session on 4/30/14 in lieu of the 4th Wednesday 4/23/14. 

Department of Ophthalmology Research Seminar Series

12:00pm, Fridays, Meltzer Auditorium, Mass. Eye and Ear
(Note: 4/11/14 seminar will be held in the Schepens Starr Center)

This seminar explores recent advancements in retinal disease and eye research, as well as advances in multidisciplinary areas that may have relevance to the eye. Speakers range from national faculty to postdoctoral fellows.

Invited guests for this academic year include:
1/10/14: Hemant Khanna, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, UMass. Memorial Medical Center
1/17/14: Beth Stevens, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital
2/14/14: Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere Endowed Chair of Retinal Degenerations, LSU Health New Orleans
3/14/14: Wei Li, PhD, Chief, Retinal Neurophysiology Unit, National Institutes of Health
4/11/14: Eric Newman, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota (to be held in the Starr Center)




Page last updated October 11, 2013