Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion

2017 Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion

June 23-24, 2017 | Boston, MA

Please join us for the 2017 Harvard Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion Weekend. All current and former residents, fellows, and postdocs and all current and former faculty members are invited to attend this exciting two-day CME* event of scientific exchange and networking.Register

Highlights

Friday, June 23: Annual Meeting
The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston
   • Faculty Lectures Spanning Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research
   • Mariana D. Mead Lecturer - Robert D’Amato, MD, PhD
   • Poster Contest for Trainees and Gala Dinner at The Four Seasons

Saturday, June 24: Alumni Reunion
Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Boston
   • Scientific and Clinical Lectures from ten Resident and Fellow Alumni
       Classes: ‘67, ‘72, ‘77, ‘82, ‘87, ‘92, ‘97, ‘02, ‘07, and ‘12
   • Distinguished Clinical Achievement Awardee - Donald J. D’Amico, MD
   • Distinguished Research Achievement Awardee - Anthony P. Adamis, MD
   • State of the Department Update - Joan W. Miller, MD

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CME ACCREDITATION 

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Fees associated with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ have been provided by the Department of Ophthalmology. View the Accreditation tab for complete information.

AccreditationRegister

Accreditation Statement

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Course Overview/Description
    The Harvard Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion is a two-day course aimed at updating ophthalmologists (including ophthalmology residents and fellows) and vision researchers about the latest advances in ophthalmology clinical care and research. The format consists of short lectures each followed by discussion and questions. The lectures will feature Harvard faculty members and distinguished alumni of the Harvard Department of Ophthalmology residency program discussing their areas of clinical and/or research expertise.

     
  • Target Audience
    Ophthalmologists, Researchers, Optometrists, Trainees

     
  • Learning Objectives
    1. Identify advances in surgical technique and the indications for the implantation of intraocular lenses in young children.
    2. Discuss new developments and ongoing research in stem cells for the management of ophthalmic disease.
    3. Integrate new modes of imaging into patient screening and care.
    4. Evaluate novel treatment approaches for retinal disease.
       
  • Disclosure Policy
    Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria and Policies. It is HMS's policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

     
  • Disclaimer
    CME activities sponsored by Harvard Medical School are offered solely for educational purposes and do not constitute any form of certification of competency. Practitioners should always consult additional sources of information and exercise their best professional judgment before making clinical decisions of any kind.
  • Optometrists please note: 
    The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 hours of Massachusetts Approved Optometric CE.  Please note this CE is applicable towards MA licensure only.  Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Featured SpeakersRegister
    Robert D'AmatoMariana D. Mead Lecturer
    Robert D’Amato, MD, PhD 
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Judah Folkman Chair in Surgery and Director, Center for Macular Degeneration Research, Boston Children’s Hospital
    Damico, Donald2017 Distinguished Clinical Achievement Awardee
    Donald J. D’Amico, MD

    John Milton McLean Professor and Chairman, Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
    Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
    Anthony Adamis, MD2017 Distinguished Research Achievement Awardee
    Anthony P. Adamis, MD

    Lecturer on Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School 
    Global Head of Ophthalmology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Genentech/Roche
    Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine 



     

     

    HotelsRegister
    A special rate for a small block of rooms is available at: 
    The Liberty hotel - $345 per night, plus tax
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    The Liberty
    215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
    866-961-3778
    MEEI Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion
    May 23, 2017

    Other hotels in the area provide a Courtesy Rate, including:

    Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
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    Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill
    5 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114
    877-999-3223
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear
    The Omni Parker House
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    The Omni Parker House
    60 School St, Boston, MA
    617-227-8600
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear

    ProgramRegister
    Annual Meeting: Friday, June 23, 2017
    Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Boston
    7:30 - 8:00 amRegistration & Breakfast - Starr Center
    8:00 - 8:10 am

    Welcome and Introduction
    Ula V. Jurkunas, MD
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
    Co-Director, Cornea Center of Excellence, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear
    Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
    (Annual Meeting Co-chair)

    Gena Heidary, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
    (Annual Meeting Co-chair)

    8:10 - 8:30 am

    Quality and the Intelligent Research in Sight Registry
    H. Peggy Chang, MD
    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear

    8:30 - 8:50 am

    Retinal Ganglion Cell Replacement
    Petr Baranov, PhD, MD
    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

    8:50 - 9:10 am

    How the Brain Solves Visual Recognition
    Gabriel Kreiman, PhD
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

    9:10 - 9:30 am

    Intraoperative Aberrometry
    Kathryn M. Hatch, MD
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Site Director, Mass. Eye and Ear Waltham

    9:30 - 9:50 am

    Retinal Imaging
    John B. Miller, MD
    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Associate Director of Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Mass. Eye and Ear

    9:50 - 10:15 amBreak - Starr Center, Breakout Space
    10:15 - 10:35 am

    Advancing Diagnosis and Treatment of Autoimmune Retinopathy
    Lucia Sobrin, MD
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Morse Laser Center, Mass. Eye and Ear

    10:35 - 10:55 am

    East Meets West – Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma versus Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
    Lucy Q. Shen, MD
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear

    10:55 - 11:15 am

    Structure and Function of Glaucomatous Central Vision Loss
    Tobias Elze, PhD
    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Investigator, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

    11:15 - 11:35 am

    Lessons learned from the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study
    Deborah K. VanderVeen, MD
    Associate Professor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital

    11:35 - 11:55 am

    Clinical Value of Measuring Visual Fixation During OCT
    Robert Mallery, MD
    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    11:55 am - 12:10 pm

    Presentation of the 2017 Gragoudas Prizes
    Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD
    Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Director of the Retina Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

    Presentation of the Cornea Center of Excellence Fifth Annual Resident Research Award in Cornea and Refractive Surgery
    Reza Dana, MD, MSc, MPH
    Claes H. Dohlman Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Vice Chairman and Associate Chief of Ophthalmology for Academic Programs
    Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery, Mass. Eye & Ear 
    Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

    12:15 - 1:30 pmBoxed Lunch - Starr Center, Breakout Space
    1:30 - 1:50 pm

    Endoscopy in Vitreoretinal Surgery
    Jorge Arroyo, MD, MPH
    Associate Professor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Retina Service, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    1:50 - 2:10 pm

    Characterization of Endogenous Protective Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy
    George L. King, MD
    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
    Chief Scientific Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center

    2:10 - 2:20 pm

    Perspective on Mariana Mead
    Joan W. Miller, MD
    Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    2:20 - 2:25 pm

    Introduction of Mead Lecturer
    Patricia A. D'Amore, PhD, MBA
    Director of Research, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

    Director of Howe Laboratory and Associate Chief of Basic & Translational Science, Mass. Eye and Ear
    Vice Chair of Basic Research, Department of Ophthalmology
    Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology (Pathology), Harvard Medical School

    2:25 - 3:20 pm

    Mariana Mead Lecture
    Robert D'Amato, MD, PhD
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Judah Folkman Chair in Surgery and Director, Center for Macular Degeneration Research, Boston Children's Hospital

    3:20 - 3:25 pm

    Presentation of Mariana Mead Award
    Joan W. Miller, MD
    Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    3:25 - 3:35 pm

    Closing Remarks
    Ula V. Jurkunas, MD
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear
    Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear
    Co-Director, Cornea Center of Excellence
    (Annual Meeting Co-chair)

    Gena Heidary, MD, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Pediatric Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Boston Children’s Hospital
    (Annual Meeting Co-chair)

    3:35 - 3:40 pmGroup Photographs - Starr Center Auditorium
    3:40 - 4:30 pm

    Tours of the Samuel & Nancy Jo Altschuler Ophthalmology Surgical Training Lab - Starr Center Breakout Space
    Pre-registration requested

    5:30 - 7:00 pmReception featuring Poster Contest - The Four Seasons Hotel, 2nd Floor Garden Wing (Registration fees may apply. Valet parking available at own expense.)
    7:00 - 9:00 pmDinner Celebration - The Four Seasons Hotel, Ballroom (Registration fees may apply. Valet parking available at own expense.)

    Alumni Reunion: Saturday, June 24, 2017
    Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 243 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor, Meltzer Auditorium

    7:30 - 8:00 amRegistration & Breakfast - Mass Eye and Ear, 3rd Floor
    8:00 - 8:20 am

    Opening Remarks, Introduction of the Resident Class of 2017, and Introduction of Graduating Fellows 
    Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
    Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    8:20 - 8:45 am

    Fifty Years of Change and Memories
    David S. Walton, MD (1967)
    Professor Ophthalmology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

    8:45 - 9:10 am

    Some Memories of the Residency
    Don C. Bienfang, MD (1972)
    Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical 
    Brigham and Women's Hospital

    9:10 - 9:35 am   

    My Journey with Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid
    C. Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO (1977)
    Professor of Ophthalmology, Part-time, Harvard Medical School
    President, Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution
    CEO, The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation

    9:35 - 10:00 am

    Optic Nerve Structure, Function and Dysfunction: Lessons from LHON
    Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD (1982)
    Doheny Eye Institute, UCLA

    10:00 - 10:20 amBreak
    10:20 - 10:45 am

    Keratoconus: A Therapeutic Revolution 
    Michael B. Raizman, MD (1987)
    Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston

    10:45 - 11:10 am

    An Update on the Primary Open-Angle African American Glaucoma Genetics (POAAGG) Study
    Joan M. O'Brien, MD (1992)
    William F. Norris and George E. de Schweinitz Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pennsylvania
    Director, Scheie Eye Institute 

    11:10 - 11:35 am

    Federal-Academic Medical Partnerships: Then and Now
    Glenn Cockerham, MD (1997)
    Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Chief of Ophthalmology, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    11:35 am - 12:00 pm

    Department Overview & Alumni Giving Society Presentation
    Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
    Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch with class photos - Mass. Eye and Ear, 7th Floor, Lank Dining Room
    1:20 - 1:25 pm

    Introduction of Distinguished Clinical Achievement Awardee
    Evangelos S. Gragoudas, MD (1975)
    Charles Edward Whitten Professor of Ophthalmology
    Harvard Medical School
    Director of the Retina Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

    1:25 - 1:55 pm

    Vitreoretinal Diseases: Observations from 36 Years of Treating and Teaching
    Donald J. D'Amico,  MD (1981)
    2017 Distinguished Clinical Achievement Awardee
    John Milton McLean Professor and Chairman, Weill Cornell Medicine Ophthalmology
    Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

    1:55 - 2:00 pm

    Introduction of Distinguished Research Achievement Awardee
    Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
    Henry Willard Williams Professor of Ophthalmology
    Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
    Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    2:00 - 2:30 pm

    The Future of Ophthalmic Drug Development
    Anthony P. Adamis, MD (1991)
    2017 Distinguished Research Achievement Awardee
    Lecturer on Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Global Head of Ophthalmology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Genentech/Roche
    Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Illinois College of Medicine

    2:30 - 2:45 pmBreak
    2:45 - 3:10 pm

    Advances in the Treatment of Severe Ocular Surface Disorders; Perspectives Gained By Standing on the Shoulders of Giants 
    Kimberly C. Sippel, MD (2002)

    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York Presbyterian Hospital

    3:10 - 3:35 pm

    Towards a New Classification of AMD
    Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD (2007)
    Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Principal Investigator , Angiogenesis Laboratory, Incumbent of the Monte J. Wallace Ophthalmology Chair in Retina, Mass. Eye and Ear

    3:35 - 4:00 pm

    The Essential Eye Banks
    Peter B. Veldman, MD (2012)
    Instructor in Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

    4:00 - 4:15 pmJunior Residents’ Skit
    Class of 2019
    4:15 - 4-20 pmClosing Remarks
    Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD (1986)
    David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
    Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear
    (Alumni Meeting Co-chair)

    Preliminary Agenda - subject to change

    2017 Annual Meeting Poster ContestRegister

    The Trainee Poster Contest is an important part of the Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion. The contest is only open to trainees and other students in the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology. The top two posters in each category (Clinical or Basic Science) will be announced during dinner and the winning trainees will be awarded $250 each.

    Apply: 
    To apply, go to the Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion registration. At bottom of the page, you will be asked if you would like to apply for the Annual Trainee Poster Contest. Click "Yes" and complete the required fields. It would be helpful to have your abstract file open, so you can copy and paste the plain-text into the appropriate sections. Proceed through the rest of registration (make sure to select Reception, Poster Contest, and Dinner) and click finish.

    Requirements:
    Poster abstracts must meet the required format. Here is a Sample Abstract (Word Only). Work that has been presented at other meetings (including ARVO) is welcome.

    Key Dates: May 12, 2017 - Abstract Deadline
    Submit through the Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion registration pages.

    May 2017 - Confirmation of Eligibility
    If selected, you will receive notification with further instructions.

    June 23, 2017 - Annual Meeting and Poster Contest Day 
    Meeting attendance for the entire day is required.
    Poster set-up is between 4:15-5:15 pm, judging from 5:30-7:00 pm, and winners announce during dinner starting at 7:00 pm.
    To be eligible to win, you must be present for all of these events.

    For questions, write to Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu.