30th Biennial Cornea Conference

Cornea Conference

October 12-14, 2017 | Boston, MA

Co-Chairs: Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc, and Ula Jurkunas, MD

The Biennial Cornea Conference is the premier global anterior segment eye research conference and is designed to be a platform for presenting the current basic and clinical research in the field of cornea and ocular surface.

Topics for the 30th Biennial Cornea Conference include:

  • Ocular Surface

  • Immunology and Microbiology

  • Endothelial Cell Biology

  • Innovation and New Techniques

The 30th Biennial will feature two named lectures:

  • J. Wayne Streilein Lecture - Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc

  • Claes H. Dohlman Lecture - Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD

The 30th Biennial Cornea Conference will begin on Thursday evening, October 12, 2017, with a Poster Session hosted by Boston University School of Medicine in the Hiebert Lounge.

Claes Dohlman, MD, PhDOn Saturday, October 13, 2017, the conference will conclude by honoring Dr. Claes Dohlman with a program entitled, "60 Years of Contributions of Claes Dohlman to Corneal Science and Education."

Organizing Committees

Speakers

Named Lectures:

Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MScJ. Wayne Streilein Lecturer:
Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc
Claes H. Dohlman Professor
Vice Chair for Academic Programs
Director, Cornea Service
Mass. Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School
Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhDClaes H. Dohlman Lecturer:
Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Ophthalmology
Keio University School of Medicine

Friday, October 13, 2017:

  • Natalie Afshari, MD, FACS
  • Anthony Aldave, MD 
  • Joseph Bonanno, OD, PhD, FAAO 
  • Sunil Chauhan, DVM, PhD 
  • Claus Cursiefen, MD 
  • Denise Faustman, MD, PhD 
  • Pedram Hamrah, MD 
  • Ahmad Kheirkhah, MD
  • Shigeru Kinoshita, MD, PhD 
  • Joaquim Murta, MD, PhD 
  • Noorjahan Panjwani, PhD 
  • Jaya Rajaiya, PhD
  • Fei Ann Ran, PhD
  • Michael Salter, MD, PhD, FRSC
  • Mary Ann Stepp, PhD 
  • Susmit Suvas, PhD 
  • Shivakumar Vasanth, PhD

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

  • Eduardo Alfonso, MD 
  • James Aquavella, MD 
  • Jules L. Baum, MD 
  • Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD 
  • Ilene Gipson, PhD
  • Mona Harissi-Dagher, MD, FRCSC, DABO 
  • Kenneth Kenyon, MD 
  • Stephen D. Klyce, PhD 
  • Debbie Jacobs, MD 
  • Ula Jurkunas, MD 
  • Peter Laibson, MD 
  • Deborah Langston, MD 
  • Michael Lemp, MD 
  • Shahzad Mian, MD 
  • Victor Perez, MD 
  • Roberto Pineda, MD 
  • Mark Rosenblatt, MD, PhD 
  • Oliver Schein, MD, MPH

    Preliminary Agenda

    Poster Session

    Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
    Location: Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor, 80 E Concord St Boston, MA 02118
    Host: Boston University School of Medicine

    30th Biennial Cornea Conference

    Day 1:
    Date:
    Friday, October 13, 2017
    Time: 7:15 am - 6:00 pm
    Location: The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114
    Session Topics: Ocular Surface, Immunology and Microbiology, Endothelial Cell Biology, Innovation and New Techniques
    J. Wayne Streilein Lecture: Reza Dana, MD, MPH, MSc
    Evening Activity: Cocktail and Dinner Reception to follow at the Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114 (Registration fees apply, details TBA)

    Day 2:
    60 Years of Dr. Claes Dohlman's Contributions to Corneal Science and Education

    Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
    Time: 8:00 AM-3:15 PM
    Location: The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02114
    Topics: Talks from past Dohlman Fellows
    Claes H. Dohlman Lecture: Kazuo Tsubota, MD, PhD

    Hotel Accommodations

    Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill:
    (The Wyndham is less than a five minute walk from the Starr Center, only 500 feet away)
    Website: Wyndham Special Rate
    Address: 5 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: 877-999-3223
    Special Rate: $279

    Other Hotels in the Area:

    The Liberty Hotel
    Website: The Liberty
    Address: 215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
    Phone: 866-961-3778

    The Omni Parker House
    Website: The Omni Parker House
    Address: 60 School St, Boston, MA
    Phone: 617-227-8600

    Directions and Parking

    The Conference is located at:

    The Starr Center
    185 Cambridge Street, 2nd floor
    Boston, MA 02114

    The Starr Center map
    Click to enlarge

    By Air:
    Logan Airport is just 4 miles from The Starr Center.

    • The Logan Airport provides a complimentary shuttle to the Blue Line on the MBTA.
    • Take the Blue Line inbound to Bowdoin to the Bowdoin stop.
    • From Bowdoin, The Starr Center and The Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill are less than a five minute walk away.

    By Public Transportation:
    To reach the Starr Center by public transport, take one of the following lines-

    • The Red Line to the Charles/MGH stop
    • The Green Line to the Government Center stop
    • The Blue Line to the Bowdoin stop

    For more information on the MBTA, please visit www.mbta.com

    Parking:
    For those driving, we suggest the Propark loction that is around the corner from the conference
    Propark Boston Parking Garage-Longfellow
    Address: 60 Staniford St, Boston, MA 02114
    Daily Max: Daily Max, $35
    Website: www.proparkboston.com
     

    The Poster Session is located at:

    Hiebert Lounge
    14th Floor
    Boston University School of Medicine
    80 E Concord St
    Boston, MA 02118

    Heibert Lounge map
    Click to enlarge

    Public Transportation:
    To reach the Hiebert Lounge by public transport, take the Orange Line to Massachusetts Avenue or take the Silver Line 5 to Washington Street at Worcester Street.
    For more information on the MBTA, please visit www.mbta.com

    Submitting Abstracts

    The conference will soon be accepting abstracts to be presented during the Poster Session.

    More details coming soon

    Poster Session
    Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
    Time: 5:30-8:30 PM
    Location: Hiebert Lounge 14th Floor, 80 E Concord St Boston, MA 02118
    Host: Boston University School of Medicine

     

    If you would like to be a sponsor for the 30th Biennial Cornea Conference, please contact:

    Erica Eaton | Phone: 617-912-2627 | Address: 20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114

     

    Contact Information:

    Erica Eaton | Phone: 617-912-2627 | Address: 20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114