Annual Meeting & Alumni Reunion

June 7-8, 2019 Boston

AMAR 2018

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2019 CME accreditation

 

The Harvard Department of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion (course 190607-JA) 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.

New research advances and therapies are changing the practice of ophthalmology. The pace of these advances leads to gaps in knowledge, as practice clinicians face the challenge of keeping up-to date on new information; and competence, as physicians often lack strategies for incorporating these advances into their practices.

This course is designed to address a wide range of gaps in knowledge and competence regarding ophthalmic clinical practice and ophthalmic research. Our program is designed to proportionally cover the anterior and posterior segments of the eye, as well as optics and visual function. Furthering the impact of emerging technologies and their utilization in ophthalmology will be discussed. The main goal is to familiarize the audience with new research and updates on emerging clinical practices in the field of ophthalmology.

The format consists of short didactic lectures, each followed by discussion and an interactive question session with the audience. The lectures will feature Harvard faculty members and distinguished alumni, who will discuss their areas of clinical and/or research expertise.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss new therapeutic and surgical paradigms in areas outside the scope of their own practice
  2. Recognize the use of smartphone applications and telemedicine in ophthalmology
  3. Identify recent advances in neuroprotection and regeneration of the optic nerve
  4. Recognize the global burden of corneal disease and the management of these conditions

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Boston Children’s Hospital is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

AAPA accepts AMA category 1 credit for the PRA from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Optometrists

Boston Children’s Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.25 COPE credit hours. Optometrists should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Fees associated with AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ have been provided by the HMS Department of Ophthalmology. Fees associated with COPE credit hours have been provided by the HMS Department of Ophthalmology.

 

All alumni, including current and former faculty, residents, fellows, and postdoctoral fellows, are invited to join us for a 1.5-day celebration of scientific exchange and networking.

Highlights

This year will feature a new format, with alumni presentations and activities on both Friday and Saturday.

Friday, June 7
The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston (Directions)

  • Faculty lectures spanning basic, translational, and clinical research
  • Scientific and Clinical Lectures from Alumni  (‘04, '09, and ‘14)
  • Joan W. Miller, MD, delivers the State of the Department update
  • Sharon F. Freedman, MD, presents the Mariana D. Mead Lecture
  • Poster contest for trainees and gala dinner at the Boston Harbor Hotel 

Saturday, June 8
Massachusetts Eye and Ear, 243 Charles Street, Boston (Directions)

  • ​​​​​​Scientific and clinical lectures from resident and fellow alumni classes (‘69, ‘74, ‘79, ‘84, ‘89, ‘94, ‘99)
  • Nancy J. Newman, MD, receives the Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award
  • Elio Raviola, MD, receives the Distinguished Research Achievement Award

Sharon Freeman

Sharon F. Freedman, MD

Mariana D. Mead Lecturer
Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics Chief, Pediatric Division Interim Chief, Neuro-ophthalmology Division, Duke Eye Center

Nancy Newman

Nancy J. Newman, MD

2019 Distinguished Clinical Achievement Awardee
LeoDelle Jolley Professor of Ophthalmology Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology Instructor in Neurological Surgery Emory University School of Medicine Director, Section of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Elio Raviola

Elio Raviola, MD

2019 Distinguished Research Achievement Awardee
Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus Bullard Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus Harvard Medical School

 

Deadline: May 24, 2019

The Trainee Poster Contest will take place on Friday, June 7 (5:30-7:00 pm), during the cocktail reception at the Boston Harbor Hotel. The top-two posters in each category (Clinical and Basic Science) will be announced during dinner. The first-place winners will each be awarded $300, and the second-place winners will each be awarded $200.

Eligibility

  1. The contest is only open to trainees and other students in the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology
  2. Attendance for the entire day (June 7) is required. To be eligible to win, you must be present for the entire reception (5:30-7:00 pm) and be present at dinner, starting at 7:00 pm.

Applications Must Include

  1. Title
  2. Names of all authors and their institutions, with the presenting author first
  3. Separate paragraphs for: purpose, methods, results, and conclusions

*Work that has been presented at other meetings (including ARVO) is welcome.

Submit your Abstract

  1. When you register for the Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion, select "Reception and Dinner."
  2. When asked if you would like to participate in the Trainee Poster Contest, select "yes" and complete the required fields.
  3. If your poster is selected, you will receive further instructions.

Questions?

Email Ophthalmology_Events@meei.harvard.edu.

There is a small room block at the Liberty Hotel for $349 per night.  To receive this rate, reserve by May 10, 2019

Reserve online: HMS Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion

Or call 617-224-4000 and reference the "HMS Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion" 

Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion Friday, June 7, 2019

Starr Center
185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

7:30 - 8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 - 8:05 am

Welcome and Introduction
Daniel R. Lefebvre, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, 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)

8:05 - 8:20 am

Cornea: Less is More
Emma C. Davies, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Mass. Eye and Ear

8:20- 8:35 am

Experience from an Ophhtalmology E-Consultant Program
Alice C. Lorch, MD, MPH
Instructor in Ophthalmology & Residency Program Director, Harvard Medical School

Chief Quality Officer, Department of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear

8:35 - 8:50am

Optic Nerve Astrocytes in Age and Glaucoma
Tatjana Jakobs, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

8:50 - 9:05 am

CUP Half Full - The Corneal Ulcer Project
James Chodosh, MD, MPH
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Cornea and External Disease, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

9:05 - 9:20 am

Smartphone Apps for Vision Screening and Telemedicine
Gang Luo, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

9:20 - 9:45 am

Break - Starr Center, Breakout Space

9:45 - 10:00 am

New Paradigms in the Management of Angle Closure
David S. Friedman, MD, PhD, MPH
Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of the Glaucoma Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

10:00 - 10:15 am

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Update
Mary E. Aronow, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Mass. Eye and Ear

10:15 - 10:30 am

Neuro-modulation of the Angiogenesis in Corneal Inflammation
Jia Yin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Mass. Eye and Ear

10:30 - 10:45 am

Diagnostic Prediction Models for Giant Cell Arteritis
Nurhan Torun, MD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Divistion of Ophthalmology, Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center 

10:45 - 11:00 am

Socially Significant Strabismus
Kimberley Chan, OD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Boston Children's Hospital 

11:00 - 11:05 am

Presentation of the Iraty Award
Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Harvard Ophthalmology
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

11:05 - 11:30 am

Department Update, Alumni Giving Society Presentation
Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Chair, Harvard Ophthalmology
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital
Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Lunch - Starr Center, Breakout Space

12:20 - 12:25 pm

Alumni Reunion Welcome - Starr Center Auditorium
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD (1986)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Alumni
Co-director, Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

Joseph B. Ciolino, MD (2009)
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Henry Freeman Allen Cornea Scholar, Mass. Eye and Ear
Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

12:25 - 12:50 pm

Introduction of the Resident Class of 2019, and Introduction of Graduating Fellows
Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology
Chair, Harvard Ophthalmology
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

12:50 - 1:15 pm

Targeted Treatments for Pediatric Corneal Disease
Danielle Trief, MD, MSc (2014)
Columbia University Medical Center

1:15 - 1:40 pm

Novel Biomarkers in Herpetic Eye Disease
Ann-Marie Lobo, MD (2009) 
University of Illinois, College of Medicine

1:40 - 2:05 pm

A Journey of Dreams and Science
Bilal Khan, MD (2004)
Howard University Hospital

2:05 - 2:30 pm

Break - Starr Center Breakout Space

2:30 - 2:35 pm

Introduction of the Mariana Mead Lecturer
Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology
Chair, Harvard Ophthalmology
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

2:35 - 2:40 pm

Perspective on Mariana Mead
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD (1986)

David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Alumni
Co-director, Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

2:40 - 3:40 pm

Mariana Mead Lecture:
Childhood Glaucoma – New Weapons for an Enduring Foe 

Sharon F. Freedman, MD (1989)
Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology

3:40 - 3:45 pm

Presentation of Mariana Mead Award
Joan W. Miller, MD (1989, 1991) David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology
Chair, Harvard Ophthalmology
Chief of Ophthalmology, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital

Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

3:45 - 3:50 pm

Closing Remarks
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD (1986)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Alumni
Co-director, Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

Joseph B. Ciolino, MD (2009)
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Henry Freeman Allen Cornea Scholar, Mass. Eye and Ear
Associate Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass. Eye and Ear

3:50 - 4:00 pm

Group Photographs - Starr Center Auditorium

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Tours of the Samuel & Nancy Jo Altschuler Ophthalmology Surgical Training Laboratory and the Rare Book Room
Star Center Breakout


*Immediately following group photo

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Reception and Trainee Poster Contest
Boston Harbor Hotel, Atlantic Room

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
2nd Floor

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner
Boston Harbor Hotel, Wharf Room

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston

Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion: Saturday, June 8, 2019

Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street, 3rd Floor, Meltzer Auditorium 

7:30 - 8:00 am

Registration and Breakfast - Mass Eye and Ear, 3rd Floor, Meltzer Lobby

8:00 - 8:05 am

Welcome  Back - Meltzer Auditorium
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD (1986)

David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Alumni
Co-director, Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

8:05 - 8:30 am

Why Mentors are Important in the Making of a Clinician Scientist
Victor L. Perez, MD (1999)
Professor Ophthalmology, Duke University School of Medicine Director
Foster Center for Ocular Immunology at Duke Eye Center 

8:30 - 8:55 am

From Academia to Big Pharma—Opportunities in Science and Leadership
Cynthia Grosskreutz, MD, PhD (1994) 
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School 

8:55 - 9:20 am

The Trip of Translational Research in Ophthalmology from SERI/MEEI to IOBA
Marga Calonge, MD (1989) 
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Valladolid

9:20 - 9:45 am

Chance Favors the Prepared Mind: My Journey into Multiple Careers 
Roy Wilson, MD (1984) 
President, Wayne State University

9:45 - 10:10 am

Presentation Topic to be Announced
Thomas R. Hedges III, MD (1979)
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service;
Co-Director, Electrophysiology Service;
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship Program, New England Eye Center

10:10 - 10:30 am

Break - Meltzer Lobby

10:30 - 10:55 am

Presentation Topic to be Announced
Robert W. Reidy, MD (1974)
Eye Associates of New Mexico

10:55 - 11:20 am

Time to Reflect
Shirley H. Wray, MD, PhD, FRCP (1969)
Director, Unit for Neurovisual Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Neurology 

11:20 - 11:25 am

Introduction of the Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award Lecturer
Joseph F. Rizzo III, MD (1986)
David Glendenning Cogan Professor of Ophthalmology in the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Alumni
Co-director, Mobility Enhancement and Vision Rehabilitation Center of Excellence
Director, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Mass. Eye and Ear

11:25 - 11:55 am

Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award Lecture
Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy: From Bedside to Bench to Bedside

Nancy J. Newman, MD (1989)
LeoDelle Jolley Chair in Ophthalmology;
Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology;
Instructor in Neurological Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine 

11:55 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction of Distinguished Research l Achievement Award Lecturer
Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA
Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Howe Laboratory, Mass. Eye and Ear
Vice Chair, Basic and Translational Research;
Associate Chief of Basic and Translational Research, Mass. Eye and Ear
Co-Director, AMD Center of Excellence, Harvard Medical School 

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Distinguished Research Achievement Award Lecture
Two Types of Retinal Amacrine Cells Presiding over Radically Different Mechanisms in Vision
Elio Raviola, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus;
Bullard Professor of Neurobiology, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School 

12:30 - 12:35 pm

Closing Remarks

12:35 - 1:25 pm

Lunch - Mass. Eye and Ear Cafeteria, 7th floor