The New England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS)—the second-oldest American medical specialty society in continuous existence—offers its 700+ members thoughtful and stimulating educational programs five times each year. The educational mission of NEOS resonates at every meeting, and members can receive up to 35 CME credits per year. For the 2017-2018 academic year, AM/PM sessions include:
Carolyn E. Kloek, MD, has been selected for the 2017 Women in Ophthalmology (WIO) Educator Award. This award is given to an individual who has consistently provided an exceptionally positive and rewarding training experience to medical students, residents, and fellows.
At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Kloek holds the rank of Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology. Among her leadership roles, she is Program Director of the Harvard Ophthalmology
Kip Connor, PhD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected for a 2017 Young Mentor Award, which recognizes faculty who are in the early stages of their careers, and are dedicated mentors and educators. This award is one of three Excellence in Mentoring awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS to recognize the value of quality mentoring relationships and the impact they have
Teresa Chen, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School (HMS), was selected to receive the prestigious HMS 2017 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award. This award recognizes faculty members who develop quality mentoring relationships in clinical medicine and research settings. This is one of three Excellence in Mentoring Awards established by the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at HMS. This year, only 16
The Lions VisionGift eye bank has been instrumental in supporting Mass. Eye and Ear’s educational initiatives. In the past two years, the nonprofit has donated more than $50,000 in practice tissue for Harvard Ophthalmology residents and Mass. Eye and Ear fellows. This generous gift has helped trainees refine their surgical skills and
The second Biennial International Symposium on Ocular Regeneration brought together leaders in the fields of ophthalmology, genetics, stem cell biology, neuroregeneration, and neuroremodeling who aim to accelerate cures for blinding diseases. The event, held October 20, 2016 in Boston, MA, drew nearly 200 researchers, clinicians, trainees, and industry representatives from around the world.
At the fourth Biennial International Symposium on AMD, held October 21-22, 2016 in Boston, more than 200 clinicians, researchers, trainees, and industry representatives discussed current AMD topics and the challenges that lay ahead. One of the central themes of this year’s symposium was the need for a more precise stratification of the disease.
Attracting more than 330 alumni, faculty, and trainees, the 2016 HMS Ophthalmology Annual Meeting and Alumni Reunion offered an array of continuing medical education (CME) events as well as opportunities for networking and reconnecting with classmates. Most attendees were from the New England and Tristate areas, although a few traveled from as far as California, Singapore, and India. All nine HMS Ophthalmology affiliates were represented.