Vitrectomy Course

COVID-19 Advisory

Be advised that we are monitoring the current health crisis to see how the situation develops. In the event that we need to modify, postpone, or cancel this event, attendees will be notified immediately. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


11th Annual Mass. Eye and Ear Vitrectomy Course
for First-year Vitreoretinal Fellows

August 7-8, 2020

The 11th Annual Vitrectomy Course will be held on Friday, August 7 to Saturday, August 8, 2020. This unique, comprehensive workshop will cover the theory and practice of vitreoretinal surgery. Designed exclusively for first-year retina fellows, it combines didactics, video, simulation lab, and wet lab under the direction of a group of eminent faculty in a setting with a low student-to-teacher ratio.

Registration for second-year residents is now open: Register here

For the purposes of planning your travel, the preliminary course agenda is:

  • Friday, August 7
    Noon - 6:00 pm: Course Day 1
    6:00 - 7:30 pm: Reception

  • Saturday, August 8
    7:15 am - 6:00 pm: Course Day 2
    6:00 - 9:00 pm: Course Dinner

Note: To participate in the Course, attendance is required from 12:00pm on Friday, August 7 through 6:00pm on Saturday, August 8. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Course Directors:
Dean Eliott, MD
John Loewenstein, MD
John Miller, MD
Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD

Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill 
5 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114