On February 26, UW Ophthalmology residents and participants from throughout the region experienced a full day of updates and pearls on oculoplastics and facial topics at Oculoplastics 2016. Course attendees included residents and fellows from the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Department of Dermatology, Division of Plastic Surgery, and from Medical College of Wisconsin; regional physicians and an International Pediatric Fellow visiting from Mumbai. Co-course directors Cat Burkat, MD, FACS, and Mark Lucarelli, MD, FACS, were joined by clinical and adjunct clinical faculty who presented topics ranging from Orbital Fractures to Botulinum Toxin and Fillers and Non-Surgical Treatments for Periocular Skin Cancers.
Dr. Julian Perry, head of Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, served as visiting professor for the ophthalmology grand rounds and as the featured conference speaker. At grand rounds, Dr. Perry addressed Enucleation and Evisceration. He also presented several outstanding lectures at Oculoplastics 2016. Known for his research interests in new techniques, materials and devices, Dr. Perry was awarded the Lester Jones Surgical Anatomy Award in 2015 from the American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Other program highlights included a wide range of topics presented by both academic and private practice physicians. Dr. Burkat’s interactive UW Family Feud tested participants’ knowledge of oculofacial topics and of Wisconsin trivia.