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PLEASE JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES AS WE HOST OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ACADEMY RECEPTION AT THE 2019 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING!

 

  • WHO: Alumni and faculty, including graduate students, postdoctoral students and current learners as well
  • WHAT: Cocktail reception to honor each other, as well as this year’s Distinguished Alumni awardees
  • WHERE: TBD
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 12, 2019
  • WHY: Connect with fellow Ophthalmology Badgers and celebrate this year’s award recipients
  • Note: If you are an Ophthalmology Alumni Association Board Member, you will be prompted on the registration page to indicate your attendance at the pre-reception Board Meeting.

PLEASE JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF OPHTHALMOLOGY AND VISUAL SCIENCES AS WE HOST OUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ACADEMY RECEPTION AT THE 2018 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY ANNUAL MEETING in chicago!

 

  • WHO: Alumni (residents, fellows, basic scientists and orthoptists) and faculty, including graduate students, postdoctoral students and current learners as well
  • WHAT: Reception to gather UW-Madison Ophthalmology Alumni from all over the world during the AAO Annual Meeting and to honor our Distinguished Alumni awardees
  • WHERE: Untitled Supper Club (Backstage Private Room) – 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
  • WHY: Connect with fellow Ophthalmology Badgers and celebrate this year’s award recipients
  • Note: If you are an Ophthalmology Alumni Association Board Member, you will receive separate communications and confirmations for your attendance at the board meeting.

Stop by booth #2876 at aao TO TALK WITH THE UW-MADISON FUNDUS PHOTOGRAPH READING CENTER AND CLINICAL EYE RESEARCH UNIT!

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Join the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the 2018 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois as we connect, share and advance our mission to save sight. If you are attending our presentations or workshops, please use the #UWatAAO hashtag to follow along!

We will have our first-ever exhibit booth at this year’s annual meeting, stop by BOOTH #2876 for faculty presentations (below) and updates from our Fundus Photograph Reading Center and Clinical Eye Research Unit!

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You are invited to join us for our Fall Saving Sight Session featuring Dr. Dan Knoch, Medical Student Education Director and comprehensive ophthalmologist in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Learn the history, progression and options for cataract surgery from an award-winning educator and one of his patients during this fall’s session entitled:

“Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Fact vs. Fiction”

ABOUT DR. KNOCH

Daniel W. Knoch, MD, Medical Student Education Director and comprehensive ophthalmologist, focuses his clinical practice on state-of-the-art cataract surgical techniques, including laser-assisted cataract surgery, astigmatism-correcting intraocular lenses, and multifocal lenses. Dr. Knoch has also received multiple teaching awards in the last decade and most recently recognized nationally with the Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education for 2018 for outstanding medical student education, from the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). In addition to his tireless efforts to ensure all graduating medical students have critical knowledge of the eye and developing the curriculum across campus, Dr. Knoch also serves as the Lecture Director of the department’s annual Multiphasic Phacoemulsification (cataract surgery) Course, an annual education program for regional learners and providers.

 REGISTER HERE by 10/1 

PROGRAM

  • 5:30-6:00PM – Registration and light dinner served (buffet style)
  • 6:00-7:00PM – Introduction >> Presentation >> Question/Answer Discussion

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ABOUT SAVING SIGHT SESSIONS

Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our fall 2018 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Dan Knoch, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs.

Our spring 2018 Saving Sight Session will feature leading age-related macular degeneration (AMD) research from Dr. Barbara Blodi, Professor and Director of the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Clinical Trials Unit and Fundus Photograph Reading Center. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

The ABC’s of AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018
‭ 5:30 pm   Registration and Light Dinner
‭ 6–7 pm     Lecture and Discussion‭

Please REGISTER BY March 30, 2018.

Barbara A. Blodi, MD

‭Professor, Medical Director, Clinical Trials and Fundus Photograph Reading Center
‭Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

 

ABOUT DR. BLODI’S RESEARCH:

Dr. Blodi’s clinical practice and research focus on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other retinal diseases. She leads an ongoing age-related eye disease study that looks into the effects of supplements ‭in the treatment of macular degeneration, among other studies. Dr. Blodi’s ‭research has given us a better understanding of macular degeneration and ‭helped develop different treatment options for retinal diseases. This has ‭saved sight for people affected by these blinding diseases.

Saving sight is the most important part of our mission. The Department of Ophthalmology ‭and Visual Sciences at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health is devoted to preserving and protecting vision. This program ‭is one more way to keep you informed. ‭The Saving Sight Sessions are a series of ‭community education programs created to share discoveries and developments to stop ‭blinding diseases, enhance treatment and ‭improve vision-related quality of life. ‭Please join us as we share the ways we are ‭transforming eye care.

 

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Please join the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as we host our Alumni Association Academy Reception at the 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting!

  • WHO: Alumni and faculty, including graduate students, postdoctoral students and current learners as well
  • WHAT: Cocktail reception to honor each other, as well as this year’s Distinguished Alumni awardees
  • WHERE: Loews Hotel New Orleans – La Fourche and Pointee Coupee Rooms, 9th Floor
  • WHEN: Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 7-9pm
  • WHY: Connect with fellow Ophthalmology Badgers and celebrate this year’s award recipients
  • Note: If you are an Ophthalmology Alumni Association Board Member, you will be prompted on the registration page to indicate your attendance at the pre-reception Board Meeting.

Kindly register by November 3, 2017.

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Questions? Contact Jessica Arendas, marketing director for the department, at 608.692.2646 or arendas@wisc.edu.

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Free and open to the public, this community-centric event is modeled after the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health’s “Mini-Med School” programs. Our fall 2017 Saving Sight Session will feature the leading research from Julie Mares, PhD, Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion and light dinner.

 

 “What are plant pigments doing in our eyes? What can they tell us?”

About Dr. Mares’s Research

Dr. Julie Mares focuses her research on how lifestyle and dietary practices can affect eye health as we age. Her research looks at how, why and what lifestyle and dietary practices can influence the aging of our eyes,  and eye conditions that commonly compromise vision as we age, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.  

Dr. Mares’ research findings suggest practical  recommendations for healthy living at any age, involving the food we eat, exercises we can do and dietary supplements that may help or harm us along the way.

Currently, Dr. Mares is currently a professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and a member of the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies and University of Wisconsin Institute on Aging.   

Please join us on October 26, 2017.