saving sight

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 2022 Virtual Saving Sight Session is presented by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN EYE CARE/RESEARCH

 

About Amitha Domalpally, MD, PhD

Amitha Domalpally, MD, PhD is the Research Director of the Wisconsin Reading Center, one of the world’s leading diagnostic imaging centers for both patient diagnosis and clinical trials. Her work investigates clinical trial imaging endpoints for retinal diseases, with a focus on employing new imaging techniques to understand the natural history and prognostic markers of diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and many others. She is also the Director of the A-EYE unit and is involved in development of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can automate retinal imaging diagnostics, disease clarification and identify risk markers. Retinal AI studies have the potential to provide insight into systemic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular diseases. 

 

 

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About Saving Sight Sessions

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.

This year’s virtual event, co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (WCBVI) and University of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS), will feature research updates, panel discussions, and resources. This event is free and open to the public, please register below to be sent the live event information. Please note that a computer/mobile device and internet access are required to access the program. You may dial in from a phone for audio only.

 

Registration has closed for this event. Please see the information below for instructions on how to access the symposium.

 

To access the event, click this link:

https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/98374272183
You should be prompted to enter the Passcode and/or Meeting ID:
Meeting ID: 983 7427 2183
Passcode: 462586

 

If you need to access the event by phone (audio only), call:
Phone Number: 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 983 7427 2183
Passcode: 462586

 

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE:

4:00-4:15 PM – Welcome + AMD 101

Denise Jess, executive director, WCBVI
Barbara Blodi, MD, Matthew D. Davis Professor and medical director of the Wisconsin Reading Center

4:15-5:00 – Panel Discussion + Questions: Low Vision Resources and You

Panelists:
Jean Kalscheur, vision rehabilitation teacher, WCBVI
Brent Perzentka, certified low vision therapist, WCBVI
Amy Wurf, certified low vision therapist, education and vision services director, WCBVI

5:00-5:05 – Break

5:05-5:50 – Panel Discussion + Questions: AMD Research and Treatment Updates

Moderator:
Mihai Mititleu, MD, associate professor, medical director of the Clinical Eye Research Unit, DOVS

Panelists:
Jonathan Chang, MD, assistant professor, DOVS
Roomasa Channa, MD, assistant professor, DOVS
Kathleen Schildroth, MD, assistant professor, DOVS
Kimberly Stepien, MD, professor, co-vice chair of clinical affairs, director of the inherited retinal degenerations clinic, co-director of the ocular genetics program, DOVS

5:50-6:00 – Event Conclusion

The UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS*) is pleased to have many colleagues presenting and participating at this year’s virtual Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) annual meeting.

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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 2021 Virtual Saving Sight Session is presented by the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Please join us for this exciting discussion.

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Eye Surgeons – The Next Generation

 

About Jennifer Larson, MD

Jennifer Larson, MD, is a comprehensive ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. She earned her medical doctorate at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and spent an internship year with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC). Dr. Larson completed her ophthalmology residency with the UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences (DOVS) and UWHC. Following graduation, she joined the DOVS faculty and comprehensive service in 2018. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Larson has a passion for educating and supporting future ophthalmologists training here at UW.

 

Program

  • 6:00 – 6:05PM – Welcome and introduction
  • 6:05 – 7:00PM – Presentation and discussion

Join Us on Zoom

https://uwmadison.zoom.us/j/92233888220

About Saving Sight Sessions

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.

Join us for a lively discussion about our philanthropy-development program to date! We will focus on practicing how you share funding priorities, so that it sparks philanthropic interest.

The retreat’s main goal will be to review 5 easy steps to partner with your DOVS development team and foster a greater sense of comfort with the referral process. We look forward to learning more with you and growing our philanthropy-development program into the future.

Please join us via this Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84758103423?pwd=QVRoWFYyUDNHM2hlMDlaMEMzUHg0Zz09