University of Wisconsin – Madison

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Rachel Wong, PHD, professor, Chair of the Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington in Seattle, WA

“Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Wiring Specificity in the Vertebrate Retina”

Dr. Wong’s laboratory is currently investigating the cellular mechanisms and developmental strategies that establish excitatory and inhibitory circuits in the mammalian retina. By taking advantage of the zebrafish’s capacity to regenerate neurons, they are also determining how newly-generated neurons integrate into existing circuitry.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS:

  • Matt Veldman, PhDMatthew Veldman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin: “Ganglion cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of successful optic nerve regeneration”
      • Our initial focus is on applying modern molecular biological methods (such as CRISPR-Cas9, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, etc.) to study the cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of successful optic nerve regeneration in the zebrafish visual system and compare these mechanisms to those in mammals, which fail to regenerate and suffer from degeneration.

 

  • Cuervo-GrajalHenar Cuervo Grajal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois: “Notch signaling in pericytes”
      • The Cuervo lab utilizes a combination of transgenic mouse models and in vitro methods to delineate the role of perivascular cells in developmental and pathological settings. Particularly, we are interested in the function of Notch signaling in pericytes in arteriovenous malformations, diabetic retinopathy, neurodegenerative diseases, fibrosis, and tumor angiogenesis.

 

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

  • 8:00 – 8:05 AM – Chair’s Welcome: Terri Young, MD, MBA
  • Session I: Pathologies of the visual system (Moderator: Amitha Domalpally, MD, PhD)

  • 8:05 – 8:20 AM – Mrinalini Hoon, PhD, “Remodeling of inner retinal synapses after photoreceptor degeneration”
  • 8:20 – 8:35 AM – Natascha Merten, PhD, “MGCIPL – A marker of cognitive and sensory function in midlife”
  • 8:35 – 8:50 AM – Colleen McDowell, PhD, “FN-EDA elevates intraocular pressure through TLR4 signaling”
  • 8:50 – 9:00 AM – Break
  • Session II: Supporting cells of the visual system (Moderator: Daniel Knoch, MD)

  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM – Henar Cuervo Grajal, PhD, “Notch signaling in pericytes”
  • 9:30 – 9:45 AM – Nader Sheibani, PhD, “Retinal pericyte metabolic activity and glucose sensitivity”
  • 9:45 – 10:00 AM – Michael Landowski, PhD, “Genetic basis of retinal pigmented epithelium pathologies in Tmem135 overexpressing mice”
  • 10:00 – 10:15 AM  – Jeremy Rogers, PhD, “Seeing cells: Adaptive Optics past, present and future”
  • 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM – Mid-morning break
  • Session III: Regeneration, remodeling and repair in the visual system (Moderator: Laura Kopplin, MD, PhD)

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM – Matthew Veldman, PhD, “Ganglion cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of successful optic nerve regeneration”
  • 11:00 – 11:15 AM – Freya Mowat, PhD, BVSc, “By our side: dogs can help us understand the aging retina”
  • 11:15 – 11:30 AM – David Gamm, MD, PhD, “Production of photoreceptors from pluripotent stem cells”
  • 11:30 – 11:45 AM – Raunak Sinha, PhD, “Cone signaling in primate and human stem cell derived retina”
  • 11:45 – 12:00 PM – Break
  • 12:00 – 12:30 PM – Keynote Speaker: Rachel Wong, PhD, “Mechanisms underlying synaptic wiring specificity in the vertebrate retina”
  • 12:30 – 12:35 PM – Closing Remarks: Terri Young, MD, MBA

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

Katherine Dalzotto, MD, PGY2 Resident
“Bleach, Fungus, and Glass: A Series of Unfortunate Events for the Cornea”

Yao Liu, MD, MS
“The Carotenoids in Age-related Eye Disease Study 2 (CAREDS2): Glaucoma Risk Factors”

 

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

Gordon Crabtree, MD, first-year vitreoretinal fellow
“Unusual Cases of Iris Heterochromia”

Julia Agapov, DO, SSM Health
“Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)”

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

Frontiers in Vision Research Series
Timothy Foster, PhD, Lousiana State University Health Sciences Center

“Localized Serotonin Levels Correlate with Severity of Viral- and Inflammation-Associated Ocular Disease: Therapeutic Potential of Targeting Serotonin Pathways”

 

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

Alisha Ragainis and Dawn Soto, Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
“The Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired – Educational Support for Children Through Outreach and Low Vision Clinics”

Yuhang Zhao, PhD, Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Augmented Reality Systems to Empower People with Low Vision”

 

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

Frontiers in Vision Research Lecture Series
Weiming Mao, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
“Cell Signaling and Molecular Pathology of the Glaucomatous Trabecular Meshwork”

 

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

“A Conversation with Jamaal” with A. Jamaal Eubanks

DOVS Equity Alliance Lifting Voices speaker series, a bi-monthly presentation that aims to lift more voices, as we actively listen. In doing so, we hope to continue to build our shared context, language and humanity in this equity and justice work.

Have questions for Jamaal? Please email them to Jessica Arendas (arendas@wisc.edu) by February 20, 2021.

Meeting format:

  • 12pm – Welcome and introduction
  • 12:05 – Speaker and open discussion
  • 1:00 – Discussion ends
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Alliance open forum

Feel free to invite a colleague to this discussion by forwarding this invitation, all are welcome!

A. Jamaal EubanksAbout the speaker:

Born and raised in Madison WI, Armaad “Jamaal” Eubanks developed a passion for both basketball and making his community better. These passions led him to co-create a mentoring program, Pivotal Transition, that focused on giving Black youth the tools to look beyond tomorrow. Jamaal completed his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College, as well as two Masters degrees from Edgewood College. All the while, he worked in the school district and was a full-time parent to his children. Jamaal developed a creed that helped him push through the hardest of times: “Fuel or crutch.” Through mentoring and interactive, motivational workshops, he spread the message of #FuelOrCrutch and branched out to begin consulting with school districts, colleges and community organizations to solve equity and behavior issues with at risk youth in Madison.

In 2018 he started Eubanks Solutions, LLC. The Determination to Succeed, his first book, was recently released. Jamaal still loves coaching and watching basketball every opportunity he gets, especially with his children, here in Madison.

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

2021 DE VENECIA LECTURE
Catherine Macaraig, MD, University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines
“Challenges in the Management of Pediatric Eye Disease in the Philippines”

 

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.

EDUCATION FOR CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

Residents and faculty present and discuss various case studies with the goal of improving clinical care practice. Held weekly throughout the year, grand rounds offers continuing medical education credit for ophthalmologists and continuing education credit for optometrists.

 

PRESENTING THIS WEEK:

Alicia Wolf, MSW, APSW, and Katherine McGlynn, LCSW
“Ambulatory Social Work Services: A Resource for Ophthalmology Patients, Providers and Staff”

Paige Richards, MD
“Seeing Through the Fog”

 

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STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION
In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME),the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) authorizes this program for .1 CEUs or 1.0 hours.