University of Wisconsin – Madison

Registration WILL OPEN IN WINTER 2021!

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 2021

  • Retinal Imaging Conference – 8:30am – 4pm // Union South, Marquee Theater
    • Offering 6 CME*
    • Cost for Program = $120/registrant and includes breakfast, lunch, and celebration dinner
  • DOVS 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – 6-10PM // Union South, Varsity Hall
    • Connect with your fellow faculty, alumni, administrative and clinical staff during this wonderful evening of celebrating 50 years of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UW-Madison
    • Program will include awards, music, mingling and more

SATURDAY, JULY 10 //  UW OPHTHALMOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

  • 8:00am  // Breakfast and Registration // Union South, Varsity Hall
  • 8:25     “Welcome: Introduction of Keynote Speaker” Burt Kushner, MD
  • 8:30    Keynote Address // “Well-Being is a Skill” presented by Professor Richard Davidson, Chair of the Center for Healthy Minds
  • 9:15     “The DOVS Residency Program: Then and Now” Andy Thliveris, MD, PhD, Vice Chair of Resident Education, Residency Director
  • 9:25     “MIGS, Drugs and Scans: How New Ideas Have Impacted Glaucoma Care” Gregg Heatley, MD, MMM
  • 9:40     “New Therapies in Uveitis”  Laura Kopplin, MD, PhD
  • 9:55     “Update on Thyroid Eye Disease” Suzanne van Landingham, MD
  • 10:10    PANEL: Q&A with prior speakers
  • 10:30   BREAK
  • 10:45    “Keratoprosthesis Surgery: Indications and Results”  Sarah Nehls, MD
  • 11:00    “Building a Research Powerhouse” Curtis Brandt, PhD, FARVO
  • 11:15      “Three Generations of DOVS Chairs” Speakers TBA
  • 11:30     “A Neural Network Model for GCA Risk Scoring”  Yanjun Judy Chen, MD, PhD
  • 11:45     PANEL: Q&A with prior speakers
  • 12:00pm   LUNCH // Afternoon session will move into the Marquee Theater (2nd Floor)
  • 1:00      “Novel Ocular Imaging and Genomics of Childhood Glaucoma”  Terri Young, MD, MBA, FARVO, and Yasmin Bradfield, MD
  • 1:15:     “Low Vision Services: Improving Quality of Life One Patient at a Time” Sanbrita Mondal, OD
  • 1:30      “Celebrating the Growth of International Ophthalmology at DOVS”  Cat Burkat, MD, and Yasmin Bradfield, MD
  • 1:45      “Retina 20/20 and Beyond: Innovations in Retina Therapy” Jonathan Chang, MD, and Kathleen Regan, MD
  • 2:00      “Combining Human Stem Cell Biology and Microfabricated Scaffolds to Create an Outer Retinal Macular Patch” David Gamm, MD, PhD
  • 2:15      “Updates from the Field of Inherited Retinal Disease”  Kimberly Stepien, MD, and Melanie Schmitt, MD
  • 2:30      “Three Distinguished Alumni” TBA
  • 2:45     “Innovations in Corneal Neurotization” Cat Burkat, MD, and Sarah Nehls, MD
  • 2:55     “The Wisconsin Reading Center and its Clinical Relevance” Barbara Blodi, MD
  • 3:05     PANEL: Q&A with prior speakers
  • 3:25     Meeting Concludes
  • 3:30      Subspecialty Groups Convene

Coming from out of town?

We have set up special rates for the 2020 Experience Weekend at the following hotels for your convenience. Please call properties directly or follow the links below to book by June 9, 2021:

 * Pending official program approval for CME hours.

REGISTER HERE BY SEPTEMBER 23, 2020

Thursday, September 24, from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST.

Course Directors: Michael Struck, MD, and Alexander Miranda, MD

The 5th Annual Midwest Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium highlights outstanding pediatric ophthalmologists and programs throughout the Midwest. Topics will include the key diagnostic steps and novel surgical approaches for the treatment of strabismus, amblyopia, and anterior segment disease.

Registration Fees

  • $50 – physicians
  • $25 – orthoptists

PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER HERE 

Course Credit

Accreditation Statement
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.
American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live online activity for 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AVAILABLE CREDIT

  • 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 2.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Join the UW-Madison Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences for a virtual installment of our time-honored tradition of Learner’s Day! The event, though it may be held a little differently this year, celebrates our learning community and will feature research presentations and posters from medical students, residents, clinical fellows, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

LEARNERS, PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACTS BY MAY 22, 2020.

We HAVE CANCELED thIS EVENT AND THE following Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences events due to the developing health risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, UW Health and UW–Madison:

  • March 20 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSORS: Arpan Gandhi, MBBS, MD, Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital; Scott Barnes, MD
  • March 21 – WINTERMISSION // CANCELED
  • March 27 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // Meisha Raven, DO; Elaine Downie, MD; Nicholas Pytel, DO
  • April 3 – DE VENECIA MEMORIAL LECTURE // POSTPONED // Catherine Macaraig, MD, University of Santo Tomas
  • April 10 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSOR: Eve Higgenbotham, SM, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • April 17 – GEORGE KAMBARA, MD, VISION SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM // CANCELED

Event cancelation is part of a larger proactive UW–Madison campus and SMPH plan to minimize person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in our community. Thank you for your understanding.


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:

  • Iris Kassem, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin
    • The central hypothesis is that children have intrinsic differences in the response to intraocular surgery that result in more inflammation and scarring compared to adults. We are currently investigating age-related changes in aqueous humor and investigating the efficacy of pharmacologic intervention on reduction of inflammation and scarring after eye surgery.
  • Matthew 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.
  • Henar Cuervo Grajal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Biostatistics at the University of Illinois
    • 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.

 

CANCELED: VISITING PROFESSOR // EVE HIGGENBOTHAM, SM, MD, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, PERELMAN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

 

We will be canceling thIS EVENT AND THE following Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences events due to the developing health risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, UW Health and UW–Madison:

  • March 20 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSORS: Arpan Gandhi, MBBS, MD, Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital; Scott Barnes, MD
  • March 21 – WINTERMISSION // CANCELED
  • March 27 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // Meisha Raven, DO; Elaine Downie, MD; Nicholas Pytel, DO
  • April 3 – DE VENECIA MEMORIAL LECTURE // POSTPONED // Catherine Macaraig, MD, University of Santo Tomas
  • April 10 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSOR: Eve Higgenbotham, SM, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • April 17 – GEORGE KAMBARA, MD, VISION SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM // CANCELED

Event cancelation is part of a larger proactive UW–Madison campus and SMPH plan to minimize person-to-person spread of COVID-19 in our community. Thank you for your understanding. We are looking forward to seeing you at events later this year when we can ensure the health and safety of our attendees, faculty and staff. Please continue to check our events calendar daily, as event information will be updated as it is received.

 

 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.

de venecia memorial lecture POSTPONED // UPDATES ARE FORTHCOMING

 

We will be canceling thIS EVENT AND THE following Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences events due to the developing health risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, UW Health and UW–Madison:

  • March 20 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSORS: Arpan Gandhi, MBBS, MD, Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital; Scott Barnes, MD
  • March 21 – WINTERMISSION // CANCELED
  • March 27 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // Meisha Raven, DO; Elaine Downie, MD; Nicholas Pytel, DO
  • April 3 – DE VENECIA MEMORIAL LECTURE // POSTPONED // Catherine Macaraig, MD, University of Santo Tomas
  • April 10 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSOR: Eve Higgenbotham, SM, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • April 17 – GEORGE KAMBARA, MD, VISION SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM // CANCELED

The public health measures that communities and institutions like ours are putting in place can significantly reduce the severity of an outbreak. We are looking forward to seeing you at events later this year when we can ensure the health and safety of our attendees, faculty and staff. Please continue to check our events calendar daily, as event information will be updated as it is received.

 

 

 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 (CME) credit for ophthalmologists and Continuing Education (CE) credit for optometrists.

We will be canceling thIS EVENT AND THE following Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences events due to the developing health risks posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) and guidance by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, UW Health and UW–Madison:

  • March 20 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSORS: Arpan Gandhi, MBBS, MD, Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital; Scott Barnes, MD
  • March 21 – WINTERMISSION // CANCELED
  • March 27 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // Meisha Raven, DO; Elaine Downie, MD; Nicholas Pytel, DO
  • April 3 – DE VENECIA MEMORIAL LECTURE // POSTPONED // Catherine Macaraig, MD, University of Santo Tomas
  • April 10 – GRAND ROUNDS // CANCELED // VISITING PROFESSOR: Eve Higgenbotham, SM, MD, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
  • April 17 – GEORGE KAMBARA, MD, VISION SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM // CANCELED

The public health measures that communities and institutions like ours are putting in place can significantly reduce the severity of an outbreak. We are looking forward to seeing you at events later this year when we can ensure the health and safety of our attendees, faculty and staff. Please continue to check our events calendar daily, as event information will be updated as it is received.

 

 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.