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VIRTUAL Ophthalmology Grand Rounds – Frontiers in Vision Research Lecture Series
June 12, 2020 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
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.
Presenting this Week: Frontiers in Vision Research Lecture Series
Ismail Zaitoun, PhD from McPherson Eye Research Institute (MERI)
“Ocular Complications and Loss of Vison in Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy”
Ismail Zaitoun received his BS degree from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan, and a MS degree from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. In 2008, he received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Zaitoun’ s graduate studies focused on Genomic Imprinting. He discovered that imprinted genes show dosage compensation expression pattern similar to that shown by X-linked genes.
As a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Epstein in the Department of Neuroscience (UW-Madison), he investigated the different aspects of neural crest cell defects in a mouse model of Hirschsprung’s disease. He identified a dysfunction in neurovascular communication as key mediator of this disease.
In the laboratory of Dr. Sheibani in the Department of Ophthalmology, Dr. Zaitoun has continued his efforts in delineating the interactions between the neurons and vascular cells. He has been investigating the effect of hypoxia and hyperoxia on the integrity of the neurovascular retina.
He recently demonstrated the damaging effects of hypoxia-ischemia exposure on the integrity of the retinal neurovasculature and vision impairment using a preclinical model of hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in a neonatal mouse. His studies have identified a significant association between brain damage and compromised retinal neurovasculature. His work is leading to a paradigm shift in how hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy affects retinal neurovasculature and vision.
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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.