AAO 2018 Sneak Peek

Chicago – At the upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual conference held in Chicago, October 26th – 30th, experts from the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute, will showcase an interdisciplinary array of instructor courses, panel discussions and presentations. With over 15 instructor courses this year, Roski faculty will present a wide spectrum of topics, which include the Surgical Management of Pediatric Glaucoma, Great Controversies in Ocular Oncology and Advanced Periorbital Flap and Graft Techniques.

AAO 2018 Conference Schedule

Friday, October 26, 2018 (Subspecialty Day)

Time & Location

Presenter & Description

7:00am – 3:00pm
Lakeside Center Lobby
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD (co-author)
Poster – Does the Bowman Layer Influence Corneal Biomechanics?
1:58pm
Arie Crown
Narsing Rao, MD (speaker)
Section VII: Uveitis
Three Pearls for Uveitis
2:25pm – 2:52pm
Arie Crown
Amir Kashani, MD, PhD (speaker & panelist)
Section VIII: My Coolest Surgical Video
Foldable Subretinal Scaffold with Stem Cell-Derived RPE in GA
4:20pm – 5:08pm
Arie Crown
Mark Humayun, MD, PhD (moderator)
David Boyer, MD (panelist)

Section X: Late Breaking Developments, Part I
4:35pm – 4:50pm
Room E354
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD (speaker)
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (moderator & speaker)

Section V: JRS: Hot, Hotter, Hottest – Late Breaking News
Hypothermia Improves Oxygen Availability and Enhances the Biomechanical Corneal Cross-linking Effect
Distinguishing Highly Asymmetric Keratoconus Eyes Using Combined Scheimpflug and Spectral Domain OCT Analysis

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (Day 1)

7:00am – 3:00pm
Lakeside Center Lobby
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD (co-author)
Poster – PACK-CXL Multicenter Trial: Preliminary Results
8:33am – 9:15am
Room E350
Narsing Rao, MD (speaker)
Jonathan Kim, MD (speaker)

Section I: Oncologist and Pathologist Hand in Hand
Sarcoidosis and the Eye: Clinical and Pathologic Diagnosis
Update on Diagnosis and Treatment of Medulloepithelioma
9:08am
Arie Crown
Pravin U. Dugel, MD (speaker)
Section XIII: Late Breaking Developments, Part II
Brolucizumab for Neovascular AMD: The 2 Year HAWK and HARRIER Results
10:02am
Room S501ABC
Linda Lam, MD, MBA (speaker)
Symposium 01: Advances in Adaptive Technology
Can a Traditional Evidence-Based Approach Keep Pace with the Rapid Advancement of Technology in Vision Rehabilitation?
10:50am
Room E350
Jesse Berry, MD (speaker)
Section III: Hot Topics in Retinoblastoma
Aqueous Humor as a Surrogate Tumor Biopsy for Retinoblastoma
1:35pm – 3:00pm
Room E450
Narsing Rao, MD (panelist)
Section V: Mystery Blues – Infectious, Noninfectious and Masquerades in Panuveitis
2:21pm
Arie Crown
David Boyer, MD (speaker)
Section XVIII: Non-Neovascular AMD
Apl-2 Treatment for Geographic Atrophy: Long-term Results
3:15pm – 5:30pm
Room S501ABC
Bibiana Reiser, MD, MS (instructor)
Instruction Course 262 – Surgical Management of Pediatric Glaucoma
4:58pm – 5:29pm
Arie Crown
Mark Humayun, MD, PhD (chair)
Section XXI: Video Surgical Complications – What Would You Do?

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Sunday, October 28, 2018 (Day 2)

7:00am – 3:00pm
Lakeside Center Lobby
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (presenting author)
Poster – Comparison of Outcomes with Standard and Accelerated Corneal Crosslinking Protocols for Progressive Keratoconus
8:00am – 10:00am
Room E450
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (chair & speaker)
Symposium – Introduction to Corneal and Lens-Based Refractive Surgery for Residents
10:15am – 12:30pm
Room N137
Thomas Lee, MD (instructor)
Instruction Course 208 – Cases and Clinical Pearls: Advances in the Management of Pediatric Vitreoretinal Disorders
11:21am
Room S406B
Thomas Lee, MD (instructor)
Alena Reznik, MD (panelist)

2018 YO Program – OMG – How Do I Learn This New Surgery? Technical and Ethical Considerations When Incorporating a New Surgery
11:30am – 12:30pm
Room E352
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (senior instructor)
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD

Instruction Course 216 – CXL: Basic and Advanced Indications
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
Sarina Amin, MD (co-author)
Scientific Poster 184 – Fluorescein Angiography Findings Following Intravitreal Bevacizumab for ROP: Can it Predict the Late-Onset Risk of Recurrence?
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
David Boyer, MD (co-author)
Scientific Poster 215 – Treat-and-Extend Ranibizumab with and without Navigated Focal Laser vs. Monthly Dosing for DME: TREX-DME Three-Year Outcomes
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD (co-author)
Scientific Poster 196 – Does the Bowman Layer Influence Corneal Biomechanics?
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
Nadim Rayess, MD (presenting author)
Scientific Poster 232 – Long-term Visual Outcomes and Clinical Features Following Anti-VEGF Injection-Related Endophthalmitis
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room S505AB
Vivek Patel, MD & Kimberly Gokoffski, MD, PhD (instructors)
Instruction Course 236 – A Swollen Nerve, Anterior Cell, or a Lesion in the Eye: What to Do Next When Concerning Abnormal Findings Surprisingly Present to the Ophthalmologist – a Multidisciplinary Approach
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room E451B
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (instructor)
Instruction Course 227 – Danger Zone: Refractive Surgery Nightmares and Worst-Case Scenarios – A Video-Based Course
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Learning Lounge 3
Aaron Nagiel, MD, PhD (senior instructor)
Learning Lounge 21 – Endoscopic Vitrectomy: Applications, Pearls and Pitfalls
3:30pm – 4:45pm
S404
Pravin Dugel, MD (chair)
Academy Café: Retina
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room E352
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (senior instructor)
Instruction Course 281 – Advanced Corneal Topographic Analysis
5:09pm – 5:16pm
Room S405
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD (co-author)
Paper Presentation 33 – Pack-CXL Multicenter Trial: Preliminary Results

Monday, October 29, 2018 (Day 3)

7:30am – 8:30am
Hall A
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (senior instructor)
Breakfast with the Experts 148 – Topography Interpretation for the Cornea and Refractive Surgeon
8:55am
Grand Ballroom
S100AB
Mark Humayun, MD, PhD (speaker)
Symposium 28 – Surgical Innovations in Retina Across the Americas
Retinal Prostheses and Artificial Vision
10:15am – 12:30pm
Room S501D
Jesse Berry, MD (instructor)
Instruction Course 445 – The Great Controversies in Ocular Oncology: A Course for Non-Ocular Oncologists
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
David Boyer, MD (co-author)
Scientific Poster 489 – Randomized Prospective, Double-Masked, Controlled Phase 2B Trial on the Safety and Efficacy of Alg-1001 (Luminate) in DME
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
Nicole Koulisis, MD (presenting author)
Scientific Poster 537 – Microvascular Analysis of Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy Using OCT-A
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Hall A
Mica Bergman, MD (presenting author)
Leslie Pfeiffer, MD & Michael Burnstine, MD (co-authors)

Scientific Poster 437 – Lateral Eyebrow Elevation with the SuPor Airo Brow Implant
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room N427D
Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD (instructor)
Lecture Course 148 – Advanced Periorbital Flap and Graft Techniques
3:15pm – 5:30pm
S502AB
Pravin Dugel, MD (instructor)
Instruction Course 521 – Challenging Cases in Neovascular AMD
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Room E351
Andrew Moshfeghi, MD, MBA
Instruction Course 534 – Intravitreal Injections: Techniques, Complications, and Setting Up an Injection Practice
4:40pm
Grand Ballroom
S100C
Vivek Patel, MD (speaker)
Symposium 48 – Dealing with Challenging Faculty: A Program Director’s Perspective

Tuesday, October 30th (Day 4)

11:00am – 1:00pm
Room N229
Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD (instructor)
Lab Course 148A – Advanced Periorbital Flap and Graft Techniques
11:33am
Room E450
Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD (speaker)
Symposium – What is the Best Approach to Stabilize KC and Improve Vision in Young Patients
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Room S403A
J. Bradley Randleman, MD (instructor)
Instruction Course 677 – Treatment of Complex Corneal Irregularities with Wet Phototherapeutic Keratectomy