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Fall 2017 Newsletter
7th Residency Announcement

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ACGME approves seventh resident complement; first increase in over 30 years!

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds and Case Studies

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Effective Treatments For Blinding Eye Diseases


Summer Symposium

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, Rothenberg Hall

There is a free lot on-site.

USC Roski Eye Institute Annual Symposium

Friday, June 2, 2017

Time Topic Speaker
8:30am – 9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 9:10am Welcome Remarks Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology and Preventive Medicine
9:10am – 9:40am Genetics of Uveal Melanoma
(Introduction by Jesse Berry, MD)
Joan O’Brien, MD, Chair of Department of Ophthalmology, Director of Scheie Eye Institute, William F. Norris and George E. de Schweinitz Professor of Ophthalmology, Penn Medicine
9:40am – 9:45am 2017 USC Roski Eye Institute Laureate Award Presentation – Joan O’Brien, MD
9:45am – 10:15am Update in Oculoplastic Surgery: Better Solutions for Old Problems
(Introduction by Sandy Zhang-Nunes, MD)
Don O. Kikkawa, MD, FACS, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Vice-Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, Chief, Division of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
10:15am – 10:45am Basement Membrane Injury and Defective Regeneration: The Holy Grail of Corneal Scarring
(Introduction by J. Martin Heur, MD, PhD)
Steven Wilson, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Director of Corneal Research, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowship Director, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic
10:45am – 11:15am The Good, The Bad, and The Deadly
(Introduction by Vivek R. Patel, MD)
Lanning Kline, MD, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UAB School of Medicine
11:15am – 11:45am IOP and Ocular Biomechanics in Health and Disease
(Introduction by Alena Reznik, MD)
J. Crawford Downs, PhD, Vice-chair of Research, Director, Ocular Biomechanics and Biotransport Program, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UAB School of Medicine
11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch Recess – The Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court
1:00pm – 1:30pm The Future of Glaucoma Therapy
(Introduction by Sahar Bedrood, MD, PhD)
Harry Quigley, MD, Director of Glaucoma Center of Excellence, Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute
1:30pm – 2:00pm Management of Iris Lesions
(Introduction by Jonathan Kim, MD)
Arun Singh, MD, Director of Department of Ophthalmic Oncology, Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic
2:00pm – 2:30pm Clinically Relevant Updates from the DRCR Network for Managing Diabetic Retinopathy
(Introduction by Linda Lam, MD, MBA)
Neil Bressler, MD, Chief, Retina Division, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital and James P. Gills (inaugural) Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2:30pm – 3:00pm Corneal Cross-Linking, Keratoconus and Beyond
(Introduction by J. Bradley Randleman, MD)
Stephen McLeod, MD, Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology, UCSF School of Medicine
3:00pm – 3:30pm The Secret World of Microbes: Insights from Deep DNA Sequencing of Ocular Biopsies
(Introduction by Damien C. Rodger, MD, PhD)
Russell Van Gelder, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Boyd K. Bucey Professor, Director of UW Medicine Eye Institute, Adjunct Professor-Department of Pathology, Adjunct Professor-Department of Biological Structure
3:30pm – 4:00pm Glaucoma Population Management
(Introduction by Alena Reznik, MD)
G.A. Cioffi, MD, Jean and Richard Deems Professor of Ophthalmology, Edward S. Harkness Professor of Ophthalmology, Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University
4:00pm – 4:30pm Progress in Microbial Keratitis …Or Not?
(Introduction by Bibiana Reiser, MD, MS)
Terrence P. O’Brien, MD, Charlotte Breyer Rodgers Chair in Ophthalmology, Director of the Refractive Surgery Service, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens, Professor of Ophthalmology
4:30pm – 5:00pm Q&A

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