2005 annual meeting to spotlight technology advances

The 2005 American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting will highlight the promise and hope of new advances in technology that are moving quickly out of the laboratory and to your patients.

Get up to speed at the 109th annual meeting in Chicago (Oct. 15 to 18) with several new courses; a new spotlight session, Glaucoma Care and Technology; the AAOE general session, Integrating Innovation Into Your Practice; as well as the opening session, which features keynote speaker Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD.

Dr. Collins shepherded the Human Genome Project through many of its major goals, including the 2003 completion of the fully sequenced human genome. He will open the annual meeting on Oct. 16 by sharing his thoughts on how advances in genomic science can be applied to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases. Dr. Collins predicts a true revolution in patient care in the coming years, as new research enables the development of screening tests and tailor-made therapies for individual patients.

A captivating speaker who is often tapped by the media to explain the Human Genome Project and genomic medicine, you won't want to miss Dr. Collins' presentation at the opening session, 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Other program highlights Further program highlights include:

Subspecialty days Subspecialty Day will once again offer an intensive review of the latest advances that can be immediately applied in your practice. We offer six comprehensive meetings this year:

Attendees will again have the chance to "float" among meetings. Register for the Retina or Refractive Surgery meetings and float among all six on Friday and Saturday. Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Uveitis meeting registrants can float among all six meetings on Saturday only.