American Academy of Ophthalmology, African ophthalmolgy group converge

Sep 15, 2010

The American Academy of Ophthalmology will hold its first joint meeting with the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology from Oct. 16 to Oct. 19.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) will hold its first joint meeting with the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) here from Saturday, Oct. 16, to Tuesday, Oct. 19.

There will be three joint sessions of the two groups:

Another highlight, the Opening Session, starts on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Annual academy awards will be presented, including the Laureate Award. The annual Jackson Memorial Lecture will be given by Douglas A. Jabs, MD, MBA.

Subspecialty Days

Now in its 16th year, Subspecialty Day will offer in-depth focus in seven areas on Friday and Saturday. New this year is "Oculofacial Plastic Surgery 2010: Decades of Progress: What's Next?" on Friday in conjunction with the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Topics will include controversies in ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and managing cicatrizing ocular surface and eyelid disorders. The Keynote Lecture, "Translating Clinical Studies: How Oculoplastics Outcome Studies Result in Better Patient Care," will be given by Elizabeth A. Bradley, MD.

Here are the other offerings in the lineup:

Topics will include pathogenesis, age-related macular degeneration, vitreoretinal surgery, imaging, pediatric retina, inherited retinal disease, oncology, venous occlusive disease, and diabetic retinopathy.

The Charles L. Schepens Lecture will be given by William S. Tasman, MD, FACS, on the topic "Retinopathy of Prematurity: Do We Still Have a Problem? A Global Perspective."

Two "spotlight" sessions are planned:

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