Orbital disorders society plans meeting at AAO

October 17, 2006

The International Society for Orbital Disorders (ISOD) will hold a dinner meeting as a satellite of the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Las Vegas in November.

The International Society for Orbital Disorders (ISOD) will hold a dinner meeting as a satellite of the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting in Las Vegas in November.

The ISOD dinner meeting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas from 6 to 10 p.m. Paper presentations will be included. Those desiring to speak may submit a 100-word abstract by Nov. 1 to Hampson A. Sisler, MD, FACS, vice president and secretary of ISOD. Dinner applications will be accepted up to the event.

ISOD was founded in Amsterdam in 1978 by a small group of physicians who were interested in orbitology. From this small nucleus the society grew into an international group with approximately 200 members from more than 40 different countries around the globe. The members of the group come from different disciplines and subdisciplines, including ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, craniofascial surgery, and anoplastology, but the common denominator is the interest in orbital diseases.

The mission of ISOD is to promote educational and professional interaction between orbitologists in order to provide optimal care for patients who suffer from orbital diseases. The society also believes that the promotion of collegial activity internationally leads to meaningful research and the development of new means to improve patient care in the discipline.

For more details about the meeting or the society, contact Dr. Sisler by phone: 212/924-4423; fax: 212/691-2455; or e-mail: hsisler@nyc.rr.com.