Retina specialist, inventor highlight of 'Current Concepts'

November 15, 2004

Baltimore-The Wilmer Eye Institute's 17th annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology meeting will feature a presentation by retinal translocation inventor Eugene de Juan Jr., MD, along with 3 days of courses and workshops designed to provide the latest updates in the field. Co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and Ophthalmology Times, the meeting will convene Dec. 2 to 4.

Baltimore-The Wilmer Eye Institute's 17th annual Current Concepts in Ophthalmology meeting will feature a presentation by retinal translocation inventor Eugene de Juan Jr., MD, along with 3 days of courses and workshops designed to provide the latest updates in the field. Co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, and Ophthalmology Times, the meeting will convene Dec. 2 to 4.

The courses will be held in the Thomas B. Turner Building at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Participants may earn a maximum of 18.25 hours of continuing medical education credit.

Dr. de Juan will present the 14th annual Ronald G. Michels Memorial Lecture on Friday, Dec. 3, the second day of the weekend medical education program. Dr. de Juan, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Southern California and chief executive officer of the Retina Institute at the Doheny Eye Institute at USC, has developed dozens of surgical techniques and devices and holds nearly two dozen patents. His retinal translocation procedure has proved successful as a treatment for macular degeneration.

Friday morning kicks off with sessions on neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, oculoplastics, and external diseases and other anterior segment problems, before Dr. de Juan's lecture at 1 p.m.

Following the talk, the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons will present a socio-economic session with selected faculty. The rest of the day can be spent in one of two workshops about optical coherence tomography (OCT) or coding and reimbursement; registration is required for each.

The meeting concludes Saturday, Dec. 4, with a focus on genetics, uveitis, glaucoma, and refractive surgery. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a special workshop will be held on wavefront technology and advances in refractive surgery. Registration is required.

For more information, contact the Johns Hopkins Office of Continuing Medical Education at 410/955-2959 or http://www.hopkinscme.net. Participants must register by Nov. 24 or pay a $50 late fee to register on site.