Subspecialty days: Something for everyone

October 15, 2008

Pre-meeting subspecialty day activities will offer updates on the latest advances that can be applied immediately to the ophthalmic practice. Here some sessions taking place on both Friday and Saturday.

Pre-meeting subspecialty day activities will offer updates on the latest advances that can be applied immediately to the ophthalmic practice. Most sessions are Saturday only, but several are Friday and Saturday.

Cornea 2008: Emerging Trends: Evolution or Revolution? will be held Saturday in conjunction with the Cornea Society.

Program directors are Michael W. Belin, MD, David B. Glasser, MD, and Mark J. Mannis, MD. The intended audience is cornea surgeons, comprehensive ophthalmologists with an interest in anterior segment, and allied-health personnel who are performing or assisting with cornea surgery.

Glaucoma 2008: The Pendulum Swings will be held Saturday in conjunction with the American Glaucoma Society.

Program directors are Henry D. Jampel, MD, MHS, and Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH. The intended audience includes general ophthalmologists, glaucoma specialists, and other ophthalmologic subspecialists and allied-health personnel who are involved in the management of patients with glaucoma.

The program is designed to enable attendees to:

Pediatric Ophthalmology 2008: Basics and Breakthroughs in Managing Strabismus and Pediatric Eye Disease will be held Saturday in conjunction with the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Program directors are Sharon F. Freedman, MD, and R. Michael Siatkowski, MD. The intended target audience is pediatric ophthalmologists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, medical professionals, visual physiologists, and orthoptists who are involved in maintaining a high quality of health care for the pediatric and strabismus populations.

The program is designed to enable attendees to:

Refractive Surgery 2008: The Danger Zone will be held Friday and Saturday. It is sponsored by the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO).

Program directors are Steven C. Schallhorn, MD, and Gustavo E. Tamayo, MD. The intended audience is refractive surgeons, comprehensive ophthalmologists, and allied-health personnel who are performing or assisting with refractive surgery.

The program is designed to enable attendees to:

The 2008 ISRS/AAO gala dinner and dance will be held Friday from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center. The event will feature live music and dancing. The Barraquer, Founder's, Lifetime Achievement, Troutman, Kritzinger, Casebeer, Lans, and Miradas awards will be presented. Tickets are $125 each. Advance registration is recommended.

Retina 2008: Vistas and Viewpoints will be held Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the American Society of Retina Specialists, Macula Society, Retina Society, and Club Jules Gonin.

Program directors are M. Gilbert Grand, MD, and Antonio Capone Jr., MD. The intended target audience is vitreoretinal specialists, members in fellowship training, and general ophthalmologists who are engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of vitreoretinal diseases.

The program is designed to enable attendees to:

Attendees may participate in optional discussion groups during lunch on Friday. The groups will be led by members of the faculty. Space is limited, and sign-ups will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. On-site changes of registration for another topic cannot be accommodated.

Uveitis 2008: How Should We Diagnose and Treat Our Patients? will be held Saturday in conjunction with the American Uveitis Society.

Program directors are C. Stephen Foster, MD, and Quan Dong Nguyen, MD. The intended audience is general ophthalmologists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, uveitis, cornea, and retina specialists, and other allied-health personnel who are involved in the management of patients with ocular inflammatory diseases.

The program is designed to enable attendees to:

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