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Rochester Ophthalmology Conference

June 14, 2024

Message from David A. DiLoreto, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

 David Diloreto  

David A. DiLoreto, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
  Director of the Eye Institute

I invite you to attend the 68th Annual Ophthalmology Conference in Rochester, New York. We look forward to this year's meeting as we welcome guest faculty from the top of their sub-specialties. The 68th Snell Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Michael Chiang, M.D., Director of the National Eye Institute. We are excited to learn about the insights he will share with in the management of eye disease using artificial intelligence.

I also bring exciting news that this conference will mark the fifth Frederick Dushay, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture. The lecture honors the work of long-time Rochester community ophthalmologist and resident educator Fred Dushay. This year, we welcome Valerie Biousse, from Emory Eye Center. There she is the Reunette Harris Research Chair of Ophthalmology and Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship. 

This year's program also includes a superb panel lecturers from our own faculty of internationally renowned experts. We hope that you enjoy the third season of the Ross Debates in Ophthalmology. These lively Pro vs. Con style presentations are structured maximize audience participation and intended to create stimulating conversation about the latest innovations in our specialty. This years program includes guest debaters Ajay Kuriyan, MD, MS and Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD. The two of them will discuss the merits of new Geographic Atrophy treatments.

Our program for allied health professionals and ophthalmic technicians also features a single track of fast-paced presentations aimed at delivering skills-based information to improve performance in your exam, diagnostic and operating rooms.

Please join me in recognizing our exhibitors and sponsors. Each year they help underwrite the cost to bring world class experts in ophthalmology to Rochester while keeping the cost of continuing education reasonable for all. Thank you for taking time out of your busy professional and personal schedules each year to attend. Your continued support not only has made this conference one of the nation’s longest standing meetings, but also one of the best.

I look forward to seeing you in-person and online.

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David DiLoreto., Jr., M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology
Director of the Flaum Eye Institute