Skip to main content
Explore URMC

Flaum Eye Institute / Education and Residency / Rochester Ophthalmology Conference

Rochester Ophthalmology Conference

May 20 & 21 2022 (Hybrid! In-person and online) Registration Open!

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 66th 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 66th Snell Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Emily Chew, M.D., Director of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications at the national Eye Institute. We are excited to learn about the insights she will share with in the treatment age-related macular degeneration.

I also bring exciting news that this conference will mark the third Frederick Dushay, M.D., Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture. The lecture honors the work of long-time Rochester community ophthalmologist and resident educator Fred Dushay. It will be delivered by Mildred Olivier, M.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at Rosiland Franklin University and Chicago Medical School. 

This year's program also includes a superb panel lecturers from our own faculty of internationally renowned experts. We are pleased that many presentations will be in a new format: hot topics in ophthalmology Pro vs. Con. Here the audience will be invited to participate in lively debates. 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.

Seven Feldon, M.D., M.B.A. signature

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