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Physicians Program

Course Description

The Flaum Eye Institute proudly presents the 67th Rochester Ophthalmology Conference. This year's two-day meeting is highlighted by our Snell Memorial and Frederick Dushay Distinguished Visiting Professor lectures featuring  Michael Chiang, MD and Valerie Biousse MD. In addition, this year's program features the second year of the Ross Debates in Ophthalmology. These Pro vs. Con style lectures present two sides af a controversial topic with audience participation encourages.

Objectives

  • List the potential risks of intraocular injectable pharmaceutical agents
  • Describe attributes of intraocular lenses used in cataract surgery
  • Describe medical and surgical approaches to myopia, corneal disease, ocular tumors, ocular inflammatory disease, retinal disease, and neuro-ophthalmic disease
  • List the benefits and challenges of trabecular procedures in the treatment of glaucoma
  • Describe the use of diagnostic instruments in the treatment of eye disease
  • Describe the role of artifical intelligence in the management of eye disease

Accreditation

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Certification

An application has been made for ACCME certification

Physician Program Schedule 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Time Event Details
7:00 - 7:45 Registration / Grab and go breakfasts   
7:45  Welcome David A. DiLoreto., Jr., MD, PhD, University of Rochester
Section I
7:55 - 8:10 Ocular oncology case presentation Vikas Khetan, MBBS, University of Rochester
8:10 - 8:25 Uveitis case presentation Amde Shiferra, MD, PhD, University of Rochester
8:25 - 8:40 Cornea case presentation  H. Ugur Celik, MD, University of Rochester
8:40 - 8:55 Cataract case presentation TBA
8:55 - 9:15 Panel Discussion  
Section II    
9:15 -9:30 Neuro-ophthalmology topic Valerie Biousse, MD, Emory University
9:30 – 9:50 Neuro-ophthalmology topic Natalie Brossard-Barbosa, MD, University of Rochester
9:50 - 10:10 Neuro-ophthalmology topic Zoe Williams, University of Rochester
10:10 - 10:25 Panel Discussion  
10:25 - 10:45 BreakExhibits  
Frederick Dushay, MD Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture
10:45 - 10:50 Introduction David DiLoreto, MD, PhD
10:50 - 11:30 Ophthalmoscopy in the 21st Century Valerie Biousse, MD, Emory University
11:30  - 11:35 Questions  
Ross Debates in Ophthalmology
11:35 - 11:40 Introduction of Ross Debates David A. DiLoreto., Jr., MD, PhD
11:40 - 12:10 Ross Debates in Ophthalmology: Geographic Atrophy Treatments Ajay Kuriyan, MD, Thomas Jefferson Medical College & Jayanth Sridhar, MD, University of California, Los Angelas
12:10 - 12:20 Discussion  
12:20 - 1:10 Lunch & Exhibits  
1:10 - 1:30 Trabs vs. tubes in glaucoma treatment Karen Allison, MD, University of Rochester & Ruba Muhtaseb, MD, University of Rochester
1:30 - 1:50 Ross Debate #3 - Cataract TBA
1:50 - 2:00 Ross Debate #4 - Cornea Ronald Plotnik, MD, Univeristy of Rochester & Rachel Wozniak, MD, PhD, University of Rochester
2:00 - 2:10 Discussion  
2:10 - 2:30 Pediatrics topic Alex Levin, MD, MHSc, University of Rochester
2:30 - 2:50 Pediatrics Topic Matthew Haynie, MD, University of Rochester
2:50 - 3:10 Pediatrics Topic Michael Chang, MD, National Eye Institute
3:10 - 3:25 Discussion  
3:25 - 3:45 Break & exhibits  
Snell Memorial Lecture
3:45 - 3:50 Introduction David A. DiLoreto., Jr., MD, PhD
3:50 - 4:30
Artificial intelligence and data science: where we are, where we’re heading, and what the National Eye Institute is doing
Michael Chiang, MD, National Eye Institute
4:30 - 4:35 Questions & Discussion
Section V Resident & Researcher Presentations
4:35 - 4:42 TBA TBA
4:42 - 4:49 TBA TBA
4:49 - 4:56 TBA TBA
4:56 - 5:03 TBA TBA
5:03 - 5:10 TBA TBA
5:10 - 5:17 TBA TBA
5:17 - 5:24 TBA TBA
5:24 pm Announcements & End of Program David DiLoreto, MD, PhD