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Annual Symposium, MCW, Eye Institute

--Image of a bovine Retinal Pigment Epithelial (RPE) cell, courtesy of Janice Burke, PhD, taken on film by Chris Skumatz circa 1996.

Eye Institute

Annual Symposium - “The Aging Eye”

Medical College of WisconsinOn behalf of the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Ophthalmology we are pleased to invite you to our Annual Symposium. The theme of the 2014 Symposium, "The Aging Eye," was selected to celebrate the career and contributions of Dr. Janice Burke. We have assembled an impressive group of guest speakers who are national and international experts in diseases related to the aging eye. They will provide up-to-date clinical practice information to help you address the needs of your patients, and discuss their latest research efforts for understanding aging eye disorders such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. 

Joseph Carroll, PhD, & Judy Kim, MD
Symposium Organizers


Invited Speakers Download Full Program [PDF]


Optics and Image Quality of the Aging Eye

Raymond A. Applegate, OD, PhD

Professor & Borish Chair of Optometry
University of Houston


What We Have Learned from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study2 (AREDS2)

Emily Y. Chew, MD

Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Applications
National Eye Institute


Imaging the Aging RPE: Lipofuscin and its Role in the Physiology of Vision

Christine A. Curcio, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, AMD Histopathology Lab
University of Alabama at Birmingham


Age-Related Changes at the Ocular Surface

Ilene K. Gipson, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School


Imaging Biomarkers in Neovascular AMD

Glenn J. Jaffe, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Chief, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery Service
Duke University Eye Center


The Impact of Hydroxychloroquine and Other Select Medications on the Retina

William F. Mieler, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Illinois - Chicago


Faculty Presentations Download Full Program [PDF]

The Aging RPE Through the Ages

Janice M. Burke, PhD

Marjorie & Joseph Heil Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology, and Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin

Retinal Imaging in Alzheimer's Disease: The New Frontier

Joseph S. Goveas, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Institute for Health and Society
Medical College of Wisconsin

Cataract Surgery in Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dennis P. Han, MD

Jack and Elaine Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology
Head of the Retina Service
Medical College of Wisconsin

Age and Other Risk Factors for Glaucoma Development and Progression

Dale K. Heuer, MD

Professor & Chairman of Ophthalmology
Director of the Eye Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin

Diabetic Retinopathy Management: New Drugs and Devices for an Old Disease

Judy E. Kim, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs: Fountain of Youth or Russian Roulette?

David V. Weinberg, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Resident Education
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ptosis and Dry Eyes

Timothy S. Wells, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Medical College of Wisconsin


CME Information

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of the aging of various ocular tissues
  2. Review the latest treatments for ocular diseases associated with aging such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration
  3. Develop an understanding of diagnostic techniques, including imaging, used for assessing ocular structure and function

Target Audience

This educational activity is aimed at practicing ophthalmologists, subspecialty ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmology residents and fellows, medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, vision scientists and engineers, photographers,and technicians.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 4.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

OPS Credit Designation Statement

This program has been approved by the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society for 4.5 1:1 OPS CEC's.

OEB Credit Designation Statement

This program has been approved by the Optometry Examining Board for 4.5 hours.


Online registration is required for evaluation and receiving credit. To register online click the register button below or visit this link: http://ocpe.mcw.edu.

Create a user account by clicking on "Create Account" in the upper right hand corner, and enter all the required (*) information. For returning users: log on, click "My Account" in the upper right hand side of the screen, select the "View Account" tab, click on "Ophthalmology" under "My Groups," click on "Courses" in the "Features" menu on the left hand side, and select this CME activity.


(Fee includes registration, course materials, CME certification and meals)
MDs/ODs/PhDs:  $100
Technicians/Photographers: $40
Students/Residents/Fellows: $0 (with coupon code EYE-C)

Registration is required and fees are non-refundable.

Meeting materials will only be available online, so bring your laptop, smartphone or tablet to this session. 

Special Needs

If you have any special needs or questions pertaining to your participation, please contact Hattie Waagen at (414) 955-7842 or email to discuss how we can accommodate you.

Friday Reception

Our annual Friday night reception this year honors Janice M. Burke, PhD, for her outstanding career in vision science research. The event will be held at the Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI 53130. To register for the reception contact Diane Bishop via phone (414) 955-7821 or email Diane.

Meeting Location

Medical College of Wisconsin
Health Research Center Auditorium

8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226
Lunch, breaks, and exhibits to be held in HRC Room 1210-1250


Parking is available directly acreoss the street from the college main entrance.  Event parking signage will be located at the entrance to the lot.   Click here for a map of the parking lot.


Request the Medical College of Wisconsin rate.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Hotel Phone (877)834-3613

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1234 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI  53202
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2014 Eye Institute Symposium The Aging Eye
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