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Annual Fall 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”

Care of the aging eye, including preservation of sight for improved quality of life in later years, requires unique knowledge and skills for the eye care specialists to be the best providers for the aging population.  At this symposium, our guest speakers and faculty members who are national and international experts of diseases related to the aging eye will present the latest in clinical practice information to help you address the needs of your patients.  In addition, we present the latest research for aging eye disorders such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration to further your knowledge on where the field is headed and what may be available for your patients in the future. 

We encourage you to join us, Joseph Carroll, PhD, and Judy Kim, MD, your faculty co-hosts, at our Annual Symposium.


Joseph Carroll, PhD, Judy Kim, MD

Invited Speakers

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 Mieler, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Illinois - Chicago


Faculty Presentations

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




Registration and CME details will be available soon.


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


Location - Medical College of Wisconsin

Free parking

Parking for visitors to the Health Research Center is located on 87th Street across from the College.  Click here for a map of the parking lot.


Crowne Plaza Hotel
Milwaukee West
10499 Innovation Drive
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Hotel Phone (877)834-3613
Request the Medical College of Wisconsin rate.

County Clare
1234 N. Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI  53202
(414) 272-5273

Contact Us

If you have any special needs pertaining to your participation or general questions please contact us via phone (414) 955-7842, email Hatti Waagen.

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