Midwinter Retina Symposium 2017

Midwinter Retina Symposium 2017: Update on Imaging and Management of Retinal Disease

Our annual Midwinter Retina Symposium offers attendees insight into medical and surgical retina. Update practices to include recent advances in options for treatment of diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusions, understanding medicolegal implications of retained crystalline lens material after cataract surgery and Improve recognition and understanding of conditions that mimic age-related macular degeneration.  Management of postoperative events after cataract surgery, including inflammatory syndromes, and dislocated intraocular lenses will be discussed.

Invited Speakers

Lee Jampoll, MDLee M. Jampol, MD
Louis Feinberg, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine






Brandon Lujan, MDBrandon Lujan, MD
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Casey Reading Center
Casey Eye Institute
Oregon Health & Science University




Kimberly F. Stepien, MDKimberly E. Stepien, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty

Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Director, Vitreoretinal Fellowship Program

Dennis P. Han, MD
Jack A. & Elaine Klieger Professor of Ophthalmology
Section Chief, Retina Service

Judy E. Kim, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

David V. Weinberg, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Director, Ophthalmology Residency Program

Program Director

William J. Wirostko, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences


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7–8 a.m.
Continental Breakfast and Registration

8–8:10 a.m.
Introduction and Welcome
William J. Wirostko, MD          

8:10–8:35 a.m.
Advances in Retinal Imaging: Applications in the Clinic and Clinical Trials
Judy E. Kim, MD

8:35–9:05 a.m.
Optical Coherence Tomography of Age Related Macular Degeneration
Brandon Lujan, MD

9:05–9:30 a.m.
The Lean Office: Making the Most of Clinic Resources to Improve Patient Care and Satisfaction
Dennis P. Han, MD

9:30–10 a.m.
Lessons from the DRCR.net
Lee M. Jampol, MD

10–10:25 a.m.

Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, and Progression of Age-Related Macular Degeneration
David V. Weinberg, MD

10:50–11:20 a.m.
Introduction to Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography
Brandon Lujan, MD

11:20–11:45 a.m.
Panel Discussion

11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30–12:55 p.m.
OCT Use and Management of Cataract and Concurrent Retinal Disease

Thomas B. Connor, Jr., MD

12:55–1:25 p.m.
Zika Virus and Emerging Viral Diseases of the Eye 
Lee M. Jampol, MD

1:25–1:50 p.m.
OCT in Management of Choroidal Tumors
William J. Wirostko, MD

1:50–2:15 p.m.
Inherited Retinal Degeneration Update
Kimberly E. Stepien, MD

2:15–2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Evaluations
William J. Wirostko, MD

2:30 p.m.


Register Online: http://ocpe.mcw.edu

Registration is required, and fees are non-refundable: TBD (fee includes registration, course materials, CME certification and meals)

This course is complimentary for fellows, residents and students; however, registration is required; for instructions on how to receive your complimentary registration, please contact Mary Schafer at 414-955-7840 or mschafer@mcw.edu before attempting to register online.

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

  Meeting Location

Medical College of Wisconsin Health Research Center Auditorium
8701 Watertown Plank Road | Milwaukee, WI 53226

Directions to the Medical College of Wisconsin: The Medical College of Wisconsin is located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee. The Health Research Center building is located on 87th Street, just south of Watertown Plank Road (it is the main entrance of the college).

Road Construction Update: Current road construction will impact travel to MCW. Please visit www.mrmccampus.org/zoo-interchange for more detailed information.

Parking: Free parking is available directly across the street from the college main entrance on 87th Street.

  Learning Objectives and 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 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

OPS Credit Designation Statement:
This program is pending approval for OPS CECs by the Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society.

OEB Credit Designation Statement:
This program has been approved by the Optometry Examining Board for 5.25 hours.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 5.25 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.


Crowne Plaza Hotel
10499 West Innovation Dr.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226

A block of rooms is reserved for registrants at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. For rates and to reserve a room, please contact Frankie, MCW corporate account handler for Crowne Plaza, at 414-389-8563.

About Continuing Medical Education

Eye Institute CME

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

To Register:

Please access our online registration page at MCW's Office of Continuing and Professional Education websiteLogin or Create an account if you need one.


Contact Mary Schafer at mschafer@mcw.edu or 414-955-7840.