Inflammation in Ophthalmology
The 2011 “Inflammation in Ophthalmology” Symposium, held on September 10th, gathered scientists and physicians from around the country for presentations, discussions and collaborations on the topic of the role that inflammation plays in such varied ophthalmic diseases as glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, orbital disease as well as uveitis syndromes.
Dr. James T. Rosenbaum, recipient of the 2011 ARVO Friedenwald Award and Lecture was one of the key lecturers. Other invited speakers included Jerry Y. Niederkorn, PhD of UT Southwestern, Debra Goldstein, MD and Howard Tessler, MD of University of Chicago, Robert Mullins, PhD from Iowa and Andrea Birnbaum, MD, PhD from Northwestern.
Eye Institute physicians also presented lectures on the diagnosis and treatments of inflammatory disorders affecting the eye and orbit. In addition, the Midwest Uveitis Society for Science and Education (MUSE) chose to host their quarterly meeting at the symposium, in which they directed a discussion of interesting and challenging cases in uveitis.
Thank you to all of our invited speakers, attendees, community partners, faculty and sponsors who made this event a wonderful success.
30th Anniversary Midwinter Retina Symposium
January 6-7, 2012
Mark your calendars to celebrate this landmark event! The 30th anniversary Midwinter Retina Symposium will be held at the Pfister Hotel on January 6th and 7th, 2012. The Symposium is CME approved for 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, and will include a wide variety of topics relevant to the comprehensive eye specialist. In addition to the retina faculty at MCW, internationally renowned speakers will include Lee Jampol, MD, K. Bailey Freund, MD, Jennifer Lim, MD, Jose Pulido, MD, and Jonathan Trobe, MD.