Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

  • Annual Optometric Conference

    Each Spring faculty at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences present a full-day conference for optometric practitioners. This conference will provide the optometric practitioner with information that will assist him/her with diagnostic dilemmas and patient questions that are encountered daily.  This activity will also provide information about current and expected diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of eye diseases.  Finally, this activity will provide the optometric practitioner with what is felt to be the standard of ophthalmic care in Iowa.

    18th Annual Optometric Conference


    Friday, May 20, 2016
    7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

    Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
    300 East 9th Street, Coralville, IA

    Sponsored by:
    Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    University of Iowa


    Keith D. Carter, MD
    Lillian C. O’Brien and Dr. C. S. O’Brien
    Chair in Ophthalmology
    Professor and Department Head

    Intended Audience and Purpose: This conference will provide the optometric practitioner with information that will assist him/her with diagnostic dilemmas and patient questions that are encountered daily. This activity will also provide information about current and expected diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of eye diseases. Finally, this activity will provide the optometric practitioner with what is felt to be the standard of ophthalmic care in Iowa.

    Registration Fee: The cost of this continuing education conference is $130.00 for registration made prior to April 15, 2016. After that date, the cost will be $150.00. Refunds will be given through May 13, 2016. This fee includes instruction, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, parking and continuing education credit.

    Please make checks payable to the Department of Ophthalmology, and send them to Mark E Wilkinson, OD, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242-1091.

    Meeting Schedule 2016

    7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration and continental breakfast
    8:00 AM Opening Remarks
    8:05 – 8:15 Welcome - Keith D. Carter, MD
    8:15 – 8:45 The Nuts and Bolts of Eyelid Lesions – Keith D. Carter, MD
    8:45 – 9:15 Neuro-ophthalmology Emergencies – Matthew J. Thurtell, MBBS, MSc
    9:15 – 9:45 Management of Dry Eye – Vera M. Howe, OD
    9:45 – 10:15 Long-term Management and Outcomes of Boston Keratoprosthesis Patients - Kenneth M. Goins, MD
    10:15 – 10:45 Break
    10:45 – 11:15 Results of the Phase 3 RPE65 Gene Therapy Trial to Treat LCA – Stephen R. Russell, MD
    11:15 – 11:45 New Options for the Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma – Daniel I. Bettis, MD
    11:45 – 12:15 Innovations in Cataract surgery – Michael D. Griess, MD
    12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch
    1:15 – 2:00 Generation of Clinical Grade Gene and Cell Based Therapeutics – Budd A. Tucker, PhD
    2:00 – 2:30 Management of Adult Strabismus – Alina V. Dumitrescu, MD
    2:30 – 3:00 In Sickness and in Health: The Choroid in Aging and Age-related Macular Degeneration - Robert F. Mullins, PhD
    3:00 – 3:30 Control of Myopia Progression – Pavlina S. Kemp, MD
    3:30 PM Adjourn

    FACULTY

    Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Daniel I. Bettis, MD, Assistant Professor
    Glaucoma

    Keith D. Carter, MD, Professor
    Chairman and Head, Department of Ophthalmology
    Lillian C. O’Brien and Dr. C. S. O’Brien Chair in Ophthalmology
    Oculoplastics, Orbital & Reconstructive Surgery, Oncology and Otolaryngology

    Alina V. Dumitrescu, MD, Assistant Professor
    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Pediatrics

    Kenneth M. Goins, MD, Professor
    Corneal and External Diseases

    Michael D. Griess, MD, Assistant Professor
    Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Cataract Surgery

    Vera M. Howe, OD, Assistant Professor
    Contact Lens and Primary Eye Care

    Pavlina S. Kemp, MD, Assistant Professor
    Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Pediatrics

    Brian R. Kirschling, OD, Assistant Professor
    UICMS Iowa River Crossing - Riverside

    Tressa L. Larson, OD, Assistant Professor
    Contact Lens and Primary Eye Care

    Robert F. Mullins, PhD, Professor
    Martin and Ruth Carver Chair in Ocular Cell Biology
    Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

    Stephen R. Russell, MD, Professor
    Dina J. Schrage Professor of Macular Degeneration Research
    Service Director, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery

    Khadija S. Shahid, OD, Assistant Professor
    Vision Rehabilitation and Primary Eye Care

    Christine W. Sindt, OD, Associate Professor
    Service Director, Contact Lenses


    Matthew J. Thurtell, MBBS, MSc, Assistant Professor
    Neuro Ophthalmology and Neurology

    Budd A. Tucker PhD, Associate Professor
    Stephen A. Wynn Professor in Regenerative Ophthalmology
    Director, Stem Cell Laboratory

    Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, Professor
    Service Director, Vision Rehabilitation

    CONTINUING EDUCATION

    Credit: The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 hours of optometric continuing education. Optometrists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Content: Determination of educational content for this educational activity and the selection of speakers/facilitators are responsibilities of the activity director. No commercial firms had any input in these areas nor did they provide any financial support for this meeting.

    Disclosure Policy: Everyone in a position to control the content of this educational activity will disclose to the CME provider and to attendees all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Mark E. Wilkinson, OD, Department of Ophthalmology, in advance at 319-356-8301 or at mark-wilkinson@uiowa.edu.

    The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment or in its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319-335-0705.

    REGISTRATION FORM

    For additional information, call 319-356-8301 or email mark-wilkinson@uiowa.edu

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