Announcing the 2018-2019 Monthly Meeting Series
Sharon Taylor, MD, President, is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 monthly meeting series for the Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society (POS). Monthly meetings begin in September and conclude February, with the Annual Meeting scheduled for March 29, 2019.
No November Meeting.
The next scheduled meeting will be held December 6th.
Registration opens November 1, 2018.
December 6, 2019 - Debra A. Goldstein, MD, FRCSC
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine;
Director, Uveitis Service
Director, Uveitis Fellowship
Department of Ophthalmology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Thank you to Carl Zeiss Meditec and Genetech for support of this program.
JANUARY 10, 2019
Carl C. Awh, MD
Tennessee Retina, Nashville, TN
Founding co-director of the Johns Hopkins Microsurgery Advanced Design Laboratory.
Internationally recognized clinician, surgeon, and educator. His special interests include macular surgery,
diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and the development of surgical devices and techniques.
Thank you to Spark Therapeutics for support of this program.
Jill A. Foster, MD
Medical Director of Plastic Surgery Ohio, a division of Ophthalmic Surgeons and Consultants, Inc.
Thank you to Allergan for support of this program.
MARCH 29, 2019 - PITTSBURGH MARRIOTT CITY CENTER
Members will receive the monthly meeting notice by email and each meeting notice will be posted
on the website.
Registration for each meeting is required.
OBTAINING CME TRANSCRIPTS
CME Transcripts will be available AT THE END OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR (June, 2019). A yearly transcript, comprised of meetings from September, 2018 through March, 2019 will be emailed to members in June of 2019.
If you have a question regarding your CME Transcript, please contact Nadine Popovich at email@example.com.
2018 - 2019 PAST MEETINGS
Shakeel R. Shareef, MD (right) with Sharon L. Taylor, MD and Ian Conner, MD, PhD. (right). Dr. Shareef was the guest speaker for the October 4 meeting. Thank you to Dr. Conner who extended the invitation to Dr. Shareef and to Alcon for sponsoring the meeting.
Steven G. Safran, MD (center) pictured with Deepinder Dhaliwal, MD (left) and Sharon L. Taylor, MD (right).
Dr. Safran opened the 2018-2019 POS monthly meeting series with two outstanding and entertaining lectures to a robust crowd. Following the first lecture, Julia Kuhn, MD, Resident at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center, presented "A Case of Watery Eyes: Approaching Ocular Surface Discomfort" for review and discussion. Thank you to Dr. Dhaliwal for inviting Dr. Safran. The September meeting served as a Vendor Appreciation. Exhibitors who sponsored the 2018 Annual meeting were invited to network with members during the social portion of the evening.
Society hosts 2nd Annual Ophthalmology Community Wet Lab: MIGS and MORE
The Pittsburgh Ophthalmology Society hosted the 2nd Annual Ophthalmology Community Wet Lab: MIGS and MORE. Two separate sessions, an introduction and advanced techniques, were held at the UPMC Eye Center – Eye and Ear Institute May 29 and June 13. Thank you to the following companies who were instrumental (pun intended) in providing equipment, support staff and teaching assistance for each 2-1/2 hour program: Alcon, Allergan, Bausch and Lomb, Glaukos, IanTech and New World Medical. We also thank UPMC Eye and Ear for use of the wet lab for this worthwhile endeavor.
A maximum of 9 physicians attended each session where they had opportunity to participate in dry and wet labs for iLoop, iStent, Kahook blade, CyPass, and pars plana anterior vitrectomy with and without trocars. One-on-one learning and coaching was available, and each person was able to self-direct learning and practice opportunities.
Sharon Taylor, MD and Ian Conner, MD, PhD served as course directors and initiated the program offering. The directors, industry instructors, and participants all shared their expertise and pearls of wisdom with their colleagues.
Comments from participants were uniformly positive and the Society looks forward to offering sessions in 2019. While we always plan to have vitrectomy practice available, we also welcome suggestions for future wet lab topics or for other educational sessions members would like to see offered. If you have a skill set others would benefit from learning and practicing, please let us know. Submit suggestions to Nadine Popovich, administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the following who provided program support:
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