June 6, 2014
Eye and Vision Research Day
Hershey Country Club
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
PDG J. Robert Meyers Lions Memorial Speaker
Eric Pierce, MD, PhD
Director, Ocular Genomics Institute
Harvard Medical School
May 15, 2014
James C. Folk, MD
Professor of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Lecture Title: Infectious Uveitis
Dr. Folk's main research involves the genetics of age-related macular degeneration and is a collaboration with scientists in the Center for Macular Degeneration. His role is to review patient records and photographs to determine that patients have AMD and their clinical outcomes. These findings are compared to genetic findings to: discover new genes in AMD; correlate genotype to phenotype; determine the responses of specific genotypes to various therapies. He is also studying patients with AMD due to mutations in the fibulin genes. Dr. Folk was the principal investigator at Iowa for the Complications of AMD Trial. He is a member of the Executive Board and on the writing committee for the two main outcome papers of this study. He is the principal investigator at Iowa of the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 which is a trial testing whether supplements of omega-3-polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or lutein with zeaxanthin slows the progression of the disease. He will also be the principal investigator at Iowa of the Complications of AMD Trial which will test Avastin and Lucentis as well as fixed dosing versus ?as needed? dosing of these drugs in the treatment of wet AMD. Dr. Folk is also collecting demographic information, medical history, blood for genetic studies, and serum for studies on inflammatory mediators in patients with posterior uveitis.
Novemer 21, 2013
Ingrid U. Scott, MD, MPH
Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD
Michael Green, MD
Rebecca Volpe, PhD
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
"Ethics and Patient Safety in Ophthalmology"
October 17, 2013
Floyd A. Warren, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
NYU Langone Medical Center
Lecture Title "Temporal Arteritis"
September 5-6, 2013
Yaron S. Rabinowitz, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, U.C.L.A.
School of Medicine, Director of Ophthalmology Research, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Second Annual Joseph W. Sassani Lecture
September 5, 2013 6:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Dinner 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lecture 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - "New Research Insights and Treatments for Keratoconus" at the Mt. Laurel Cottage, Hotel Hershey.
September 6, 2013 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Resident Case Presentations and Grand Rounds Lecture, University Physicians Center, Suite 800 rear waiting room.