September 15, 2017

23rd Annual Fall Reunion Day

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

U-M Kellogg Eye Center
Oliphant Marshall Auditorium
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48105


ON-LINE, EMAIL, and PHONE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  You must register on-site from 8:00 – 8:30 am, Friday, September 15 before the conference. To register more quickly, download and complete the registration form below and bring it with you.  We hope you can still join us!

Join us for a lively program on best clinical practices in ophthalmology and share in the excitement and camaraderie surrounding a football Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Please join us in Ann Arbor for Fall Reunion Weekend on Sept. 14 to Sept. 16, 2017. It will be one of the best events of the year. We will offer a distillery tour and a chance to have dinner with friends on Thursday, Sept. 14. The Fall Meeting will be on Friday, Sept. 15, followed by a game against Air Force in the Big House on Sept. 16.

Fall Reunion Day Speakers 

Distinguished Alumnus Lecture

Dr. Edward O'Malley


Edward R. O’Malley, MD
Senior Staff Physician, Henry Ford Health System
Dr. O'Malley's Bio 



Qais A. Farjo, M.D., Memorial Lectureship

Dr. Katherine High

"Gene-based Therapy for Genetic Eye Disease"

Katherine A. High, MD
President and Chief Scientific Officer, Spark Therapeutics
Dr. High's Bio



Lifetime Service Award

Carol L. Standardi, RN

Guest Speakers


8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Chair’s Welcome
Paul P. Lee, MD, JD
8:35 a.m.
Moderator’s Introduction
Jonathan D. Trobe, MD
8:50 a.m.
Introduction of 3rd Farjo Memorial Lecturer
Rafal Farjo, PhD
9:00 a.m.
3rd Farjo Memorial Lecture: Gene-based Therapy for Genetic Eye Disease
Katherine A. High, MD
9:30 a.m.
Envisioning Health Equity in Ophthalmology
Kristen Harris Nwanyanwu, MD, MBA, R’13
10:00 a.m.
The Effect of Implant Choice on Success Rates and Complication Rates in Frontalis Suspension Procedures
Michael A. Burnstine, MD, R’96
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Highlights from the Brehm Center
Rodica Busui, MD, PhD
11:20 a.m.
Expert Corner I
Kellogg Clinical Faculty
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
Presentation of Lifetime Service Award To Carol L. Standardi, RN
Paul R. Lichter, MD and Kellogg Faculty and Staff
1:30 p.m.
Introduction of Distinguished Alumnus Lecture
Gary S. Sandall, MD
1:40 p.m.

Distinguished Alumnus Lecture: The Asymmetry of History—Rare Bird or Black Swan?
Edward R. O’Malley MD, R’79

2:10 p.m.
Best of Kellogg Grand Rounds: Multifocal Chorioretinal Conundrum
Merian Thomas, MD, F'18
2:30 p.m.
Robotics in Retinal Surgery
Alexander Aizman, MD, F'06
3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
Treatment of Neovascular AMD: Where are We and Where are We Going?
4:00 p.m.
Research Update
Yannis Paulus, MD
Joshua Stein, MD, MS
4:40 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Paul P. Lee, MD, JD
5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Eye Center Lobby

Other Fall Reunion Weekend Events

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
    • Alumni Outing
      Please join us for a tour of the Ann Arbor Distilling Company at 4:00 pm. Tastings of their spirits are included in the tour.
    • Fall Alumni Dinner
      An alumni dinner will be held at the Barton Hills Country Club for alumni and their guests. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., with dinner following at 7:00 p.m. The cost of dinner is $55 per person. Register for the dinner
  • Satruday, September 16, 2017
    • University of Michigan vs. Air Force Football
      Kickoff is noon at Michigan Stadium. Tickets cost $55 each and are available ONLY to alums (two per registered alum). Tickets are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are limited and will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve tickets, contact Lindsay Baden at 734-763-0875 or


Holiday Inn® Near the University of Michigan
3600 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 769-9800

Football Weekend requires a Friday and Saturday night stay. A limited number of rooms have been reserved, please book your stay before August 14 and specify code KEF when you call.

Use Code KEF when making your reservations