Friday, September 27, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019

25th Annual Fall Reunion Weekend

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


ON-LINE, EMAIL, FAX, and PHONE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You must register on-site from 8:00 – 8:20 am, Friday, September 27 prior to the conference. To register quickly, please download and complete the registration form and bring it with you. 

Your cooperation in completing the form and bringing it with you Friday is greatly appreciated as our conference staff is working hard on finalizing every last detail for Fall Alumni Day.

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. This fall, watch our University of Michigan Wolverines battle Rutgers. Also, join us for our annual Alumni Dinner on Friday, September 27.

Fall Reunion Day

Friday, September 27, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

5th Farjo Memorial Lecture

Dr. Jose Sahel


José-Alain Sahel, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology
The Eye and Ear Foundation Endowed Chair
Medical Retina Service
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine



Distinguished Alumnus Lecture

Amjad Ahmad, MD


Amjad Ahmad, MD, R’98, F’00 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Oculoplastic Service
University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary



Guest Speakers

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Greg Dootz


Gregory Dootz, A.A.S., B.C.O. 



Remembering Terry Bergstrom

Terry Bergstrom MD

Faculty and alumni share stories and memorable moments about Terry. Let us know if you would like to say a few words from the podium or submit a  memorable moment about Terry if you are unable to attend via this link:


CME Credits

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


8:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 a.m.         
Chair’s Welcome 
Paul Lee, MD, JD

8:25 a.m.
Moderator’s Welcome and Introduction  
Jonathan Trobe, MD

8:45 a.m.
Remembrance of Terry Bergstrom, MD

9:15 a.m.
5th Farjo Memorial Lecture   
José-Alain Sahel, MD, PhD

9:45 a.m.
Invited Podium Presentation 
Can we Simplify Cataract Surgery Sedation?  
Crandall Peeler, MD R’14  

10:15 a.m.
Best of Grand Rounds The Curious Case of the Missing Left Eye 
Dane Slentz, MD  

10:40 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m.
Experts Corner: Part One  
Kellogg Clinical Faculty

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Lifetime Service Award  
Gregory Dootz, A.A.S., B.C.O.

1:30 p.m.
Distinguished Alumnus Lecture   
Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery  
Amjad Ahmad, MD, R’98, F’00

2:00 p.m.
Invited Podium Presentation 
Shifting Expectations  
C. Starck Johnson, MD, R’04

2:30 p.m.
Invited Podium Presentation 
Ocular Trauma: A Retina Surgeion’s Perspective  
Matthew Manry, MD R’15

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m.
Experts Corner: Part Two  
Kellogg Clinical Faculty

4:30 p.m.
Best of Grand Rounds Can You Figure This One Out?  
Megan Tuohy,  MD

5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks 
Paul P. Lee, MD, J.D.

Other Fall Reunion Weekend Events

Friday, September 27

  • Alumni Dinner
    An alumni dinner will be held at the University of Michigan Golf Course Clubhouse 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.

Saturday, September 28 

  • University of Michigan vs. Rutgers Football Game
    Kickoff is TBA at Michigan Stadium. Tickets cost $65 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. 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 17 and specify code AFD when you call to receive the reduced rate.