Friday, September 27, 2019

Clinical and Surgical Updates in Retina, Uveitis, and Imaging

8:00 AM to 11:45 AM

North Campus Research Complex
Research Auditorium in Building 10 via Building 18 Visitor’s Entrance
2800 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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ON-LINE, EMAIL, and PHONE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.  You must register on-site from 8:00 – 8:30 am on Friday, September 27th prior to the course.  To register quickly, please download and complete the registration form and bring it with you.  We hope you can still join us!

This course will provide a basic understanding of various pathologies that can affect the posterior segment, including inherited retinal diseases, diabetic retinopathy, and uveitis. We will also explore imaging modalities that aid in the diagnosis of these diseases. There will also be an overview of the treatments for these diseases, such as surgical treatments in diabetic retinopathy, and gene therapy for those with retinal degenerations. 


  • 8:00-8:30 - Breakfast and Registration
  • 8:30-9:00 - Approach to a Patient with a Retinal Degeneration, Dr. Thiran Jayasundera
  • 9:00-9:30 - Gene Therapy for Retinal Diseases, Dr. Cagri Besirli
  • 9:30-10:00 - Surgery for Diabetic Retinopathy, Dr. Mark Johnson
  • 10:00-10:15 - Break
  • 10:15-10:45 -  Non-Surgical Updates in Diabetic Retinopathy, Dr. Julie Rosenthal 
  • 10:45-11:15 - Advances in Retinal Imaging, Dr. Yannis Paulus
  • 11:15-11:45 - A Uveitis Update: Fall 2019, Dr. Therese Sassalos

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Cagri Besirli

Cagri G. Besirli, MD, PhD

Skillman Career Development Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-232-8404
Dr. Mark Johnson

Mark W. Johnson, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Section Leader, Retina and Uveitis
Academic Office: 734-615-2479
Dr. Yannis Paulus

Yannis M. Paulus, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Academic Office: 734-764-4182
Dr. Julie Rosenthal

Julie M. Rosenthal, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-615-2479

Therese Sassalos, MD

Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Academic Office: 734-936-9547